Would I be better off with a good electric knife, compare to a $100 slicer.

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by tom c, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. tom c

    tom c Smoking Fanatic

    I can't see spending 4 or 5 hundred on a slicer I don't think I would be using it that much. Maybe around ones or twice a month for roast beef or brisket. So would I be better off with a good electric knife compare to a $100 slicer?
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2011
  2. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    In your case I would get a good electric knife, but it is hard to slice as thin as you can get with a slicer. Still not bad.
     
  3. I  have got a slicer, a elect knife and i still end up using just a sharp knife. I gave away a commercial slicer to our local grange just because it was to heavy and to much trouble to clean. I do have an el cheapo slicer but I always seem to get back to the sharp knife.

    Karl
     
  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Slicers are faster at getting consistant slices...But a Steady Hand and a good Knife, Electric or Traditional...Will get the job done...Fatty and Raw meat is easier on a slicer...but partial freezing helps when doing it by hand....My SOB Cousin has my Grandfathers 1940 Hobart, Mint Condition, doesn't use it more than once a year and won't give it up!  [​IMG]....JJ
     
  5. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'd go get it , JJ , and say you have a do to get going and just forget to take it back...LOL

    Sorta like my Son does......
     
  6. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Sams has a decent slicer for about 40 bucks if I remember correctly.  If you don't do a lot of slicing a cheap slicer is better the no slicer.   Just take your time and don't burn up the motor it will last long enough for you to decide to buy a bigger slicer.
     
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    A knife like this will be as good as any slicer if you practice with it & are not in a hurry.



    I have one similar to it & also have a commercial 12" slicer. 
     

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