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Meat slicer tips.

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

I bought a Della 8.7 inch meat slicer. I am not real happy with the way it slices. It seems to want to roll under the bottom edge of the meat. Seems like there is too wide of a gap between the knife and the tray. Anyone have some ideas on what can be done to make it more user friendly? My bacon was not semi frozen last time. I will try that on the next run, but just looking for some tips.

Thanks

Terry

post #2 of 8
I have the same issue with my slicer. Different brand, but it was a cheaper one. I found semi frozen meat is your best bet to get a clean cut.
post #3 of 8

If you mean that little piece that just keeps getting bigger and hangs off the bottom.

It's a common problem.

The easiest way to cure it is to flip the slab over every 7 or 8 slices.

That way you just keep cutting it off.

Also, always put the bacon in the freezer for a couple of hours before slicing.

And if it starts to warm up, stop slicing & put it back in the freezer.

Hope this helps!

 

Al

post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 

The more I thought about it the more upset I became. I just found this on Ebay. Should be here before my next batch of bacon is done.

post #5 of 8

Nice score!

 

That's a great looking slicer!

 

Al

post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by wurkenman View Post
 

The more I thought about it the more upset I became. I just found this on Ebay. Should be here before my next batch of bacon is done.

It still won't cure the problem of having a "tail" of the bacon. Only way to fix it is to have the belly half frozen before slicing. I have a Hobart 1612 slicer that will do the same thing if I don't almost freeze the meat first

post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

I will partially freeze the next batch. This slicer I couldn't pass up though. 12 inch commercial slicer for 184 shipped. Needs a foot replaced.

post #8 of 8

It's funny that you bought a 12" slicer.

 

I've had one for years, it's a Torrey SS commercial model.

 

I also have a Chefs Choice 8" slicer.

 

The 12" slicer is so heavy & takes a lot of time to clean.

 

So 90% of the time I use the small one, & I bet you end up doing the same thing!!

 

Al

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