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Top 10 Meat Slicers 2017

If you crave that deli skinny tastiness but don't need to waste the time, or money, running for your favorite sandwich shop every day, a meat slicer may be just what you want. Don't let the name fool you, though, our top picks are just as appropriate for slicing cheese, veggies, or even bread as they may be for meat. We've included both home and commercial quality options.

KWS Premium Commercial 420w Electric Meat Slicer 12Chef's Choice 609 Premium Electric Food SlicerBest Choice Products New 10OrangeA Meat Slicer Electric Slicer 10 Inch Veggies Cutter for Massive Beef Vegetable Fruit Slicing Restaurants Kitchens Tool (10 Inch)Della Premium Electric Meat Slicer 10Chef's Choice 615 Premium Electric Food SlicerZeny 19x 18.7x 16.5 Inch Pro Commercial 10Nesco FS-250 180-watt Food Slicer with 8.7-Inch BladeElite Gourmet EMT-503B Maxi-Matic 130 Watt Die-Cast-Aluminum Electric Food Slicer, BlackWaring Pro FS155AMZ Professional Food Slicer, Stainless Steel

Making The Cut: Get Yourself A Great Meat Slicer

Meat slicers make the preparation of everything from a charcuterie platter to a perfect pile of pastrami easier and more efficient than most chefs could achieve slicing meats by hand. And while a top of the line, commercial meat slicers suitable for use in busy delis and restaurants can cost well over two hundred and fifty dollars, perfectly decent devices suitable for home use can be had for around fifty dollars.

Many of the more expensive units feature slicing blades with larger diameters. You can find blades as large as ten inches across in the higher price ranges, and these large units are great for slicing larger portions of meat such as a whole turkey breast or side of beef (something a home user may not even need to do). Most meat slicers have a blade measuring closer to seven inches across. A seven-inch diameter blade is more than large enough for slicing rashers of bacon, cuts of sausage and salami, and for processing most lunch meats with ease. Indeed it's rare you will even need a cut larger than these units can provide, as most slicing meats come in packages sized to fit a prepackaged slice of bread.

Once you know the blade diameter needed, consider the thickness of slices you want to create. Most meat slicers can create superbly thin slices -- sometimes called "shaved meat" instead of sliced meat, in fact -- that make for excellent deli offerings or for additions to soups, salads, and more. In some cases, though, it is the opposite end of the spectrum that will interest you. Some meat slicers can cut slabs of meat measuring hearty three-quarters of an inch thick, a great size for serving chicken or turkey breast, roast beef, pork chops, and other hearty meats. Meat slicers aren't just for helping you make sandwiches but are intended to help you make meals that both taste and look great.

The angle at which meat sits in the slicer also must be considered. A slicer allowing the meat to rest at an angle requires less effort by its user, while a slice in which the meat sits upright means a hand always on the food and applying pressure to keep it upright.

Finally, think beyond the size of the meat slices you wish to create and consider the size and design of a prospective meat slicer itself. Some meat slicers are quite large, occupying lots of counter space and less than convenient to move or for store away. Other models are more compact and sleek looking. If you have a large kitchen with lots of storage space, a slicer's size and shape don't much matter. If you have a smaller prep and cooking area, a smaller slice might be a must.

Other Uses For Your Meat Slicer


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There's nothing like a great sandwich to tantalize the taste buds. Many of the most famous sandwiches out there are actually quite simple to make, provided you have great meats and a reliable way to slice them. In fact, two sandwiches you likely only order in restaurants take mere minutes to make at home, as long as you have a great meat slicer. Indeed it's the thinly sliced meat that makes the Reuben and the French Dip sandwiches stand out.

However, there's a good and simple reason many people choose to call meat slicers food slicers instead: these devices can be used to slice much more than just meat. In fact, there is really no better way to slice hard cheeses, many bread, and all sorts of fruits and vegetables than by using your slicer, call the device whatever you want.

Using a meat slicer to coin a single carrot will be more time consuming and labor intensive than doing so with a knife, but using your slicer to coin seven or eight carrots at the same time is simply smart. A slicer can be used to create great homemade potato chips, zucchini slices, and much more. Provided you keep your slicer's blade properly sharpened, these units can even be used to cut through softer foodstuffs such as tomatoes, eggplants, and more.

And when outfitted with the right blade (usually serrated in this case), a slicer can create perfect pieces of bread. Thus a meat slicer can help you to create an entire sandwich, from the bread to the cheese to the meat to most of the veggies.

Do keep in mind that your slicer is not a miracle worker and should not be used for all foods. For example, don't try to slice soft cheese with your slicer unless you relish the idea of spending hours cleaning cheese out of its gears and housing. Citrus fruits also tend to fall apart when cut with a powered slicer and are best tended to by hand.

On a safety note, always use a hand guard when operating the unit no matter what food you are slicing. Also consider protective cut proof gloves for good measure.

Meat Slicer Maintenance


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If you want to enjoy your meat slicer for many years to come, you have to be willing to do occasional maintenance. Even the best slicer in the world can't help you make a great platter of sliced salami if you let its blade get dull, you see. And then, of course, there is the motor and adjustment points to worry about as well.

Starting with the motor -- as a slicer are nothing but a large paperweight without it -- only occasional maintenance should be needed, but the upkeep of a motor that spins so close to your foods means a bit more care than you might use with the machinery of some other device.

Many meat slicers have fully sealed motors that require no lubrication. If yours does need occasional oiling, it's imperative that you choose a food grade lubricant rated safe for "incidental food contact." These are often called white grease oils and can be found online or at good restaurant supply stores. These same lubricants should be used on the guide arm or tightening knobs as needed. (In other words, don't use WD-40.)

As for keeping the blade sharp, you can either turn it over to a professional, or you can purchase a sharpening stone and take the time to learn how to use it.


#10.Waring Pro FS155AMZ Professional Food Slicer, Stainless Steel


I bought my daughter this slicer last Christmas and she uses it all the time. One of the ways she uses it - she slices any type of beef roast in strips and drops them in simmering au jus gravy for a minute or less. It's delicious. Since my daughter thought it was a great slicer, this Christmas I purchased one for my son. He was just telling me he bought 5 roasts, sliced them and made beef jerky. He said he thought it would be hard to clean the slicer but it was easy. They both love it so I gave it 5 stars.


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#9.Elite Gourmet EMT-503B Maxi-Matic 130 Watt Die-Cast-Aluminum Electric Food Slicer, Black


Take a stroll to your local delicatessen...by walking into your kitchen! The Elite Platinum Classic Electric Food Slicer slices perfect, consistent deli-thin cold cuts, crisp vegetables or artisanal cheeses. The die-cast aluminum housing has a removable and retractable 7.5-inch stainless steel blade with an adjustable thickness from razor thin slices up to 1/2-inch slices. The large slicing platform features rubber feet for stability, On/Off switch, and easy to clean design. Its large slicing platform allows you to slice a wide variety of foods to construct the perfect sandwich or prepare a luxurious spread of appetizers and antipasti.


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#8.Nesco FS-250 180-watt Food Slicer with 8.7-Inch Blade


In the FS-250 Nesco has combined an elegant design with the performance of a powerful food slicer. Slice meat, cheese, bread, vegetables and fruit quickly and easily with this quality slicer. Its features include precision depth control and a strong, high-quality 180-watt gear motor. With a variable thickness control knob for a 9/16" thickness range, its large multipurpose 8.7-inch stainless steel hardened serrated blade handles a wide range of food sizes and shapes.


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#7.Zeny 19x 18.7x 16.5 Inch Pro Commercial 10" Steel Blade 240w 1/3hp Kitchen Electric Food Slicer 0-17mm Heavy Duty for Meat Chopper Butcher Cutter Equipment Deli Shop


- Brand new 10-in blade commercial semiautomatic Meat Slicer w/ top-quality 530 RPM & Dual Baffle Plates: Made of high-quality metal & stainless steel
- Slice massive beef, mutton, venison with adjustable numerical scale knob
- Designed for commercial use: Restaurants, kitchens, butcher shops, delis, etc. or even for home cook
- It can make smooth and precise slicing and work continually. Easy to Use and Environmental Friendly
- Advantages of this Slicer: Safe Operation, High Efficiency, Durable Material & Fashion Tilted Design


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#6.Chef's Choice 615 Premium Electric Food Slicer


With all structural components made of cast aluminum and stainless steel, this versatile, rugged slicer features a powerful, cool-running, high-torque electric motor and reliable, smooth gears for slicing with ease and confidence. The slicer's tilted food carriage and cantilever design provide fast, efficient slicing, delivering sliced food directly to large trays or platters. Its large capacity food carriage retracts fully to permit slicing of extra-large roasts, hams, and other foods, while its 7-inch, multi-purpose; stainless-steel blade slices a wide variety of foods from deli-thin to approximately 1-inch thick slices. The unit's blade, food carriage, food pusher, food deflector, and thickness guide all remove for easy cleaning, while, for added security, the food carriage locks into position limiting access to the blade when the unit is not in use. Other convenient features include the slicer's intermittent on/off switch and its handy cord storage. A serving tray is included. The slicer measures 15 by 11 by 11-inch and carries a 1-year limited warranty.


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#5.Della Premium Electric Meat Slicer 10" Stainless Steel Blade Food Slice, Silver


Bring home the precision and speed of delicatessen slicing with this Della electric food slicer. Enjoy fast, continuous slicing of bread, meats, cheese, vegetables and fruits. Slice directly onto a serving tray – a huge help when you're preparing sandwiches for a crowd or platters for entertaining.


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#4.OrangeA Meat Slicer Electric Slicer 10 Inch Veggies Cutter for Massive Beef Vegetable Fruit Slicing Restaurants Kitchens Tool (10 Inch)


Meat Slicer can slice the massive beef, mutton, venison, cheese, ham, bread, vegetable, fruit and other food up to the 0-17mm slices without breaking down the muscle fiber structure. This high power electric Food Slicer is designed for commercial use by restaurants, commercial kitchens, butcher shops, delis, farmers, hunters, or even the home cook that just wants the best! The entire machine is made of high-quality stainless steel and is equipped with safe keeping device. It can make smooth and precise slicing and work continually.


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#3.Best Choice Products New 10" Blade Commercial Deli Meat Cheese Food Slicer Premium Quality


This machine is specially designed for commercial use in restaurants, commercial kitchens, butcher shops, delis, farms, and even home use. It’s perfect for slicing massive beef, venison, mutton, turkey, cheese, ham, bread, vegetable, fruit and other food up to the 5/8” thick (0-17mm). It slices without breaking down the muscle fiber structure. This meat slicer features 240 watts of power, it’s semiautomatic, made of high-quality stainless steel and is equipped with safe keeping device, which can make smooth precise slicing and work continually.


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#2.Chef's Choice 609 Premium Electric Food Slicer


With all structural components made of cast aluminum and stainless steel, this versatile, rugged slicer features a powerful, cool-running, high-torque electric motor and reliable, smooth gears for slicing with ease and confidence. The slicer's tilted food carriage and cantilever design provide fast, efficient slicing, delivering sliced food directly to large trays or platters. Its large capacity food carriage retracts fully to permit slicing of extra-large roasts, hams, and other foods, while its 7-inch, multi-purpose, stainless-steel blade slices a wide variety of foods from deli-thin to approximately 3/4-inch thick slices. The unit's blade, food carriage, food pusher, food deflector, and thickness guide all remove for easy cleaning, while, for added security, the food carriage locks into position limiting access to the blade when the unit is not in use. Other convenient features include the slicer's intermittent "on/off" switch and its handy cord storage. A serving tray is included. The slicer measures 15 by 10-1/2 by 10-4/5 inches and carries a 1-year limited warranty.


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#1.KWS Premium Commercial 420w Electric Meat Slicer 12" Stainless Steel Blade, Frozen Meat/ Cheese/ Food Slicer Low Noises


The KitchenWare Station MS-12N 12” high-quality stainless steel blade commercial semi- automatic meat slicer in silver is specifically designed for commercial use in a restaurant, commercial kitchen, butcher shops, delis, farms, and even home use. MS-12N 12” features 420 watts of motor power for commercial applications, it is perfect for slicing meats(recommended), vegetables, cheeses and fruits smoothly, quickly and effortlessly up to .6” thick (0-15mm) with the numerical scale knob. MS-12N 12” also provides a built-in dual whetstones sharpener and ring guard assembly for the blade, which is more convenient to keep a razor sharp edge on the blade, and safer to use. The slicer’s blade of KitchenWare Station MS-12N 12” in silver is constructed of high-quality stainless steel, and the body of MS-12N 12” is made of aluminum alloy which is more durable and less likely to corrode.


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