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May. 8th, 2012 05:39 pm
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The famed bread slicer. Nothing to see here. Move along.



The bread slicer in repose. Note the brilliant 1970s colour. We also have a tin-opener from a totally different manufacturer in exactly that colour.



Apparently, it can also be made to slice cheese, salami and other cold cuts as well as vegetables. I think my grandmother only ever used it for bread because after slicing any of the other things, the slicer had to be taken apart for thorough cleaning, whereas after slicing bread one just kind of dusts off the crumbs.



The scary side.



I didn´t have a loaf of bread, so I got the poor slicer all excited after at least two decades of no action and then faked the slicing with some pre-sliced bread. I might have to buy a loaf sometime soon to make it up to it.



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Date: 2012-05-08 05:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kansol-encore.livejournal.com
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

I really felt like I was touring through an e-museum. I nodded in reverence of culture and as you explained the inner mechanics of The Bread Slicer. I said things like, "I see...it's as I always imagined...that's barbaric old school."

Thank you like WHOLE LOT for taking the time to
a. post pictures.
b. stage the absolutely not fictionary (that's the word my brain wanted) bread slicer.
c. for this: so I got the poor slicer all excited after at least two decades of no action. You tease!!!

I love it. =D

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Date: 2012-05-09 01:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lady-of-clunn.livejournal.com
Hehe, you are welcome :)

Now I decided to buy loads of pumpkin seed bread and sunflower seed bread and that posh new multigrain viking bread and I will not have it sliced at the bakery!

*is feeling comfortably barbaric* :)

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Date: 2012-05-09 03:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kansol-encore.livejournal.com
ROARS!: Viking? I likes.

Fair adventure on your return to a primordial way of slicing bread! :P

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Date: 2012-05-08 05:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kayoko.livejournal.com
Oh yeah, you could slice off many fingers with that thing. *worries*

Although, freshly sliced bread. *drools*

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Date: 2012-05-09 01:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lady-of-clunn.livejournal.com
When I did the kitchen part of my hotel apprenticeship I had to use the idustrial version of this for hours every day.

I sliced off quite a few fingernails. (But I never lost one in the food, promise!)
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Date: 2012-05-09 01:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lady-of-clunn.livejournal.com
It is very handy if you buy a lot of unsliced bread, it´s just nicer and fresher when only portions are sliced off.

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Date: 2012-05-08 11:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lemonade8.livejournal.com
It works like a restaurant slicer over here, except compact for home use and nostalgic like the 70's. Groovy!!

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Date: 2012-05-09 01:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lady-of-clunn.livejournal.com
Oh yes, hotels and restaurants have the industrial super-heavy stainless steel version!

Did I mention that our bread slicer matches the sunflower tiles in our kitchen?

I think we really need to renovate...

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Date: 2012-05-09 12:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rikkitsune.livejournal.com
My adopted grandparents use one of those, because they bake their own bread!

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Date: 2012-05-09 01:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lady-of-clunn.livejournal.com
Everybody used to have one in their kitchen when I was a kid... I guess the space has been taken up by the microwave.

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Date: 2012-05-09 04:49 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] delphipsmith
I didn´t have a loaf of bread, so I got the poor slicer all excited after at least two decades of no action and then faked the slicing with some pre-sliced bread. I might have to buy a loaf sometime soon to make it up to it.

*snorfle* Also loving the IKEA graphic directions on what to slice :D

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Date: 2012-05-09 01:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lady-of-clunn.livejournal.com
I love 70s design!

I was a bit concerned when I realised that the tiles on the kitchen walls are the same colour in a groovy sunflower design (we clearly haven´t changed the kitchen since the early 70s). NOW I think, I will change the doors on the cabinets to something way over the top and call it retro.

*nods*

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