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How Do I Choose the Best Home Bread Slicer?

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  • Written By: Janis Adams
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  • Last Modified Date: 05 November 2017
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Choosing a home bread slicer might seem like a daunting task for some people, but with a bit of knowledge about what different models offer, you will be able to choose one that best fits your needs. Size can prove to be a deciding factor in many models, because you might want a model that will allow for a specific size of loaf to fit in the slicer. Also, if you are purchasing a manual model, a handy slicing guide can prove to be an asset, so look for one that comes with a guide.

A home bread slicer typically will come in one of two varieties. The first type is manual, and the second is a machine-operated slicer. The manual variety requires a bit more work from the person using it, and its counterpart is nearly labor-free. Another difference between the two types is that the manual version usually will be much cheaper.

When choosing a manual home bread slicer, it is important to ensure that the slicer is a sturdy one. If the slicer is not strong and unbending, the person using it might easily cut himself or herself. If a store permits you, take the slicer out of the box and see what it is like before you buy it. This will help ensure that you will be happy and safe when the device is at home and being used in your kitchen.

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One of the aspects that you will want to note when purchasing a home bread slicer is the size of loaf that the slicer will accommodate. This is especially important if you bake different types of bread, because the size of the loaves can differ greatly. A traditional long French bread loaf, for example, has very different dimensions from those of a round pumpernickel loaf.

A home bread slicer can come in a variety of sizes. The most advantageous for use at home is most often a counter-top model. It is a good idea to check the dimensions of the space that you have for it before you buy one, because your kitchen counter might not accommodate the model that you choose.

For some people, there is nothing more frustrating than having to clean up a bunch of crumbs after using a home bread slicer. With this in mind, some manufacturers offer models that come with a handy crumb catcher. As the bread is sliced, the crumbs fall into a removable catch pan so that they can be easily discarded after the slicing has been completed. A bread slicer is meant to make life in the kitchen easier, and choosing a model with the amenities that you desire will help ensure that it does its job.

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