We’re going talk about the advantages of owning a home meat slicer.  The first thing that comes to mind is jerky.  If making jerky at home, its tough to get that ultra thin slice you need. Let’s think through additional reasons to own a home meat slicer.  First, it can save you money. By paying the upfront cost of a home slicer, you can buy meats and cheeses in bulk.  You can slice meats and cheese yourself as you need it, in whatever thickness you need them.  Secondly, you aren’t limited to just meats and cheese! All the meat slicers listed below can double as a, making slicing up vegetables or fruits or even bread a breeze.   Thinking about everything you can use these meat slicer for, I’m dreaming of an epic charcuterie board.

When it comes to buying an electric meat slicer for your home, the task can be daunting. There are a lot of home slicers on the market, and all of them are very similar. Some say it is worth the extra few bucks to up grade to a home commercial grade.  Here are some things you need to take into consideration when making your purchase. One, the size of the blade. The bigger the blade, the larger the slab of meat you can slice. Most home machines will be able to handle your average roast, etc., but you may be limited on the size of the meats you can slice. Just be sure to check to see if the blade will be able to fit your specific needs before buying.  Two, the width/thickness the slicer is capable of shaving.  All the slicers below will shave meats “deli-thin”, meaning roughly 1/32” thick, but they all have different maximum thickness sizes.  

When you buy a home slicer, remember that the sharpness of your blade makes all the difference. Once your blade starts getting dull, it is imperative to sharpen it. Not only can it quickly become a safety hazard, but you’ll notice a quality difference in your slices.  Because of the sharpness that you are encountering with a home meat slicer, and especially if it your first time to use one, you should highly consider some kitchen slicing gloves like these.  They are very inexpensive compared to an urgent care bill for stitches.  Remember, they can be used with regular knife slicing, or the use of the mandoline and meat slicers.  

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  • Cast aluminum housing
  • 7.5” serrated stainless steel blade
  • Non-slip feet

Best Value.

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  • Cast aluminum and stainless steel housing 
  • 9” stainless steel, serrated blade
  • Deli-thin to ⅝” thick
  • Non-slip suction feet

Largest blade. Lowest thickness capability.

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OSTBA Meat Slicer

  • Cast aluminum and stainless steel housing
  • 7.5 “ stainless steel blade
  • Deli-thin to ¾” thick
  • Non-slip suction feet
  • Safety child lock

Big Grillin’s overall winner.  A great brand in the meat slicing world.

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  • Cast aluminum and stainless steel housing
  • 7.5” stainless steel blade
  • Deli-thin to ½” thick *

Con:  Only one without non-slip feet. Thickest slicing capabilities. 

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Super Deal Commercial Semi-Auto Meat Slicer

  • Stainless steel blade 
  • 15 slicing options up to 1/2″ thick
  • Built-in Sharpener

This is the only commercial grade for home use on our list.  

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These meat slicers do require regular lubrication. Here is where you can find exactly what you need for any of these machines.  They also do require some extra cleaning, you might want to consider a sanitizer as well.  Of course, do not let these things discourage you.  The benefits to owning your own meat slicer definitely outweighs the maintenance and cleaning.

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Brian Canada

Brian Canada

Founder and creator of Big Grillin. Since early adulthood, Brian has enjoyed grilling and smoking a variety of foods. Brian’s mission is to share his grilling knowledge and help others enjoy grilling as much as he does.

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