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Can anyone recommend a food slicer?

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I needed a food slicer primarily for cutting home cured bacon and also for slicing up some meat.

I want a good motor, and a hard edge to make sure even cuts- without the 400 dollar price tag.

I was looking at bedbathbeyond and saw a bunch of chefs choice. Does anyone have any experience with these? I have a 20% off coupon so i figured i can order from them and save some cash. They have models ranging from 100 to 400$. Would rather not the 400$ model but i will be using this alot.

Thanks!

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  1. Look on Craigslist for used commercial Hobarts.

    I picked up a big automatic Hobart at a military auction years ago for $360.

    1. I have the Chef's Choice model 632. If you go the their site, they have a comparison chart for their various slicers. I am happy with it, but not sure there's enough difference between it and the lower models to justify the cost.

      Commercial slicers sound great, in theory, but even a small commercial slicer really isn't small at all. That being siad, if you have the room...

      1. I have the Chef's Choice model 610. I paid about $100 for it. I use it about 2-3 times a year to slice brisket for the Jewish holidays since I cook about 15-20 lbs at a time. It does the job and it's fairly easy to clean.

        http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/produ...

        1. Check these out, http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/search...

          They usually have good quality equipment mainly for hunters.