So I finally "pulled the trigger" and got a new, genuine, meat and other stuff, slicer. Oddly enough, I had decided on this Chef's Choice 615 before I caught up with how many Friends here on SMF also enjoy their Chef's Choice as well. I ordered mine from Ebay. I use Ebay a lot anymore for the free shipping. I was really impressed by the shipping. Ordered Sunday, delivered Tuesday afternoon. o_O:) I unpacked it when I got home from an afternoon pick-up run. I cut up two chunks of Pork Loin last night while the Air Fryer was making Chicken Dinner. The pork loin was still frozen from the deep freeze. Why not throw it right into the fire? I was impressed right off when I clicked the switch on. Woo-Yoo! It runs continuously like a real slicer. And it runs quite quietly as well. Good first impression. Grabbed chunk one of Loin and sliced off ~1/4" slices (setting 4 on the knob) of my trimmed up Pork Loin. Wow! No grunt, no slow down, no noise or sound change at all. Away pealed the icy slab of gonna-be Jerky. I landed it on the catch tray. Carriage return, and slice another. Amazing! To say the least I was impressed based on what would happen if I attempted to cut this frozen meat by hand, or the old Krupp. I happily sliced away, the slicer staying stable on the counter, and one-handed slicing off slabs of Jerky cuts. With my now idle left hand, I caught the icy meat and layed it on the supplied tray, I learned to turn the tray 1/4 turn as the meat piled up and my chunks made a good tray full of meat to transfer to my vacuum marinading chamber. When transferring the meat, I realized some of it had begun to freeze back to the slices it was laying on. Yup, it was still freezing. And the 615A didn't even notice, it just sliced it right off. Needless to say, I am very happy with this new tool for the kitchen! So why get a new slicer for making Jerky? Well, that's only the beginning.... heh, heh, heh. I keep checking my local Sam's Club for slab's of Pork Belly, today I got to chat with the Butcher and he ordered a box of slabs and expects them tomorrow. Guess where Sonny's gonna be at 7 AM if he isn't towing a trailer? I could get real friendly with the Butcher, he's quite nice. He told me he didn't know why somebody had cut up the pork belly in the case like they did. About 1 inch thick pieces. He knows I want a slab to make bacon myself of.