Pros & Cons
- Stainless steel construction
- Comfortable ergonomic PVC handle
- Easy to use & clean
- Blade sharpener
- Food fixator
- Replaceable 6.7-inch blade
- Hexagonal wrench
- V-shaped loading bracket
- 4 suction cups
- Up to 60 slices per minute
- Can slice hard fruit and vegetables
- Subpar performance with fresh/cooked meat and cheese
Frozen Meat Slicer Ratings
The meat slicer’s build and material quality, cutting height, and ergonomics.
The meat slicer’s usability and the amount of effort necessary to successfully operate the meat slicer.
The ability of the blade to easily cut through meat and produce even edges and tidy slices.
The maximum runtime, slicing speed, smoothness of operation, thickness range, and slice quality.
The meat slicer’s suitability for different types of food (e.g. soft and hard meat, cheese, bread, produce).
The use of food-grade materials and the presence of safety features that prevent potential injury and food contamination.
The amount of time and effort necessary to clean the meat slicer and keep it in good condition.
The average lifespan of the meat slicer with proper use and maintenance.
The affordability of the meat slicer in relation to its quality and in comparison with similar meat slicers.
Frozen Meat Slicer Materials & Design
Frozen Meat Slicer is a sturdy piece of slicing machinery entirely made of stainless steel for extra resistance to oxidation, abrasions, and regular wear & tear. The ergonomic handle and the knobs are made of heavy-duty PVC that provides additional comfort during operation.
The bottom of the stainless steel base features 4 reliable suction cups that keep the unit firmly in place on any flat and smooth surface. The suckers have minimal work to do since you are actually pushing down when using the slicer, thus minimizing the chances of any slipping accidents.
The thickness of individual slices can be adjusted according to your personal needs and preferences and can range from 02mm to 25mm. To change the distance between the knife and the dam-board, simply turn the adjusting knob. The replaceable blade is 6.7 inches long, which is the standard length for these units, and it is made of stainless steel as well. The slicer also comes with a reliable blade grinder, 10 bags for rolling meat, food fixator, hexagonal wrench, and V-shaped food bracket.
The bracket features 10 spikes that keep the food in place and a comfortable U-handle that allows you to apply pressure. Frozen Meat Slicer measures 4.7 x 18.1 x 6.3 inches (HWD) and weighs around 5 pounds.
Frozen Meat Slicer Ease Of Use & Maintenance
Frozen Meat Slicer does not feature any complicated mechanisms or electrical components, which makes it rather easy to use. However, since the blade is duller than with electrical slicers, it does require more brute force for optimal results. On the other hand, the risk of injury is minimal compared to electrical units.
To use it effectively, the slicer needs to be positioned on a firm and flat surface, so that the suction cups can secure it in place. The initial step is to load the chosen item into the V-shaped food table and press it with the fixator. Contrary to popular belief, the use of the loading table is not optional. It is there to secure the three sides that the food fixator does not cover and to prevent your food from slipping.
Once everything is in its proper place, you can start sliding the meat toward the blade and producing pre-defined slices. Note that the blade has to be operated with your right hand, so left-handed individuals will not be able to use the unit without extreme difficulties and risk of potential injury.
Thanks to its stainless steel construction, this meat slicer does not require a lot of maintenance, but it is crucial to clean and sanitize the unit before and after each use to avoid bacteria growth and oxidation. The unit should be hand-washed with water and some mild detergent. You can use a soft cloth, sponge or fiber brush (with either soft nylon or natural bristles). Even an old toothbrush can work in a pinch.
Grease and oil marks can be removed with common organic solvents like acetone, alcohol or methylated spirits. If you are having troubles with lime deposits due to hard water, you can remove them with a solution of 3 parts water to 1 part vinegar. The components should also be coated with a thin layer of food-grade silicone for extra protection against rust.
Frozen Meat Slicer Performance & Versatility
As we already mentioned in this Frozen Meat Slicer review, the unit is primarily designed for slicing frozen meat. On top of that, it can also be used to slice harder fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, with this slicer, you cannot slice fresh or cooked meat. It cannot handle cheese either since the blade is not as sharp as the ones commonly found in commercial-grade electrical units. Keep in mind that bones can damage the blade beyond repair, so never place them in the unit.
It is important to note that the knife can be resharpened as necessary. The manufacturer also provides its customers with budget-friendly replacement blades. The slicer can dish out up to 60 slices per minute, but inexperienced users may get fewer in the beginning. Also, if the meat is not properly frozen, you can expect some tearing to take place.
Frozen Meat Slicer Safety
Apart from the full stainless steel construction, this meat slicer also comes with a convenient food fixator that holds the products securely in place so your hand does not have to get anywhere near the knife. The V-shaped loading table covers all three sides left open by the fixator.
Mechanical meat slicers can apply more pressure than their electrical counterparts and they are extremely dangerous if not handled properly. This is why the fixator is so important, allowing you to keep your fingers as far away from the blade as possible.
Stainless steel is one of the best materials for direct contact with your food thanks to its high resistance to rust and unwelcoming conditions for bacteria growth. Additionally, the entire base is perfectly smooth and seamless, so the food particles and germs will not have anywhere to hide during routine cleaning.
For optimal food safety and protection against rust, you should still clean the unit thoroughly before and after each use and coat it with a layer of food-grade silicone or cooking oil before storage.
|Dimensions||18.1" x 6.3" x 4.7"|
|Slicing Tickness Range||0.007" to 1"|