Slicers, or slicers, are devices for those who love not only tasty, but also beautiful dishes. They differ from professional ones in materials and sizes, but at the same time they are not inferior in efficiency and functionality.
Before buying a household slicer, it is important to know the main selection criteria:
- Power. The speed of cutting food depends on this indicator. For high-quality work, 100 watts is enough, although there are models with higher power.
- Knife. Circular knives are made of ceramic or stainless steel, the best ones are equipped with parts from the German brand Solingen. There are two types of sharpening: straight or wavy. With the second type, slicers can cut not only vegetables and fruits, but also fresh bread.
- Frame. Metal slicers are more expensive than plastic ones. Although the case material has little effect on the operation of the device.
- Slicing thickness. The larger the cutting range, the more expensive the model.
- Additional functions. The best slicers are always equipped with a protective cover for the disc and a tray for ready-made cuts. Also, when buying, you should pay attention to the presence of rubberized legs and a power-on lock.
The best mechanical slicers
For more than 60 years, the Borner brand has been producing world famous graters, which are very popular. The Germans have modernized the slicer to the extent that in a matter of minutes it will make more than 12 types of cuts. The device is equipped with 3 inserts for cutting: with knives of 3.5 mm and 7 mm, as well as a knifeless insert. Borner can be used as a slicer. The device is made of high-quality, impact-resistant, food-grade plastic. Sharp knives are made of durable stainless steel. The device is convenient to store thanks to the stand that is included in the set. For the safety of hands when cutting, a special holder is provided in the kit. To a greater extent, Borner Trend + is suitable for cutting hard vegetables and fruits. For home or professional use, the appliance will last for many years.
The chopper is very convenient and indispensable in cooking. Borner makes cuts of the same shape. The grater has two levels of insertion, due to which the pieces are narrower or wider. The hostesses note that this is the most convenient mechanical slicer. It is worth considering that the knives of the product are very sharp, you need to adapt to working with the device so as not to get hurt. The kit includes a special holder that will provide convenient and safe cutting. The price of the German product is fully consistent with the quality. Trend Plus is the top model in the Borner grater family.
Bradex TK 0258
Bradex TK 0258
Chinese manufacturers often come up with multifunctional devices. Manufacturer Bradex is no exception. The chopper, thanks to 13 devices in the composition, makes 7 types of different cuts. Cubes, straws, slices, squares, spaghetti – a variety of functions of this model. The grater is called the dream of any housewife. Case material – plastic, nozzles are made of stainless steel.
This slicer is the most functional model of the presented mechanical shredders. Consumers note a variety of nozzles for cutting. A big advantage is the presence of a plastic box under the grater, where the chopped product falls after shredding. The container can be used to store chopped vegetables or fruits. Bradex is positioned as a universal grinder for different products.
Sinbo STO 6537
Sinbo STO 6537
The products of the Turkish manufacturer Sinbo have been on the market since 1983. Renowned for quality and craftsmanship. A small and compact device will help you cut non-solid vegetables and fruits, chop greens and berries. A plastic bowl, at the bottom of which a rubber seal is attached for better fixation, is securely held on the surface. Sharp knives allow you to cut food into pieces in a short time. Thanks to the design, it is safe to use the device. Small size and light weight (only 435 grams) allow you to take Sinbo STO 6537 to the country or use it at home.
Users note several positive features. Lightweight plastic bowl won’t break when dropped on the floor. The mechanical design of the slicer allows you to control the moment and degree of grinding products. A big plus is that when loading several types of products, they are mixed automatically during the cutting process. Also, lovers of experimenting claim that the device is able to grind more solid foods: meat and cheeses. True, in the instructions for the Sinbo STO 6537 model, only one cutting option is provided. The pleasant price of the product will make the purchase necessary if you want to simplify the cooking process.
Nicer Dicer Plus
Nicer Dicer Plus
The Nicer-Dicer Plus home slicer is a versatile tool for cutting vegetables, fruits and cheese in a variety of ways. Includes 4 nozzles with different thickness range. It is also possible to quickly cut products into wedges, sticks or quarters. The device is incredibly efficient and multifunctional, but at the same time has a nice price.
The slicer consists of 3 containers: green, white and transparent for already cut products. The top cover closes tightly and is equipped with a self-cleaning button. The manufacturer thought about safety, so the set includes a pusher and special plastic nozzles. Also in addition are a grater and a vegetable peeler.
The best electric slicers
Ritter is one of the top well-known manufacturers in its segment in Europe and the world. Model E16 is an electric slicer, which is made of metal. It has a self-sharpening knife with a wavy sharpening with a diameter of 17 cm. The device will highly protect against cuts due to a special holder and speed control. Designed for cutting almost any food (except liquid consistency). The thickness of the slice is from 1 to 20 mm. The power of the cutting device is 65 W, which is enough for the home. The continuous operation time is 5 minutes. It is not used on an industrial scale. The advantage of the model is the presence of a pallet for chopped products. A nice bonus is a two-year warranty from the manufacturer.
Consumers praise this model very much, as it cuts any solid products, is easy to use and maintain. True, soft cheeses can stick to a metal knife, which is not very convenient. Otherwise, the slicer does not malfunction, it will serve for a long time. This is an indispensable assistant in the kitchen, as it speeds up the cooking process as much as possible.
The Gemlux GL-MS-190 slicer has high power, and therefore performance, so it is suitable for use in small cafes and shops, and not just for home use. It should be noted that the device is not suitable for cutting fresh bread and soft cheese. The body of the slicer is made of silver-colored metal. The cutting disk with a diameter of 190 mm is made of stainless steel.
Simple and convenient adjustment of the cutting thickness allows you to harvest slices up to 15 mm. For stability in work the slicer is supplied with rubber legs. Safety is ensured by protection against accidental activation (protection against children).
The Gorenje R506E electric model has a comfortable working surface, located under a slight slope. The inclination allows to move freely the cut products to a knife. The cutting thickness is regulated by metal guides and is set from 2 to 15 mm. The knives in the device are made of stainless steel with a diameter of 19 cm. The sharpening of the knives is wavy, which allows you to expand the range of products for the slicer.
The body of the product is made of high quality plastic and silver metal. The slicer is mounted on non-slip plastic feet. The power of the electric motor is high and is 160 watts. The 1 meter long power cord is located in a dedicated compartment.
The model of the famous German brand Bosch is a universal electric food chopper model. Additional functions for crushing ice and whipping cream are advantages among universal slicers. The device consists of a glass jug with a volume of 1500 ml and knives for grinding. Drive power – 550 watts. For the fastest possible time, the device finely grinds the offered products.
Customers choose Bosch for quality and reliability. The MMR15A1 is the top model among all-round shredders for fine shredding. Glass bowl is safer for health. All parts of the device can be washed in the dishwasher, which distinguishes the sample from other models. The unit will not cut food into slices, but it will chop hard food into small even pieces. Unlike other grinders, the model can work with liquid and solid products.