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Asked by Hugh Luettgen
Food & Cooking

What is the best way to cut a sandwich?


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January 22, 2020 7:13PM
so you're not supposted to put the whole thing in your mouth at once?
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January 22, 2020 4:00AM
The superior way in triangles, it is easier to eat and it looks better. In fact that is how the royal family cuts their sandwiches
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Stefanie Little
January 16, 2020 7:35PM

Diagonally is the definitive best way to cut a sandwich, I will not hear any other opinions, and there’s science to back it up. Surveys and studies show that the people demand a diagonally cut sandwich.

The reasons why people prefer the triangular sandwich halves are a little more speculative, but experts say it probably has to do with surface area and aesthetics.

The diagonal cut is, of course, longer than a straight up and down cut, meaning the available crustless biting surface is greater on each half, giving the illusion that there is less crust, which is always a good thing.

Some chefs argue that the diagonal cut makes the sandwich look bigger, or that it’s harder to spot imperfections on a triangle than on a rectangle, but the aesthetics thing is really something you have to feel in your heart.

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Olivia C.
January 22, 2020 4:38PM
diagonally, get a brain
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Kitty bookworm
January 22, 2020 7:38PM
with a knife duh... what did you think a spoon? ;) joking i actually think diagonal is best
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January 22, 2020 1:47AM
by sandwhiching it
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Eden McIntosh
January 22, 2020 6:07AM
just eat the sandwich
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Rosemary Gebrail
January 24, 2020 8:05PM
The best way is to use a knife. Good luck.
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January 22, 2020 9:29PM
a_person is a genius Put one piece of bread, then jelly, then a piece of toast, then peanut butter, then another piece of bread. To cut it, you cut it diagonally into triangles with a sushi knife so the cut is perfectly straight, duh. This idea sparks others to think of you as weird, which is very close to unique in meaning.
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January 23, 2020 5:30PM
Corner to corner
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Hade Younger [STUDENT]
January 23, 2020 11:19PM
cut is diagnal
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January 28, 2020 6:30PM
With a knife
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Edapt me
January 23, 2020 8:40AM
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January 29, 2020 8:21PM
Just,,, just eat it..
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James Geiser
January 25, 2020 10:09PM
It's your sandwich, you cut it anyway you desire.
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January 25, 2020 3:21PM
You cut it up into 4 triangles
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Madison Dupuis
January 27, 2020 9:12PM
you cut it in 4 squares
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Amelia Dykes
January 25, 2020 3:25AM
cut it diagonally once
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January 24, 2020 6:28PM
Cut it four ways
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James Geiser
January 24, 2020 4:46PM
Cut it, if so desired, any way you wish. You're making it at home. It wasn't prepared for you at a restuarant and cut diagonallly and served with toothpicks on either side. It's your choice.
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Marcela Silva
January 28, 2020 11:33PM
just cut it however you feel like cutting it there's no big deal about how you cut it cus you'll eat it anyways
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January 29, 2020 6:28PM
Best Way to Cut Sandwich ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.There are countless ways to cut a sandwich. 2.The diagonal cut is an all-around favorite among sandwich-making chefs. 3.The classic vertical cut has its benefits, too; it's clean, compact, and picturesque. 4.A high-quality bread knife and a bit of know-how will get you a well-sliced sandwich regardless of your cut preferences.
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perfect shoe
January 29, 2020 8:24PM
um, it sorta ends up in the same place in the end. All chopped up in your stomach. So I don't think there is a best way.
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Beep beep Lettuce
January 31, 2020 4:46PM
in half
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Caroline Jones
January 29, 2020 3:23PM
diagonal of course !! there's just something about it that almost makes it taste better...!!! ESPECIALLY if it's grilled cheese, yall !!
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Don Tinrat
January 29, 2020 4:39AM
I have always promoted the idea that each portion of a cut sandwich should be exactly the same. To do this, I always place the top slice 180 degrees turned from the bottom slice. This maintained uniformity and symmetry so that each and every piece is identical no matter how you half or quarter it. If shared, everyone gets the same balance and proportion of crust and bread. (Harder for kids to complain that their brother got the better half)
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Denise Zhao
January 28, 2020 11:48PM
cut your sandwich in half
BRUH YOU CUT IT IN CIRCLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Jade Galaska
January 28, 2020 5:33PM
you shove ti in your mouth and try not to choke
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brian hebert
January 28, 2020 3:04AM
You dont cut it, you take off the crust and just start eating it.
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Student Glenn Hawley
January 27, 2020 10:42PM
so you can fedy the frst have to your cat.
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Gaige Ritter
January 23, 2020 1:30PM
just B{EAT} it... just B{EAT} it... come on just B{EAT} it
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Langston Gardiner
January 22, 2020 5:03PM
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5 days ago

Diagonally because it is the most aesthetcally pleasing.

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January 29, 2020 6:52PM
into three equal peices of different shape
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Alex Murariu
January 29, 2020 7:45PM
Depending on who is going to eat it, the judgement will be made (babies, aadults, elderly people with lack of teeths, person with medical condition that cannot swallow big chunks, etc.) it all depends on the perspective
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Mike Smith
January 31, 2020 1:36AM
It must be cut with a chain saw. A rusty one. One that leaks oil from the bar.
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February 08, 2020 5:02PM

Aren't we supposed to eat it without cutting it??????????

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Clara H
February 06, 2020 9:04PM

why would you cut it????

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Teresa Miles
February 06, 2020 8:07PM

Depends on how I feel that day and what kind of sandwich I am making. Grilled cheese is cut diagonally as is peanut butter and jelly. Pimento and cheese in 4 triangles. Ham and cheese, turkey and cheese and BLT I don't cut. I like the crust, by the way.

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February 06, 2020 2:16AM

To cut the crust off then you get no crumbs or no bad taste

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February 06, 2020 2:15AM

In triangles because then you can eat the sandwich the cleanest and simplest

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Avishi Mehta
February 05, 2020 4:52PM

dont cut it at all

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February 05, 2020 12:32AM

Triangles, because they are the most aesthetically pleasing.

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February 02, 2020 6:43PM
Correction, you repeatedly smash the sandwich then eat it
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Regina Walker
February 02, 2020 5:46AM
with a knife,,,,,,
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TrueDragonzzz Gaming
February 01, 2020 10:47PM
Deconstruct it, atom by atom, then reconstruct it to half (or quarter) it.
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January 31, 2020 9:12PM
Well i've been cutting them into rectangles then eating the entire slice at once, soooooo....... yeah!
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Chloe Elizabeth Gouda
January 31, 2020 4:10PM
Triangles. I can't eat my sandwiches unless they're in the shape of a right triangle.
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Pooja Angirekula
January 31, 2020 1:37PM
you are supposed to cut the sandwich in a diagnal.
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Amber Hutsler
January 29, 2020 8:21PM
I like four squares. It kind of makes me feel like I get to eat more sandwich this way!
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Chris Hawkins
January 31, 2020 3:57AM
Whatever way my kids want it (which is usually just cut off the crust) ... just want them to eat it :)
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Magdalene Raju
January 30, 2020 5:41PM
Cut it in 4 squares so you can eat it easily
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Hey Jingli
January 30, 2020 4:37AM
Sandwiches should be cut on the diagonal, not straight down the middle. Why the Diagonal Cut Is a Superior Cut It gives the illusion of less crust. Also, it's just easier to eat a crustless bite. It's a more intuitive way to eat a sandwich. It just looks better.
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Anthony Knox
January 29, 2020 8:54PM
I cut it in triangles obviously
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Jim Minarish
January 29, 2020 9:07PM
you do not cut it pick it up with both hands and eat it
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Tomas Watson
January 29, 2020 9:41PM
Don't cut it. Eat it like a normal person.
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Tomas Watson
January 29, 2020 9:42PM
And if you cut it, cut it with a knife! Duh!!!!
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Eloise Harder
January 29, 2020 10:28PM
With a shaped cookie cutter so that you feel like you are eating something MORE than a sandwhich.
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kenneth he
January 29, 2020 11:17PM
Just eat it. Duh!
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Cool Dude
January 30, 2020 1:42AM
eat it whole is te best way.
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Hey Jingli
January 30, 2020 4:40AM
Sandwiches should be cut on the diagonal, not straight down the middle. It gives the illusion of less crust. Also, it's just easier to eat a crustless bite. It's a more intuitive way to eat a sandwich. It just looks better.
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January 30, 2020 9:07AM
>There are countless ways to cut a sandwich. >The diagonal cut is an all-around favorite among sandwich-making chefs. >The classic vertical cut has its benefits, too; it's clean, compact, and picturesque. >A high-quality bread knife and a bit of know-how will get you a well-sliced sandwich regardless of your cut preferences.
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shami naz
January 30, 2020 11:21AM
obviously,Diagonaly .every 8 people out of 10 will like to cut diagonaly.
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A. C. DucSti
January 30, 2020 1:03PM
isay cut it in quarters
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January 30, 2020 3:33PM
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Wiki User
June 28, 2014 6:06PM

There is no best way to cut a sandwich. Some prefer to cut them diagonally and other like them cut straight down the middle. When serving sandwiches as finger foods, they are usually cut diagonally into fourths.

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Ellery Sander
January 24, 2020 5:32PM
in half
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john armah
January 22, 2020 10:22PM
By cuting it into four sides or more because the you cut it the smal the sandwich get.
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Fatumah Dunor
January 22, 2020 10:39PM
By cutting it in triangles
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Jordan Franklin
January 23, 2020 4:38PM
well,you cut in a few diffrent shapes like hearts, triangles,and even circles.
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Honnette Umutesi
January 21, 2020 8:47PM
into halves
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pretty lady
January 25, 2020 12:21AM
from the side