Weston 7.5" Meat Slicer

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by dukeburger, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Since I've gotten into curing meats, making bacon and dried beef, I've been looking into an affordable meat slicer. Has anyone had any experience with Weston slicers?

    I found one on Amazon for  $109 CDN, down from $330....



    There are no reviews on it.

    What do you guys think?

    Thanks

     
  2. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Duke, I can't speak to that slicer... I went with this one though & have been really happy with it so far ! It's really easy to take apart & clean to !

     
  3. rexster314

    rexster314 Meat Mopper

    get the best one you can afford that has a carriage that will allow you to slice the longest strip of bacon; size of the blade doesn't make as much difference as the length of the carriage "throw"
     
  4. That's the one I have. Wife got it for me on Valentine's day. I've used it 5 times so far(meat only), and here's my thoughts:
    1- several little pockets that little bits of meat gets wedged in so cleaning needs to be very meticulous
    2- slides across the table while I'm slicing, needs someway to secure it down or a second person to hold it
    3- the sliced meat doesn't fall away from the blade well, again just use the person holding it to grab it as it comes off
    4- that clear guide with the small spikes is pretty useless for a reasonable piece of meat. I just flip that out of the way and guide it with my hands
    Now the good:
    5- very uniform slices and good adjustability
    6- blade and blade cover are removable so that's easy to clean
    7- good power, haven't had it bog down on any of the meat I've sliced

    I would say I will use it 12 times a year and it's probably good for that. I still want to see what it can do with cheese. But I would say it's a good by for 150 or less, but not worth 300 in my book. Good luck with whatever you decide.
    Kyle
     
  5. I had one that looked exactly like that one different brand though. I used it twice to slice bacon and the second time the plastic gears stripped. I have been watching Craigslist waiting for a commercial slicer to come up for a good price since than
     
  6. stanjk

    stanjk Smoke Blower

    What WaterinHoleBrew said.
     
  7. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Will be looking into that further for sure!

    Thanks for the all the input
     
  8. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have the same slicer, but a different brand.  IMO, it's barely passable as a slicer. It's a Pain in the A** to clean, the thickness adjustment is too sloppy.

    I typically use a knife & slice by hand rather than pull the slicer out. Then again, maybe my expectations were too high.
     
  9. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    How well does the EdgeCraft 610 cut cheese?
     
  10. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I can let ya know in a few weeks, just doing my first cheese... But I've done Canadian Bacon, Venison Dried Beef & Buckboard Bacon... It worked great for them... I'd expect the cheese to be just fine !
     
  11. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Awesome, thanks! [​IMG]
     
  12. stanjk

    stanjk Smoke Blower

    I've done Mozzarella on the 610 a few times, with a little care, no problems.
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2015

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