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What exactly are meat slicers?

All people who like eating meat dishes buy meat at butcher’s and usually have it sliced at the same place. Sometimes when you begin to cook it becomes evident that the slices which are made at the shop may be of the wrong size. To have your meat sliced at any time and to your own preferences you can install a meat slicer at home. But what are meat slicers, actually, and why is it so convenient to use them? Here is the answer to all your questions.

A meat slicer, or a food slicer, is a device with several blades which may help you to have your meat sliced quickly and without much effort. When it finished its work you will have ideal meat slices for barbeque or other dishes, and will have the size you wanted them to have. Also, besides meat, some of the devices of such kind can be used for slicing other products – cheeses, vegetables, fruit and any other you like. So, you won’t have to slice anything with a knife – the slicer will save your time and efforts.

Meat slicers can be divided into several groups according to some characteristics. Usually manual and electric meat slicers are distinguished. The manual devices are run with the help of manual strength and the electric ones contain an electric engine for moving the blades. The manual slicers are considered to be the devices from the past as you need to cope with them by yourself and also it will be harder to work with them for women. Nevertheless, they are still popular as if you want to have a feeling of having meat gone through your hands right to the plate you may prefer this kind of meat slicer, as many chefs do. Of course, electric devices are considered to be more effective though not that reliable. The speed of an engine of an electric food slicer is usually adjustable, but the heat produced by the device when slicing may cause overheat which may damage the engine. For this reason when you are looking for a device you should know how often you will use it as buying a light duty device and using it every day will be just a waste of money.

The devices of such kind are numerous. A lot of famous manufacturers from different countries provide various models for any kinds of kitchen. Slicers vary in price and performance ability – most pricy and efficient ones can perform slicing of various products and have convenient automatic system to be completely user-friendly. You have an opportunity to choose a device to suit you kitchen design if you want it to be stored in the kitchen and to suit all your preferences as well.

All in all, meat slicer is a device which may be very useful for any cook in the kitchen. It may help you save time and efforts and will make your meat dishes prepared quickly, easily and with care.

Austin Sims :Currently Executive Chef at famous NY restaurant, Austin began his tenure with as Chef de Partie. He has over eight years of experience, including tenures at two- and three-Michelin star restaurants. Austin is passionate about all things cooking – products, supply chain, management, menu design, and budgeting.