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Old 04-05-2014, 10:53 PM   #1
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Deli Slicer wanted

I'm starting to get serious about looking for a decent deli slicer for home. I want to spend $100 to $150 and I'm looking for something that I'll use about once a month for bacon, roast beef, turkey, and other homemade lunch meats.

I've looked on Amazon pretty thoroughly and I'm not seeing much difference in the slicers in this price range. Any tips or suggestions?

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Old 04-06-2014, 08:24 AM   #2
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I have this slicer. All metal. Stay away from plastic.
Rival Meat Slicer | eBay
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:45 AM   #3
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To be honest, I don't believe you can get a "decent" slicer for that price. A 7" or 8" blade is too small, I would look for something in a 10"-12" blade, but the cost goes up to over $300.00 but is worth the higher price.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:49 AM   #4
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To be honest, I don't believe you can get a "decent" slicer for that price. A 7" or 8" blade is too small, I would look for something in a 10"-12" blade, but the cost goes up to over $300.00 but is worth the higher price.

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Old 04-06-2014, 12:59 PM   #5
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Forgot to mention: the blades are not as efficient because most of them have ripper blades, also the motors are just too small and lack power.
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:17 PM   #6
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Go to a restaurant supply site and look at their slicers, maybe you can get a refurbished one cheaper. I would also look at Cabelas.com for a better home type slicer.

http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/brows...MMcat104798880
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:25 PM   #7
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Well...
I have a "plastic" slicer that has a 7 or 8" blade, is in the price range the OP mentioned (or at least was) and handles the foods he mentioned perfectly. True, there are times I would like a 12" slicer, but I do not have a dedicated spot for it and my small slicer is probably 1/3 the weight, therefore much handier for occassional use. Yet heavy enough not to slide around on the counter.
But then I recently traded in my large pickup truck with a Hemi engine because I realized I just didn't need something that big or with that much gas guzzling hp. To each their own.
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Well...
I have a "plastic" slicer that has a 7 or 8" blade, is in the price range the OP mentioned (or at least was) and handles the foods he mentioned perfectly. True, there are times I would like a 12" slicer, but I do not have a dedicated spot for it and my small slicer is probably 1/3 the weight, therefore much handier for occassional use. Yet heavy enough not to slide around on the counter.
But then I recently traded in my large pickup truck with a Hemi engine because I realized I just didn't need something that big or with that much gas guzzling hp. To each their own.
That's the type of slicer I have, too. It was disappointing at first, after my experience with the 8 ton slicers in restaurants, I soon learned to use it and it works like a charm.
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:12 PM   #9
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I would look for a balde that could be sharpened, this will give you the option to slice very thin. Powerful motor would also be a plus.

If you are only looking to slice bacon once a month, then you likely don't need something more expensive, but if you think that you might use it for other things later on, get something better.

Full disclosure, I'm someone that works with commercial slicers every day.
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:23 PM   #10
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Check out a restaurant supply. I doubt a good deli slicer can be had for $100 or so and it will weigh a ton and it's no easy job to clean the thing. We have a Rival slicer and it works pretty good but I've not tried to slice bacon with it. Also, the motor comes off and all parts go into the dishwasher.
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