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The Best Meat Slicer

Last updated on October 23, 2019

We looked at the top 10 Meat Slicers and dug through the reviews from 79 of the most popular review sites including The Z8, Best 10 Choices, AmaPerfect, Home Verge, Cut With Ease And Precision, The Best Meat Slicers and more. The result is a ranking of the best Meat Slicers.

Best Meat Slicer

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Our Picks For The Top Meat Slicers

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Our Take
Experts Included
Pros
Cons
  The Best Overall

Chef'sChoice

Electric Food Slicer

Overall Take

Clean and QuietLunch meat is sliced with ease using this Chef'sChoice Electric Food Slicer, which has several adjustments for both thin and think cuts.

Experts Included
DWYM Kitchen Experts plus BestReviews, Village Bakery, The Z8, My Kitchen Advisor, Do Best Products, Tasty Kitchenn and 3 more. Along with user reviews from Amazon.
Pros
" Professional-grade performance at a home-appliance price point. Stainless steel and die-cast aluminum. Easy to take apart and clean."
Cons
"The blade is a little on the smaller side. The seven-inch blade will suit people cooking for smaller families, but if you want to slice large items or use this slicer in a business setting, then you’re likely to find..."

Chef'sChoice

Food Slicer

Overall Take

Stainless Steel BeautyThis durable Chef'sChoice Food Slicer comes apart in pieces for an easy clean every time.

Experts Included
DWYM Kitchen Experts plus Top Best 10 Reviews, Best 10 Choices, Do Best Products, AmaPerfect, Food Gear, Idea Hacks and 3 more. Along with user reviews from Amazon.
Pros
" It has a very powerful high-torque motor which serves well to slice harder foodstuffs, with a safety cover for the blade when the slicer is not in use."
Cons
"It does not serve the purpose of a heavy duty machine."

Best Choice Products

Commercial Meat Slicer

Overall Take

Tilted for ComfortThere's no need to worry about scratching your countertops with this Best Choice slicer, as it features rubber feet that also keep the unit sturdy.

Experts Included
DWYM Kitchen Experts plus BestReviews, Village Bakery, Best 10 Choices, Top Best Product Review, Kitchen Gear Zone, Tasty Kitchenn and 5 more. Along with user reviews from Amazon.
Pros
" Professional grade, 240 watt motor and 10" blade, able to takle a wide vaiety of food."
Cons
"Basically constructed for commercial use, it may pose some challenges during cleaning."
  The Best Value

Continental

Electric Meat Slicer

Overall Take

Amazingly Light SlicerThis Continental Electric Meat Slicer's added safety mechanisms make it a top choice for home chefs.

Experts Included
DWYM Kitchen Experts plus BestReviews, Village Bakery, Kitchen Gear Zone, Tasty Kitchenn, Product Reviews and 2 more. Along with user reviews from Amazon and Best Buy.
Pros
" Lightweight (10 lbs.) and affordable. Includes a blade guard designed to prevent injuries."
Cons
"Doesn't cut paper thin slices."
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Expert Reviews Included

In addition to our expert reviews, we also incorporate feedback and analysis of some of the most respected sources including: The Z8, Best 10 Choices, AmaPerfect, Home Verge, Cut With Ease And Precision.

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We also incorporate user reviews from the leading retailers including Amazon, Walmart, Target, Best Buy.

Our experts reviewed the top 10 Meat Slicers and also dug through the reviews from 79 of the most popular review sites including The Z8, Best 10 Choices, AmaPerfect, Home Verge, Cut With Ease And Precision, The Best Meat Slicers and more. The result is a ranking of the best of the best Meat Slicers.

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The Best Overall

Chef’sChoice Electric Food Slicer

Our Expert Score
9.5
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.4
1,018 user reviews
Our Take

Precision is a high point with the Chef's Choice 609, which boasts an easy-to-control thickness adjustment. Thanks to its electric operation, there's little effort to the job, and it runs quietly throughout. Afterward, easily removable parts make for quick cleaning.

What other experts liked
Professional-grade performance at a home-appliance price point. Stainless steel and die-cast aluminum. Easy to take apart and clean.
- BestReviews
The primary feature that we really enjoyed with this food slicer was how easy it was to clean it down. It takes literally seconds to pull it apart and wipe it down so you can transition between foods easily and...
- Appliances Reviewed
The best part of this slicer is that it is electric and hence doesn’t require any manual input in it.
- Village Bakery
January 21, 2019 | Full review
Talking about sturdiness or flexibility, this one has it all.
- The Z8
November 10, 2018 | Full review
Runs quietly. The engine on this machine is quiet given its power. It’s great for use in a home or apartment where you want to prepare food without alerting everyone in the building.
- My Kitchen Advisor
Whether you want to cut large pieces or small ones, the slicer boast adjustable precision cut control for thin deli cutting.
- Do Best Products
Its precision is high thanks to the precision thickness control. Therefore, you can have from deli-thin slices to one-inch thick slices of meat.
- Tasty Kitchenn
December 28, 2017 | Full review
The tilted big food carriage will make for the most effective and time efficient slicing experience – and you can actually slice quite a chunk at a single go.
- Cut Sliced Diced
The good thing is that it can still chop different sizes of meats ranging from 3/4-inch steak to deli-thin meat. Besides this, it can also slice other food types such as bread, veggies, brisket, cheese etc..
- Furious Grill
February 18, 2019 | Full review
What other experts didn't like
7" blade is smaller than some other slicers (but still incredibly effective).
- BestReviews
The one design flaw in this Chef’s Choice meat slicer is that the feed tray has a gap between it and the blade. If you’re cutting softer items, this tends to feed food products into the gap and have them...
- Appliances Reviewed
The blade is a little on the smaller side. The seven-inch blade will suit people cooking for smaller families, but if you want to slice large items or use this slicer in a business setting, then you’re likely to find...
- My Kitchen Advisor
Removing all the parts of the slicer when cleaning and putting them back isn’t as easy.
- Tasty Kitchenn
December 28, 2017 | Full review
However, the 7-inch serrated blade is relatively smaller than what is found in other top models.
- Furious Grill
February 18, 2019 | Full review

The Best Bang For Your Buck

Continental Electric Meat Slicer

Expert Summarized Score
7.7
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.0
522 user reviews
Our Take

The Continental Electric is a reliable slicer with a compact profile. While relatively light, it is sturdy — especially the blade, which holds up to professional sharpening. The safety features include an interlock switch to keep the blade off when not in use.

What other experts liked
Lightweight (10 lbs.) and affordable. Includes a blade guard designed to prevent injuries.
- BestReviews
This is the best paper thin meat slicer that is available in the market you would get the thinnest of the pieces of meat with the help of this product.
- Village Bakery
January 21, 2019 | Full review
Continental PS77711 professional sSeries deli slicer is a heavy duty deli or meat slicer is easy to use and clean.
- Kitchen Gear Zone
January 24, 2019 | Full review
The cast iron body is heavy and sturdy, keeping the meat slicer safe without taking up much space on your countertop.
- 10 Machines
The food carriage and the blade are tilted for more efficient and faster slicing.
- Best Advisor
Its adjustable slicing thickness and the precision means that you will get exactly what you will have slices in the desired size. The blade is heavy and thick enough for buffing, honing, and professional sharpening.
- Tasty Kitchenn
December 28, 2017 | Full review
With the safety interlock switch you can rest assured as the blade won’t start if you don’t want to use the machine.
- Product Reviews
February 21, 2019 | Full review
What other experts didn't like
Food press and carriage are made of plastic and have cracked occasionally. Hand tools required for thorough cleaning.
- BestReviews
Doesn't cut paper thin slices.
- Kitchen Gear Zone
January 24, 2019 | Full review
And yet our advice is to not try slicing meat with bones.
- Best Advisor
It is noisy when operating.
- Tasty Kitchenn
December 28, 2017 | Full review
While it’s true it lacks some features and it can’t cut the thinnest slices.
- Product Reviews
February 21, 2019 | Full review

Overall Product Rankings

1. Chef’sChoice Electric Food Slicer

Overall Score: 9.1
Reviews Included: 11

2. Chef’sChoice Food Slicer

Overall Score: 9.0
Reviews Included: 10

3. Best Choice Products Commercial Meat Slicer

Overall Score: 8.9
Reviews Included: 12

4. Weston Heavy Duty Meat Slicer

Overall Score: 8.7
Reviews Included: 12

5. F2C Professional Semi-Auto Meat Slicer

Overall Score: 8.5
Reviews Included: 8

6. Cuisinart Kitchen Pro Food Slicer

Overall Score: 8.3
Reviews Included: 11

7. Elite Platinum Ultimate Precision Meat Slicer

Overall Score: 8.2
Reviews Included: 12

8. Nesco Food Slicer

Overall Score: 8.0
Reviews Included: 12

9. Continental Electric Meat Slicer

Overall Score: 7.8
Reviews Included: 9

10. Chicago Food Machinery Deli Meat Slicer

Overall Score: 7.0
Reviews Included: 1

Our Findings

Chef’sChoice Electric Food Slicer

What We Liked: Precision is a high point with the Chef’s Choice 609, which boasts an easy-to-control thickness adjustment. Thanks to its electric operation, there’s little effort to the job, and it runs quietly throughout. Afterward, easily removable parts make for quick cleaning.

Continental Electric Meat Slicer

Best Value

Continental Electric PS77711 Pro Series Meat Slicer, Smooth Blade, Stainless Steel (Kitchen)


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New From: $69.94 USD In Stock
Used from: $69.94 USD In Stock

What We Liked: The Continental Electric is a reliable slicer with a compact profile. While relatively light, it is sturdy — especially the blade, which holds up to professional sharpening. The safety features include an interlock switch to keep the blade off when not in use.

Chef’sChoice Food Slicer

Also Consider

Chef'sChoice 6150000 Electric Food Slicer, Silver, 15 x 11 x 11 Inches (Kitchen)


List Price: $195.00 USD
New From: $141.48 USD In Stock
Used from: $135.00 USD In Stock

What We Liked: This Chef’s Choice Food Slicer is sturdy, thanks to a frame of stainless steel and cast aluminum. The blade cuts easily with a wide range of thicknesses available. Like most Chef’s Choice models, cleaning on its many detachable components is a breeze.

Best Choice Products Commercial Meat Slicer

Also Great

VEVOR 10" Blade Commercial Deli Meat Cheese Food Slicer, 10 Inch, Silver (Kitchen)


List Price: $269.99 USD
New From: $269.99 USD In Stock
Used from: Out of Stock

What We Liked: A powerful, 240-watt motor and a wide, 10″ blade make the Best Choice Products Commercial Meat Slicer able to cut as well as most professional models. Stability is a plus, due to its wide rubber feet. While heavy duty, its tilted design makes it easy to use.

Our Expert Consultant

Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Our Meat Slicer Buying Guide

There’s just something about having a meat slicer on your counter that says “chef at work.” It’s a staple on any deli counter, but it can be just as much of a time-saver at home — and no, you don’t need to be a chef to use one.

The basic design of the meat slicer hasn’t changed much over the years. Essentially, there’s a rotating steel blade with some sort of guard plate covering it. A carriage carries the meat (or other food) over the exposed sharp edge, cutting it into slices that drop on the other side. You can generally make those slices as thick or thin as you need with the use of a knob on the side that lowers or raises the carriage. Needless to say, it’s a vast improvement over the budget alternative of a simple knife, cutting board and elbow grease.

In the last few decades, we’ve seen electric slicers come into prevalence for home units as well as commercial use. Meat slicers, like the Chef’s Choice Electric, make the whole process even easier, thanks to an electric motor that moves the carriage back and forth. Just put the food in, turn it on and it slices in seconds. Still, some prefer the control of a manual slicer, where the carriage is moved by hand — especially with tougher meats that might need additional pressure to cut.

While the catch-all name is “meat slicer,” these devices are by no means limited to one job. Depending on the household, meat slicing might not even be the primary use. They can be used to cut onions or tomatoes for a salad, cheese slices for sandwiches, homemade potato chips and more. You’ll get slices down to the last sliver of food, each one cut to a uniform thickness and as thin as you need. And since uncut veggies, meat and cheese cost much less than pre-sliced packages, you’re saving money as well as time.

There are some things you should consider before you buy, though. How often will you actually use it? Is it worth the time and expense, or can you use a mandolin for smaller jobs instead?

“If you do take the plunge, look for adjustable thickness control, easy cleaning, stainless steel parts, a safety guard to prevent inadvertent finger slicing and a good range of motion,” advises culinary expert Julie Chernoff, Les Dames d’Escoffier member, dining editor for Better magazine and food journalist.

DWYM Fun Fact

According to Guinness Book of World Records, the title for the longest meat-slicing marathon was won in — where else? — Paris, France. Spaniard Noé Bonillo Ramos set the record over three days in February 2015 at Les Grands d’Espagne, slicing away for 72 hours, 13 minutes and 8 seconds. That blew past Gregorio Perez Fernandez’s previous record of 40 hours the previous year.

What’s even more impressive is that Ramos cut more than 150 kilograms of ham during the attempt and did it all with a traditional, hand-held blade. No meat slicer involved. (Guinness doesn’t say who got to eat all the sandwiches that resulted from Ramos’ run, but the meat was donated to a local charity.)

The Meat Slicer Tips and Advice

  • When you’re buying this appliance, the first thing you want to ask yourself is what you’ll be slicing. Despite the name, many households will use their meat slicer just as much for cutting veggies and cheese, if not more. If that’s the case, there might not be a need for a high-powered machine. In terms of wattage, meat slicers can range from a 120-watt motor to as much as 300 or more — though slicers in the latter range will be primarily for commercial use. If you’re expecting to slice roasts or ham on a regular basis, the higher wattage units might pay off in the long and short run, delivering an easier cut and higher durability.
  • The same considerations apply when selecting a blade size. Most commercial slicers have a 7-inch diameter saw, like the Continental Electric. That should be fine for vegetables, cheeses and most meats, but consider a 10″ blade if you’re cutting large slabs of roast.
  • The next thing you’ll want to look at is the future home for your device. There’s no getting around the fact that slicers are fairly bulky, weighty pieces of machinery — and that’s for safety as much as anything else. But if counter space is at a premium, the relatively svelte Chef’s Choice series is a good, compact example.
  • Be on the lookout for cheap materials, too. For obvious reasons, you’re going to want a surface that won’t rust or stain easily, which is why most slicers of any quality are made out of stainless steel. Some may have plastic accessories such as blade guards or handles, but ideally, those will have some kind of waterproofing.
  • Speaking of messes, you’re going to be cleaning that meat slicer after nearly every use. Make sure that process is as painless as possible, literally as well as figuratively. You’ll find that most slicers have detachable parts that might include the blade guard, blade, carriage and meat tray. Ideally, those parts can all be removed easily. If not, a sharp saw blade is not something you want to fumble with. You may also want to check which parts, if any, are dishwasher safe. It’s a feature that cuts down on hazards as well as cleaning time.
  • Cleaning aside, how safe is your slicer in general? Meat slicers can be powerful time savers, but it’s best not to forget that you’re dealing with a whirling sharp blade. A good blade guard is key, but there are other safety features to consider, especially for those with young children in the house. An often-overlooked feature is the base. Are the legs of the slicer bare metal? Rubber? Suction-cupped? A secure, non-wobbly surface is crucial – especially for manual slicers – and can make sure there are no slips while you’re pushing your food across the carriage. Many models also incorporate a safety lever to lock the carriage when it’s not in use, such as those in the Chef’s Choice series.
  • Again, most every slicer has an adjustable thickness knob, but you’ll want a nice sharp blade for consistently thin cuts. Make sure you sharpen the blade at regular intervals, as directed by the manual. Some models such as the Best Choice Products’ Commerical include whetstones specific to their blade types.

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Tod Caviness 

Tod Caviness is a professional writer and journalist for the past 20 years. Tod's years of experience writing a nightlife column for the Orlando Sentinel have cursed him with an affinity for cocktails he can't afford. He makes up for it with his cheap yet killer slow cooker cuisine. At least, his wife hasn't kicked him out for them yet.