The 12" Weston

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by richtee, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Just went thru 8 Lbs of smoked loin like a hot knife thru butter :{)
    From some 3/4" slices for warming with mashed and gravy to about 3 lbs. of deli-thin sammie fodder.

    For the money...excellent!

    Do need to come up with a meat tray, and it's kinda a bear to clean. Will do some mods no doubt.
     
  2. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Do you NOT have a camera??? [​IMG]
     
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I took a pict the other day with it and caught myself in a mirror. Broke it.
     
  4. fritz

    fritz Meat Mopper

    Rich, did you ever end up bumping up the rpm's?....Still haven't got mine yet. [​IMG]
     
  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Not yet...figgered I'd give it a workout first and see if it needed it. Jerky will be the test for that... the loin was well chilled and firm...no problem there.
     
  6. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I just hate the crappy phone cam pix.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. glad to hear the slicer is working out. how would you increase rpm. motor?? different sized pulley?? just wondering.
     
  8. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Most likely the drive pully would be easiest and most readily available, motor shafts being fairly standard.
     
  9. sounds good. i am supposed to get my slicer tommorow keeping fingers crossed. got a lot of work for it to do. hope this unit will work out, sure sounds like it should. sure sounds like a heck of a deal for $99.00. this company (weston). delayed my shipment due to quality assurance testing. if this is the case i give them alot of credit for shipping a proven product other than junk. not alot of companies out there anymore that will do this.
     
  10. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They did the same thing to me. I ordered last Monday and they said I should have gotten it last Friday. I didn't so I called to make sure things were still good. They checked on and said it's shipping tomorrow (Monday) for the same reason, quality testing. So, for the price, etc., I can't complain.

    Funny thing is, out of all of this, I got the President's extension, LOL. But, I'm doing a brisket today, actually two and would love to have the slicer.
     
  11. Thanks for the post Richtee. I am also waiting for my 12" to show up. Do you feel disassembly is required to clean unit every time? If you incorporate any mods please share with your SMF friends...[​IMG]
     
  12. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    But of course, Sir!
     
  13. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey rich, Is this an exausted hermit crab with one of old flight caps on, or is this a pic using a phone cam of some freshly sliced pork loin?
     
  14. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    My Bro asked if a nun lost her hat... hahahhahaaha
     
  15. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Glad you guys got a good deal on the slicers....Sounds like they are pretty good units.........
     
  16. navionjim

    navionjim Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I'm still waiting for mine to arrive too, thanks for the test drive Rich. I'm wondering how long I can keep this bacon hanging or if I should put it in the fridge....
     
  17. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'd fridge it,,,if only to make it easier to slice when the machine DOES get there..heh.
     
  18. slicer came today. i cut some raw top round (small piece) maybe 4lbs. i had decent luck with it but decided to put the rest of the pieces in the freezer for a couple of hours so i had to clean the unit in the mean time. there is alot more to cleaning this than i expected. richtee said it wasnt fun to clean there is a mod that i will do first thing. when i took the blade off to clean back behind it i noticed that below the blade on the base had a build up of raw meat on it there is only about a half inch between the blade guard and base making cleaning pretty difficult will be making something for this real soon. this is by no means what i would call a commercial grade food slicer but it does seem to do a pretty good job so far and a pretty darn good deal for the price.
     
  19. finished slicing top round for jerky pulled the meat out of freezer after about 2 hours could have stood a little longer. but anyhow that made all the difference in the world to get it firmed up more then slice this thing did a very good job at cutting and keeping a very consistant thickness that i rarely get from the butcher. cutting meat for jerky with this slicer was really easy after meat was cooled i must say i am impressed with this unit it does need some minor changes done as mentioned before but all in all it was put to the test (cutting jerky) and did a very good job.
     
  20. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I happy to hear your info Q on your new slicers-heck sounds like SMF bought them out-I have a old(60ish) Rival that I love, a real die hard & ya cleaning is a pita,oil well-makes good meat.
     

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