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.