Filed under: Dining
I use a large, serrated knife to slice bread and it works particularly well with crusty loaves, where the bread might be more inclined to crack or crumble at the crust than to slice cleanly. The design of the Astuto Baguette Slicer is new to me, though the original design was made in the early 1900s, but since it is designed with the sole purpose of cutting up crispy, crusty baguettes, it seems like it would be a better choice than my favorite knife. The tool is made of cast iron and has a pine wood tray that cradles the bread as it is sliced with a sharp blade. Price: $178.