Chef's Choice 615 Meat-Cheese-Bread slicer.... Roast Beef and Lox Q-views

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by daveomak, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Bride saw the need for a new slicer and Christmas was the time to "Surprise" me with this beauty... It is AWESOME....   

    Easy to take apart and clean...  The only tool needed is a quarter for removing the blade.... Genius on the designers part I must add...

    The meat tray slides out by turning the knob past zero.... Another genius design.... 


    Where the meat is hung up on the little black blade scraper, it just pulls out for cleaning.....

    The cantilever design of the sliding table and having the motor up in the air, makes slicing

    and meat stacking, on the handy plate that comes with it, a dream to drive.....   


    The sliding plate leaves about 9 1/2" clearance to the blade.... Enough room to slice bacon

    and other thick pieces easily.... No more cutting things in half to get on the sliding table.....

    It has a great paint job.... No nooks and crannies for stuff to get hung up in.... The smooth

    edge blade slices very thin.....  Haven't tried the scalloped blade yet....   don't know which

    blade works best on what, except the reviews stated, "smooth blade for thinly sliced meats"...


    Found a big round tip roast for $2.49... Smoked to 135, wrapped in foil and left on the porch

    cooling rack over night.... It was 22 deg...  The roast was previously cut in half like a dinner roll

    to get it sandwich size before smoking... What you see is half the roast....  Smokes up easier

    when cut in half..... and faster..... 


    Here is the sliced up roast..... Very thin.... perfect for sammies...  This slicer is a keeper.....


    Here is some Sockeye I made into Nova Lox last week using bbally's recipe.... great recipe!!!

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/87043/making-lox-a-picture-guide

    sliced it up on the slicer also.....

    For those that don't know Sockeye, that meat is not dyed like farm raised salmon.... That is

    the natural color of the meat in the fish.... And it is good.... Real good... Don't get no better

    than that..... Amen....   


    Well, Dave is one happy camper having the new slicer..... Improves the food, believe it or not....

    If you are looking at slicers, I don't know what you are looking for.... this thing fills all my needs

    and them some, in the slicer department that is.......    

    Dave
     
  2. Good score, Dave. You must be doing something right. Fine looking machine.

    Chuck
     
  3. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Congrats!!

      Looking good!!!

          Craig
     
  4. Looks great, Dave!


    ~Martin
     
  5. sound1

    sound1 Smoking Fanatic

    Good Catch, that Lox looks awesome. I have the 667 and recently purchased the scalloped blade. Works awesome on breads and the like.
     
  6. wow, the sockeye looks great! Waiting for springer season........
     
  7. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think Bride was tired of everything being sliced thick on the old Rival machine.... Couldn't have been something I did.....[​IMG]
    thanks Craig...
    thanks Martin... 
    Good to know... I like slicing my own bread when getting "unsliced" loaves..   
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2012
  8. tennsmoker

    tennsmoker Smoking Fanatic

    Hey Dave, you lucky dude,[​IMG]

    That's a great piece of equipment to add to your smoking and BBQ needs, 

    AL
     
  9. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds like the Bride did good!  I am so tickled I retrieved mine from the "graveyard".  Going to try some pastrami tomorrow....will be able to slice thin for "sammies" too!
     
  10. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Al, and yes I am one lucky dude...............
    Kathryn, Yes she did good.... surprised me... [​IMG]  ... Thin sliced meat is a real treat now.... Enjoy your new "re-find", how many dust bunnies had collected on it.... [​IMG]  ...
     
  11. njfoses

    njfoses Meat Mopper

    Thanks for this review.  I keep debating between this slicer and a used commercial slicer from craigslist.  It would only get occasional use for bacon and roast beef and i dont really have the room for a big heavy commercial slicer but i feel like the commercial will handle anything i throw at it with ease.  After reading this review though i may sway the other direction.
     
  12. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats Dave thats a great gift
     
  13. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Mike, morning....   It works very well..... If you are into heavy duty slicing, you may want a huskier slicer to take the work load.... My last slicer, a Rival, we had for 20+ years and it held together.. $20 when we bought it....  I suspect this will last longer with the amount of use it will get.... Probably 100#'s of meat a year...  Dave
    Thanks Brian.... 
     
  14. Congrats Dave! Looks like that slicer does a fine job  [​IMG]   Sockeye looks awesome as well - I wish it were more readily available around my neck of the woods...
     
  15. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Jeremy.... The Sockeye is so flavorful, eating other salmon will be a let down....  Normally it is $9/# here... The store had a close out on 3 cases for $2.99/#.... by the time I got there, I got the last fish.... [​IMG]  ....
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2013
  16. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Real Nice! I was looking at that model Hard before Craig hooked me up. Great reviews and come from a reputable company. Best of Luck with it...JJ
     
  17. Your right Dave sockeye is very good tasting stuff, plus theyre just the right size to fit the grill. The meat is so red, then a sliver or chinook. [​IMG]
     
  18. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Awesome piece of equipment Dave, you lucky rascal!!

    Nice looking beef too.

    Bill
     
  19. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks JJ.....
    Bliss, I still eat the other 4 species.... Oily white King is probably my favorite fish.... 
    Thanks Bill...  the beef was on American Dips last night.... Thinly sliced, it beat pulling big hunks from the sammie.... 
     
  20. njfoses

    njfoses Meat Mopper

    I purchased this same slicer a month or so ago and used it tonight for the first time to slice up some cold smoked bacon.  I have to admit i am fairly disappointed.  I was using the smooth edge blade i purchased.  It may be my technique but the pork slab seems to always ride up the blade at the end or almost shoot off the end of the slicer completely.  The slabs were cut in half so they were more manageable and slightly frozen.  I had to constantly re-position or turn the slab as well.  There was also a strip of meat that would be left on the bottom of the slab.  I ended up finishing up with a knife as i was frustrated and the slices looked like scraps.
     

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