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Dec 10, 2007 04:06 PM

Electric slicer for speck or prosciutto

I have been looking at the Chef's Choice 632. I want something that can make paper thin slices of prosciutto and especially speck. This is just for home use. Does anyone know if it will work for me? Or maybe I could get away with something cheaper? Always a plus.

I dabbled with the thought of a used commercial unit, but I don't really have space for it and would not want it out all the time.

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  1. Went into Williams Sonoma today and they had the Chef's Choice 632 slicer in the store. When I (finally) got someone to talk to me about it she said it wouldn't work for me - does not slice thin enough. Anyone have any other ideas?

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    1. re: gwarring

      I have no idea either, but I would love to have the same thing because I love proscuitto and the idea of cutting my own sounds really great. I have always had my eye on the one Mario Battali had on his show--it's red and manually operated and very expensive. I have seen posts on this board about those slicers. If I remember correctly they are American made and you can get used ones for a more reasonable price, so you might do a search on that (although I don't remember what it's called, sorry). Although since you said you don't want it out all the time, it might be a waste to that big red slicer away in a cabinet.

      1. re: gwarring

        I have the vari-tilt chefs choice 645... about $370... it is well built, easy to clean, and cuts thin as all get out! I like it a lot. I think it will do what you want. Cant speak on the 632...