Amazon’s Best-Selling Bread Knife Is on Sale for Just $15 Today

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If you like crusty bread, then you're familiar with the tribulations of carving into a just-baked boule. Working with a dull bread knife won't get you too far, and basic versions can leave you with rough, jagged slices that aren't exactly pretty. Rather than saw back and forth with whatever serrated blade came with your knife block, consider upgrading to Amazon's best-selling bread knife, the Mercer Culinary Millennia Bread Knife

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It should come as no surprise that this bread knife has become the most popular one on Amazon. It's crafted from one piece of high-carbon, stain-resistant Japanese steel that's incredibly sharp straight out of the box and has an ergonomic handle with textured finger points for a better, safer grip. When you're done using it, wash it with soap and water—don't place it in the dishwasher—and then dry with a soft towel. 

The Mercer Culinary bread knife has picked up nearly 10,000 perfect ratings on Amazon, with shoppers calling it the "ultimate bread knife" and "magic on crusty bread." One customer even says they'll "never use another bread knife again!" Many users warn that while the bread knife is life-changing, home cooks should be very careful using it since it is very sharp.

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To buy: Mercer Culinary Millennia Bread Knife, $15 (originally $40) at amazon.com

"My dad didn't believe that the bread knife he had was worn out," one five-star reviewer writes. "It took 15-20 strokes to saw through a standard loaf of bread. I considered sharpening it as I regularly sharpen my kitchen knives, but it had such tiny serrations that I wasn't comfortable sharpening it manually, so I just bought this knife instead. Night and day doesn't even come close to describing how big a difference it was. Literally one stroke to get through the whole loaf. Have you ever cut through a loaf of bread in one stroke? If not, buy this knife." 

"Sad that I had to wait 73 years to finally find a GOOD bread knife!" another user shares. "Based on reviews and recommendations from people in the sourdough baking groups that I am in, I bought this Mercer knife. We already have two 'bread knives,' so [my husband] fussed a bit. Then he used the knife on one of my crunchy crust loaves, which normally is a lot of work, a lot of sawing, crumbs flying everywhere, loaf getting squashed from the pressure. It cut like butter—warm butter at that. What a pleasure! It is like we've been trying to cut bread with a wooden spoon all these years."

a knife sitting on top of a wooden cutting board: “Have you ever cut through a loaf of bread in one stroke? If not, buy this knife.” © Amazon Have you ever cut through a loaf of bread in one stroke? If not, buy this knife.”

It normally sells for $40, but the knife is over 60% off right now. Shop the Mercer Culinary Millennia Bread Knife for $15 on Amazon before it reverts back to its original price.  

Amazon’s Best-Selling Bread Knife Is on Sale for Just $15 Today