ShortOrder SoundOff – Slicers – December 2013


December 2013
If you are running a deli or sandwich shop, you will find that a slicer can save you money as well as time. Slicers allow you to produce uniform slices of meat and cheese, and much faster than if you were using just a knife. Before making this purchase, it is important to determine what and how often you will be slicing, how much time you have to dedicate to slicing, and what motor design will best fit your needs.
Your first consideration should be duty-type. Light/standard duty is ideal for slicing deli meats, but is not recommended for slicing cheese. Medium duty can be used to slice cheese for about an hour per day, but is not recommended for frozen products. Heavy duty slicers can be used to cut any amount of any type of meat, cheese, or frozen products.
The next consideration is whether you will most benefit from a manual or automatic slicer. A manual slicer requires someone to manually slide the feeder tray back and forth over the blade. An automatic slicer will automatically slide back and forth, without any supervision needed. Another consideration should be the motor design. Slicer motors are either belt-driven or gear-driven. Gear-driven slicers are more expensive, but will be more reliable and require less maintenance. The belts that drive belt-driven slicers don’t require much maintenance, but they do require regular cleaning. For high volume situations, the gear driven slicer is the best option.
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Features & Specifications
3 Star


– 40 & 60 Strokes/Minute
– 13″ Diameter Blade


– Automatic, 2-Speed

– 23“W x 25.1″H x 26.7″D
– Warranty: 1 yr. parts & labor


German Knife

4 Star

– Gravity Feed
– 12″ Diameter Blade


– Manual, Gear Driven

25.6″W x 23.6″H x 23.4″D
– Warranty: 1 yr. parts & labor


German Knife
4 Star
– Angle Feed
– 10″ Diameter Blade
– Manual, Light Feed
– 23.7″W x 17.4″H x 18″D
– Warranty: 1 yr. parts & labor


4 Star
– 20 & 60 Strokes/Minute
– 13″ Diameter Blade
– Automatic, 1-Speed
– 28″W x 25″H x 29″D
– Warranty: 1 yr. parts & labor
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