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Meat slicers...

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by PDogSniper, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. PDogSniper

    PDogSniper

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    The last meat slicer that I had seemed to turn to slowly and I'm not sure but the serations seemed to be backwards. Consequently when slicing a ham or roast the back side of the cut rolled off making the portion being cut from rather uneven. I tried rotating the roast or ham and it was a pain in the butt...

    Any suggestions on a slicer or what I may have been doing wrong...?
     
  2. The Pontificator

    The Pontificator Angry Samoan

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    I'm sure that LORENA BOBBIT could tell you all about slicers, hehe. ;P ;G ^4
     

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    I do not have a slicer but I am wondering if the blade is on correctly or is it just that dull to be causing this?? I would start there first, then see if the unit is just underpowered for your needs.
     
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    Was always my thought but it could go on only one way.
     
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    Is this a Rival food slicer? If so, I have the same one. The only way I have found to get consistent, quality slices is to chill the meat in the freezer so that it firms up, 45 min or so, and then slice. This does not work all the time, but seems to help most of the time. Newer models of this slicer have blades such as found on supermarket slicers.
     
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    I don't recall as I wasn't happy with it and gave it away but IIRC it might have been.

    I'm looking to purchase another and would like to know which way to go...
     
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    Check Chef's Catalogue and Williams-Sonoma. I have seen supermarket style slicers in both. You may then want to buy from Amazon--same price, usually free shipping.