Gourmet Foods 101
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Meat Slicers

Perfect for Sandwiches & Sunday Dinner

If you're one of those people who has been rushed to hospital to have a finger sewn back on while preparing dinner, it might be a good time to invest in a meat slicer. It can sometimes be pretty difficult trying to slice your meat at the desired thickness. And if you do manage to cut the meat pretty close to the thickness you want, it's hard to do it consistently. A meat slicer will give you a precise and steady stream of consistently cut meat, all at the same thickness.

There is a wide variety of electric meat slicers on the market as they are available in various sizes, weights, materials, shapes, styles and colors. There are also commercial meat slicers and home meat slicers. The prices will vary, but you should be able to find a decent one for your kitchen for less than $100. Make sure you get a meat slicer that has a pretty good warranty or guarantee with it. Most meat slicers are basically all purpose slicers as many of them are also capable of slicing fruit, bread, cheese and vegetables.

Meat slicers generally come with a stainless steel blade or two along with a blade sharpener. Most meat slicers come with a serrated blade and a straight blade which are easily removed for cleaning. They are driven by a motor and gear drive and are adjustable for different sizes of meats. You can slice your meat paper thin up to about an inch thick on most models. Remember to keep your blades nice and sharp or the meat slicer won't be able to cut the meat properly.

Although many meat slicers have safety features and they all have blade covers you still have to be very careful when using one. Never ever stick you hands under the blade cover when the meat slicer is in operation. If you do, I can guarantee that you will also be paying a visit to the hospital with one or more of your digits packed in ice.