Heavy duty commercial slicers are a must when it comes to shaving paper-thin slices of meat, cheese and more. These slicers see a lot of use in grocery stores and delis, which is why you may find yourself needing replace some parts over time. Luckily for you, at Tundra Restaurant Supply we feature all of the knobs, dials, rubber feet, springs, bolts and more from the industry's leading manufacturers like Hobart, Globe, Nemco and much more.
Most commercial meat slicers feature the same basic components such as: the blade (and blade guard), the product table, pusher, gauge plate and sharpener. Typically all of these commercial slicer parts are available to be purchased separately so that you can extend the life of your heavy duty (and expensive) equipment. Over time you may find the blade has become dull. Nothing affects the performance of your commercial slicer than a dull blade—not only does it affect the quality of your product, but it puts more strain on your equipment to effectively cut through the meat or cheese. Be sure to utilize the built-in blade sharpener to keep your blade super sharp and like new.
While cleaning is one of the best ways to extend the life of your commercial slicer, it’s also one of the easiest ways to lose parts of your slicer. If that happens, give us a call with the make and model of your unit and we can identify the exact slicer part you need for your machine—Hobart parts, Globe slicer parts and more, we’ve got the right part you need to get back to slicing again soon.
Do I Need a Heavy Duty Slicer?
Don’t be tempted to go cheaper with your slicer by ordering a slicer only capable of standard use if your business sees a lot of volume. Not only does long periods of use wear the parts on your slicer, but if you try to slice something too heavy it could burn out your motor. Think about your product as much as slicing time—do you intend to just slice deli meat? Or what about cheese or frozen products? Most standard duty slicers are not built to slice cheese, whereas medium duty slicers can slice cheese for maybe an hour or two a day. Heavy duty slicers on the other hand feature a large blade that enables you to slice larger product. And don’t fret, though the heavy duty commercial slicers garner a higher price tag, you’ll also have the benefit of bigger and better warranties.
Manual Versus Automatic Slicers
Manual slicers require a staff member to operate the feeder tray to turn past the slicing blade. An automatic slicer, on the other hand, feature an electronic-powered pusher that frees up your staff as it slices meat or cheese continuously.
When it comes to choosing between a manual or automatic commercial slicer, the question you have to ask yourself is How much slicing do I anticipate doing? For those that work in large delis or supermarkets, you may find that the ease of an automatic slicer comes in handy so that staff can help other customers will it continues to slice the product.