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Tips on the usage of a meat slicer: how and why we should use it

Buying meat which was previously sliced at the shop is really more expensive than having meat sliced at home, but slicing it with a knife, especially some delicate kind of meat, can take much of your time and effort. Also, there are such foods which need slicing like tomatoes, onions, potatoes, cheeses and so on. You usually slide them by yourself but why not save time and do it with a meat slicer? This device is a perfect solution for those who eat meat a lot and want to have slices of the right thickness as well as always be able to slice the meat for a barbeque.

Using a meat slicer you may come across several specific features which need attention and which are useful to know. In this article, we will cover some of them.

As an example, you should obviously know the difference between manual and electric devices which are available for sale today. Using a manual device you will need to apply some strength to run the blade so you’d better be aware of it especially if you pick a device for a woman.

Next, you should know that it is important to use a device as often as it can be used. There are several models of meat slicers mentioned in meat slicer reviews which are generally called heavy duty, medium duty and light duty devices. They differ in measures and in durability. Thus, heavy duty devices are the largest and they can provide high-quality performance ever day. So if you are really a meat lover you can be sure to use this type of meat slicer. Medium duty slicers are for those who apply the device approximately several times a week. And light duty slicers are the smallest and obviously shouldn’t be run every day as it may cause overheat of the engine.

When operating a meat slicer you should be rather attentive as there is a moving blade in its construction which can be dangerous for you. Be sure you don’t need to adjust a thickness or set a meat after turning on the device. Actually, you shouldn’t have many problems when using a meat slicer, especially if you use an electric one. You don’t need to do anything but just glide the joint of meat or a vegetable to the blade. When you are slicing cheese you can often note some slices of food which have stuck to the blade. In this case, turn the device off and remove these slices as they will hamper further slicing.

All in all, meat slicer can be rather efficient in any kitchen. Whether you are having guests or want to cook something for you personally, you can use this device to slice food quickly and without effort. Taking into account the tips above, you can easily choose and use the right meat slicer for your needs.

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.