How to Choose the Best Meat Slicer

Choosing the best meat slicer for your application can be tricky.

Don’t believe me? Jump on Google and do a quick search for “meat slicers”. You’ll end up getting over 8.6 MILLION results — almost all claiming to be the best meat slicer you can buy.

So how do you choose the best meat slicer for your needs?

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meat slicer safety

How to Improve Safety on a Meat Slicer

Slicing meat is a dangerous task.

A meat slicer is basically a series of large, extremely sharp blades that rotate quickly so it can cut through even the toughest of tissue.

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4 Reasons Meat Slicing Machines are Better than Commercial Slicers

The popularity of sliced meat has brought with it a number of devices to help make slicing easier — the most common being commercial, table top slicers.

For years, these devices have been the tool of choice for restaurants, food vendors, schools, and some meat processing plants looking to provide sliced meat options to their customers. They are relatively cheap, easy to use, and give you the sliced meat you’re looking for.

But are these devices the best option for getting perfect slice thickness?

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3 Smart Reasons to Buy a Slicer for Your Restaurant

Sliced meat is the staple of many popular dishes in restaurants around the country. You can find some variety of sliced meat in everything from sandwiches to appetizers to main entrees for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The popularity of sliced meat in dishes can cause stress in the kitchens of many restaurants — finding a way to efficiently and quickly slice meat while keeping a consistent slice thickness can be difficult. Keeping an eye on the supply of sliced meat, quickly slicing fresh or cooked meat, avoiding the dreaded sorry, we’re out of that item situation takes a lot of time and energy.

There is a solution to the struggle of keeping up with the demand for sliced meat: investing in an industrial meat slicer for your restaurant.

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5 Necessary Options to Look for in a Meat Slicer

The rise in popularity of pre-sliced meat has made a meat slicer a must-have item for restaurants and food processing facilities alike.

The ability to quickly and easily slice meat product, rather than slicing it apart by hand, allows for faster service, greater output, and ultimately, more satisfied customers.

If you’re looking to provide perfectly sliced meat to your customers, a meat slicing machine is one of the most important tools you can purchase. But how do you know what slicer to buy? How do you determine what features and options you need?

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5 Money Saving Tips for Buying a Meat Slicer

Buying a meat slicer, or any equipment really, for your meat shop or food processing facility can be costly. Getting the features you want in the time frame you want it and making it integrate easily with your current processes adds up — and sometimes you don’t know the full cost until you’ve paid it.

Saving money when buying a meat slicer starts with knowing the full cost of the machine. Until you know the associated costs of the meat slicer you want to buy, you won’t have a clear idea of how well it fits within your budget.

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Meat Cutting Sanitation Tips

Proper cleaning is important in your meat cutting sanitation efforts. Not only are there numerous federal, state, and industry regulations on proper sanitation which need to be followed, but regular cleaning of equipment also prolongs the life of your equipment and reduces product contamination.

According to Alabama A&M and Auburn Universities, a seven-step process is commonly used in proper meat cutting sanitation facilities, including1:

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How to Avoid Ergonomic Injuries in Meat Cutting and Shredding

Workers in the meat cutting and shredding industry are at a high risk for experiencing the most common of ergonomic injuries: musculoskeletal disorders.

Most food processing companies will invest in equipment to keep workers safe from cuts associated with slicing and shredding, but tend to overlook preventing injuries that arise from awkward posture and repetitive movement tasks that can be just as debilitating.

Cuts happen in an instant and the effects are seen immediately. Musculoskeletal disorders develop over time, and can affect even the safest of workers.

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