We also examined manufacturer websites, looked closely at consumer reviews and carefully read warranties before choosing a selection of meat slicers in different price ranges to recommend.
Top 10 Meat Slicer
- Removable 7.5-inch undulated stainless steel cutting blade
- Stainless steel removable carriage
- Versatile, rugged slicer featuring all structural components of cast aluminum and stainless steel
- Multi-purpose 7-inch stainless steel blade slices a wide variety of foods from deli thin to 3/4-inch thick...
- 7.5" blade: sharp 7.5" stainless steel cutting blade, driven by 180 watts of fast, high yield slicing power.
- Heavy duty: designed with a spacious sliding food carriage, prime Coated steel and die-cast aluminum housing.
- SLICE LIKE A PRO: Powerful 180 Watt AC motor and serrated stainless steel blade make it easy to slice meats,...
- SPACE SAVING: With a sleek, compact design, this 9" x 12" deli slicer is small enough for most cabinets and...
- Powerful 120 Watt AC motor and 6.7-inch undulated stainless steel cutting blade easily slice meat, cheeses,...
- Multipurpose Serrated stainless steel blade ideal for slicing bread, cheese, vegetables and meat with ease and...
- Cut perfectly thin cold cuts and evenly sliced steaks & chops with this durable machine, designed for the home...
- Adjustable thickness control for slicing from deli-thin to over ½" thick
- SUPER DEAL high quality stainless steel blade meat slicer is perfect for home use, caterers and chefs etc. It...
- COMPACT DESIGN: This slicer is small and compact so that you can fit it into your business more easily! The...
- 7.5" Stainless Steel hardened serrated blade with blade guard
- 180-watt motor
- ★ PRECISE CUT - While shorter knives will dull quickly or pit, ours stay sharp longer, giving you...
- ★ THICKNESS ADJUSTABLE - Our professional-quality slicer adjusts from 1/32 inch to 3/5 inch thick to slice...
- Full stainless steel sliding food carriage. 180 watt motor/120 volt. Never immerse the Motor of this appliance...
- Large, detachable 8.7" hardened stainless steel serrated blade handles a wide range of food sizes and shapes
Why Trust Us
We researched popular and well-regarded meat slicers on the market and trimmed our list of favorites to find a group of meat slicers to test ourselves. We used each model with various kinds of foods to evaluate how easy each was to operate, how well it performed and how easy it was to clean.
How We Tested
We put each slicer to the test to see how well it handled a wide variety of household foods. We cut both thick and thin slices of ham and pepperoni. We also cut softer foods, including cucumbers, bell peppers, and mozzarella cheese. A key slicing test was how well each machine performed when cutting artisan bread; the best slicers didn’t damage the hearty crust. We scored each slicer on the evenness of its cutting. We also measured how loud the machine was and scored each one based on how easy it was to operate and how safe it felt to use. We then used the data we gathered to score and rank each meat slicer.
Meat Slicers: What to Look For
Power & Motor Type
In general, any slicer with at least 130 watts is well equipped to work with most food types. Some slicer motors are gear-driven, others are belt-driven, and some are both. Typically, gear-driven motors are slightly more powerful, making them more capable of processing non-lean meats and fibrous foods. However, they can be louder and more expensive to replace. Belt-driven motors are better for lean meats and run more quietly.
Blades & Controls
Consider what you will be using the slicer to cut and make sure you buy one with the right blade for your needs. Slicers typically come with either a serrated blade or one with smooth edges. Serrated blades are best for slicing bread and tough meat, but they can potentially leave vegetables with jagged edges instead of a clean cut.
Smooth-edge blades are best for slicing through lean meats and vegetables, but they can struggle to cut tough meats or crusty bread. If you need both types, you can generally buy an additional blade that you can switch out as needed. All slicers have a numeric thickness control knob or dial. While the number ranges are not standardized across all slicers, typically a lower number means a thinner slice and a larger number means a thicker one.
Other Elements to Consider
Food slicer blades are extremely sharp, so it’s important to look for safety features that protect you from getting hurt. A recessed power button is useful because it means you aren’t likely to accidentally turn the machine on. It’s also wise to look for a handguard system that puts a barrier between your fingers and the blade as you make each slice. A blade-lock function prevents the blade from moving when you want it to remain still. Good slicers have either rubberized feet or suction cups to keep them stable on the countertop.
It’s also helpful to get a food slicer that’s easy to clean. On most slicers, the food carriage – the place where the food sits as you slice it – is permanently mounted to a sliding rack bar. This means you cannot remove it for cleaning; however, most swing outward, so after you unplug the machine, you can lean the carriage over the sink and scrub it.
Slicer motors produce a decent amount of noise, though all within a range of about 60 to 70 decibels (dB). That is the difference between the noise level of a conversation held in a restaurant or at work (60 dB) and busy traffic (70 dB). Some of the slicers we tested started off at about 60 dB but reached closer to 70 dB after running for 5 to 10 seconds, and others got louder as we sliced food and the motor worked harder.
A few of them sounded really labored no matter what we sliced. All the meat slicers have similar dimensions, but you should measure the space where you want to store the unit since they do not collapse or condense in any way.