Bagel Mate was designed for safety and comfort. It features a clam shaped design hinged in the middle so it is a single item. The unit also features a stand inclined at an ergonomic angle to facilitate comfortable cutting. It incorporates a safety stop feature to stop the knife from reaching the hand. You simply open, place the bagel inside, position the knife in the opening and cut along the gap. The gap acts as a guide for the knife and enables the cutting of the bagel into 2 equal halves.