What Is the Best Way to Evenly Slice Bread?

published Sep 23, 2010
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Q: I’ve just perfected a homemade bread recipe and I’m very pleased with the results. Sadly, I cannot say the same for my slicing abilites. Is there an easy, do-it-yourself way to make a bread slicing guide or something that would help make my slices nice and even? I’ve tried using a sharp, large bread knife and an electric knife and I still end up with oddly shaped slices, and our local second-hand store didn’t have any old guides in stock. Thanks!

Sent by Daniel

Editor: Daniel, this is an excellent question. We often have trouble cutting bread in even slices too. Although we have to say that a wave-style knife (like this model from Wüsthof) really, really helps. It gives you a lot more control and precision than the long, serrated blades.

You can also order a cutting board with a built-in slicer:

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Norpro Acrylic Bread Slicer, $19.99 at Target

Readers, any DIY kitchen tips or hacks for getting thin, evenly-sliced bread?

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