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New Meat Slicer - got after yesterday

Iowa State EggerIowa State Egger Posts: 337
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
I hope all is well for everyone. It has been a while since I have posted, things have been crazy it seems. I still make sure I find time to fire up the BGE three of four times per week, but I guess I haven't done anything that has seemed "post worthy," even though that is not the right attitude.

I got upset earlier this week at my local grocery store. I have been buying a lot of deli meats for lunches, and when the prices went above 6 bucks per pound, I decided I was going to try my own meats. I bought a $50 meat slicer from Sam's, and then a bunch of meat. I figure if I like the slicer I can always upgrade.

I guess I have been working too much when my oldest says he wants to be like me and goes into the office and gets on the computer:

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Here are five turkey breast on the XL. Two of them were bone in, and the other three boneless. I flavored them all different to try to get some variety. I didn't watch the temp too close, but I kept it under 250 and I suppose they were on there for five or six hours. I used Hickory Chucks and Cherry Chips:

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Good smoke shot:

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I fired up the large as well. The store had a sale on pork loin. So, I cut some butterfly chops off of it and this is what was left. Threw it on over Mesquite Chucks and kept the dome under 250:

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Finally, my two young boys love ham so I put used the small as well. Hickory for smoke, and again I kept the dome under 250:

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Here on the finished shots:

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It got kind of late and I got into the beer, so I didn't think it was a good time to debut the slicer. I wrapped everything in tin foil and put it in the fridge over night. I think they thought they did most of the work:

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After church this morning we had a slicing party. I took a lot longer than I would have guessed:

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Here are some of the finished product:

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My wife doesn't understand the I cooked so you clean theory, so it is still sitting on the counter.

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We got everything put into bags and in the freezer. Lunch meat should not be a problem for the next several months!
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  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,665
    Don't worry about upgrading the slicer. I paid $35 15 years ago for mine and it still works great. Nothing like home cooked lunchmeat
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  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,038
    This is exactly what I want to. My wife feels the meat cutter is too dangerous to have in a house with two young children. My mom said she will go in on with me and I can keep it at her house. ;) How did your slicer work out? Are you ready to upgrade yet? :laugh:
    Large, Small, and a LOT of Eggcessories!  Southlake, TX
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  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Good job Dave. Sound like you saved a bunch of money. Keep it up and it will pay for more than just the slicer. ;)
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  • Scott -

    I am completely happy with it and at this point I don't see a reason to drop any more money on it. Since it is cheap, there are some things I didn't like, but this is probably something I will use no more than once per month. The manual said that it will shut off after 10 minutes to avoid overheating, so I would slice for 5 minutes or so, then take a break. Also, there isn't a nice area or tray for the meat to fall into, so it turned into a two person job (the wife caught the meat). But - for $50 I am happy with it.
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  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,301
    That's alot of meat. That'll make for killer sandwiches! I think I'll give some turkey a try, thanks for the post.
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
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  • FluffybFluffyb Posts: 1,815
    Awesome Dave. After reading the sodium content of deli meat, I've been doing alot of my own too. I need to get an electric slicer, we borrowed one from a friend a couple of weeks ago for pit beef. Still have some in the freezer. Love smoke turkey breast, your family will have healthy, great tasting sandwiches for a long time!
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  • Susan EgglaineSusan Egglaine Posts: 2,430
    looks like you already saved $50 & got better quality stuff. I want a meat slicer, have been looking on Craigslist. No luck yet :angry:
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  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Nice, just wondering if you now prefer the turkey boneless or bone in as far as Egging and or slicing???

    Thanks,
    Bordello
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  • Bluecrab3Bluecrab3 Posts: 328
    I have that exact model, and it's great. Never had an issue with it other than it's kinda a pain to clean. Nice unit and nice cooks!
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  • ViennaJackViennaJack Posts: 357
    Bluecrab3 wrote:
    I have that exact model, and it's great. Never had an issue with it other than it's kinda a pain to clean. Nice unit and nice cooks!

    I've had one for a few years now and it's still going strong. One of the first things I did was peel the stainless steel cover off of the carriage. It is attached with double sided sticky tape. Once it's removed, you can get underneath it and clean the gunk that gets underneath a lot better. The stainless cover can be pressed back into place, and once the sticky tape is gone the cover can be removed anytime for cleaning.
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  • LovenbrauLovenbrau Posts: 307
    thats what I have been looking for. got the food saver, just need the slicer. looks great.
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  • My son has a slicer, think I'll try a ham and turkey, your cook looks great! :)
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  • LDDLDD Posts: 1,225
    that's how you do it! nice job.
    context is important :)
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  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,391
    Dave, that amount of food would last me a lifetime, lol. Everything looks so much better than you could buy in the grocery. :)

    Seems as if everyone has a meat slicer.....gotta put one on my wish list, especially for my bacon.
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  • nuynainuynai Posts: 101
    Probably, 40 yrs. ago, my parents got a commercial grade Hobart for $100. I have it, still running and now people have offered $2000 for it. Thanks for the pics.
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  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,038
    Thanks Dave, I showed my wife your post and she is now thinking a slicer would be a good thing to have. I will start looking at the options that are out there.
    Large, Small, and a LOT of Eggcessories!  Southlake, TX
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  • I know this is a zombie thread but any chance any of you guys with this slicer are still around and still using it?


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  • looks really good. just another great idea of how to get creative with the egg
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  • Mine still works great, the product is way superior to store bought lunch meat, worth the investment. I got mine at Lowes
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  • I have a slicer just like the one you have and I wouldn't take nothing for mine, You can buy some for much more but I'm not a pro and I don't need anything better.. Good luck  Cajun
     
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  • Fantastic. One item as yet unmentioned is that this is not 'processed' deli meat that is loaded with un-pronouncable chemicals that are bad for us. I am sure it will also taste better.

    Congratulations!!
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  • So going to do this...
    Making the neighbors jealous in Pleasant Hill, Ia one cook at a time...
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  • flynnbobflynnbob Posts: 593
    Looks great.  I have the same style slicer.  Here is a tip - I spray Pam on the "slider bar" to make it easier to move the meat back and forth. It makes all the difference in the world. 
    Milton, GA.
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