Meat Slicers for Home Use
Home Meat Slicers
A meat slicer for home use can be quite a convenience. It can be a time and money saver for families that
entertain alot. Deli sliced meat is convenient but the premium the butcher charges can be outrageous. Not to
mention the line at the butcher counter. With a meat slicer for home you can save both time and money. Meat, cheese
and other slicable items can be purchased in bulk at a discount and you can do the slicing yourself choosing the
exact quantity you need. Actually using these slicers is quite fun! I've even found myself slicing much more than I
need because it was so enjoyable to watch the perfect wafer thin slices peeling off one after another!
While home meat slicers are not cheap, you really can justify the price if you take into consideration the time
and money you will save. I've found it a great convenience to buy large quantities of meats and cheeses when they
are on sale, cut them in one batch then freeze them for future use.
There are several different types and styles of home meat cutters on the market. The typical meat slicer for
sale for home use is electric. They usually have a small 1/4 horsepower moter and are suitable for use for an
average size family or typical home entertaining. The blade sizes range from 8" to 14" and it is the blade size
that determines the cutting quantity limitations of a machine. The smaller bladed machines are typically less
costly and more suited for lighter use. The larger bladed machines can get quite pricey but can handle much larger
In addition to general purpose home electric slicers there are variouse other spcialty slicers on the
Bacon slicers are typically only found in industrial food production. They are high speed machines capable of
900-1500 slices per minute! While I love bacon, this is way to much bacon for me.
Mandolin Food Slicer
Mandoline food slicers are fabulous little manual machines that make slicing bread, meat, vegtables, fruits and
cheeses a snap. These little wonders come in a huge array of styles and prices. The main idea of a mandolin food
slicer is an angled slicing mechanism supported by an angled stand. Mandolin food slicers usually come with several
attachments for slicing and grating and are adjustable to select the thicknes of the desired slice.
Industrial Meat Slicers
An industrial meat slicer is simply a larger and more durable version of a meat slicer for home use. Typically
industrial meat slicers have larger motors and are fabricated out of higher durability materials such a stainless