Do you like having neat, evenly sliced meats, cheese, even bread for your sandwiches? Artisan foods and homemade delicacies are great, but slicing them by hand is not only time consuming, it can be frustrating when you want to get equal portions and thinly sliced items. What’s more, it can often be cheaper to buy precooked meats or blocks of cheese etc., and slice them yourself. This is where an electric food slicer can be a real benefit in the kitchen, especially when you buy one designed for home use.
This food slicer machine from Andrew James gives you the benefits of larger, commercial slicers but takes up just a fraction of the space. It comes with three interchangeable blades that can be adjusted to give you slices from 1mm to 15mm. There’s a simple, large, on/off switch and a plastic food press to help protect your fingers as you are slicing away. We’ve also fitted this food slicer with non-slip feet to keep in place on the worktop when in use.
This electric food slicer for home use comes with three stainless steel blades, each of which are 19cm in diameter:
Universal Blade – This has been designed for general use in the kitchen. Use it for vegetables, potatoes, onions, apples and cold meats.
Bread Blade – This serrated blade is the one to use when slicing your loaf, whether its from the local farm shop or fresh from your bread maker.
Meat & Cheese Blade – For everything from soft brie to cured ham.
These blades are really simple to change, just remove the locking screw, change the blades then replace and tighten that screw.
The best way to clean this machine is with a soft, damp cloth and warm soapy water. You can easily wipe down the plastic casing and food press, then wash the blades in a bowl. Remember to take extra care when cleaning this sharp blades! Also, remember to turn off the machine and unplug it before you try to clean it or change the blades.
This 150w food slicer measures 37cm in length and 23cm wide, making it nice and compact and reducing the amount of space you need for it on the work surface or when storing it in the cupboard. It has a cable length of 123cm, giving you flexibility when positioning it and weights just over 4kg so it’s easy to move. The blades rotate at 80-91rpm and the noise level is 66.78dB.
The most important thing to remember when using this machine is – don't press too hard! You just need to apply gentle pressure to the food whilst you are cutting it, pressing to hard will make your slices uneven and could damage your machine.
Making the blades slightly damp can help when cutting, particularly if you want very thin slices. You can either wipe the blades with a clean, damp cloth before you turn it on, or spray a little water on the blades during use. Cold food will also cut much better, so wait until your meats have fully cooled, and slice items straight from the fridge rather than letting them warm up to room temperature. If you find that foods are starting to stick it may be worth popping them back in the fridge for a while. However, don’t try to cut frozen foods as they’ll be too hard, and definitely don’t try cutting anything with bones as these can splinter and may cause you injuries.
|Product Dimensions||38.5 x 25.5 x 27|
|Product Weight||4.14 kg|
|Boxed Product Weight||5.7 kg|
|Box Contains||Universal Blade, Bread Blade, Meat and Cheese Blade, Food Slicer, Manual|
|Additional information||Cable length: 123cm, Rotation speed: 80-91rpm, Noise level: 66-78dB|
The machine comes with 3 interchangeable blades. There is a universal blade, a bread blade, and a meat & cheese blade.
No. You can clean the blades and other parts with a soft, damp, hot cloth.