We’ve been curing a lot of our own meat for a number of years now. It tastes great, but slicing it all up for storage has always been a bit of a chore. This summer we developed a slight addiction to BLTs made with cottage bacon. At 8 bucks a pound, my dear wife offered that if I made our own bacon she’d get me an electric slicer.
Behold the Chef’s Choice 610 Premium Electric Food Slicer.
- Food carriage is large and tilted so that slicing goes pretty quickly.
- All the parts (blade, food carriage, food pusher, food deflector, and thickness guide) come off for easy cleaning.
- 7-inch blade slices cleanly from deli-thin to 1-inch thick slices
- High-torque motor handles hard foods and big slices.
So far I’ve run 14 pounds of cottage bacon, several sticks of pepperoni, and a load of zucchini through it and it has handled it all like a champ – nice even slices with no tearing. Some of the slices of bacon were a good 7 inches long, but the motor never slowed down.
It cuts very quickly and the feed is real smooth, so make sure to use the guard and food pusher. I ran both pork butts through it in under 5 minutes.
All the moving parts come off for cleaning (I put them in the top basket of the dishwasher even though the manual says not to), and the then you just have to wipe down the body.
If we had a little more counter space I’d even consider leaving it out as an alternative to a box slicer or mandolin.