Do slicers work well on raw meats?

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by mummel, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Like the Chef's Choice ones.  Would they work well on a large raw top round for example?
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Firm it up in the freezer first.
  3. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Ah smart, TY.
  4. muralboy

    muralboy Smoking Fanatic

    I have the Chefs Choice 615.  As C noted, a few hours in the freezer to firm up and it slices just fine.  I use the serrated blade for jerky at 1/4" thick.  If you are looking for thin, thin slices you will want to use the non-serrated blade.
  5. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

  6. muralboy

    muralboy Smoking Fanatic

    I've only sliced a flatter top round for jerky - nothing too large.  I've had no problems.  I believe it will slice up to 3/4" thick.  The width across the cutting area is maybe 8-10'
  7. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    I recently got the chef's choice 609. I used it to slice a raw pork but into 1/4" steaks for Jeff's "pork butt on a stick". It worked great after a short stay in the freezer. I also used it to slice canadian bacon and I was surprised at how thin it could go with the serrated blade. I am very happy so far (other than not using the guard properly and cutting myself but that is not the slicers fault.... although it would be nice to have something to blame other than my own stupidity). 
  8. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Yeah its only a matter of time before I add one of these to my arsenal.  Christmas gift?
  9. floridasteve

    floridasteve Smoking Fanatic

    I think you need to partially freeze them first.
  10. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I have the 615 and I have used it to slice raw and cooked foods and it definitely benefits from almost frozen food. Kind of like the meat you would grind for sausage. I use it to make my own cold cuts, thin slice sausage for pizza toppings, making slices of smoked cheese for sandwiches, slicing bacon. The lists goes on and on. Pretty quick and easy to clean also.
  11. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Good to know thanks.

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