Foodservice Equipment Reports

FER FOCUS: Slicer Gallery

BERKEL
The new X13E-PLUS manual, gravity-feed slicer has a 1/2-hp motor with a 13-in. dia., hollow-ground, hardened and polished stainless knife to achieve precise slicing up to 1 5/16-in. thickness. Table-mounted sharpener, with Borazon stones, is submersible for cleaning. Permanent, tapered, knife ring-guard covers non-slicing portion of knife, even with center plate removed. Kickstand under slicer and significant room behind knife make cleaning easy. ETL listed (safety & sanitation); NSF/ANSI Standard 8 compliant. berkel.com





CHEF’S CHOICE BY EDGECRAFT
Model 667 electric food slicer is a rugged, commercial-quality, medium-duty slicer for operations requiring 4 to 8 hr./day production volume. Die-cast metal unit runs on belt-driven, 1/4-hp induction motor. Delivers precision slice-thickness control from deli-thin to 5/8-in.-thick. Fine-edged, 9 7/8-in.-dia., stainless blade and extra-large-capacity food carriage are standard. Includes sharpener. Commercial-use approved, but not NSF rated. chefschoice.com





FLEETWOOD BY SKYMSEN
Model 312EC heavy-duty 12-in. slicer with 1/2-hp motor easily slices through all types of cheeses and meats. Comes standard with stainless blade and 45° gravity-feed carriage that naturally and easily moves product towards blade. Heavy “last slice” device continues slicing on small pieces to maximize yield. Rear ring-guard protects operators from knife during cleaning and sharpening. Top-mounted, two-stone sharpener always ready to use when needed. Perfect for operators needing a machine that works an 8-hr. day. skyfood.us




GENERAL SLICING
The new General Premium GSQ series of slicers is designed for heavy-duty and continuous use. Stainless, ground and polished slide rod with self-lubricating brushings makes slicing action smooth. With extreme accuracy, you can shave meats and cheeses into thin slices, and vegetables into thicker slices. The 1/3-hp motor, compact design and built-in, top-mounted blade sharpener system is ideal for operations where space is at a premium. generalfoodservice.com





GERMAN KNIFE
Heavy-duty model GS-12M boasts a 1/2-hp, gear-driven knife motor. It can slice tissue-thin to 1-in.-thick slices with ease. The stainless unit features a heavy end-weight that presses product down to the tiny last ends to reduce waste. The German-made, 12-in.-dia. knife holds its edge and resists corrosion and enables super-precise slicing. Unit is equipped with a permanently attached knife ring-guard and interlocking knife cover to ensure safety while cleaning. Features top-mount sharpener. turboairinc.com




GLOBE
The 3600N Premium Manual Slicer is NSF 8-certified. Construction is stainless with superior corrosion resistance against food acids. The 13-in., steel-alloy knife and high-performance, maintenance-free gear drive make this an ideal choice for all-day use slicing cheese and other sticky food products. Knife-sharpening system is removable for cleaning and the unit is BPA-free (no bisphenol-A). globeslicers.com



HOBART
Hobart’s new HS Series heavy-duty slicer meets revised NSF 8 guidelines with sealed seams, compliant fasteners and removable parts for easy cleaning as well as patented features for better overall operation with every slice. The CleanCut knife offers a thin-edge design that provides improved yield, consistent cuts and reduced cost of ownership. Hobart’s patented, removable ring-guard cover prevents debris build-up on cutting surfaces, and the exclusive tilting, removable carriage system allows for thorough cleaning and improved sanitation. hobartcorp.com





UNIVEX
The newly re-designed slicer line offers models for heavy to light duty and the units are built to exceed today’s standards for sanitation, safety and performance. The 1000M Premium, heavy-duty, manual slicer features a 13-in. knife, 1/2-hp motor, unique zero-knife-exposure design for safety during cleaning, a lifting device for easy cleaning under the slicer without removing it from the work surface, and easy-to-remove sharpener. Its robust, anodized-aluminum construction and superb engineering is ideal for those who need heavy slicing production. univexcorp.com



VOLLRATH
Italian-designed and engineered, the powerful Vollrath 40797 heavy-duty slicer includes an exclusive QuanTanium coating consisting of 3layers of material reinforced with titanium particles to increase glide performance by 20% and cleaning time by 50%. The revolutionary new, safe blade-removal system, built-in sharpener and fixed ring-guard ensure a high level of safety during use, maintenance and cleaning. A powerful 1/2-hp motor and superior slice-adjustment control produces precise and consistent slice thickness. The slicer’s 30°gravity feed maximizes productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort. vollrathco.com