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Weston 7.5" Meat Slicer

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Since I've gotten into curing meats, making bacon and dried beef, I've been looking into an affordable meat slicer. Has anyone had any experience with Weston slicers?

I found one on Amazon for  $109 CDN, down from $330....

 

http://www.amazon.ca/Weston-83-0750-W-7-5-Meat-Slicer/dp/B007RFHAJU/ref=pd_sim_sbs_k_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0735ZQGYE4JRWP5WXS11

 

There are no reviews on it.

 

What do you guys think?

 

Thanks

 

post #2 of 12
Hey Duke, I can't speak to that slicer... I went with this one though & have been really happy with it so far ! It's really easy to take apart & clean to !

http://www.amazon.com/EdgeCraft-610-Choice-Premium-Electric/dp/B0002AKCOC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1428373875&sr=8-4&keywords=chefs+choice+slicer
post #3 of 12

get the best one you can afford that has a carriage that will allow you to slice the longest strip of bacon; size of the blade doesn't make as much difference as the length of the carriage "throw"

post #4 of 12
That's the one I have. Wife got it for me on Valentine's day. I've used it 5 times so far(meat only), and here's my thoughts:
1- several little pockets that little bits of meat gets wedged in so cleaning needs to be very meticulous
2- slides across the table while I'm slicing, needs someway to secure it down or a second person to hold it
3- the sliced meat doesn't fall away from the blade well, again just use the person holding it to grab it as it comes off
4- that clear guide with the small spikes is pretty useless for a reasonable piece of meat. I just flip that out of the way and guide it with my hands
Now the good:
5- very uniform slices and good adjustability
6- blade and blade cover are removable so that's easy to clean
7- good power, haven't had it bog down on any of the meat I've sliced

I would say I will use it 12 times a year and it's probably good for that. I still want to see what it can do with cheese. But I would say it's a good by for 150 or less, but not worth 300 in my book. Good luck with whatever you decide.
Kyle
post #5 of 12
I had one that looked exactly like that one different brand though. I used it twice to slice bacon and the second time the plastic gears stripped. I have been watching Craigslist waiting for a commercial slicer to come up for a good price since than
post #6 of 12
What WaterinHoleBrew said.
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by WaterinHoleBrew View Post

Hey Duke, I can't speak to that slicer... I went with this one though & have been really happy with it so far ! It's really easy to take apart & clean to !

http://www.amazon.com/EdgeCraft-610-Choice-Premium-Electric/dp/B0002AKCOC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1428373875&sr=8-4&keywords=chefs+choice+slicer

Will be looking into that further for sure!

Thanks for the all the input
post #8 of 12

I have the same slicer, but a different brand.  IMO, it's barely passable as a slicer. It's a Pain in the A** to clean, the thickness adjustment is too sloppy.

 

I typically use a knife & slice by hand rather than pull the slicer out. Then again, maybe my expectations were too high.

post #9 of 12
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How well does the EdgeCraft 610 cut cheese?

post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by DukeBurger View Post

How well does the EdgeCraft 610 cut cheese?

I can let ya know in a few weeks, just doing my first cheese... But I've done Canadian Bacon, Venison Dried Beef & Buckboard Bacon... It worked great for them... I'd expect the cheese to be just fine !
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by WaterinHoleBrew View Post


I can let ya know in a few weeks, just doing my first cheese... But I've done Canadian Bacon, Venison Dried Beef & Buckboard Bacon... It worked great for them... I'd expect the cheese to be just fine !

 

 

Awesome, thanks! :sausage:

post #12 of 12

I've done Mozzarella on the 610 a few times, with a little care, no problems.

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