The food slicers also known as meat slicers are becoming common on the counter tops of the kitchen besides only being used in large food industries and chef’s choice at restaurants. Though the home versions are compact and are not powerful, yet the job of slicing can be easy accomplished. The following are few tips that should be taken care while using the slicers.
Use boneless meat:
When you slice the meat, you should see that it does not contain bone. This will damage the slicer and render useless. The Slice Wiser will last longer and give uniform cutting every time you use it.
The foods that are fully frozen will be difficult to slice instead of slightly frozen. You won’t be able to get even cut if the food is fully frozen.
Do not skimp:
You should by default clean the slicer after every use. This is important hygienically and from maintenance point of view also. The better you take care of the equipment, the longer will it last without requiring frequent repairs and damage. You should refer Owner’s manual to get it cleaned since each slicer’s are different and so the procedure.
Avoid dishwasher clean:
The dishwasher uses hard detergents that are harmful for slicers and might cause damages to its parts. Hence instead use warm soapy water and dry them completely.
From the above you can decide what’s best for you. Depending on your requirement and how occasional user you are, will determine the model you select.
- Entry level slicers:
These types of slicers are intended to use occasionally for an hour or two at the most. These models are simple and easy to operate with few safety features. Though they can be used for all types of meat, vegetables there are not recommended for cheese. You should look for the specifications of each model before finalising one.
- Mid-Tier slicers:
These types of slicers have larger blades and more rated horsepower meaning greater capacity of working. These are similar to entry level with additional safety features.
- Premium slicers:
These are top-of the shelf and are heavy duty slicers with varied design features and capabilities. They can slice any food even cheese with ease and precision. They come in manual and automatic versions.
The common parts of the slicers include blades, product carriage (tray) for food placement, auto sharpener, gauge plate surrounding the knife, pusher to hold the food while slicing, knife guard to avert cut hazards.
Thus, you should carefully select the model, after going through the details of the relevant models shortlisted. The product should serve your purpose with ease.