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Chefs Choice Slicer question

I am ready to pull the trigger on the Chefs Choice 615 slicer which I know some of you have. Will be ordering the optional non serrated blade.
Do I need the sharpener?
Do I need cut resistant gloves?
XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
Rochester, NY

Comments

  • Good call on the non serrated blade.  Tha's all I've used so far.  I got the sharpner too, but haven't used it yet.  I've used my slicer maybe 20 times and so far the blade is still as sharp as when i bought it.  I didn't get gloves, I just go slow and take my time.

    Damascus, VA.  Friendliest town on the Appalachian Trail.

    LBGE Aug 2012, SBGE Feb 2014

  • I have the 662 model, and I bought the gloves for when I clean it. It gives you peace of mind.
    Cherry Hill, NJ
  • Have the 615, haven't found any need for gloves, just don't be too inebriated during cleaning.
    Chicago, Illinois
  • DavekatzDavekatz Posts: 763
    I got the 610 4 years ago with the serrated blade, but without the sharpener or gloves. So far so good. Although I am looking at some cut-resistant gloves for my mandolin and would sure use those with the slicer if I had them.
    Food & Fire - The carnivorous ramblings of a gluten-free grill geek.
  • MrossMross Posts: 338
    Get the sharpener for sure.
    Duncan, SC
  • MO_EgginMO_Eggin Posts: 179
    SWMBO bought me the cut resistant gloves, but I only used them once.  A little common sense goes a long way here.  Use the food pusher / deflector to keep your (remaining) fingers away from the spinning blade; when I have to adjust my food, I always turn the slicer OFF.  Also respect the blade when grabbing the sliced food.  Use a little caution when cleaning up, but I haven't found that to be too dangerous. 
    LBGE, St. Louis, MO
  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,665
    OK, I ordered it with the blade and gloves, but held off on the $40 sharpener.  Will see how often I use it and how long it takes before it needs sharpened.

    Thanks all for your input!
    XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
    Rochester, NY
  • I just ordered the 622. I don't know if it is any good but the price was right. Must have been old stock.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • I bought the blade and sharpener with mine, I use both
  • BotchBotch Posts: 4,902
    edited December 2013
    Cookinbob said:
    I am ready to pull the trigger on the Chefs Choice 615 slicer which I know some of you have. Will be ordering the optional non serrated blade.
    Do I need the sharpener?
    Do I need cut resistant gloves?
     
     
    Mine should be on the doorstep tonight!  I didn't get the glove, but I've been careful/lucky most of my life, except for that tragic Weed Whacker accident in '97… 
     
    (never wanted kids anyway…)

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    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
     
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • BotchBotch Posts: 4,902
    Yay!  
     
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    Now I've gotta find that Italian Beef thread for a recipe to try this machine out on, this coming weekend!  
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    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
     
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,665
    Mine will arrive Friday, but is a Christmas present, so I have to wait to use it :(
    XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
    Rochester, NY
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 3,233
    I got the 615 last year and it came with both blades, no sharpener and haven't needed it yet. No gloves either. I have not used it that much but it works great for me.

                                                                        
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    Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014
    Green Man Group cooking team.
    Johns Creek, Georgia
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    I would have saved you $100 and sold you mine.  I never use it any more.
  • reviving an old thread wondering if the lowest setting on the 615 will shave meat?
  • OhioEggerOhioEgger Posts: 156
    I've been using the 610 for a few years and haven't seen the need for a sharpener yet.
    Cincinnati, Ohio. Large BGE since 2011. Still learning.
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