I don’t ever remember anyone saying they didn’t like sandwiches but I do remember often being told where to get the best sandwich in town. For my money the best sandwich in town is the one using the best meats and cheeses to create a gourmet sandwich – without leaving home. That’s right; the way to achieve the best and least expensive deli meats is to slice your own. I have many friends that would like a roast beef sandwich but won’t buy the meat at the deli because it’s always too rare or too spicy or too old. They buy the best cut of beef roast in the market and cook it to their liking and then slice it on their own slicer to whatever thickness they want. They buy and store meats and cheeses in bulk which is easy to find and less expensive (search for bulk foods). If your taste buds as well as your budget are excited about the idea then it is our pleasure to help you get started on your very own Deli by introducing some of the best non-commercial meat slicers’ on the market today, namely:
Chef’s Choice 632 International Gourmet VariTilt Electric Food Slicer
The Chef’s Choice VariTilt #632 is a German engineered slicer that will gravity feed a 5“ loaf of bologna/hard salami on a raised feeder tray into the 7” stainless blade slicing up to 1/2” thick post-haste. The blade is gear driven by a robust 100W motor which is nestled in a cradle of cast aluminum and stainless steel making it durable enough to last for years. Then the chef can slice a tomato or bread, or other vegetables, meat or cheese. Hell, I don’t see why you can’t put on the available serrated blade and run a cabbage through it for sauerkraut or coleslaw. I would recommend cleaning the blade in-between. Since it only weighs around 10lbs it is easy to set-up a store. It’s nice looking too so you could leave it on the counter if you wish.
Continental PS77711 Professional Series Deli Slicer
The Continental PS77711 Professional Series Deli Slicer is a heavy duty cast iron slicer that is both affordable and genuinely compatible to the more expensive slicers. It weighs about 12 pounds and with its’ 150 watt motor it’s capable of slicing all day long. It has a 7.5 inch stainless steel blade that is easily removed for cleaning, and can be adjusted to slice up to 3/4 inch thick.
EdgeCraft 610 Chef’s Choice Premium Electric Food Slicer
Premium 610 7 Inch Food Slicer is also cast aluminum and stainless steel with a multi-purpose serrated stainless steel 7 ” blade which can easily be removed for cleaning. There is a surge protector built into the Chef’s Choice machine. The blade has limited access when not in use for safety. The cord can be nicely stowed away and it comes with a serving tray. Last but not least is the high powered smooth running motor which delivers up to 3/4” thick slices.
MaxiMatic EMT-503B Elite Gourmet 130-Watt Die-Cast-Aluminum Electric Food Slicer
The MaxiMatic EMT-503B Elite Gourmet Food Slicer comes with a 7.5” stainless steel blade driven by an 180W motor can slice from paper thin to 1/2”… With its Die cast aluminum construction the home chef will be able to slice a variety of foods including bread, vegetables, meats, and cheese for several years. Should the blade get dull there is a blade sharpener available and it comes with a large platform which can be easily removed along with the blade for cleaning.
Chef’s Choice 615 Premium Electric Food Slicer
The Chef’s Choice 615 Premium Electric Food Slicer is also constructed of cast aluminum and stainless
steel with a 7 “ blade driven by a high torque180W motor with smooth gears makes it capable of slicing extra large roasts or hams up to 1 “ thick. The 615 is designed to make the blade inaccessible when not in use so it can be left on the counter even if there are children in the house. All of the components are easily disassembled for cleaning.
In conclusion we hope our attempt to make you aware of a way to eat healthy and save money by controlling the way your deli meat is cooked and sliced. Your vegetables and cheeses and breads can also be sliced. All of the units described here have rubber feet which keeps them from walking while in use. All of the units are around 10 pounds and can easily be stored away or if you desire you can leave it on the counter because all of the units are pleasing to the eye as well, and will take up little space.
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