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Offline pdog

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home use slicer - Any suggestions?
« on: April 16, 2014, 07:02:36 PM »
Hi - I am interested in buying a meat slicer to use for home use. 

Any suggestions on where to begin my search?


Offline barryvabeach

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Re: home use slicer - Any suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2014, 09:23:29 PM »
Depends on how regularly you want to use it.  If you want heavy duty use, check Craig's list for used Hobart Slicers-  they pop up from time to time near me .  For lighter duty, I like the ChefsChoice line http://www.chefschoice.com/page2e.html
The bottom of the line is the 609, as you go up, you get less plastic parts, and more durable and faster motor, and more suited to heavy use.  I looked at the lower end, since my main need was slicing home made bread once a week, and bought a 610, and am pretty pleased.  It isn't perfect by far, but I found that having a more plastic than the higher end models makes it very light and easy to put away and take out once every week to use it, then put it away.  If I went much higher up the line, I would have gotten a better built machine, but would have been a pain to move back and forth.

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Re: home use slicer - Any suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2014, 10:18:26 PM »
Thank you  - Have you found any items that it could not slice?


Offline barryvabeach

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Re: home use slicer - Any suggestions?
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2014, 07:21:11 AM »
I only use it to slice homemade breads.  Here is the Amazon link to the model above the one I have http://www.amazon.com/Chefs-Choice-Premium-Electric-Slicer/dp/B0058VCYWS/?tag=pizzamaking-20   There are 192 reviews, and all but  16 rate it 4 or 5 stars.  I would guess you would find more detailed info in the reviews about what it can or can't cut.

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Re: home use slicer - Any suggestions?
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2014, 09:10:19 AM »
I just recently bought a new slicer to replace my old cheapie slicer. I found one that was rated as "commercial" whatever that means at Cabela's. The list price was around $300.00 but with their instore sale I got a $50.00 discount on that price. The slicer appears to be well built and has a 9-inch blade. So far the only thing I've been cutting with it is partially frozen venison for making jerky, and I've only had it a few months so I can't say how well it will hold up to that kind of abuse over the long haul. My old cheapie model, also from Cabela's cost me about $100.00 seven years ago and the gears finally gave up, and the cost to replace them was nearly the price that I paid for the slicer to begin with. Until those gears gave in, the old slicer worked just great slicing many pounds of partially frozen venison every year. With that said, slicing bread, cheese, and refrigerated meat should be a snap.
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Re: home use slicer - Any suggestions?
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2014, 09:23:43 AM »
I bought the Presto PS-10 tow years ago. It's sliced through everything from pepperoni to whole ribeye and rump roasts (raw and cooked). It slowed a little once when slicing a beautiful 5"x4" whole Capicola ham. Comes with a bolt-on sharpener, which I haven't needed to use, yet.
Be careful and meticulous when cleaning it.

It gets great reviews, except forcleaning it and shipping.

As low as $289, plus shipping....

http://www.katom.com/163-P10.html
http://www.amazon.com/Presto-Anodized-Aluminum-Slicer-Transmission/dp/B004HOTRHM/?tag=pizzamaking-20
http://www.equippers.com/Presto-10-Gravity-Feed-Meat-Slicer/PS-10.asp
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