Dimensions: Size when folded for storage is 1 1/2 inches tall x 7 1/2 inches wide x 12 inches long. When opened for slicing our bread slicer is 12 inches long, 6 1/4 inches wide and 6 inches tall. It will accept a 6 1/4 inch wide loaf and any length loaf as it will simply extend out over the end of the cutting surface. To cut round loaves simply cut in half and lay cut side down on cutting surface. Half of the knife guide slicing slots are for 1/2 inch slices and the other half of the slots are for 3/8 inch slices. A knife blade that is 10" or longer is best. Here's how simple it is to use.
To use: Rotate the spring loaded knife guides to their open position. Insert the bread stop. Position and hold the bread loaf.
To store: Remove the bread stop. Push both knife guides out of the retaining notch before rotating under. Slices 1/2" and 3/8" pieces; however, slicing in every other slot produces extra thick slices for those homemade bread lovers that like thicker slices! For instance, if you are slicing in every other 1/2 inch slot you will have a 1 inch piece. Half of the knife guide slots are for 1/2 inch slices and the other half of the slots are for 3/8 inch slices. You simply place the loaf at the end that has the size you want. America's Bread Slicer has slightly wider cutting surface also allows for wider loaves. Bread knife sold separately.