Commercial slicers are necessary for any deli, supermarket, or restaurant serving large amounts of fresh deli cuts. Slicers cut foods more quickly and efficiently than can be done by hand, reducing food preparation time. Plus, meat and cheese slices come out evenly every time, creating consistent quality for your business and customers. This powerful tool is ideal for a variety of foodservice needs.
Short Order has many options available for commercial slicers including varying knife sizes; angle- or gravity-fed; and manual, semi-automatic, and automatic models. The type of equipment best suited for your establishment depends on the amount of time and capacity you will be cutting per day. Light-duty slicers are ideal for smaller restaurants that will be slicing for no more than 2 hours a day and have limited counter space. If your kitchen or deli will run the slicer for 2-4 hours a day and occasionally slice cheese, a medium-duty model would work best. Finally, businesses that anticipate running the slicer all day, along with slicing large quantities of cheese, should opt for a heavy-duty piece of equipment. Depending on your kitchen’s needs, commercial slicer models are available in manual and 120v electric options. Need more help choosing a commercial slicer? Check out our commercial slicer buyer’s guide.
Short Order understands the importance of quality, which is why we carry brands like Berkel, German Knife, Globe, Hobart, and Nemco. We also believe in value, so our Low Price Guarantee backs all our commercial slicers. If you find the same item at a lower price from another vendor, Short Order promises to refund you 110% of the price difference. Plus, all restaurant and bar equipment has free freight at ShortOrder.com.
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Berkel slicers are some of the sharpest pieces of restaurant equipment on the market. Since the invention of the meat slicer in 1898 by W.A. Van Berkel, a butcher in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Berkel has been perfecting the art of the blade. It took only nine years for Berkel's meat slicers to appear as far away from Rotterdam as Mexico, China, Russia, and Canada. Not only did the meat slicer change the way a butcher approached many of his wares, it actually revolutionized the way people prepare food worldwide.
Berkel Incorporated began as U.S. Slicing Machines in 1909, changing its name to honor the creator of the meat slicer in 1915. For over a century, they've created slicing machines that chefs, deli workers, and food artisans depend on for consistent, accurate, and excellent results.
Today, Berkel is a subdivision of the ITW Food Equipment Group, which serves as parent company to a number of top-notch food equipment companies including Vulcan, one of the top competitors in the commercial stove arena, and Wolf, producer of some of the best ranges in the world.
How to Choose a Berkel Slicer
Choosing a Berkel slicer for use in your restaurant or institution is fairly straightforward; there are two variables that are important to how your slicer will function. The first is blade size. Berkel slicers come with blades that range from 9 inches to 14 inches. Essentially, you'll want the smallest blade that will do the jobs you need it to do, because with a smaller blade comes less countertop space taken up by the slicer and a lower price tag.
The second variable is electric vs. manual. Electric slicers hum along at a slice every second or two, unattended, while you go about your business. Manual slicers can slice more quickly, but require attendants to operate. The biggest reason to choose manual over electric is that on the rare occasion that an electric slicer goes wrong, it can mow through a large batch of product, turning it into useless waste while you're not looking. The biggest reason to choose electric over manual is that the efficiency of being able to do other prep while the slicer slices.
Some companies also produce slicers called 'gravity feed' vs. 'angle feed,' but the dirty little secret is that these are terms with no real meaning; all commercial slicers feed using an angled plate that allows gravity to pull the meat or other food onto the blade. It is safe to set those terms aside and focus on the issues that actually matter to the way you operate your kitchen.
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