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Offline Minolta Rokkor

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Electric meat slicer for pepperoni?
« on: June 09, 2016, 10:16:07 PM »
I wanted something cheap and well built, so this leaves me with one option, vintage!

I've been eyeballing  some Rival 1101 series slicers.
Here are the finalist.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/172230594793
http://www.ebay.com/itm/371642780642
Both seem to be in great condition.

Anyone here have experience with them?
« Last Edit: June 09, 2016, 10:47:02 PM by Minolta Rokkor »

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Re: Electric meat slicer for pepperoni?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2016, 10:50:10 PM »
Slicing Vermont smoked pepperoni is especially problematic as it's a bit "loose".  I tried a mandolin, but it didn't work that well.  Using a knife yields thick slices, but you don't get the coverage unless you use a whole stick on a pizza.  Something electric and sharp sounds like the ticket.
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Re: Electric meat slicer for pepperoni?
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2016, 11:06:22 PM »
Agree, I've tried using a knife.
Very time consuming and I yielded poor results, if I grab them, i'll report back.

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Re: Electric meat slicer for pepperoni?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2016, 08:19:36 AM »
I have cut so much pepperoni with a meat slicer - it is much better vice hand slicing (from a guaranteed uniformity perspective). The build quality must be there or it will not be fun -- so I agree with you - the cheap ones are not good at producing uniform thin slices.

The only issue I have with my slicer is the pain of cleaning it - and the time it takes to slice up a bunch of sticks. In the past, I would cut up many sticks and freeze them to avoid a big cleanup for just one stick.

Today I use my food processor - I'm lucky enough to have a 1mm blade (which came in a set many many years ago) - they are not available anymore (at least not for my machine) -- if I chill the sticks a bit I can slice ten sticks with that setup in about one min. They are not 100% perfect (compared to a slicing machine) but very close so I just call it artisanal and spend the extra 30 min I saved relaxing....
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Re: Electric meat slicer for pepperoni?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2016, 09:25:02 AM »
I use mostly Boars Head stick pepperoni that I buy at Kroger. The workers at the deli counter are always happy to slice it for me.  :D
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Re: Electric meat slicer for pepperoni?
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2016, 09:53:11 AM »
I use a meat slicer for vt smoked pepperoni.  it works great

Those prices are close to what you can get at Cabelas on sale.  I have one from there , it would be an older model of this  http://www.cabelas.com/product/HEAVY-DUTY-SLICER/1843125.uts?searchPath=%2Fbrowse.cmd%3FcategoryId%3D734095080%26CQ_search%3Dmeat%252520slicer%26CQ_st%3Db     it has held up very well and it's probably 6 or 7 years old.   Cabelas has really decent sales around holidays, maybe they will have one of their really great sales for July 4th.
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Re: Electric meat slicer for pepperoni?
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2016, 02:18:54 PM »
I have the Chef's Choice 615.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0058VCYWS/?tag=pmak-20

For about 15 years, I had the Chef's Choice 609, but a few months ago, it was just feeling very tired, so I bought the 615.  The 609 would struggle through a 1 lb stick of Bridgeford pepperoni, but the 615 barely even notices it.  I slice 4 sticks at a time.
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Re: Electric meat slicer for pepperoni?
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2016, 04:14:03 PM »
I have the Chef's Choice 615.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0058VCYWS/?tag=pmak-20

For about 15 years, I had the Chef's Choice 609, but a few months ago, it was just feeling very tired, so I bought the 615.  The 609 would struggle through a 1 lb stick of Bridgeford pepperoni, but the 615 barely even notices it.  I slice 4 sticks at a time.

Pat, do you use the stock blade or did you have to get the serrated blade?
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Re: Electric meat slicer for pepperoni?
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2016, 04:18:51 PM »
Pat, do you use the stock blade or did you have to get the serrated blade?

Actually, it's the other way around.  It comes with a serrated blade.  But everyone in the reviews raved so much about the unserrated deli blade that I purchased that at the same time, because I use it a lot for slicing up roast beef, turkey, etc.  But for all the years I had the 609, I only had the serrated blade, and that worked fine.  I think the smooth blade is preferable for deli slicing (like roast beef).  I doubt the serrated would make that much of a difference with pepperoni, and it might even be easier.
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Re: Electric meat slicer for pepperoni?
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2016, 10:55:56 PM »
Interesting discussion.

I'll check Kroger amoung other stores for quality stick pepperoni.

I liked boars head, i'll try it again someday.
Will update once I acquire slicer.

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Re: Electric meat slicer for pepperoni?
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2016, 03:57:50 PM »
I Just Purchased a vintage all metal chrome Rival 1101e slicer. $50, there were cheaper ones but they looked rougher or had rust.
The newer ones became plastic. The modern 1101w is horrible.
 
I'll update you guys on how it goes

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Re: Electric meat slicer for pepperoni?
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2016, 12:37:11 PM »
Ok ok i'm sorry for not posting an update, i'm still looking for stick pepperoni in my area.