Cheese plane is usually made with sharp sliding cutting blade and a flat surface. It works like a plane on the cheese. So, it is named after its functionality. Among varied types of cheese slicer out there, cheese plane has been my favourite one for a long time.
The razor-like blade of a cheese plane can make it easier to consistently slice thin, even pieces that are pleasant to eat. And there are some other advantages of the best cheese plane that make me prefer it than other types.
When it comes to life expectancy of cheese slicer, the cheese plane can maintain it effective for longer than board cheese slicer or rolling cheese slicer. This is because their performance depends on the sharpness of the blade’s edge, which usually lasts for a long time.
While other wire cheese slicers tend to lose tension or even break more often than blades require sharpening. You will need to tighten the wire or replace them for the best result.
Cheese planes are usually made of sharpen flexible steel blade, so it easily cuts thin slices. The non-stick coating helps with the smoothness of the cut.
The main advantage of a cheese plane is affordability. A basic cheese plane with limited or no adjustability can cost less than $10. With this affordable price, you can easy get the quality cheese plane.
On the other hand, you will have to spend about $15 to $30 for more functional cutting board models. It is even go up to $70 for cheese slicers with adjustable blade settings and marble cutting boards in upscale kitchen supply stores.
#3 Easy to clean
For busy individuals, one should choose a cheese slicer that is dishwasher safe, but cutting board cheese slicers are usually not dishwasher safe, you will have to wipe them with towel. Machine washing tends to shorten the life of stainless steel wires used in cheese slicers
Most cheese plane models are dishwasher safe, but I would like to recommend to hand-wash them when you have time to preserve its sharpness.
There is the problem with the sharpness of the blade’s edge and wire that included in the cutting board models is the safety. You will have to keep an eye out as they can accidently cut onto your fingers if you are not careful. If your family has small children, it is better to use cheese plane for safer to operate.