Steve and I have been pining for a new slicing knife for ages. We considered getting one after Christmas using our Macy's gift card. But opted for new bath towels instead. Then we almost got one using a CB2 gift card, but couldn't. (Side note: did you know that you can use Crate & Barrel gc's at CB2, but you can't use a CB2 gc at Crate & Barrel. What?!)
So now, here we are six months later, and we find ourselves with a bit of a shopping bug and no money to use to squelch said bug. Aha! Wait a second, what do I see in my envelope of gift cards? A $50 Visa card. Yay! Let's go!
We headed to Crate & Barrel again because we wanted to browse their summer sale. I picked up our outdoor dinner ware at this sale last year, and since we could use a couple more plates and skewers, we went expecting to get those. The universe had other ideas because when we got there and saw that the Wusthof 10-inch slicer was on sale at $50 we changed our minds.
We got home and could hardly wait to try it out. The only serrated knives we have are two high-quality steak knives (but since they are short, they aren't much use to slicing most things) and one 9-inch crappy, rusting, light-weight knife from Target that can really mangle up a delicate crumb or tear meat. Sometimes it works okay.
We had a round loaf of Italian bakery bread, so we tested the knife on this. We cut thin, even slices with ease. I can only imagine how great this knife will work when I have to split a cake layer in half or thirds. Like buttah.
Here's Steve trying it out to much glee and satisfaction.