Rated 5 out of 5 by sickofjunk LOVE IT!!!
I absolutely love this slicer but lets just cut to the chase. This product is very light and it will move on you if you don't pay attention. The motor is not strong enough for a whole ham, too much pressure will burn up the motor (start small.) The user manual suggests Vaseline for a grease, lubricate it well, especially after cleaning (trust me I learned the hard way.) The only hard thing to clean on this slicer is the switch. I used a small hard bristled brush like you would for cleaning an electric shaver and a Q-tip. I have used this for Coopers cheese, and lunch meat and it works great. It is messy and ineffective if you try to chip the meat though. Let's face it, home slicers are for light use not commercial use. Overall, I think it's a good investment and worth the price.
June 4, 2009
Rated 1 out of 5 by KRL724 Cleaning NIGHTMARE!!
If you care about food safety and hygiene issues, this slicer is NOT the one for you! It cannot be cleaned well, in fact, the only part of it that can be removed and cleaned well at all, is the blade...which is the LEAST of the mess. Having carved several rare roasts on it now, I have to stop using it because no matter how well I've tried, I KNOW it has not been cleaned well enough to have gotten rid of all the errant blood and meat fibers that can only truly be eliminated with soap and lots of HOT water!. I am very disappointed to be losing the loss of this great little appliance, but sadly, its greatness is in theory, not in practice!
March 31, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by flchef great home product
great slicer. Just what I was hoping to get for home. It's super-easy to clean! I'm a pro chef (retired), and I've used all kinds and sizes of slicers in the food industry. I wish those big boys were as easy to maintain and keep clean. In food service we're required to use food-grade oil to keep slicers lubricated. I suggest using mineral oil, but do use Vasaline where the instructions tell you to do so.
Also I do care about sanitation and cleanliness in general, and I'm here to say that even with very rare beef it's easy to clean.
I'm glad I ordered this one. I've used food processors that were heavier than this.
September 3, 2009
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gratbrat Extremely Pleased
I had been considering purchasing this slicer for a year or
so -- I am so pleased with it that I only wish I had bought
it sooner. It is easy and seems safe and sturdy enough
for home use and it is fairly easy to dis-assemble and clean. And with the way it stretches the preparation of
sliced meats, my roasts are going further and with much'better presentation. This is one item that will stay
within my reach as I know I will be using it very often.
October 4, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mumsie Exceeds Epectations
This food slicer far exceeds my expectations. For the price, I thought it would be rather flimsy but it is very sturdy. I highly recommend this item, especially if you have a large family and/or pack a lot of lunches. It is a great long term money saver and you can have your meats, cheeses, etc. sliced to any thickness you prefer and not have to settle for the thickness of store bought sandwich meats, etc. I Love It!
November 12, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by kattie Great Slicer
I would recommend this slicer, it is easy to use, cuts great at all levels and cleans up very nicely. I have used it on meats and cheese products and was very satisfied. It was well worth the money, I was going to get the cheaper one on sale, but after reading the reviews I decided on a better one and I'm glad I did.
October 21, 2008
Rated 4 out of 5 by westwinds better than expected
i had a slicing machine for over thirty years which I really loved. The motor on this machine finally died and I was lost without "my" slicing machine. The machine I purchased far exceeds my last one. I am sure it will also outlast me. Great buy at a great price.
September 7, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by marietey Okay, Wish I had chosen another
I like it okay but now that I have it, I wish I had something else for the money I paid. I think I could have done better.
It just does not operate as smoothly as I like. Also, the cleanup takes too long.
November 12, 2009