Berkel slicers are known for being the bests and oldest meat slicers in history, so it’s no surprize that the Berkel meat slicer 825A-Plus is such a great tool for any deli or restaurant that likes to have their meats freshly and evenly cut for their customers. Its main feature is a large 10 inch hollow-ground carbon steel knife blade that can cut up to 9/16 inches for ultra- fine cuts or even thicker depending on the needs and wants of your customer. It requires manual operation that can be done by one person and with a 1/3 horse power motor it’s able to last up to approximately 3 hours easily. A nice addition to this model is that it can also slice cheeses, buying those really nice cheeses at the supermarket that you know taste a lot better than the already sliced one now became so much more appeasing and not having to pay someone else to slice it for you saves you and your business money.At the top it has a built in sharpener to ensure the blade is always at top quality standards and you don’t have to be all over the kitchen wasting time searching for either, your stone and steel or other sharpening devices, it can all be done in one place in virtually no time. The sharpener has a two stone design that allows your blade to be sharpen enough to cut through the toughest cuts and last throughout the day with steady usage.
Another feature of the meat slicer is its 45 degree feed tray that uses gravity to hold the item against the blade ensuring that the user doesn’t have to apply too much pressure when making each slice and ensuring a more consistent and even slice pattern. This I find to be an exceptional feature as more professional chefs like to ensure that all cuts are the same to ensure better and even cooking and presentation of their dishes. It accommodates rectangular products up to 8 � inches x 6 inches and circular products up to 7 inches comfortably within the feeder. A productpusher allows pressure to be placed on the item being sliced preventing sliding and ensure a more consistent cut and reducing the likelihood of you injuring yourself by having you hand near the blade. The Berkel slicer’s stainless steel and anodized aluminium body makes the slicer easy to clean and its ability to be disassembled and reassembled makes sanitation after usage a breeze. It requires no tools making the job easier for you and your employees to handle, saving time and money doing equally important tasks. The Berkel Meat slicer meets standards of the NSF, an international organization that focuses on public safety, health and environment, and the ETL US and Canada, a division of the Intertek Group that ensures electrical product safety standards are met.
It can be installed on any flat surface without taking up too much counter space as it is only 20 inches width by 16 inches depth. Users of the Berkel 825A-PLUS 10 inch Manual Gravity Feed Meat Slicer have noted that the device is light to carry and can easily be carried by one individual. Simply locking in the shield guard more securely during installation will prevent the items from becoming stuck behind the blade. Using 2 slicers’ one user was able to cut 750 pounds of beef to make 1850 servings in a matter of 4 hours easily. That’s approximately 925 servings per slicer on one run of the motor non-stop. Though that’s just of one type of meat, that can easily supply a small deli or restaurant that doesn’t supply a large customer count daily and therefore may not have to worry about running out of meat. Not that it would be a problem because the machine is so easy to use and set up that even if you do run out of fresh cuts more can be made in no time easily and have the machine cleaned up ready for use the next day. This machine can be purchased from many online retailers such as amazon and the webstaurant store but I’ve found that if you’re looking to save money the webstaurant store offers the Berkel Meat Slicer for $965.00 with free shipping while amazon retails the machine for $1,439.00 and $50.00 shipping fee. That’s about a $524 difference and in my opinion money you could have used to purchase more meat and cheese to slice in your brand new machine. Though more will be inclined to trust amazon as they have a reputation of being fast and reliable the webstaurant store offers 24/7 chat support if you have any queries and issues with your Berkel Meat Slicer.