Your kitchen is incomplete without a sharp slicing knife. A good slicing knife is one of the most basic kitchen items you require. It comes in handy when using it to cut slices of both uncooked and cooked meat.
Finding the best slicing knife gives you an advantage in preparing high-quality food, especially a glorious thanksgiving turkey roast. If you are spending your time and money on a special meal, it is worth acquiring the right tool to serve it.
It is worth noting that most people confuse slicing and carving knives. Both almost have a similar function but have differences that set them apart. Carving knives are long and have a narrow blade tapering to a sharp end. In comparison to a slicing knife, its blade is thinner and longer, making it suitable for maneuvering around cartilage and bony parts of the meat.
On the other hand, slicing knives have a long, narrow blade having a rounded bullnose tip instead of a tapering tip. The long and straight edge blade of a slicing knife makes it possible to cut even slices on larger roasts like prime rib or a boneless lamb leg. You may also use your slicing knife to slice foie gras or soft terrines.
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The length of the blade of a slicing knife makes it possible to make numerous horizontal motions. This helps in reducing the amount of pressure you have to put on as you slice. The Mercer Culinary Slicer Knife comes with a 14-inch Granton edge.
A Granton edge features shallow divots on the blade’s face. This keeps the slices of the meat from attaching to your slicing knife. Most slicing knives come with the Granton edge. The Mercer Culinary Millennia Slicer Knife has the following features:
- Made from high quality, high-carbon Japanese stain-free steel that resists rust, discoloration, and corrosion.
- It has an ergonomic handle made for comfort (Santoprene material) and durability (polypropylene material).
- The ergonomic handle has textured finger points that provide grip, slip resistance, and safety.
- The handle widens at the point it meets the blade to provide finger protection.
- NSF Certified ensuring it meets safety, quality and performance standards.
- Has a 14-inch Granton edge.
- Has a thin and very sharp blade.
- The ergonomic handle is durable and very functional.
- Blade cuts thin and consistent slices
- Sturdy kitchen knife made from high quality Japanese stain-free steel
- Durable blade that is also easy to maintain
- Perfect length
- Not suitable for washing using a dishwasher
- Gets blunt easily. Requires sharpening quite often.
The Mercer Culinary Millennia Slicer Knife is synonymous with high-quality cutlery. The knife’s design ensures that it meets the demands of the modern kitchen. It features a 14-inch blade that provides the perfect length for slicing longer meats. It is quite safe and comfortable to use because of its ergonomic handle.
This handle is comfortable because of Santoprene and durable because of polypropylene used to make it. In addition, the handle has a textured finger point that ensures that it does not slip from your hand by providing maximum grip. The ergonomic blade widens at the point it meets the blade providing finger protection.
The material used to make the blade is high-carbon, Japanese stainless steel that is resistant to corrosion, discoloration, and rust. The razor-sharp Granton edge is easy to maintain as it makes it simple to slice your roasted steak. You do not have to worry about the standard of quality, performance, and safety of this slicing knife.
It has NSF certification. However, this slicing knife is not dishwasher safe. Using a dishwasher to clean it may cause the handle to deteriorate. This outstanding slicing knife focuses on making a better and safe handle while maintaining a high-quality blade.
Ergo Chef Prodigy Series Meat Slicing and Carving Knife with Granton Edge, 12-Inch
The Ergo Chef Prodigy Slicer Carving Knife is 2 inches shorter than the Mercer Culinary 14” Slicer Knife. Instead of the Japanese high carbon steel, this slicing/carving knife has a long-lasting German type carbon stain-free steel. This material makes it quite easy to sharpen and is tougher than stainless steel.
Furthermore, Ergo Chef Prodigy Slicing knife has an ergonomically designed handle that provides slip resistance and is comfortable to handle.It features hollow ground ovals on the blade that ensure your meat does not stick to the blade by creating air pockets. This design also reduces friction while slicing, making it more efficient and easy to move.
Just like every other slicing knife, it includes a Granton edge in its design. It is on this Granton blade thatwe find the hollow ground ovals. The Granton edge is long and narrow and has a razor sharp edge that provides the best slicing experience.
With this kind of edge, you can slice briskets, cakes, sandwiches, and meats.It is safe to wash it in a dishwasher without worrying about the blade and handle deteriorating. In addition, it remains sharp for a long time maintaining its impressive cutting efficiency.
The best slicing knife should be long enough to slice through all kinds of meat. It should also have a long-lasting and sharp blade that is free from stain, corrosion, and discoloration. The material used to make its edge should be easy to maintain and razor sharp to slice your meats, cakes, or sandwiches efficiently. Moreover, such a slicing knife should be safe and comfortable to handle.
The Ergo 12” Slicing knife differs from the Mercer 14” Slicer knife in different ways apart from the type of steel used. The later has Japanese stain-free steel, whereas the former has German stain-free steel.
Ergo Prodigy does not require sharpening as often as the Mercer Slicer Knife. It is also safe to clean using a dishwasher. However, its handle is quite light compares to the heavy ergonomic designed Mercer handle.
Nonetheless, we recommend the Mercer Culinary Millennia 14-Inch Granton Edge Slicer knife despite these differences. It is an outstanding knife that has unparalleled performance because of the innovative features and design used to make it. It has a longer blade to ensure you cut longer pieces of meat. With this awesome knife, you can cut thin and consistent slices of your meat or cake.