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.
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.
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.
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.
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.