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Meat slicer

Postby fishlips » Aug Sun 13, 2017 3:32 pm

I started looking into getting a meat slicer,now that I will be making bacon,and can use it for all the venison jerkey I make also.I see they range from 99.00 - 500.00,[or more], usually you get what ya pay for.Been checking different ones and reading reviews.I don't need a huge commercial unit,just something that isn't going to burn up after a few cuttings.Anyone have a brand or modle that is proven to hold up,work good,not bad to clean.Thanks for any input.
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Re: Meat slicer

Postby chewbacca » Aug Mon 14, 2017 7:55 am

Scott,

I have a cheap Weston model meat slicer. All in all it doesn't work too bad. However, it doesn't work very well for bacon or anything larger for that matter. The sliding tray is just too small for anything large. Make sure whatever model you get that it has plenty of travel on the tray to allow for slicing larger cuts like pork bellies. One tip I can give you about slicing bacon is to freeze it first then slice it. If you slice it right out of the fridge it the cutting blade will heat up a little and it will begin to render some of the fat out of the bacon while it is slicing it. I've made quite a bit of bacon and have learned these things "the hard way".
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Re: Meat slicer

Postby fishlips » Aug Mon 14, 2017 9:46 am

Thanks Chewy,good to know
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Re: Meat slicer

Postby rhouser » Aug Mon 14, 2017 11:02 am

not sure if your ok with a used one, but you might be able to find a used more industrial one on craigslist if you find you need to go that route
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Re: Meat slicer

Postby rhouser » Aug Mon 14, 2017 11:03 am

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Re: Meat slicer

Postby fishlips » Aug Mon 14, 2017 12:13 pm

Don't need anything that big or expensive,thanks
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Re: Meat slicer

Postby MJDEJONG11 » Aug Mon 14, 2017 3:16 pm

I will second Chewy on the freezing first, but not just for bacon. Freeze anything, it just holds firm while slicing. I dont freeze solid, just for about an hour (depending on size) before slicing so it firms up and slices evenly.
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Re: Meat slicer

Postby princecraft » Aug Mon 14, 2017 4:02 pm

I see Cabela's has one on sale..$130.00 for $60.00. Don't know the spec's on it but seems like a good deal.
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