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Published on December 4th, 2014 | by Greg

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Wüsthof Ikon 9″ Double Serrated Bread Knife: Slice It!

One of the greatest enemies of our modern world is probably crumbs. Or maybe that’s just us, and our irrational dislike of finding particles left over from the mere act of eating or snacking. The biggest offender, of course, is the baguette, which tends to crumble in our hands seemingly in defiance of the laws of physics, creating more matter than would appear to be possible if the conservation of mass held true.

That’s why we were pretty excited about the sthof Double Serrated Bread Knife last year- enough to include it in our gift guide. This year brought an updated model, with a sleeker profile and more comfortable handle- their CLASSIC IKON series 9-inch Double Serrated Bread Knife. Beyond that, the knives are pretty similar, with near-identical blades, offering double the number of micro-teeth compared to a traditional bread knife.

And that simple change makes a big difference when you’re slicing into a nice, thick, crust- instead of watching tiny bits fly all over the room, you’ll find a remarkably clean, even cut without damaging your precious loaf. Made in Germany and triple-riveted, it is certain to hold up over time, and feels well-balanced in the hand. Many folks might not feel that they need a dedicated blade like this, but it’s definitely become one of our top four or five most-used kitchen knives.

As with all fine cutting implements, you definitely want to handwash to avoid unnecessary wear and tear- don’t machine wash good knives! Wusthof does offer a lifetime warranty, and they claim that this lovely blade’s Precision Edge Technology “ensures the blade is always sharp and never needs to be sharpened”. So far, so good- we still haven’t had to update the edge on last year’s version. The Wüsthof CLASSIC IKON 9″ Double Serrated Bread Knife is available online and in stores with an MSRP of $99.95, and is a great gift for the chef- or baker- in your life.

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Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.



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