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Small Kitchen Appliances

Best Meat Slicer

With the price of food always going up, consumers are continuously looking for ways to save money at the grocery store; one way is to buy meats and cheeses in bulk. In most instances you can buy bologna, ham, turkey, or beef and lamb whole, and use a meat slicer to cut it up into individual portions as you need them. This can potentially save you a lot of money spent on prepackaged meats and cheeses. Not only that, but a quality meat slicer can also make short work of potatoes and other vegetables, slicing them thin enough to make chips or garnishes for salads.

To start, we’ve chosen these best meat slicers because they’re all commercial models. Not that there aren't some good household types, but all household meat slicers are essentially downsized and therefore compromised commercial models. No household type will have the power, be as effective, or function comparably to these selections

These meat slicers were also chosen because of their incredibly precise thickness adjustments, thanks to fine toothed gearing and bearings on their adjustment shafts. Most household adjustments are simple sliders with coarse plastic gears for basic thickness adjustments gauged on rudimentary thickness markings. They’ll easily slice up cooked meat, fresh meat, and even frozen meat so you don’t have to thaw an entire side of beef every time you only want a couple of slices for dinner.

All of these meat slicers will be made primarily of metal meaning they’re and not particularly portable, but this means they’re staying planted during slicing tasks. Every one of these picks will break down relatively easy for cleaning after virtually every use or you run the risk of salmonella poisoning from bits and pieces of decaying meat caught in the nooks and crannies.

Unless otherwise noted in the description, these picks will all come with a manufacturer’s limited one year warranty.

KWS MS-12 Meat Slicer w/Teflon Blade

No other meat slicer is more effective at offering less waste while giving you the cleanest cut possible. The Teflon blade on the MS-12 is a true innovation as its non-stick properties are capable of making the thinnest slices possible. You’ll never have a snag or cutting ripple regardless how thin or thick the slice might be. The body is made of aluminum and the slicer comes with a polycarbonate plastic guard to keep your fingers safely away from the slicing blade. The 420 watt motor is up to the task for virtually any type of cutting chore, and if you want the best of the best, you've come to the right place with this pick.

Presto PS-12 Anodized Aluminum Meat Slicer

At about 250 watts, this is one of the lower powered picks  on this list, but the belt drive transmission makes the Presto PS-12 a fully capable and effective meat slicer. The Presto PS-12 is made of solid aluminum right down to the hand guard in addition to being one of the more compact units available; if you’re lacking counter space, it’s certainly a unit to consider. The Presto comes with a stainless steel blade to slice with and the rubber suction cup feet keeps the unit firmly planted to whatever surface it’s situated on. Although one of the more expensive units on this list, the units belt drive transmission ensures quiet operation and the small size makes it perfect for use in households without a lot of room to spare.

Chef's Choice 667 International Professional Electric Food Slicer

With the largest and deepest carriage here, the Chef's Choice 667 International Professional Electric Food Slicer with 10-Inch Diameter Blade will able to slice the largest roasts, hams and whatever else you can fit on it. You can even get an optional serrated blade for the toughest cutting chores. The Chef's Choice Model 667 comes with a 200 watt motor, making it the lowest powered model here. That said, the design and blade width still allow cutting through frozen foods without a hassle and it comes with a half polycarbonate/aluminum hand guard on a full aluminum body. Best of all, you can clean the blade without taking the slicer completely apart, and it comes with a built-in sharpening stone to keep your blade razor sharp. The Chef's Choice 667 may be the least powerful unit here, but don't let that fool you into thinking this pick can't keep up with the big boys.

Bizerba Automatic Commercial Safety Slicer Model GSP

For effortless automatic slicing at its best, the Bizerba Automatic Commercial Safety Slicer Model GSP - HD will slice all of your meat without any operator guidance. The Bizerba Automatic allows you to set the desired thickness, put the meat on the carriage, press a button and allow the slicer to do all of the work. You can set the cutting speed from 30 slices per minute up to 75 per minute, and it will cut nearly one inch thick slices.

At 137 pounds and with rubber suction cup feet this slicer isn’t going anywhere, while the 13-inch self-sharpening blade is the largest on this list. The 540 watt motor is computer controlled so it only uses as much wattage as needed to make a slice. For example, slicing through a chicken roll may only use 80 watts while slicing through a frozen beef roast may use 400 watts of power. Technically speaking, this is the most efficient and "greenest" slicer here. Nothing slices meat as quickly and as automatically as the Bizerba Automatic Slicer Model GSP - HD. It would find itself at home in a commercial deli or a household seeking neighborhood bragging rights.

NEW - Supera (MS-12V) 12" Semi-Automatic Meat Slicer

The Supera MS-12 features a gravity feed mechanism that keeps your hands off the meat, making this one of the safest manual meat slicers available. Simply position the meat onto the cradle, skewer it in place for added stability, turn the slicer on and move the cradle back and forth. Gravity will keep feeding the meat into the blade and you'll never have to come in contact with your food until sliced is finished. The 420 watt motor gives you plenty of power for any slicing task, and overall, this is the easiest to use manual slicer on this list. Featuring all-aluminum construction with a stainless blade, this slicer also comes with a self-sharpening system built-in. Although it is one of the more expensive units here, the Supera (MS-12V) - 12" Semi-Automatic Meat Slicer comes in as one of the safest manual machines to use.

Dale Y
Dale Y has been writing about home improvement and Do-It-Yourself projects for more than a decade, using his own hands-on maintenance, construction and facilities management experience as a guide. He has covered the gamut by writing about news and views, home and garden ideas, home and business maintenance, and property management. As an offshoot, he had his own sewing machine and small appliance repair business, and can tell an embroidery stitch from a stretch stitch, all the while cooking the best salmon fillet ever on a countertop grill, while making a smoothie in the latest bullet blender. In this capacity, he has used a wide variety of tools and equipment for every need, worked with products ranging from adhesives to solvents, sewed shirt sleeves with a #14 needle and finished leather appliqué with a #18 needle.
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