02 June 2011
Brot Max -- 20 Things You Don't Need In A Kitchen...
The Brot Max Bread Slicer is not the greatest thing since sliced bread. I will admit that it could use a good sharpening, but that said, the rather large and heavy "slicing" arm has the tendency to decimate anything vaguely resembling bread. This rather firm loaf is a good match for the cast iron behemoth.
Michael Chiarello of NapaStyle fame was actually enamoured of this device and reproduced it for his catalogue. It has since disappeared as there were few takers.
Still, it is a great addition to any home that has an inspired baker. Just make sure you have a good bread knife on hand.