Food Slicer Guide

Meat SlicersCommonly found in restaurants, butcher shops and meat markets; Electric Meat Slicers take the daunting task of manually slicing meat, cheese, or other foods into processing food with speed and efficiency. Deciding which food slicer to purchase can be confusing, so we're happy to help you decide.

You can rest assured that we at Meat Processing Products only offer the highest quality meat and food slicers, so you are sure to be satisfied.

We have a massive selection of food and meat slicers available to purchase. Now deciding which slicer is best for your application may be confusing but you need to consider several key factors when deciding which food slicer / meat slicer to purchase: (see below)

What Will You Be Slicing with Your Food Slicer?

If most of your slicing is low volume or you plan on slicing infrequently, a manual food slicer may be right for you. However, if you need to do large volumes, require consistent thickness, you will want an electric food slicer. Electric food slicers allow you to slice large amounts of meat, cheese, or other foods at one time. For large food slicing jobs, an electric meat slicer gives you a precise slice every time without constant supervision, so all of your food slices come out with the same thickness.

How Many Hours a Day Will You Be Using the Slicer?

Our economy food slicers are perfect for light duty applications. If you’re slicing over 4 hours a day, the heavy duty meat and food slicers provide increased durability at a value price.

Will You Be Slicing Cheese?

Slicing cheese is one of hardest things for a food slicer to slice. Unlike many other models, all of the food slicers we offer here at Meat Processing products have the power to slice cheese consistently. However, if you’re slicing any more than a small amount, you should consider a heavy duty food slicer.

What are the Dimensions of the Largest Product You Will Be Slicing?

Make sure you select a meat slicer that with a slicing blade that will fit what you are slicing. Be sure to consider not only what you are currently slicing today, but also think about what you will be slicing in the future.

What is the Thickest Slice You’ll Need?

Always make sure the slicer you select will cut as thick as you need. Some slicers have adjustments, so be sure to select a slicer with the correct thickness adjustment you need.

What Will You Be Slicing in the Future?

It pays to think about what menu items you may add in the next couple of years. You can save a lot of money in the long run by buying for the present and considering the products you may slice in the future.

Does Blade Size Matter?

Yes, blade size should be a factor in your search for a slicer. The volume you’re cutting and the size of the product are key factors in selecting a blade size. Smaller operations can often manage with a 7" to 9" blade. Higher volume operations should use at least a 10" or larger blade.