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Commercial Meat Slicers
9" Blade, 1/4 HP, 16"W x 19.33"D x 12"H, 36 lbs
A commercial slicer with four carriage speeds, three stroke lengths, a gauge plate that allows for thickness of up to one inch, and a capacity of 12" wide. 30-5/8”W x 24-5/8”D x 27-1/4”H, 142 lbs
Hobart Slicer Model HS6 is an affordable, quality gateway into heavy duty slicing. It's a manual commercial food slicer that's great for increasing efficiency when it comes to sliced meats and other products. This electric slicer features a 1/2 horsepower knife drive motor, and 13" blade.
Adding a manual Hobart slicer to your kitchen is a great way to ramp up your meat and cheese production! The HS8's removable 13" knife and 1/2 H.P. drive motor' along with other important safety features ' make this one of the best food slicers on the market. Manual electric slicers like the HS8 are ideal for businesses slicing a small amount of product. If you're looking for an automatic slicer that's great for high output, try Hobart's HS7.
This Hobart electric food slicer ensures uniform portion sizes when it comes to your meats and cheeses! If you're looking for a safe slicer that requires less handling and produces lots of meat fast, you'll prefer this automatic slicer to a manual model. With a 13" removable knife, a 1/2 H.P. drive motor, and a burnished finish, the HS7 is a great commercial meat slicer.
The Hobart HS9 automatic commercial food slicer is decked out with extra safety mechanisms, and features a removable 13” knife and ⅟₂ H.P. drive motor. It operates as an excellent commercial meat slicer, and an essential piece of equipment for any restaurant offering sandwiches and other dishes with sliced meat and cheese. This automatic Hobart slicer makes portioning simple, and cuts down on labor and prep-time.
PrepPal Compact Slicer, manual, angled gravity feed, 10" diameter knife, up to 9/16" slice thickness, built-in sharpener, permanent ring guard, knife cover interlock, sealed splash zones, square receiving plate, on/off power switch, overload protection, anodized aluminum base, 1/4 HP, 120v, 180 watts, NEMA 5-15P, ETL-Sanitation, cETLus. 51 lbs.
PrepPal Heavy Duty Slicer, manual, gravity feed, 12" diameter knife, up to 9/16" slice thickness, built-in sharpener, permanent ring guard, knife cover interlock, sealed splash zones, square receiving plate, on/off power switch, overload protection, aluminum alloy base, anodized finish, 1/3 HP, 120v, 250 watts, NEMA 5-15P, ETL-Sanitation, cETLus. 62 lbs.
PrepPal Heavy Duty Slicer, manual, gravity feed, 14" diameter knife, up to 9/16" slice thickness, full cheese slicing capacity, built-in sharpener, permanent ring guard, knife cover interlock, sealed splash zones, square receiving plate, on/off power switch, overload protection, aluminum alloy base, anodized finish, 1/2 HP, 120v, 370 watts, NEMA 5-15P, ETL-Sanitation, cETLus. 101 lbs.
A Look at Commercial Meat Slicers
If you own a deli, a meat shop, a butcher's shop, or a supermarket and you are looking to sell meat like steak, pork chops, lamb chops, ground beef, and other cuts of meat and cuts of cheeses, you will surely benefit from a good-quality meat slicer.
A meat slicer, also known as a a slicing machine (which also includes commercial deli slicer units) or simply a slicer, is a piece of equipment used to slice meats and cheeses.
There are different types of commercial slicers depending on what you require for your establishment. A heavy-duty commercial meat slicer will find a home in establishments where there is a high demand for cuts of meat day in and day out. Heavy use is often defined as slicing meat all day. These heavy duty meat slicer units consume more electricity compared to lighter-duty units but will do an efficient and effective job.
Light-duty commercial slicer units, on the other hand, consume less electricity than their heavy-duty counterparts but are not built for heavy use. Light use is defined as having a slicer work for less than two hours on a daily basis. Medium use is defined as having a slicer work for two to four hours a day.
Meat slicers can also double as generic commercial food slicers that are used to slice not just meat but breads and cheeses as well.
One important thing to remember, however, irrespective of the type of slicer you purchase, is that it is important to thoroughly clean the blade of your commercial food slicer in between slicing different types of food items. This is because, for instance, when shifting from slicing meat to cheese in one unit, you are risking contaminating either foods. This can be potentially harmful because there are people who suffer from food allergies, especially those allergic to milk, and contaminating meat with lactose from the milk can be dangerous. In return, potential bacteria found in raw meats such as salmonella and E. coli can contaminate raw cheeses.
A Brief History of the Commercial Meat Slicer
The first meat slicer, which is a precursor to the modern commercial meat slicer, was invented in 1898 by Wilhelm van Berkel in Rotterdam. This is where the Berkel meat slicer's name came from.
Needless to say, the Berkel slicer helped revolutionize the butcher's trade. Credited as the first commercial slicer, Berkel's machine worked by moving the carriage and food into a spinning blade. Thanks to this early commercial meat slicer, the quality of meat cuts improved and it lessened the work of the butcher.
The Berkel slicer, in turn, is a precursor to the famous Hobart meat slicer. Nowadays an electric meat slicer is the norm, but many years ago, the first slicer was operated by hand crank.