Nesco Automatic Adjustable Meat Slicer

Last updated: February 15, 2023

Slice meats, cheeses and vegetables with ease when you have this meat slicer at your disposal. The unit features a large multipurpose 8.7-inch stainless steel serrated blade and a thickness control knob so you can switch from thin to medium to thick cuts. There's also a built-in food carriage that can easily be removed for quick cleaning.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: The non-slip feet on this meat slicer keep it firmly planted in place while in use.

In our analysis of 93 expert reviews, the Nesco Automatic Adjustable Meat Slicer placed 5th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Want to send your loved ones off to work or school with a sandwich or wrap made from fresh sliced meats and cheese? want to prepare sliced cheese and meat party trays for entertaining just like those found in the deli and avoid their high price? then a Nesco food slicer is what you need! make your own cheese and meat rolls for your parties and slice your own lunch meat and cheese fresh while saving money. Nesco food slicers are constructed of a rugged, die-cast aluminum housing combined with a unique tilted slicing surface to make slicing food easier. The fs-250 Nesco has combined an elegant design with the performance of a powerful food slicer. Slice meat, cheese, bread, vegetables and fruit quickly and easily with this quality slicer. Features precision Depth control and a strong, high quality 180 watt gear motor. Variable thickness control knob for 9/16″ thickness range. Large multipurpose 8.7 inch stainless steel hardened serrated blade handles a wide range of food sizes and shapes. If you expect to slice a lot of cheese, we recommend a motor of 130 watts or more. Cheese can create a lot of blade drag but the fs-250 slicer’s motor has the power to take it in stride.

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.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Easy to take apart and clean.
The food press is made up of die-cast aluminum. there is a dual safety feature provided in the slicer so that no user faces any type of injury while slicing his or her favorite food item.
With the user’s safety in mind, Dual Safety Feature has been added to prevent accidents.
This is a beautifully crafted food slicer made for commercial and slightly rigorous home use.
Comes with removable parts. The blade and the guide can be removed for cleaning. This allows you to clean as much of the slicer as possible without having to actually open it up. It’s also very easy to remove the parts for cleaning; you can get it cleaned up fairly quickly.
It has a strong 180w engine, 8.7 inches in diameter blade and the design looks good.
The unit also has a control knob that can adjust to slice any food depending on the thickness you want.
It has an adjustable slicing thickness control knob for a 9/16 thickness. The knob helps you control the thickness of your slices. It also makes it possible for you to slice the food to your desired level of precision.
This machine is powerful, it comes with 8.7-inch stainless steel blade and allows you to selected the desired thickness of the slices.
The slicer weighs 13.2 pounds and measures 15 by 10.5 by 11 inches. The good thing is that its heavyweight provides enough stability during slicing.
Also, cleaning the slicer is incredibly easy. I simply air-dried it. Wiping it with a wet cloth will also work.

What reviewers didn't like

180W motor needs a cool down period of one hours after every 10 minutes of use.
The only unpleasant thing about this slicer is the wobbly blade that requires plenty of patience to get used to.
A bit noisy. The motor driving the blade is noisy for its power level. It’s nothing too bad, but it can be annoying to use in a domestic setting.
This one is a bit odd; you can basically do everything with it. You just need to work harder than you should. Everything takes more effort than it should, and it started frustrating me quickly.
You cannot fit a very large piece of meat on the sliding tray.
It needs an hour of cooling at every 10 minutes of continuous use
The main complaint about the machine, among some consumers, is that it is not super-fast or powerful as perceived.
I haven’t tried it on cheese but you better not do that as well because bits of cheese might get stuck in the teeth of the blade.
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