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SmittyJonz
05-03-2017, 01:19 AM
For occassional Home Use. Pastrami, Hams, Pit Beef etc.....

WanderingTexan
05-03-2017, 01:34 AM
I bought a chefs choice 609 on amazon for around $80. It has served me very well. I have never had the blade sharpened and it's still razor sharp. Perfectly sliced jerky was worth the price alone to me. Good luck...

bbqpitsmoker
05-03-2017, 03:46 AM
For me I would say either get a mid to expensive priced electric slicer or if budget doesnt allow that the best choice is a long (up to 14") slicing knife. Will last much longer and give amazing results.

I purchased the 14" forschner (in both straight and serrated). For the cost of a cheap and nasty electric slicer I have a quality set of blades that my grandchildren will probably inherit to slice brisket with.....

quamdar
05-03-2017, 04:00 AM
I use the slicer at my local FOE, they don't care so long as I clean it. Before I started using it it was just sitting in storage actually until I casually mentioned looking for one online to the bartender. Now I have a free slicer, don't have to store it, and have an excuse to go to the club and have a few drinks. After slicing of course...

I've heard good things about the chefs choice but I'd look for used on Craigslist personally. That or a 14" slicer if you aren't doing a ton of stuff. I actually prefer slicing my bacon and a few other things by hand.

Gary Tomato
05-03-2017, 04:20 AM
The cheap slicers sold of domestic use usually only have a 6" or 7" blade, which isn't very wide for slicing brisket or pork belly for bacon.

IamMadMan
05-03-2017, 06:32 AM
Your best bet is to watch craig's list. Many deli's go out of business and offer them at more than reasonable costs.

I got lucky, we have a local large convenience store chain that went from slicing meats to now buying them pre-packaged. The market was flooded with a multitude of slicers thus driving the prices down well below normal used slicer market prices.

Also check http://www.webstaurantstore.com/search/deli-slicer.html
A 10" slice is 299.00 with free shipping. While it may not be a Berkel, it will get the job done and is a good bargain. The 12" slicer is 429.00.

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sleebus.jones
05-03-2017, 07:49 AM
Craigslist, definitely. I bought mine, a 12" commercial model for $50. Not pretty but she's got it where it counts.

Smokie185
05-03-2017, 08:23 PM
I bought a chefs choice 609 on amazon for around $80. It has served me very well. I have never had the blade sharpened and it's still razor sharp. Perfectly sliced jerky was worth the price alone to me. Good luck...

I have a Chef's Choice also and I got the optional blade for thinner cuts. I slice bacon and eye of round roast with great results.

AussieMatt
05-04-2017, 08:26 AM
Also check http://www.webstaurantstore.com/search/deli-slicer.html
A 10" slice is 299.00 with free shipping. While it may not be a Berkel, it will get the job done and is a good bargain. The 12" slicer is 429.00.

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This is the one I have on my wishlist there.

mtime7
05-04-2017, 08:36 AM
I bought a chefs choice 609 on amazon for around $80. It has served me very well. I have never had the blade sharpened and it's still razor sharp. Perfectly sliced jerky was worth the price alone to me. Good luck...

I bought a lightly used Chef Choice 610 of eBay, works great for the little amount of work I give it

Dmakkk
05-04-2017, 08:47 AM
How do you guys go about storing roasts and the slices of the cuts of meat. Do you just fridge/freeze,Vac seal etc.

robert-r
05-04-2017, 09:32 AM
I bought this on sale: http://www.cabelas.com/product/home-cabin/food-processing/slicers%7C/pc/104798880/c/104723280/sc/104577480/deluxe-slicer/1843130.uts

Which is the equivalent of this: https://www.amazon.com/Nesco-FS-250-180-watt-Slicer-8-7-Inch/dp/B00L07TNSM/ref=sr_1_7?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1493904134&sr=1-7&keywords=meat+slicer

I'm happy. The price was right & it works well. Paid about the same price as the Nesco. If I used it more often, I'd want one with a bigger blade. It's a bit small for doing a slab of bacon.

bproffer
05-04-2017, 09:49 AM
I am another Craigslist advocate. I got a 10" Uniglobe commercial slicer for $125.00. My local restaurant supply store had the same one for $450.00

bproffer
05-04-2017, 09:51 AM
How do you guys go about storing roasts and the slices of the cuts of meat. Do you just fridge/freeze,Vac seal etc.

I vacuum seal most of what I slice if I am doing a big batch of pastrami or roast beef, turkey breast, etc. in 1lb portions. Then I'll freeze what I am not using right away.

Jorge
05-04-2017, 10:39 AM
When HEB starts expanding in DFW watch for competitors to close stores, and get a deal on a Hobart.

NickTheGreat
05-04-2017, 11:30 AM
I bought this one several years ago off Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0058VCYWS/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It's a little more expensive than some of the others. But it has treated me well. But I probably only use it every 2 months or so.

I wish the blade was a little bigger for larger chunks of meat, but I can make it work.

My only other complaint is that it is kinda a PITA to clean.

Thingfish
05-04-2017, 02:16 PM
Jeez, I'd love to have a slicer but the idea of having to store one versus the times I'd use it has stopped me.

medic92
05-04-2017, 03:55 PM
Cheap is a relative term and this was expensive for me at the time. I bought it last July and I've loved it. It has a self-sharpening blade but I haven't had to yet and it works like a dream.

https://www.amazon.com/Super-Deal-Commercial-Stainless-Semi-Auto/dp/B01AHU7E1K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493927616&sr=8-1&keywords=Super+Deal+Commercial+Stainless+Steel+Sem i-Auto+Meat+Slicer%2C+Cheese+Food+Electric+Deli+Slic er+Veggies+Cutter