Bread knives buying guide

Bread knives buying guide

About Bread Knives

OVERVIEW:

The long, serrated blade of the bread knife is perfectly designed to cut through a hard crust, keeping the soft, fluffy bread intact as you slice. With a well balanced handle for perfect grip, the sawing action allows you to cut through soft bread or desserts without damaging the slice. For even, straight slices of bread every time, a bread knife from Kitchen Warehouse will deliver.

HOW TO USE:
  • Use a light sawing motion back and forth.
  • Avoid pressing down on the bread.
  • Continue to saw through bread until the slice is fully cut through.
MADE FROM:
  • Ice tempered, hardened steel.
  • Stainless steel is made by combining chromium with steel to make the resulting metal rust resistant. The chromium, however, makes the edges dull more quickly so the stainless steel is hardened to create a durable blade.
  • Ice tempering consists of heating steel to achieve optimal hardening and then cooling it rapidly to preserve the hardness.

HANDLE MATERIALS:

WOOD:

Wood is attractive and has a natural, warm feel to it. Hardwoods such as Rosewood and Olive wood are generally used for durability. Wooden handles are sealed and riveted.

Do not immerse your wooden handles in water as they can expand and crack.

POLYPROPYLENE:

Polypropylene is a very hard, manufactured material that is impervious to water and very durable. Polypropylene handles are riveted together.

STEEL:

Asian knives use one piece of steel to create the knife and handle. The steel is generally textured for a secure grip and the full steel construction creates very strong leverage.

PLASTIC:

Plastic handles are generally glued together and provide a lightweight handle for smaller cutting tasks such as preparing vegetables. Plastic handles provide a more economic knife and are excellent for taking out of the kitchen when camping or on picnics.

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