The Out of the Woods of Oregon Bread and Bagel Slicer allows you to cut bagels and breads more evenly and consistently than you could with a simple kitchen or bread knife. This bread and bagel slicer is customizable for left-handed and right-handed people, and comes in a variety of attractive hardwood finishes, including alder, cherry, maple, mahogany and walnut.
This handheld bread and bagel slicer is a one-piece unit and contains no extra parts. The unit measures 16 inches in length, including the handle and blade, and is long enough to cut bread loaves and bagels of varying sizes. The handle is ergonomic and made of environmentally sustainable hardwood, and it includes a hook which allows you to hang the product for storage. The serrated blade is made of stainless steel and is guaranteed by the manufacturer to never need sharpening. This slicer is versatile enough to slice breads and bagels of various consistencies, including crustier breads and homemade bread just out of the oven.
This model does not contain some of the features that make the more expensive bread and bagel slicers safer and more user-friendly. The blade is not replaceable, so in the event of dulling or warping, you will need to replace the entire product. The blade is not adjustable, which may also limit your precision when cutting breads and bagels to the desired thickness. There is no grip on the handle or bread slicing guide, which will require you to use more care to cut bagels and loaves precisely and safely. This model is not dishwasher safe, and because of the length of the product, you may not be able to store it in an average kitchen drawer.
This bread and bagel slicer from Out of the Woods of Oregon is an attractive handheld model, which has a low-end price tag. It is easy to use and maintain, and is a convenient addition if you’re seeking a simple yet effective slicer. While this is an attractive and effective slicer, it lacks the extra features found in other designs, such as a guillotine slicer or a handheld slicer with a safety guard or bread-slicing guide.