8 best bread knives to make light work of more than just loaves

Stacey Smith
·1-min read
When putting our knives to the test we tried them out on a variety of bakes, each time checking how much pressure we needed to apply and how uniform our slices were (iStock)
When putting our knives to the test we tried them out on a variety of bakes, each time checking how much pressure we needed to apply and how uniform our slices were (iStock)

If you spent lockdown perfecting the perfect sourdough, you’ll need a bread knife to do you creation justice.

With its tough crust and squishy interior, bread can be a tricky object to cut without squashing the whole thing flat. In order to slice through your loaf with ease, you need a dedicated bread knife that’s up to the job.  

The typical bread knife has a long, serrated blade, enabling you to glide through stacks of sandwiches in one stroke. Â

It should also make it easier to get pleasingly uniform slices. It’s versatile too, doubling up us a carving knife (you’ll wonder how you ever cut through crackling without one) and they also work particularly well with pineapples.  

When putting our knives to the test we tried them out on a variety of bakes. From those with tough crusts to the super squidgy, we also sliced our way through bagels and rolls, each time checking how much pressure we needed to apply and how uniform our slices were.

We’ve rounded up a selection of super-smooth slicers whatever your budget.

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