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Meat slicer recommendation

Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
edited May 2012 in EggHead Forum
When I google meat slicers, I see a wide range of prices, from $50 to $500.  I'm looking for normal home use, from deli meat to bacon, to flank steak for Chinese stir fry.  I don't want to overpay (like I did on my grinder-stuffer), but I don't want a rinky dink piece of crap that will overheat or break at first use.

Any recommendations?

Thanks.
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Dripping Springs, Texas.
Just west of Austintatious


Comments

  • BigSteveBigSteve Posts: 52
    I have a Univex Prepsaver4512 and that is exactly how I use it. I found it on craigslist almost new and offered them $300. It works great for what I need it for.
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,862
    I got the EdgeCraft 609E for X-Mas last year.  Wasn't sure how it was going to handle things.  So far, I've sliced a rare roast beef, brisket and a turkey breast.  All went very nicely.  I'm sure this slicer is on the low end of "slicers" but for the half dozen times a year a use it, it works great!  Really performs well for a <$100 slicer.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    I have one from Williams Sonoma that I've had for maybe 10 years...I'm not sure who makes it for them, as all it has on it is a Williams Sonoma sticker and I couldn't find a link for it. I seem to remember it being around $200...it is definitely not the greatest slicer, but has worked very well for my needs, which is about how you describe wanting to use yours.

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  • Hey VI- last slicer I bought was $3800 for my Boars Head deli and restaurant so that won't do you much good. I can pass along that Globe brand slicers are the industry standard for commercial use. I found a nice one on eBay that is currently at $221. I'm sure it will go higher but if you see a Globe slicer out there that you can pick up cheaply, I highly recommend them for quality and durability.

    Here is the eBay link: http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem;PdsSession=22da4a101370a5aa83744b24fffdd440?itemId=290706032026&index=1&nav=SEARCH&nid=24338425879

    Something like this would be an awesome slicer for home or commercial use.
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    thanks, folks.  It's sounding like you get what you pay for, unless you can find a deal on the used market.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • EggbertsdadEggbertsdad Posts: 794
    I bought one at Bed, Bath, and Beyond for about $100...and you get what you pay for. It's ok, but nothing like the one I used when I worked at a deli in college.
    Sarasota, FL via Boynton Beach, FL, via Sarasota, FL, via Charleston, SC, via The Outer Banks, via God's Country (East TN on Ft. Loudon Lake)
  • BigSteveBigSteve Posts: 52
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    This is my univex slicer bought for $300
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