Every year, sales of slicers are only growing. Not surprising, because this is a useful device that allows you to quickly and easily cut various products. In order not to make a mistake with the choice of a slicer, potential buyers need to familiarize themselves with the popular models of slicers.
How to choose a slicer
The following recommendations will help you choose a quality product:
- The knife must be made of ceramic or stainless steel. These blades will last a long time. Wave-shaped surface sharpening is more versatile.
- The carriage should move easily.
- Slicers come in power from one hundred to two hundred watts. Such devices are optimal for home use.
- It is better if the speed of rotation of the knife can be adjusted. So, for example, cheese is cut at a lower number of revolutions. Cucumbers require more speed.
- It is desirable that the kit includes a tray for slices of products.
- It is better if the case is made of metal. However, a plastic model is quite suitable for the house. Besides, it costs less.
- It is important to understand that this device is very dangerous, especially for children. Therefore, it is necessary to follow the rules of operation and keep small family members out, and also choose models equipped with special protection.
As for the price of a slicer, it depends on several parameters. We will find out how much mechanical and electrical modifications cost from the ranking of the best models. It is compiled on the basis of feedback from the owners and an analysis of the following parameters:
- Ease of use;
- the size;
- material of manufacture;
- sphere of use (vegetables, fruits, cheeses, sausages, etc.);
- purpose (professional or home).
For convenience, the rating is divided into two categories depending on the type of slicer.
Rating of the best slicers
Best Inexpensive Mechanical Slicers
Mechanical models resemble a classic grater. They operate with little effort. Thus, the product on the carriage is pushed onto the blade.
Nicer Dicer Plus
The first participant in the Nicer Dicer Plus rating is a well-known vegetable cutter that chop cheeses, sausages, berries and fruits. The kitchen accessory has 13 different attachments and functions as a grater and cutter. Stainless knives are very sharp. Products under them do not crumple, but are cut into perfect pieces. The slicer is simple and safe to operate. It occupies a minimum of space.
Customers are delighted with small cubes, sticks and long straws. They note that the Nicer-Dicer Plus is an excellent alternative to the food processor. The vegetable cutter is easy to clean even from dried pieces of food. It is acceptable to clean the product in the dishwasher. The price of the model is affordable for most buyers. It costs up to a thousand rubles.
- many nozzles;
- sharp knives;
- high-quality plastic;
- self-cleaning function;
- simple washing;
- easy use;
- bright color;
- convenient container.
- not suitable for very hard products.
SINBO STO 6520
The SINBO mechanical shredder is ideal for shredding tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and fruits. The model has five removable stainless steel blades and a plastic container. This is a very compact product that is easy to transport. Customers are delighted with the versatility of the slicer, quality workmanship and sharp knives. The product is absolutely safe.
Owners are confused by an uncomfortable holder and three similar nozzles. A shredder costs about 5 dollars. This is a great gift for home use. In addition, the slicer looks stylish and presentable. The main thing is to buy a product from a trusted manufacturer.
- stylish design;
- quality manufacturing.
- the risk of cracks in the plastic;
- awkward holder.
Slicer with interchangeable nozzles 3 in 1 KL-01113 Kelli
Manual slicer KL-01113 Kelli is suitable for rubbing fruits, vegetables, and cutting them into slices. For each operation there are special nozzles – there are 3 of them in the kit. The knives are quite sharp, even with potatoes and carrots they do well. The design resembles a manual classic meat grinder, which is convenient to use. The only point is that the device must be held during grinding so that it does not slide on the table – there is no fixation mechanism. It is convenient to take care of the nozzles and the body – they have a simple shape, the chopped parts of vegetables and fruits do not get stuck anywhere and are conveniently cleaned.
- bright slicer body;
- sharp knives nozzles;
- convenient care;
- there is no threat of cutting yourself;
- ease of use;
- understandable design.
- there is no mechanism for attaching to the table.
The Mandoline Fackelmann slicer with a wide working blade of 18*12.5 cm allows you to slice even wide vegetables and fruits into slices. The manufacturer has provided protection for the fingers – the rubbed fruit is inserted into a plastic holder, which in turn slides along the frame of the working canvas, does not jump off anywhere, speeding up the process. The knife is made of stainless steel and hard plastic. There is no smell of polymer either after purchase or during operation. The nozzles are changeable and securely fixed, their position can also be adjusted for cutting slices with a thickness of 2 or 10 mm.
Basically, the Mandoline Fackelmann slicer causes positive feedback from customers, only a few complain about the weak design – obviously, they come across a defective product that can always be returned to the store or exchanged for a new one.
- convenient gripping of vegetables;
- wide working canvas;
- sharp knife;
- adjustable slice thickness 2 or 10 mm;
- fingers are protected from cuts.
- marriage comes across.
Ekman TK 0071 BRADEX
The compact slicer Ekman TK 0071 BRADEX is similar in design to a grater with a container, which, in fact, is – nozzles are attached to a plastic bowl where slices of vegetables and fruits fall. The set includes graters of different sizes, cloths for cutting slices, sticks, there is even a food holder that excludes cut fingers. The blades are mostly sharp, they cope with raw fruits and vegetables. The container is small for some users, but opening it and emptying it is a matter of 30 seconds.
You need to get used to working with the Ekman TK 0071 BRADEX so that the pieces do not get stuck in the nozzles, sometimes you have to grind the blades, but in general, a manual slicer is a good purchase for the kitchen.
- several interchangeable nozzles;
- fruit holder to protect fingers;
- nozzles are attached to the container;
- comfortable and safe design.
- knives may not be sharp enough.
The best electric slicers
Electric models work from a network and do not need the help of the person. Products are loaded into the carriage, fixed and the button is pressed. The slices are even and neat. This is the best option for shredding in production. Electric slicers are more expensive and louder.
The semi-automatic machine from Gastrorag is actively used in the field of trade and catering. The Chinese brand has long specialized in the production of such equipment. The model allows you to easily and quickly cut meat delicacies, cheeses. The product is equipped with a stainless steel knife that cuts slices up to 12 mm thick.
The body is made of anodized aluminum. The carriage is moved manually. Products are fed to the knife with a special clamp, which ensures the safety of operation. The weight of the shredder is 15 kilograms. The slicer has a high rotation speed. Its price varies from 14700 to 20120 rubles.
- high speed;
- high quality materials;
- safe operation;
- choice of cutting thickness.
The case of the next rating participant is completely made of metal. The working surface is at a slight angle. The product looks stylish and strict. The knife is made of stainless steel and has a diameter of 17 cm and a wavy sharpening. The largest thickness reaches 20 millimeters. In total, the device has two modes of operation – short and long.
The set includes a tray for chopped food and a niche for winding the power cord. This is one of the best models in its price segment, which is characterized by a long service life, protection against injury, the presence of a safety button and excellent build quality.
- injury protection;
- Beautiful design;
- quality assembly.
- significant weight.
Electric slicer Tristar EM-2099 with a power of 150 W perfectly cuts vegetables, fruits, meat, cheeses and other products. The case is metal, like all the working parts of the mechanism. The knife and the cutting surface are slightly inclined, so the slices fit neatly into the substituted dishes – there is no container in the kit, and this is a minus. For safety, a food holder is provided – this is a mandatory attribute to prevent injury to fingers.
The slicer knife can be removed and sharpened if necessary, although the factory sharpening is very good. The blade has an impressive diameter of 19 cm, slices do not stick to it. The cutting thickness can be adjusted from 0 to 15 mm. The device makes noise during operation, but does not crawl on the table – it has rubberized stable legs. In general, the Tristar EM-2099 slicer-slicer is a good kitchen unit that causes positive feedback from users.
- adjustable cutting thickness;
- convenient use and care;
- large, well-tuned knife;
- food holder;
- tilted work surface.
- there is no container for slices.
Clatronic MA 3585
Further in the review is a model from Clatronic. It is equipped with razor-sharp knives, ensures smooth and very thin cutting of any products. The wave-shaped knife easily divides food into slices and keeps them in perfect shape. The thickness of the pieces is adjustable and reaches 15 mm. The power of the product is 150 W, the diameter of the knife is 190 mm. The model is optimally suited for bread, sausages, vegetables and fruits.
The kit includes a special holder that provides protection for fingers. The body is made of high quality steel. The slicer is made in silver, the legs and some individual elements are in black. The continuous operation time is 10 minutes. The device costs about five thousand rubles.
- original appearance;
- self-sharpening knife;
- strong body;
- injury protection.
The slicer of the legendary brand Gorenje model R607A with a power of 110 W is a budget version of a home slicer. It has a combined body made of metal and plastic, but the working mechanisms are steel, the holder is made of a safe polymer. The mechanism has overload protection, protection against accidental start is provided, but it hides an inconvenience for some users – you need to hold two buttons at the same time.
The slicer knife with a diameter of 17 cm is removed, its pressing against the cutting mechanism is adjusted to determine the thickness of the slices in the range of 0-15 mm. The device has one speed of operation, but it is enough for cutting any products – both vegetables / fruits, and refined products.
The legs of the unit are vacuum, they hold the already light case on the tabletop well.
- adjustable slice thickness;
- optimal power for productive cutting;
- quality assembly;
- convenient holder.
- no receiving container.
Bomann MA 451
Nice-looking slicer Bomann MA 451 copes with any products in a short time, because it has a powerful 150 W motor. The package includes a food holder that protects fingers from being cut with a steel knife. The design of the slicer is classic – the working surface is inclined, there is a convenient feed tray, the body is made of steel. The working mechanism has a reliable assembly – users have no complaints about it, there are no problems during operation. There is not enough output tray, but this is a standard problem with most automatic slicers.
- powerful engine;
- quality assembly, no complaints;
- convenient feeding tray with finger protection;
- cutting thickness is adjustable.
- there is no scale for adjusting the thickness of the cut.