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 Post subject: Meat slicer
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:11 pm 
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Since I should probably not be getting meat from the deli due to allergy (nut, pork..) I have started looking for a home slicer. Just wondering if anyone out there has a slicer they are happy with. I am not interested in spending $500 as I have seen on some models. There are some that are cheaper ($130 ish) but I wonder if they are of good quality. We do buy alot of meat at the deli for lunches and even with out allergies all the nitrates in the meat makes me feel guilty for the amount we eat, I think it is time I do this at home.

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 Post subject: Re: Meat slicer
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:13 pm 
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I have this one and I love it! It often goes on sale for $99.99 at Canadian Tire so watch for the sales.
http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/8 ... ?locale=en
I use it for meat, potatoes (scalloped) and cabbage. You could even use it to slice your bread!

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 Post subject: Re: Meat slicer
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:45 am 
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Thanks Susan that is the one I was talking about when I said $130 ish. I have borrowed one from a family member (it is an old one) when I made beef on a bun and thought it would be good to own one and buy less deli meat. I will watch prices, they also carry that one at Sears...

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 Post subject: Re: Meat slicer
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:38 am 
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I had a terrible incident with a meat slicer in a deli - and have since switched to the Maple Leaf Natural Selections - while the price has risen a bit, they are deemed safe (except for celery allergy....) for dairy and egg allergies.
We were buying the ham by the roast, and deli slicing at home, however; a week of ham sandwhiches was up in the $10-15 area as I only like to keep it opened just 1 week in the fridge, so the Maple Leaf option worked.
My slicer was the Canadian Tire one, I received it as a gift and it works just fine. The only complanit, is keeping it in one place while you are slicing, it has the suction cup feet but seems to slip a bit. Otherwise, as long as its cleaned every time - its working great too!

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 Post subject: Re: Meat slicer
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:03 am 
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Could be your counter, mine stays still and I place a thin (flexible) cutting board under 2 feet to catch the food as it falls off.
The newer model's screw has a flip up handle instead of a groove, so removing the blade is easier-you don't hve to touch the blade. That was my biggest worry.
Also, I oil the bar before I use it to make it slide better.

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 Post subject: Re: Meat slicer
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:09 pm 
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Ran into Canadian Tire today, not on sale. Will keep my eyes open. Oil before use good tip thanks. Do you slice other stuff? Cheese... ?

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 Post subject: Re: Meat slicer
PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:38 pm 
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No cheese for us! :D

I've sliced veggies (tomatoes, onions, potatos, etc.) & bread.

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 Post subject: Re: Meat slicer
PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:53 am 
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:oops: Sorry I should have remembered that one. Some times I have enough trouble keeping track of what i can eat, what bothers a little and what stuff I don't want to be in the same room as. Thanks for the info if I don't get one by Christmas I am sure they will go on sale in Jan.

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 Post subject: Re: Meat slicer
PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:45 pm 
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No worries! They go on sale often so check the flyers.

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