OSTBA Removable Blade Meat Slicer

Last updated date: October 18, 2021

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8.9

OSTBA Removable Blade Meat Slicer

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We looked at the top Meat Slicers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Meat Slicer you should buy.

Update as October 14, 2021:
Checkout The Best Meat Slicer for a detailed review of all the top meat slicers.

Overall Take

In addition to beef, this meat slicer also works on cheese, vegetables and bread. The blade is removable for easy cleaning and the unit offers an adjustable thickness dial, so you can produce both thin and thick slices of your favorite foods.


In our analysis of 93 expert reviews, the OSTBA Removable Blade Meat Slicer placed 3rd when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

To be a chef: The food slicer cuts the food precisely, it makes you like a GOOD chef at home. Adjustable Thickness from super thin to approximately 3/4’’ Thick for slicing various of food such as meat, deli, cheese, roast beef, turkey Breast, vegetables and fruits. Easy to clean: seamless and removable features make sanitation a breeze. Our removable ring-guard cover prevents debris buildup on cutting surfaces. The blade, food carriage, slide-rod extension and food pusher are removable, it allows for thorough cleaning and sanitation. Safety protection: to operate the deli slicer, you must press both the safety lock & power button simultaneously to start, avoid the mistake operation. Non-slip suction cup feet keeps the meat slicer stable during working. Universal stainless steel blade: ostba meat slicer machine has the 7. 5’’ stainless steel serrated blade, driven by 150 watts of fast, high yield slicing power, It will help you keep a consistent sharp cut.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

7.4
7 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.8
3,407 user reviews

What experts liked

Great for users who need something with power to cut through big slices of meat. Its thickness dial offers slices between paper-thin, all the way up to a three-quarter-inch setting. This might sound too thick, but its built upon a 150-watt motor that felt up to the job when we tested it.
- The Online Grill
Great models that are built to last while they are the best meat slicers you should buy for efficient food slicing. This machine features a solid anodized aluminum body that is resistant to corrosion. It also comes with a good size while its blade is 7.5 inches.
- The Cookware Geek
For meat slicers under $100, the OSTBA Electric Meat Slicer tops our list. This highly rated machine is very well-rounded in terms of the features it offers. In terms of performance, it’s the best in its price range.
- Slice of Kitchen
Even though it is a sturdy commercial meat slicer, it could also be welcomed into your homes due to its safety and cleanliness measures. It is easily the best meat slicer under $100.
- MySmartChoice
The rubber feet keep the slicer stable as it runs. Get a variety of thickness for all types of meat and remove the carriage for easy cleaning. One of the best slicers for those on a budget.
- Kitchen Rank
One of the best things about this cheese and meat slicer is how intuitive it is to use. The design is very straightforward, meaning there is no steep learning curve for even the least tech-savvy home cook. This a very easy-to-use model.
- Daring Kitchen

What experts didn't like

The meat slicer has a serrated blade that is minus since most people dealing with soft food products may not want it.
- The Cookware Geek
The materials used aren’t top notch.The housing is made of anodized aluminum and the blade is stainless steel. However, the clear plastic food carriage is brittle and the motor gear is made of plastic.
- Slice of Kitchen
A tiny piece of food may get stuck at bottom and is difficult to clean.
- MySmartChoice
Serrated blade is the only option available.
- Kitchen Rank

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.

An Overview On Meat Slicers

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. Electric meat slicers 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.

The Meat Slicer Buying Guide

  • 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. 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, look for a compact model.
  • 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.
  • 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 include whetstones specific to their blade types.