The Nicer Slicer is a kitchen tool that allows the user to slice thin bread into even thinner slices. It can also be used for bagels, chicken, and other foods. Today I offer my review.
Where to Purchase
I picked up my Nicer Slicer from the official website for about $70, although I’ve occasionally seen it on sale for about $65. As of this writing, The Nicer Slicer does not appear to be sold on Amazon.
The Nicer Slicer Review
When I first caught wind of The Nicer Slicer in mid-2021, I noticed that its Amazon listing was unavailable, so I wasn’t sure if it was a discontinued product or not. It fell off my radar until late 2022 when I decided to order one from the official website and give it a spin.
The Nicer Slicer appears to be modeled after a vintage cutting tool by the name of Slice-a-Slice. They appear nearly identical at first glance, with only a few minor differences found upon closer inspection. Both Slice-a-Slice and The Nicer Slicer are designed to hold bread in place so that it can be cut into two thinner slices. Although the makers claim that it can be used for other items, its clear use is that of a bread cutting tool. The body of The Nicer Slicer is made of stainless steel and comprises of notched ridges that hold the bread in place while being cut. It is entirely dishwasher safe.
To use The Nicer Slicer, you simply load it up with your favorite bread, squeeze the two sides together, insert a knife through the slot – and cut. We are told that toasted bread works best, although dense bread does not require toasting. A serrated knife is recommended for bread, while a chef’s knife is recommended for all other foods.
I wanted to test out The Nicer Slicer with a few different types of bread, bagels, and chicken. First up I toasted a couple slices of wheat bread and loaded the first slice in The Nicer Slicer. Using my serrated bread knife, I cut through in a sawing motion (as demonstrated in the company’s sole YouTube video). Upon opening The Nicer Slicer, I found the bread to be perfectly cut in half. I repeated it with the other slice I had toasted, and the results were the same.
Next up was a bagel. Typical with most bagels, this was not pre-cut evenly, so I decided to toast the thinner half and cut the thicker half without toasting. I found the thicker untoasted half to be a bit problematic, as it turned out slightly smashed and uneven. The toasted thinner side, however, cut beautifully right down the center.
I had no problem slicing rye bread down the center, although the sourdough I tried was a bit too big to fit into The Nicer Slicer sufficiently to get a clean cut.
For my final test, I tried a chicken breast. First, I wanted to see how a very thick piece would work – and it didn’t. I didn’t think it would fit, so that wasn’t a disappointment. I then tried a thinner chicken breast and was able to make a very nice cut right through the center, resulting in two halves that were under a half inch thick. I would not have been able to do that without The Nicer Slicer.
In the end, I feel that The Nicer Slicer is excellent for cutting bread and other thin items. The thicker the item you want to cut, the less effective The Nicer Slicer becomes. I’m not thrilled by the $70 price tag, but I’m satisfied that it does what it’s supposed to do.
If you’ve used this or the old Slice-a-Slice, tell me what you think in the comments below!