Item #: 177SL309
The Avantco SL309 meat slicer is the compact and efficient solution to light-duty deli work. This meat slicer comes with a 9" aluminum blade, and the exterior is made of stainless steel for long-lasting durability. Plus, the whole meat carriage is removable for fast and easy cleanup.
|Slicer Usage||Entry Level|
|Electrical||120 V, 2.3 Amps, 60 Hz|
|Maximum Product Width||7 1/2"|
|Maximum Product Height||5"|
Perfect size for medium volume lunch. We serve cafe lunch and use 3 meats. Easy storage also since its small and light weight. Highly recommend for low-medium volume cafe that serves sliced meat.
Dave Damone from Rocky River Coffee Co. Posted on 01/09/2017
Amazing slicer I was hesitant about getting this because I wanted to use it to cut cheese and meats. I cut 6 ponds of provolone cheese and 5 pounds of mozzarella and then 3 pounds of sharp cheddar all about 1/8" thick and the slicer never bogged down or got boged down. I LOVE this slicer and cut paper thin slices of roast beef just freeze the ram meat for about 15 to 20 minutes and slice away works amazing. I highly recommend this slicer to any one.
Steven DiAnnie from Pasta Impressions Posted on 01/06/2017
First let me say the customer service is 5 star. They are as close to a computer generated customer service response as you can get. I received two of these units and both where damaged and both returned. Extremely poor packaging and rough handling cased the problems. Not going to give it another try.
Thomas Dumas Posted on 12/12/2016
Awesome machine. Use to cut strips for beef jerky we make. Awesome generic machine is made great for the price you pay. Would def recommend
brian bachyrycz Posted on 11/22/2016
We decided to try this slicer for 2 reasons, its compact design and its price. The compact design is absolutely necessary in our small kitchen, where work space is at a minimum. So far it had done a great job for us. It slices the meat well, and it is pretty easy to clean. The smaller cutting surface requires a few more motions when using but the saved space is well worth it. So far it powered thru anything we send at it. When we bought this initially we worried because slicing cheese is not recommended. We found it can slice cheese, just don't force it thru, and take a little more time to let it cut and it works fine. I would recommend this for any kitchen that is highly limited in space.
Andrew Koonce Posted on 10/16/2016
this machine is pretty good but i didn't realized that it doesn't cut frozen meat. no problem, i just let it thaw out and cut it afterward.
Alan Lieu from 2 Posted on 10/12/2016
The slicer guard wedges the meat on the backside of blade, if removed it will throw the meat out the backside. It has a 1" inch block which prevents slicing all the product. Creates allot of waste.
Raymond Barbour from Raymondo's Pizza & Summertime Treats Posted on 10/10/2016
I'm having a bit of trouble with this meat slicer. I have another one, a different brand, and this one seems to "splash up" when slicing certain things so we rest a towel on top of it. Otherwise, it works really well and for the price, it can't be beat!
Catherine Heaney Posted on 09/27/2016
This Avantco Meat slicer is perfect for our kitchen. We slice ham and swiss cheese and it works great. We can adjust the thickness and it is a quiet running machine. We highly recommend!
Jacqueline Alonso from Havana Nights Café & Bakery Inc. Posted on 07/19/2016
Great low priced meat slicer. The price is right, but my only concern is difficulty cleaning the equipment components. Other meat slicers are designed to be easily cleaned and this one is a chore.
Dru Dixon Posted on 07/11/2016
good slicer , it does the job, little hard to clean it but I it does the work, easy to move it around and a good price
osvaldo garcia from panaderia emanuel Posted on 06/03/2016
This item arrived sooner than expected which made it even better. The blade is rather difficult to remove for cleaning. You have to take you time removing it and be extremely careful not to cut yourself because of the housing around it. I mean extremely careful. Overall, this is a handsome, well built slicer and exactly what I have been looking for.
Melvin Tyler Jr from MM&M CATERING Posted on 04/29/2016
I owned a slicer made in Poland that I brought back from living in Prague, that lasted for more than 15 years. When the gear stripped and I couldn't get a replacement part, I found this slicer. This is a great value and high quality compared to the slicers sold in stores (it's not plastic)! Also look at the wattage of this slicer compared to the retail ones, to get this power you would be paying twice this amount. Great Product! Great Price and deliver time was also excellent.
Kevin Devine Posted on 01/05/2016
This is a nice slicer. We don't have a lot of slicing but it is really nice to have this slicer for a reasonable price. We didn't want to have to invest thousands of dollars to get a slicer for our Bistro.
Patricia Hoyt from Red River Inn Posted on 12/10/2015
Good meat slicer, working as expected, good price, easy to use. However, we hope it can be easier to clean. So far so good :
Zhong Tan Posted on 11/01/2015
Solid slicer. For an economy item. Not heavy duty but we don't need a ton of work. Mostly prepping chips and cured meats. Easy to clean, Dummy proof
Carrie Beagle from West Edge Restaurant & Lounge Posted on 08/10/2015
Honest review for the price it's amazing as something to start off with the blade can be better but all in all it comes back to the price
diea ahmad Posted on 07/06/2015
It's perfect for slicing a few blocks of cheese a week. It's definitely much more "powerful" than the slicer we were using and gets the job done much quicker. My only gripes are 1) there is a nut/bolt behind the blade that sometimes catches the cheese slice and tears it 2) there isn't a "tray" underneath to catch the cheese 3) cleaning this thing is kind of a difficult. The instructions (or lack thereof) weren't all that descriptive, and we can't really seem to figure out the best way to clean this thing. Our old slicer was simple to dismantle and we could run parts of it through the dishwasher, but we've pretty much been wiping this one down bc it doesn't really come apart. Definitely recommended for light duty, but wish it were easier to clean.
Amber Davis Posted on 06/24/2015
Great meat slicer for a great price. Who says that deli slicers have to cost thousands of dollars? This does the job and does it well!
Andrew Hetzler from Das Biergarten Posted on 06/01/2015
Slicer is ok. Good buy for the price but not the best had to replace and fix couple of times. Wont last long just ok
Jamie Hamzeh from Genos giant slice Posted on 01/18/2015
We use this meat slicer for our chicken and salami and it works out pretty well. There are times that the blade gets jammed, but it is easily fixed by cleaning up the area surrounding the blade.
Kristin Allison from Simply Natural Cafe Posted on 12/03/2014
Great slicer for the price. We use it 2-4 times a week to slice meat and cheese for a coffee shop. Does the job and we would recommend it for lighter use.
Sarah Sand from The Coffee Company Posted on 11/09/2014
I am really disappointed of webstaurant store. I bought it more than a month ago, and I can't still use my slicer. By mistake, I bought a smaller slicer, so I request a refund. The personnel at my restaurant had opened it and test it, so they didn't made me the return, since the slicer was used (in their opinion because it was brand new). It was ok, I was going to use it anyway, so I request that they sent it back to me. But it arrived with bumps, scratches and with some parts broken. Instead of offering me too replace it, they offered me credit. My experience buying equipment for my restaurant at this website was really terrible. If you can, pay a little bit more at amazon or another store that has better customer service. But don't buy here. I will never buy here.
Iris Rojas from Roccan Corp Posted on 10/09/2014
Great price, we have used several times already and seems to work really well. We do cut alot of cheese with it for our Burgers, with no issues.
RICHARD GREEN from GREEN ZONE B & G Posted on 06/17/2014
This slicer is amazing. Its super quite and works really well Its like a ninja slicing meat.. The best decision we have made by far.. We love this thing.. Will recommend to everyone
Shannon Crews from Saucys Pizzeria Posted on 06/06/2014
Great little slicer. It is good for slicing deli meats, soft cheeses, and vegetables. I wouldn't recommend it for harder items such as frozen food or hard cheeses. Overall a great item for what I need it for. Will probably buy another slicer that is a little more heavy duty for the harder items.
Michael Cragg from Temecula Catering Posted on 05/02/2014
We received the slicer on time and in fine condition. We have only used it once and it worked like a dream, slicing roast beef. Far better than the other two slicers we had in the past. Great so far. Hoping it will continue.
robert hack from Rene's Doggie Treats Posted on 01/03/2014
Good quality product, perfect for small kitchens like cafeterias. Constructed in a very strong aluminium, easy to wash, clean and operate. I recomended this product .
Jesus Colon from Colon Restaurant Supplies Posted on 12/08/2013
Good slicer for the money. I don't slice a lot so it's good for minimal use. If you slice a lot I'd go with a bigger unit but this is worth the money for what I use it for.
Michael Law from Michael's Pizza Posted on 10/09/2013
This is the best slicer for the money, great service from WEBstaurant Store, I have been in restaurant business for many years and say the ease of cleaning and use for the price can not be matched,
Andrew Shaffer Posted on 09/10/2013
The finding of this slicer was easy due to the information posted. Great slicer, Quality as expected, right size for the job. The price, shipping and attention is first class.
Juan Bailey from The Boardwalk Posted on 07/24/2013
This slicer was absolutely wonderful for what I need...not high volume slicing ...I usually do my cheeses for the sandwiches..a few hours a day..works great!!
peter groeper Posted on 07/17/2013
We are a coffee company that provides "box lunches" and other meats / cheeses for our guests. This slicer was the cheapest we could find but works well. While we know it isn't the best on the market, we feel like we got what we paid for. Be prepared for a messy work station and a bit longer cleaning process. It's good to go though.
Jason Duncan from EVOKE Posted on 05/26/2013
The Avantco SL309 (" Manual Gravity Feedmeat Slicer 1/4 hp. It is great for slicing your meats, cheeses, vegetables, and ect, just the thickness you like them for serving. We sre love ours. It is easy to clean.
Angela Harrison Posted on 01/08/2013
I have really enjoyed this Avantco Slicer, it has helped with the cost control and uniformity of cuts. I serve a lot of Roast Beef and it helps keep plate presentation the same. Would buy again.
Connie Baptiste from MFH Catering Posted on 10/01/2012
This is a great value! definitely worth the price and will surely pay for itself if you are working in a small deli or marketplace!
Michael Stone Posted on 09/22/2012
What a great manual feed meat slicer! Great for small restaurants that want to prepare their own lunch meat! Good for slicing vegetables as well as some fruits!!!
Eric KNOLL Posted on 05/10/2012
Great Value Commercial Slicer! Very sharp, light, easy to operate and clean. Perfect size for the unit of this kind. Very pappy and highly recomended....
Olga Potap Posted on 03/19/2012
This is a great light duty meat slicer. Perfect for small operations like a diner or a mom and pop store. Heck, if you have a big family, why not get one for home use!
Tom Mellette Posted on 03/19/2012
My previous slicer broke down so I needed another quickly but at a price in the budget. For the amount of slicing we do, this a great deal. It even sliced firm roast beef without a problem.
Amy Vincent from ACES Cake Shop and Baker's Supply Posted on 03/19/2012
what a great slicer for the cost. low cost high value, works great cleans easy has been super strong for us. we use it several hours all day, and it keeps up with us.
Randall Harrison from family restaurant Posted on 12/18/2011
Wonderful product, used in the shop. Really easy to clean, easy to maintain, and very easy to train people to use. Product is efficient, and has great features.
Kristen Johnson Posted on 12/04/2011
This 9" slicer by Avantco is perfect for catering. The slicer is light weight, easy to clean and maintain. It also has a built in sharpener.
Christopher Hoffman from Flashback Unlimited Posted on 10/26/2011
Item #: 165827A
Designed for superior overall performance, the Berkel 827A-PLUS meat slicer comes with a 12" chromium-plated blade to cut precise, consistent slices with every use. The whole unit disassembles quickly for easy cleaning, and its durable exterior is made to stand up to the rigors of a commercial kitchen. The product table is also tilted at a 45 degree angle so food evenly falls against the blade for a smooth, consistent cut with every pass.
|Slicer Usage||Mid Tier|
|Electrical||120 V, 4 Amps, 60 Hz|
|Maximum Product Width||10 3/4"|
|Maximum Product Height||7 5/8"|
I purchased this slicer in late July of 2015 and at the time, we couldn't be happier. My restaurant had been limping along with an old Hobart that I got used and after being open for a few months, I knew that it was time to spend some money on a new slicer. I would consider my restaurant to be a mid-sized deli - we get slammed from 11:30-2 and coast for the rest of the day making deli sandwiches. We're not a grocery store slicing whole cheese logs and meats by the pound all day. So I assumed that the Berkel 827A Plus, what Webrestaurantstore and Berkel call a mid-tier slicer would fit perfectly. Nope. For a while things were great. Compared to the old creaky Hobart, it was slicing thin and acting great. The slicer is too small for a large prosciutto, so we would have to cut away parts of the meat to accommodate the small tray size. From the end of July to March of this year, We have gone through three on/off switches. The switch is cheaply made with very thin springs and is all plastic. There is an on button and a separate off button - when one pushes in, the other pops out. On, off, on, off, eventually break. When I contacted Berkel about this, I was told that they knew about the bad switch and that they revised the switch. When I told our repairman this, on the third time that he came out, he chuckled and told me that the switches that he has been replacing are those replacement switches and that they still keep breaking. The pusher that acts as a hand guard on the slicer has a little plastic peg that keeps the pusher from hitting the meat tray (where you place the meat on the slicer) I believe we have gone through two of those. With the first replacement, the repairman changed out the whole guard replacing it with a new style of guard. The old one had raised triangles in the metal that kind of acted like teeth, keeping the meat in place. The new one has sharp spikes all over it on 2 sides of the pusher. These spikes dig into the meat and if they are not paying attention, the person slicing the meat or the employee that is doing the dishes. The second time the peg broke, it caused all of those spikes to scrape along the aluminum part of the slicer where the meat slides back and forth. That part also had to be replaced because the surface was now grooved, causing a place where bacteria could form. The repairman told me that if a health inspector had come in while the slicer was like that, they would have shut my store down. So that makes three switches, two pushers, one meat tray and whatever the flat part that the meat slides across is called. All replaced in eight months. And two days ago, my employee told me that the power button is acting funny again. Just an FYI, there is a one year warranty on this machine, so the repairs haven't cost me yet, but July is fast approaching and these are parts that keep breaking from daily use. I have contacted Webrestaurantstore to try to resolve the issue, but they do not take refunds or credit purchases. I have contacted Berkel and have been dealing with the Sales Development Manager, who was handling my repairs, but now seems to not be returning calls. I think that Berkel may have decent products but ABSOLUTELY not this model. The repairman says that, as far as the switch issue goes, it happens all the time with this specific unit. Another restaurant in our area has the same slicer and its issues are the same. If Berkel or Webrestaurantstore would credit me for what was spent on the slicer originally, I would love to take the more industrial sized models for a spin, as they look like they don't have the same parts as these cheaper models, but the outlook isn't looking good. Steer clear of the Berkel 827A Plus at all costs. Either go with a different brand at the same price point or save and try a more robust model.
Chris Doiron from Luigi's Italian Deli Posted on 04/19/2016
The best small slicer. period. If you own a small restaurant that does not have to cut blocks of cheese then this is the one for you. I have just bought a new one for my second location, and it is fast, sharp and easy to clean. My older 827 is 10 years old and never had one problem. Still Italian made!
allen tate from the french market Posted on 09/08/2014
Love this slicer, very user friendly and easy to clean. We use this slicer every day at my deli and are very pleased with the quality and price.
Darlene LeTendre from Triangle Store & Deli Posted on 01/03/2017
The belt has to be replaced two months after I purchased the slicer. The belt is not cover under their 1 year warranty, therefore I had to replace a brand new belt at our expense.
Brendan Greene Posted on 12/13/2016
Nice slicer for the price. It gets proscuitto paper thin! Easy clean up as well. It doesn't do great with longer logs of cheese but it is manageable
Kristin Stanzak Posted on 12/06/2016
This slicer works well with cheese and i would give it 5 stars, except for some irritating small issues. Right out of the box, the knob of the shaft to tight the blade plate was loose and i have not been able to find any glue to refasten it. so the plate is loose and creates a real racket.
Linda Lauver Posted on 12/05/2016
This is a great mid-range slicer. The slicer is built pretty well and seems to be very durable. The only drawback is the blade guard is permanent and a little difficult to clean and sanitize.
jason sikorski Posted on 11/07/2016
OUr first one came busted, but we were able to return quickly and receive a new one. We slice meat and bread daily with it. Very durable for our volume. We sharpen the blade every other month.
Logan Fahey Posted on 07/29/2016
This a great slicer! I was in a pinch and needed one ASAP. I got it in 2 days. It is a great unit. It slices very quietly- you can barely tell it is on. Super sharp out of the box. We slice coldcuts as well as an occasional half frozen ribeye for steak sandwiches. Although not recommended in the details of this item to do it, that's what we need it to do and it does it flawlessly- it doesn't bind up or slow down at all. Cleans up very easily as well. The blade plate and carriage come off easy and the unit has less cracks and hiding places for stuff to hide when wiping it down. Fairly light to the size of the unit so easier to move around when needed. It does not have a prop bar but being light as it is, it is pretty easy to lift up and wipe under. I highly recommend this to anyone needing a reliable slicer for small to medium usage.
Greg Brelinsky from Big Family Pizza, Inc Posted on 02/20/2016
We are so glad we purchased this item. We forgot what it was like to have a brand new slicer and man is it worth it!
Lena Genovese from Mainstreet Pub Posted on 11/27/2015
We've been using the new slicer for about 2 weeks now and we love it. Very easy to take apart to clean. The shield goes all the way around the blade. There are two bolts on the front that hold the fixed guide plate to the base that you can untighten a bit, allowing you to adjust the plate to be more aligned with the blade. We had to adjust it a bit for an even cut, nice feature but wish we didn't have to do the adjusting in the first place.
Chase Van Cotthem from Shawn O'Donnell's American Grill and Irish Pub Posted on 10/24/2015
I have been using this slicer for over a year now. It is still slicing like the first day we got it. It is lightweight, easy to clean, and provides a great looking product.
Shane Boling Posted on 09/10/2015
Priced priced slicer, unless you are doing ridiculous volume you don't need to spend 6K+ on a heavy duty automatic. We prefer this Berkel manual because it allows you to mange portioning easily!
Eric Haber Posted on 07/14/2015
Finally a slicer that is affordable and slices cheese without and hesitation. We've had this slicer for a few years now and it slices like a champ!
Mark Claussen from Saco Island Deli Posted on 07/01/2015
very good slicer, perfect size for a restaurant or deli, i used it for meat, mostly frozen, sliced with eased, easy to dissemble and clean, quality was better than i had expected, will recommend to all my friend and family
Heng Zhang Posted on 05/15/2015
I purchased this slicer to start a lunch service for our bakery. I average about 30lbs of deli meat to cut a week - this slicer will cut all day w/o any problems. It handles cheese w/o any problems. Cleaning is a breeze and the design is well thought out. I did my research on this slicer prior to my purchase and the 1/2 hp is a must! I would definitely recommend! - JJ
jeffrey judge from The Wooden Spoon Posted on 01/03/2015
Spent a lot of time researching and looking at slicers. As a new business owner this slicer is hands down the best for the price.
Aaron Baumeier Posted on 08/10/2014
I cant beat this slicer for the price. Works just as well as many of the more expensive modles. And it handles raw meats and cheese with no problem. Very easy to clean and sharpen.
eric deworth from big e's burger joint Posted on 07/31/2013
This slicer is well-designed, easy to take apart and clean, and easy to put back together. And while it's a solid unit, it's not so heavy that I can't move it myself. It's a terrific value and even if I had a larger budget to play with, I'd buy this one again!
Larry Frank from Chef Dave's Catering Posted on 07/19/2011
This slicer is a great value; it's high quality and powerful enough for our needs and the price was great. We've paid much more for other slicers that were not half as good as this one.
Dennis Kulwicki Posted on 07/29/2009
Item #: 425HS91
Crafted for high-volume, constant use, the Hobart HS9-1 meat slicer is the ideal solution to producing large quantities of sliced meat, cheese, and more. This slicer features a large product carriage with an automatic cutting option so you can slice through foods while tending to other tasks in your business. Plus, for the best combination of efficiency and safety, it also has a sharp 13" knife with a zero-exposure design.
|Electrical||120 V, 5.6 Amps, 60 Hz|
|Maximum Product Width||12"|
|Maximum Product Height||7 1/2"|
Works well for any hotel deli or mom and pop shop. No meat or cheese even stands a chance against the power of this blade.
Blake from Harbor Hotel Posted on 08/12/2016
Slicing meats has never been so easy! I love this product because it is a hobart, so you know it's good. What a great deal.
Dorothy Turka Posted on 04/08/2013
This is a great slicer for delis and small restaurants!! It works well for paper thin slices! We using it for thinly sliced eggplant and other summer vegetables!!!
Eric KNOLL Posted on 01/21/2013
Item #: 165X13
The Berkel X13-PLUS meat slicer is designed with a 13" stainless steel knife and durable exterior to provide you with reliable service every day. This slicer comes with dozens of features that make it perfect for large-volume, high-yield results, including an ergonomic handle that makes it comfortable for employees to use for long periods of time.
|Electrical||120 V, 7 Amps, 60 Hz|
|Maximum Product Width||10 1/2"|
|Maximum Product Height||6 3/4"|
Berkel really makes the best slicer in the business right now. High quality at half the cost of other slicers. Easy to clean and use there really isn't a reason to buy any other slicer.
Jacob Litt from NF Q Posted on 11/16/2014
Holy cow! This is the cadillac of slicers. It has cut our prep time down from hours to minutes. Easy to use, anyone can just start using it with a little instruction. The sharpener works well also. Expensive but worth every single penny.
Joseph Rosiello from Joey Mo Corp Posted on 02/12/2014
This is truly a remarkable machine! It is so incredibly easy to use and to set up. Berkel did an extraordinary job with this and I recommend it for any deli.
Eric Szczepaniak Posted on 01/20/2013
The ladies at our family deli love the Berkely X13 given its ability to power through cheeze and relative ease of cleaning.
Arthur Ahrens Posted on 12/27/2007
Item #: 425HS6N1
The Hobart HS6N-1 meat slicer boasts a range of different features to offer the best in reliability, durability, and safety. This slicer is made with a 13" knife that is designed to stay sharp for up to three times longer than conventional blades, and its internal motor helps make cutting product effortless. Plus, for precision, its double action indexing cam lets you quickly adjust product thicknesses.
|Electrical||120 V, 5.4 Amps, 60 Hz|
|Maximum Product Width||12"|
|Maximum Product Height||7 1/2"|
We bought this Hobart meat slicer in May 2016 (Hobart HS6N-1 13" Manual Slicer) with high hope that this will last us many years. 2 months using this equipment since we opened our restaurant, and the slicer is going bad already. We called Hobart local service to come out check as the slicer was making unusual noise and the gauge plate is moving. They came out replaced a few parts. Few days later, the slicer started making louder noise so we called in for service again. They came out to do service 2 more times and each time replaced a different bearing (top and bottle). The problem still not fixed or should I say it got worse. The service technician said they are ordering a new shaft to replace which will take 5-10 days, but no warranty that the new shaft will fix the problem. Since this is the heart of our business (no slicer=business shut down), I asked if they can provide a loaner but no luck there. I called Hobart service again and again, but still no progress. Bottom line is that for the money we spent on this slicer for it to go out within 2 months is not worth it. We are looking to buy another slicer as an alternative solution.
DUC NGUYEN from DUC NGUYEN Posted on 10/07/2016
I had this slicer in Italy and I love it because it's the only one that you can clean easy and in every part. I love to remove the blade and put in dishwasher. For me the better
michele scarpa Posted on 07/25/2014
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