Meat Slicer

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dirtsailor2003, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Still on my list of things to buy. What do you all think about the Meat slicers that Lisa has at Vacuum Sealers unlimited. I was ordering some bags today and took a peak at this unit. Price seems to be in line with other 10" slicers I have been looking at. Don't know anything about FMA or the quality of their products.

  2. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I hear LEM makes a great slicer. :)
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  3. c farmer

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

    Water powered?      [​IMG]
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  5. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks very similar to my Globe 10". The angle is way steeper than mine so it will have some good gravity feed.

    The only thing I don't like about mine is it takes up a lot of real estate.

    I'm not in the industry, but it looks like FMA is associated with Omcan and they both have plenty of commercial equipment out there. If the price is right, it's in your budget and you have space to store it, I don't think you'll regret buying it..
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That right there is why  I haven't purchased one yet. I t's not that there isn't anywhere to store it. It's the fact that the wife will see it all the time and remind me that I have too many cooking gadgets!!! [​IMG]
  7. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Slice her up some pastrami... she'll get over it..

    I'm in the same boat.
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hmmm, maybe egg plant or slced carrots. The ex-vegetarian wife wouldn't go for the pastrami!
  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It appears to be a very well made slicer.

    The price is certainly very good for a 10" slicer.

  10. It does look like a decent unit for the price.Perhaps try to find some feedback online from others who have purchased one?
  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    They seem to have a good reputation and Lisa's price is about $100 less than everywhere else.

    May have to pull the trigger...
  12. n4ynu

    n4ynu Meat Mopper

    Had to check out the most active thread only to find it was a long time ago, so I guess there are allot of people looking at Slicers

    I bought mine here, have yet to use it, but it is out of the box and seems very well built, it also has a 1/4 hp motor, so a little more power than the one here in this thread, but other than that most likely the same, this one does have the blade sharpener included and looks as if it will perform very well for the purposes I have in store which will be Jerky and maybe slicing some meats for sandwiches  :)
    It is a nice looking slicer and heavy, so at least I know it is made fairly well, I have put it thru motions and it appears to be a nice affordable piece. equipment  

    Here is a pic I downloaded

    That arm for the gravity feed will go back near 180 degrees and has a catch that will hold it out and away for freehand operation, it is very sturdy and disassembles very quickly, cannot wait to actually slice something with it LOL, it has the 4 rubber soft feet, sticks very well to every surface I have had it on which was metal, finished wood and counter top, now I just need to go get a small roast just so I can slice some sandwich meat  :)
  13. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Another thing I need to consider is that we buy all, yes all of our cheese bulk. The big mega blocks. It would be nice to also be able to slice cheese. Gonna have to research this a bit. Not sure that this unit can handle that abuse.
  14. n4ynu

    n4ynu Meat Mopper


    I think it can but not the hard cheeses ????
    I read the reviews and it seems quite a few were using for cheese, and I think the manufacturer eludes to cheeses but not hard cheeses, I do not even know what a hard cheese is, I would figure some sort of cheddar but I do not know cheeses............except my favs of course hehehe

    I got this one because of a combination of reasons, appeared to be well built, and had a nice size tray, 10" so middle of the road on blades, but the big one I was trying for along with price and size is the 1/4 hp, there are some other models that are better priced but they have cheapie motors, others that were higher priced than this but did not have a large tray or they were cheap as well, I also look at units weight when looking at these, I was scared a little because I did not know what I was getting but when it got here I was pleased, it is heavy, for the price very well built, I have worked on many commercial units for restaurants and this seems to have that same build just a little smaller footprint, but for the money and the return policy I was willing to take a risk, and not having used it yet, soon for Jerky, I could not honestly say how it operates, but I think it will do fine, for sandwich meats from roasts and such, small steaks for dinner servings of roast and gravy etc.
    And they gave me free shipping on the item as well, along with the price, I was happy, but when I got to pick it up and feel what a tank it was I was even happier, not sure about the cheese but I will have to go get a little ham and slice it up and report back, but I can tell it will be fine, and compared to the competition I think it is one of the better deals, if I was rich, I would get me one of those $8K + Slicers and name my Barn "Beverly Hills Smokin"  
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2016
  15. n4ynu

    n4ynu Meat Mopper

    They have a serious selection in there, but you know the price just keeps climbing, I was looking for economical yet a good product and I think I got both this time, it is definitely well built, do not see any reason it will not perform well.

    What do you do with all that cheese, do you sell it ??? Or do you have a cheese cellar, if so, if I go off the grid one day can I come stay with you for a while hehehe  
  16. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What do you slice your cheese with now?

    I've yet to slice any cheese with my Globe but I'm pretty sure it would do it well. The nice thing about this type of slicer is there is very little blade face in contact with the product therefore minimizing drag while the 10" "fly wheel" helps to retain the speed.

    I've run belly bacon, BBB, roast beef, pastramis of all sorts now and I have never heard my slicer groan under the load at all.

    Stop talking yourself out of it Case.. You'll love it!
  17. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Currently I use a knife or a wire cheese cutter
  18. n4ynu

    n4ynu Meat Mopper

    Wire should work real good and do not have to replace belts hehehe
    I have to be careful, one thing at a time lol, chicken, CSR's, got some Brisket coming soon to try out, then some BACON !, and the funny part is I got all this stuff to make Jerky and have not made it yet, I am not ready for cheese lol, but I do love it.

    You did not tell me, all that bulk cheese, do you smoke and eat it all or sell some ?

    Got a Club Diner that wants me to smoke them chicken hehehe, waiting to hear the final word, my son made some chicken salad out of my hickory smoked split breasts and he said his boss went nuts and wants to buy some from me, they use liquid smoke ewwwwwwwwwwwww, I see the price of chicken rising ROFLOL
  19. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    That looks just like my slicer from Gander Mt. Except mine is a 9". GM had it on sale last fall for $180. Slices everything from bacon to cheese with ease.

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