Hobart Slicers Can Boost Kitchen Safety
The HS9 electric slicer boasts an impressive list of safety features. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration, or OSHA, views slicers as hazardous equipment. Prevent a kitchen disaster by picking a slicer with features like these:
- Removable knife for safe, easy cleaning
- Auto shut-off when not in use
- Requires a restart after a power outage
- Won’t start with carriage in wrong spot
- Gauge plate stays shut during sharpener use
- Shutting the gauge plate shuts down the slicer
Choosing the Best Food Slicer for Your Business
You may know exactly what you need when it comes to commercial food slicers. If you don’t, here’s a basic guide. Feel free to call a sales rep for more information!
Manual vs Automatic
Manual slicers with low horsepower drive motors are for restaurants serving small amounts of sliced product. They require more handling, and won’t work for most chain restaurants and delis. Upgrading to automatic is a good way to speed up production. HS9 is automatic.
Your menu will help determine the type of knife you need. Here’s a general rule:
- Less than 12 inches: no cheese, small amount of meat, small restaurants
- 12 inches: some cheese, medium amount of meat, chain restaurants
- More than 12 inches: good for bulk cheese and meat, delis or institutions
In most cases, removing parts can help you safely clean your commercial food slicer. It can reduce exposure to sharp edges, and help you scrub hard-to-reach spots. HS9 features a removable knife and a removable ring guard cover.