Best Slicers

Review & Comparison, Last Update May 30, 2017
You don't have to be a Chief to slice even, uniform and perfect slices. With the help of the right slicer, you'll manage this task in minutes; hence, your family will be agreeably surprised with your fine cuisine. In this review, we consider the most popular and efficient slicers for home usage. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2017
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type
Material
Suggested Foods
Accessories/Blades
SLICING THICKNESS
EASE OF USE
 
PROS

Each detail in this device is made of stainless steel, hence making this slicer a durable and everlasting model.

CONS

This device requires some efforts to cut through a product.

OUR VERDICT

Perfect slicer for true French fries' lovers. This model is designed to cut firm vegetables into even pieces thus, it's also helpful for preparing vegetables for freezing or canning.

detailed parameters
Type

Mechanical

Material

Cast iron body, Stainless Steel blade

Suggested Foods

Hard vegetables

Accessories/Blades

French Fry Cutter Blade

SLICING THICKNESS

1/2 inch

EASE OF USE

Non-skid suction feet allow you to place the unit both aflat and upright

PROS

Owing to the one-piece design, you needn't assemble the slicer before use or disassemble for storage.

CONS

The blade is non-dismountable, thus it cannot be replaced or sharpened.

OUR VERDICT

An ideal variant for people who is going to use a mandoline every day. This slicer features wasteless operation as it slices food right down to the end. Compact and versatile device allows you to slice, waffle, julienne quick, safe and easy.

detailed parameters
Type

Mechanical

Material

Plastic body, Stainless Steel blades

Suggested Foods

Vegetables, fruit, cheese, meat

Accessories/Blades

1 integrated blade with a smooth edge and a rippled edge. 4 sickness settings: Thick slicer, Thin slicer, Julienne cutter, Waffle cutter

SLICING THICKNESS

1/8, 1/16, 3/8, 1/4 inches

EASE OF USE

Safety hand guard. A foldable foot with non-skid grips for setting a slicer at an angle.

PROS

This slicer features fully automatic operation and hence makes the slicing process effortless for any user.

CONS

Doesn't offer a storage compartment, so you should find a place for keeping the accessories.

OUR VERDICT

This automatic unit will help you slice a wide variety of ingredients quickly and efficiently. An ideal option for people who want to spend less time in the kitchen yet get perfect slices.

detailed parameters
Type

Electric / Automatic

Material

Plastic body, Stainless Steel blades

Suggested Foods

Vegetables, fruit, cheese, bread, chocolate, nuts

Accessories/Blades

2 slicing/shredding cones: Ripple Cut Cone, Thick Slice Cone

SLICING THICKNESS

1/4 inch - Thick Slice Cone

EASE OF USE

Comfortable on/off switch on the handle. The handy food guide for pushing products through the food chamber

PROS

This spiralizer will help you decorate your dishes and thus, vary your daily menu with healthy food.

CONS

It is not recommended to use the slicer with delicate fruits and vegetables.

OUR VERDICT

This manual slicer is designed for those who adore laying. It will slice and spiralize your products into even and uniform strands and cuts. And if you are an adherent of healthy raw food, making noodles from firm vegetables is not a problem anymore.

detailed parameters
Type

Mechanical

Material

ABS plastic body, Stainless Steel blades

Suggested Foods

Vegetables, fruit

Accessories/Blades

4-blade spiralizers: Angel Hair Blade, Fine Shredding Blade, Chipping Blade, Straight/Accordion Blade/Stainless Steel pin

SLICING THICKNESS

3/32, 1/8, 1/4 inches and 1/8 inches (straight blade)

EASE OF USE

The blades are stored in a special storage compartment in the main unit. Adjustable turning handle for left- or right-handed users. Non-skid suction feet

PROS

This unit offers adjustable slicing thickness. With this feature slicing process will be more efficient.

CONS

A bit noisy during the use.

OUR VERDICT

This semi-automatic slicer comes with a powerful motor that will help you to slice any type of food into perfect slices. Fast and efficient operation without any efforts along with safety features makes this model a reasonable choice for every user.

detailed parameters
Type

Electric / Semi-automatic

Material

Die-cast Aluminum body, Stainless Steel blade

Suggested Foods

Vegetables, fruit, cheese, bread, meat

Accessories/Blades

7.5 inches Stainless Steel hardened serrated blade

SLICING THICKNESS

Up to 9/16 inch

EASE OF USE

The blade is built in a blade guard. Non-slip rubber feet

What is a Slicer

It seems that slicing ingredients to even and thin pieces is a piece of cake. Though every housewife knows that it is a very tedious and painstaking process. For these particular purposes, manufacturers have engineered a special device - a slicer - that can automatically cut meat, cheese, fruit and vegetables or other food to the desired thickness. These devices are very popular owing to their ease of use, compact size, and ergonomics. Moreover, a low price of the slicers allows you to save your time and money because the process of slicing is almost wasteless. 

If you want to spend less time in the kitchen, you should consider purchasing an electric food slicer. With this device, you can cut any products easier and faster.

What Features to Compare

There are two main 

Types 

of slicers available for purchasing: mechanical and electrical. Mechanical kitchen slicers are not as pricey yet the quality of the cuts will differ from those made by electrical units. Mechanical slicers are manually driven, hence, they require more strength and effort. If you’re searching for something more efficient and fast, you should go for an electrical slicer. Electric slicers are also divided into automatic and semi-automatic types. They both feature the blades that work off mains. However, a semi-automatic type has a manually operated food carriage, while an automatic one doesn't require human participation in the process of slicing. With an automatic food slicer, you only need to place a product onto a food carriage and choose the desired slicing thickness. If you've put your mind to purchasing an automatic slicer machine you should consider its power capacity. This feature determines the operation speed of a device and ranges from 80 W to 200 W. However, a slicer that has an overall power of 100 W is fully efficient for home usage. The more powerful electric slicers are perfect for professional purposes.

The Material of the slicer and blades is also important. Typically, kitchen slicers are made of either metal or plastic and feature stainless-steel blades. Both metal and plastic units are durable; they only differ in look. Corrosion-resistant, metal housing looks more attractive and professional. They are also more stable when handling.
The number of blades and accessories determine the Functionality of a slicer. Decide what mainly you're going to use your slicer for. If you’re not particularly interested in a specialized kitchen tool for professional use, you can stick with a 7-8” slicer; it will do the job. Most slicers feature a thickness control dial that allows adjusting the thickness of cuts and slices and get the desired results. Slicers paired with multiple accessories and cutting disks are more effective; they allow for trying various recipes and culinary experiments. 
Usually, all types of slicers are primarily intended to slice vegetables, fruit, cheese and meat. If you are going to cut bread, you should opt for a device with a serrated blade or appropriate accessories that will not crumb the product. If you bought a slicer with a shredding attachment, you can feel free to chop nuts, grate chocolate and shred cheese for pizza. For those who cannot imagine their life without homemade French Fries, there is a special device that will cut the potatoes into uniform and perfect pieces.
Ease of use is also an important feature when choosing a slicer. These devices may include different additional features and functions. For example, some models are engineered with a blade guard that helps to avoid injuries during the use and protects a blade from external damages. Moreover, certain slicers with suction feet may be installed on both horizontal and vertical surfaces. So, all the additional features are meant to simplify the operation process.

New Star Foodservice 42313

Type and material

New Star Foodservice slicer is a manually operated device. To make French fries, you'd need to press the handle and push potatoes through the blade. This device really ensures efficiency and safety during the use. Moreover, this cutter and attachments are made of rust proof powder coated heavy duty cast iron. When compared to plastic units, this slicer is not as lightweight, yet it's incredibly durable and long-lasting.

Review of New Star Foodservice 42313 Fry Cutter

Functionality

This slicer comes with French Fry Cutter Blade only. With this attachment, you can cut potatoes into even, absolutely equal and perfect dices of 1/2-inches size. Though, if you want to dice your French Fries into bigger or smaller pieces, you can purchase additional attachments with the very cutting size you need. New Star Foodservice slicer allows cutting not only potato but also vegetables - reddish, beetroot, cucumbers and many others. If you tin or freeze vegetables to extend their shelf life, this slicer is definitely for you.

New Star Foodservice 42313 Fry Cutter in the use

Ease of use

The most outstanding feature of New Star Foodservice slicer is that the suction feet allow you to mount the device on both vertical and horizontal surfaces. Perfect for people who lack free space on a countertop. Moreover, some consumers claim that it is much easier to press the handle to cut the fries when the slicer is wall mounted. If you are a true French Fries' lover, you should definitely purchase this device and forget about pre-cut frozen fries.

Detailed review of New Star Foodservice 42313 Fry Cutter

New Star Foodservice 42313
New Star Foodservice 42313
 

Progressive PL8-1000

Type and material

PL8 Professional Mandoline is a mechanical device that slices ingredients into even and uniform pieces. Thus, you can calculate the precise yield of various food by choosing the appropriate slicing thickness. The body of PL8 Professional Mandoline is made of high-quality food grade plastic that ensures long-term use. As regards the blades, they are made of stainless steel and hence, preserve the sharpness of their cutting edge at the length of time. Since this slicer relies on a mechanical mechanism, it won't cost you a penny to use it at all.

Review of Progressive PL8-1000 Professional

Functionality

This manual Mandoline slicer is equipped with a blade adjustable knob that helps you regulate the slicing thickness. 4 slicing thicknesses settings are labeled on the mandolin's body, so you can easily choose the appropriate one. Now you can experiment with your meals, chopping and slicing ingredients into different cuts and shapes. A slicer will help you cope with dozens of fruit and vegetables, including soft tomatoes and cucumbers, literally in no time. The slicer is also good at shredding cheese, slicing ham, meat and sausage for serving sandwiches.

Progressive PL8-1000 Professional in the use

Ease of use

Mandoline slicer features two slicing adjustments that configure the thickness and width of a cut. The slicer also has a holder to accommodate fruit and vegetables for safety of use, so that a consumer doesn’t get in a way of a cutting mechanism at all. Non-skid suction feet and angle working position make the use of this slicer extra convenient. Besides, to ensure enhanced safety in storage, the blade is securely locked. No injuries to worry about!+ Add

Detailed review of Progressive PL8-1000 Professional

Progressive PL8-1000
Progressive PL8-1000
 

Presto 02910

Type and material

Presto Salad Shooter is an electrical slicer with automatic operation principle. It will take you a few minutes to shred, slice and even grade your ingredients owing to a built-in motor's overall power of 66 Watts. Moreover, this motor ensures energy conserving and whisper-quite operation. So you can save both your time and money with this perfect kitchen slicer. The unit's body is made of high-grade plastic and the blades are of stainless steel. Thus, it is easy to clean the slicer; you should only wipe the body while other removable parts are dishwasher safe. We're sure that Presto vegetable slicer is the best pick due to an automatic operation and easy maintenance.

Review of Presto 02910 Electric

Functionality

Presto slicer comes with 2 interchangeable cones. So, the Ripple Cut Cone is meant to shred the food while the Thick Slice Cone is used to cut even and uniform 1/4 thick slices. This versatile unit will quickly and efficiently slice vegetables and fruit for salads, shred cheese or potatoes for hash browns and will even chop nuts for desserts topping. Though you should note that you do have to cut potatoes or other large ingredients to fit the size of the food chamber. It is obvious, that with the help of this electric slicer your dishes will be ready in a record time.

Presto 02910 Electric in the use

Ease of use

It is quite easy to use this device as it doesn't require any complicated parts to assemble. You just need to attach the food chamber, fix the appropriate cone and mount the twist-lock ring to lock the cone. This model literally shoots the sliced or shredded ingredients right into a bowl or wherever you need. Just grip the handle, point the unit and shoot even and uniform slices. Hence, you do not need any extra bowls and utensils to clean. Moreover, Presto slicer is quite compact so you can store it anywhere in the kitchen and even in a drawer.

Detailed review of Presto 02910 Electric

Presto 02910
Presto 02910
 

Paderno World Cuisine A4982800

Type and material

Paderno Spiralizer is a mechanical device. It doesn't require electricity to operate; you only need to crank manually the handle to get even and perfect spirals. Paderno is engineered with a folding body made of BPA-free ABS plastic, thus, making this device non-toxic, durable and ergonomic. As to the blades, they are made of high-quality stainless steel. Though you should always be careful with the blades as they are very sharp and shouldn't be touched directly. Also, Paderno is perfect for both home usage and professional purposes. With the help of this unit, you can make different salads with fresh fruit and raw vegetables for creative and healthy menu.

Review of Paderno World Cuisine A4982800 Spiralizer Pro

Functionality

Paderno comes with 4-interchangeable blade spiralizers. There are three blades for making spiral strands and one blade for slicing. In addition, you can even make an accordion spiral with the help of a stainless steel pin. These attachments allow you to choose the slicing thickness from 3/32 to 1/8 inches thus, you can get the appropriate spirals or cuts. It is preferable to slice such hard chunks of vegetables and fruit as zucchini, sweet potatoes, carrots, cucumbers, and apples. However, you should note that Paderno Spiralizer has the food size limits. So, your vegetables or fruit can have a size of up to 10 inches long and 7 inches thick.

Paderno World Cuisine A4982800 Spiralizer Pro in the use

Ease of use

You can be sure that Paderno spiralizer will stand stable on any surface as it comes with the non-skid suction feet. To suit you very well, there is also a special storage compartment in the main unit. Hence, you can keep 3 blades under the base while the fourth one remains in the fold-up slot. This compartment protects stored blade from dripping juice while you use the unit. And finally, it is easy to assemble this slicer; you can use it with both your left and right hands.

Detailed review of Paderno World Cuisine A4982800 Spiralizer Pro

Paderno World Cuisine A4982800
Paderno World Cuisine A4982800
 

Nesco FS-200

Type and material

Nesco FS-200 is an electric slicer with a semi-automatic operation principle. It means that a blade works off the mains while a food carriage is manually operated. Nesco has a 180 Watts motor, so it can handle any food easily. Nesco FS-200 is engineered with a die-cast aluminum body and a serrated stainless-steel blade. Semi-automatic slicers are typically purchased for home use, and their handling doesn't require any special skills. Though, to avoid injuries during operation and prolong the lifespan of the unit, always use a food carriage and a slicing guard.

Review of Nesco FS-200 Die Cast Aluminum Housing

Functionality

This electric slicer comes with 1 serrated blade that has a diameter of 7.5 inches. Due to the serrated edges, the slicer is capable of cutting through tough and thick food. So you can effortlessly slice cheese, bread, and even meat loaves along with fruit and vegetables. It is a common knowledge that cheese creates a blade drag during the slicing. Though, due to a powerful motor this model easily handles this problem. So it is obvious that Nesco is an excellent cheese slicer. Moreover, the serrated blade stays sharp longer in comparison with a blade that has a smooth edge. In addition, Nesco FS-200 offers an adjustable slicing thickness up to 9/16 inches thus you can pre-set appropriate one for every ingredient.

Nesco FS-200 Die Cast Aluminum Housing in the use

Ease of use

Nesco FS-200 is engineered with a support plate and a slicing guard that ensure firm adherence of a product to a working surface. Owing to this, each slice will be of an equal size and thickness. For secure operation, the manufacturer has provided this slicer with several safety features. The blade is built in a blade guard, protecting a user from injuries and the blade from external damages. For safety storage, always adjust the thickness control knob to "p" mode. Thus, the blade edge will be covered with the support plate. When finished, press the OFF button and keep your hands away from the blade as it's going to move for a while. For added safety, Nesco FS-200 has the non-skid suction feet that allow mounting the device on a countertop for enhanced stability.

Detailed review of Nesco FS-200 Die Cast Aluminum Housing

Nesco FS-200
Nesco FS-200