Bacon Slicers...Again!

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Postby saucisson » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:55 am

harterz wrote:
I would be interested to know if yours might be similar. If you do not have the catalogue perhaps I can scan the image in.

harterz


Yes please, as you say, it does not seem to be on their website...

I've not tried it on frozen meat but I'll give it a go for you, I think I have some frozen belly lurking somewhere.

Mine is not unlike this one but is much older. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-BREAD-AND-MEA ... dZViewItem (You can buy the one here online in a real shop for �19.99 if you don't like ebay)

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Postby harterz » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:25 am

Hi Saucisson

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Hopefully that works - not the geekiest of computer users!

Just phoned Ascott to ask about the slicer - no longer available. The company went bust.

I have seen the type you linked to, but liked the idea of this one - it looks weightier and my thinking is that it might be more robust.

I guess 10 quid is not a great deal to lose should it not do all I ask of it.
I would be interested to hear how yours deals with frozen belly when you get chance - thank you.

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Postby jenny_haddow » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:31 am

I bought one of these from ebay for my house in France, great for saucisson etc. and I suspect it would slice rashers of bacon as long as the bacon was stiffened in the freezer.

Here I have a Kenwood from Lakeland which does the job as long as the bacon is rolled to fit the carriage. Recently though I bought a Bifinett (Lidl) electric slicer from ebay for �5. Quite heavy duty and it made short work of my last lot of bacon, so the Kenwood has been relegated to the reserves bench.

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Postby saucisson » Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:22 pm

jenny_haddow wrote:I bought one of these from ebay for my house in France, great for saucisson etc. Jen

Ouch, that sounds painful...
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Harterz, I suspect the actual mechanism is quite similar, but the Ascott one is mounted on a much nicer base plate. They generally bolt on so you could retro fit it to a good quality butchers chopping board if you were so minded. I'll take a photo of mine and the results on the belly this afternoon if I get a chance.

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Postby saucisson » Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:28 am

Took me longer to find the belly pork than I thought, but here it is:

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At the back is saucissette II, who wanted to help :)

There are two pieces of frozen belly pork on the slicer which had conveniently stuck together in the freezer. On the right is 2mm "bacon" and on the left wafer thin ( well, less than 1mm) "Parma".

It wasn't particularly fast, but I was rather pleased with the results, so much so I have just put my new batch of bacon in the freezer.

Note; for a tall narrow piece of meat like this you are quite close to the blade when feeding it by hand, I wear a Kevlar glove when doing this...

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Postby harterz » Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:51 pm

Hi Dave

That's great, thank you. Your machine looks very much like the one I have found - turns out to be Porkert. Although the Porkert blade is not toothed. Found them for sale from �30 to �51 :shock:

Made in Czech Republic. I have a contact there who may be able to get me one locally.

Your success at slicing frozen meat, and "waffa" thin ham convinces me to go down this route rather than risking the electric for similar price.

Thanks again

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Bacon Slicers...Again

Postby TonyE » Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:53 am

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Earlier in this thread you said you bought a Graef 188 Slicer, what do you think of the machine?? Satisfied or any problems, Does it cut wafer thin??? Would you recommend it???

I really like to look of this machine, and would like to buy one, but I would like to get advise from other users before doing so. I would appreciate your opinion


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Postby wallie » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:30 pm

Hi Tony
I have not used it yet as I have been away for a few days.
It sure looks good though, its a solid job with an easy tilting action for gravity slicing and comes with a diamond sharpener.
I have half a loin of pork dry curing for bacon, it comes out the cure in 5days time then I hang it for 3days.
I will then slice it and let you know the results.
But first impressions are that its a good solid German job.
I suppose you noticed Ians post, he still uses the Graef slicer bought 35year ago.

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Postby harterz » Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:49 am

Well, so much for that. It would appear, talking to a number of suppliers, that the Porkert factory may be having production problems, some actually saying they have gone into liquidation.

So no manual slicer for me. It is a shame as the modern versions do not look as sturdy.
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Postby porker » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:13 am

harterz wrote:Hi Dave

That's great, thank you. Your machine looks very much like the one I have found - turns out to be Porkert. Although the Porkert blade is not toothed. Found them for sale from �30 to �51 :shock:

Made in Czech Republic. I have a contact there who may be able to get me one locally.

Your success at slicing frozen meat, and "waffa" thin ham convinces me to go down this route rather than risking the electric for similar price.

Thanks again

Simon


Just sort of jumping in here, does anyone have a link for these?...


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Postby harterz » Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:25 am

Porkert is no longer trading. As much as I tried I could find no supplier that still had stock. Apparantly they went bust about a year ago.
A real shame, I think theirs was the most solid looking manual slicer for the money.
I ended up buying a '60s Salter manual off ebay - �6 + �8 shipping. It is great. I have a large block of wood I am going to mount it on, eventually, but slices my frozen bacon a treat.

If you want a modern manual and don't mind the price, Graef make a smart looking manual slicer for �110.

www.manufactum.co.uk

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Postby porker » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:05 am

Thanks harterz,

Nice machine that, pity about the price.

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Postby Oddley » Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:02 pm

Seems funny that you are being told Porkert went out of business. Their new Internet site, is still up.

http://www.porkert.cz/anglicka/index.htm
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