This will NEVER work for Montreal Bagels

December 9, 2009 · 3 comments

in Gadgets

Montreal Bagels are sweet and delicious. Crusty on the outside and nice and soft on the inside: the way it should be. “Rolls with a hole” are not bagels. New York Style bagels are simply too soft and provide the same texture as a somewhat soft roll. The only flavor they get is from the seeds. It seems that people in NYC are cutting themselves too many times while trying to cut a bagel in half. This gadget only solves the issue of saving fingers, but does not guarantee a perfect down-the-middle slice; a very important part of enjoying a bagel no matter where it’s made.

This will not work with Montreal style bagels. Our bagels are thinner and crispier. Just do it the traditional way: lay it down flat on a cutting board and slice across while keeping your hand on top. Everyone knows that slicing something towards your hand usually ends bad. After all, it’s called the Brooklyn Bagel Slicer, not the Montreal Bagel Slicer. New Yorkers can keep this one.


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Thomas Keenan February 8, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Dear Food Guy Montreal:

Have you tried this knife, or are you reviewing it based on this video?

Please advise.



Food Guy Montreal February 25, 2010 at 11:56 am

Hi Tom,

Sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner. I completely forgot about your comment. Sorry about that.

No I have not tried the bagel slicer. Since the shape and texture of a MTL bagel is considerably different (smaller, and has a crispier crust) than that of a new york bagel (larger/fatter and the exterior matches the interior, texture-wise), I don’t think that it will work properly. The cut has potential to come out uneven and can be very hard to see where you are cutting. Also, it is never recommended that you cut anything into your hand even if it is protected. Placing food on a stable, flat surface decreases the chances of one being cut. I am of course speaking from experience as I have worked in a few restaurants.

Hope this answers your question. Thanks for reading!

Food Guy Montreal


Thomas Keenan February 25, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Dear Food Guy:

Thanks for your reply.

I am the sales manager for The Brooklyn Bagel Slicer and if you would like to actually try out the slicer to see if it does or does not perform according to your expectations I would be happy to send you one.

Just e-mail me your shipping address and I will send you a Brooklyn Bagel Slicer at no charge for your review.

We believe strongly in our product and would love to get your comments after actually using our Bagel Safety Knife.



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