Commercial Bacon Slicers

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Commercial Bacon Slicers

Postby mdmafo » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:35 am

Hello lovely people,

I am looking to buy a commercial meat slicer that will be used heavily making bacon for a new market stall.
I am struggling with the initial costs of getting the business off the ground. So am going to try to save costs and buy a slicer second hand off ebay

I know I need an internal sharpener and am trying to find one around £150-250, I would like a flat bed slicer.

How big should the blades me for larger bellies etc, is 10" enough?

What is automatic feed?

Does anyone have any knowledge of these brands -

Metal Nord

Rheninghaus

Bizerba

I am hesitant to do so but should I take a punt on this one? I have already been stung by to good to be true catering deals on ebay.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MEAT-SLICER-/ ... 33827b6c64

I would be forever grateful if for any advice in order not to waste precious funds right now.

thanking you muchly

Heather
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Re: Commercial Bacon Slicers

Postby BriCan » Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:10 am

mdmafo wrote:Hello lovely people,

I am looking to buy a commercial meat slicer that will be used heavily making bacon for a new market stall.
I am struggling with the initial costs of getting the business off the ground. So am going to try to save costs and buy a slicer second hand off ebay


Their are no problem on that as there are some great buys to be had

I know I need an internal sharpener


A separate sharpener are much better as well as clean/hygienic

and am trying to find one around £150-250,


price is always a big concern when starting out in a business

I would like a flat bed slicer.


believe me; gravity fed are far better

How big should the blades me for larger bellies etc, is 10" enough?


10" in my opinion is on the small side it will do at a pinch but 12" is far better

What is automatic feed?


place the belly/bacon on the carriage, lock it down with the clamp, turn the switch to ' automatic ' then turn on the power switch ~~ carriage will travel back and forth slicing the bacon. Gravity feed is far better for this as there are fewer things to go wrong.

Does anyone have any knowledge of these brands -

Metal Nord

Rheninghaus

Bizerba


Out of what you have listed there Bizerba is what I would pick ~~~ we have two of them :lol: :lol:

I am hesitant to do so but should I take a punt on this one? I have already been stung by to good to be true catering deals on ebay.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MEAT-SLICER-/ ... 33827b6c64


I have used about every slicer under the sun from the very old 50/60's Berkel automatic (20" blade) to the smaller ones, Hobart and such but I will always go the extra for the Bizerba ~~ why? safety is a biggest thing with these (I have scares from other makes :cry: ), easy to clean (sharpening stones are separate which is a big plus), ease of use

I would be forever grateful if for any advice in order not to waste precious funds right now.

thanking you muchly


I do relies that money is always a point but I will also stress that buy wise and not cheep as is always the temptation, my business partner bought cheep and I bare the scar :( I slice about 200/300kg of bacon each week

Looking thew the list these would be my picks HIH

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bizerba-VS-8- ... 232ad48389
Price:
£350.00

Mine is very much like this one

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bizerba-Model ... 35c76cafc9
Price:
US $1,995.00
Approximately £1,315.88

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/bizerba-meat- ... 19dd3abbc4
Starting bid:
£99.00

Sharpening stone if missing off the above

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bizerba-Slice ... 4d0d26acef
Starting bid:
£20.00


This is very much like our second one

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Scharfen-VA20 ... 43bbfec7e5
But what do I know
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Re: Commercial Bacon Slicers

Postby mdmafo » Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:18 am

Wow thank you !!

I would so like to buy you a beer right now, you have helped so much

There are so many endless choices when you begin I am finding it a bit scary but excited all the same

smiles and thanks
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Re: Commercial Bacon Slicers

Postby BriCan » Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:31 pm

mdmafo wrote:Wow thank you !!

I would so like to buy you a beer right now, you have helped so much


I could do with one right now ~~~ just woke up to that ripe old age :lol: :lol: ~~~~ maybe next year when I come home. :wink:

There are so many endless choices when you begin I am finding it a bit scary but excited all the same


I have been there, so take deep breaths ~~ if I can be of help be sure to shout and I'm sure that others here will also chime in and advise as they are a great bunch of folks :D

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