Any Way You Slice It…

Product Reviewed
Pure Komachi 2 Bread Knife by KAI

Please note: Several loaves of bread were harmed in the writing of this article.

Bread can be a peculiar item to slice. There's the accidental mashing when slicing through white bread. There's the muscular strength required to fight through a crusty loaf of Italian bread (which gave meaning to the adage, “the best thing since sliced bread.”)

A better option for cutting bread is a serrated knife, which has a cutting edge with several small points that come into contact with the food being cut.  The serrated edge reduces the surface area being cut, while a smooth sawing motion ensures making soft or crusty breads a breeze to slice. 

The Pure Komachi 2 Bread Knife by KAI — under the SHUN cutlery brand — is a great serrated knife for slicing bread or tomatoes. The knife is a colorful addition to any kitchen and is also made out of durable high-carbon stainless steel. The lightweight knife also is easy to grip.

This knife was equally effective at making thin slices of tricky Italian bread for a crostini recipe as it was going through a loaf of sticky cinnamon raisin bread.

Overall, the cost and aesthetically pleasing knife makes a great addition to any kitchen from the chef to novice cook. 

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Gina Lesako, RD, LD, is a nutritionist and the blog coordinator for the dietetic practice group, SCAN (Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition). She also writes her own blog, Dietitians Eat Chocolate Too. Follow her antics on Twitter.