Cutting crispy bread and soft pastries perfectly is an art in itself. The secret of success is high-quality bread knives, which, thanks to their special wavy edge and sharp blade, can easily cut through the hard crust and the inside of the bread, the so-called crumb. With a bread knife. At ZWILLING you will find a large selection of serrated knives for bread and baked goods, with which you can cut bite-sized bread slices and bread roll halves in no time at all.
Bread knife: Knives with a special blade
Knives for the kitchen are available in countless shapes, sizes, and blade lengths. A bread knife is an indispensable component, which is already included in many knife blocks sets The characteristic feature of a bread knife is the serrated edge. The so-called serrated blade gets its shape from a special grinding, which makes it possible to cut hard crusts almost effortlessly. Because the serrated edge of the bread knife resembles a saw, the bread knife is often called a saw knife.
The advantage of knives with a serrated edge is that due to the smaller surface, higher pressure can be exerted on the sliced material at certain points. Due to the serrated edge, you need relatively little force to cut bread.
However, the so-called scalloped blade has even more advantages: The points tear open the hard crust of the bread and work their way forward quickly, whereas the sharp serrated valleys are responsible for the soft part of the bread. They cut through the soft and yielding crumb cleanly and evenly. The blade of a chef's knife, on the other hand, would crush rather than cut the slices.
Bread can be cut very well with a blade length of 20cm to 30cm. For rolls and croissants, the shorter models are suitable or you can use a bread knife directly. Due to an ergonomically shaped handle, the knives always fit well in the hand and ensure a precise cut.
Material and care of a serrated bread knife
If you decide to buy a product from ZWILLING in Solingen, you will receive a real quality product "Made in Germany". The knife blades for bread knives are made of special stainless steel, are dimensionally stable and flexible at the same time.
The bread knives are corrosion resistant and therefore dishwasher safe. However, it is recommended to always clean the knives by hand, as this is more gentle on the material. It's ideal for cleaning by hand, with lukewarm water and a mild detergent. If the knives have a wooden handle, they should always be washed by hand.