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Woo Hoo! Scored on a Craigslist meat slicer!

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I've been wanting a professional grade meat slicer for years after hearing all of the nightmares about the plastic cheap jobs out there.  I finally found a Craigslist add from a guy who's family sandwich shop closed a couple years ago and the only thing he kept was a Berkel 827a meat slicer.  He needed room in his small apartment and had to get rid of this heavy appliance.  This is a $1300 slicer and he was asking $350 for it!  I called and for grins asked what his bottom dollar was on it and he said $275!  I picked it up today and there was no way I was haggling further on this beautiful 12" unit!  It had a few years worth of veg oil build up, but a lil elbow grease and this thing was cleaned up and working like new!  Heck, if I didn't like it, I could sell it for twice what I paid for it!  I love this thing and can't wait to slice up some sausage, pepperoni, salami etc!  One thing I have to say about cleaning aluminum though... don't use easy off oven cleaning spray!  I oxidized the aluminum, but I'm sure that I can find a product that will shine the aluminum like new.  That's the next project.  I didn't have a lot to slice today, but after sharpening up the blade I ran an onion through it for a test drive and it worked flawlessly!

 

 

 

http://www.berkelequipment.com/berkel/Products/products.aspx?brand=berkel&cid=18&scid=50&pid=2177&gid=357

 

 

 

post #2 of 13

Congrats great deal

post #3 of 13

Nice score!

post #4 of 13

Yep!  Gotta be careful with aluminum.  Even dishwasher detergent can cause problems there.

 

If that baby has all the parts and aligns well, it looks like you got a steal!

 

Good luck and good smoking.

 

 

post #5 of 13

Sweet deal JohnSWA...Congrads !!!!

post #6 of 13
Nice score:)


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post #8 of 13

Nice score

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post #10 of 13

Nice deal. Aluminum gets etched pretty easy. I put my big nut from my meat grinder in the dishwasher by mistake and it's all grey now.

post #11 of 13

Congrats!

post #12 of 13

Good score! Try Flitz polish on the aluminum. They make a polishing ball that attaches to a drill that works pretty well, or you can use any polisher or buffer. Doing it by hand would be a bit of work, though possible I guess.

post #13 of 13

Great score! Awesome slicer!

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