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  • Razor sharp 12” stainless steel blade cuts slices up to 1/2” thick
  • Easy to use built-in sharpener ensures your blade stays like new
  • Adjustable thickness knob allows for precise slicing down to 1/16”
  • High quality aluminum construction with a 11” x 11” product tray
  • Manual feed carriage glides smoothly for easy operation and is removable for cleaning
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The Avantco SL312 12" manual gravity feed slicer features a compact design that's ideal for small operations.

An ideal addition to small meat slicing operations, this light-duty slicer provides 1/3 hp of power so that you can quickly slice up your own meats or vegetables for sandwiches, pizzas, and appetizers. Perfect for low-volume applications where a slicer is used less than 1 hour per day, this unit is a great choice for coffee shops, pizzerias, small restaurants, and catering businesses.

  • ETL US & Canada

    ETL US & Canada

    This item meets the electrical product safety standards imposed by the ETL, a division of the Intertek Group, for use in the United States and Canada.

  • 5-15P


    This unit comes with a NEMA 5-15P plug.

Built-In Sharpener

For convenient sharpening, this unit comes equipped with a built-in sharpening assembly.

Stainless Steel Blade

The stainless steel blade is designed to resist corrosion and maintain a sharp edge for slicing.

Fixed Ring Guard

This unit has a fixed ring guard for safety which prevents unintentional contact with the blade.

Compact Design

This slicer is small and compact so that you can fit it into your small business more easily! The perfect size to place on a counter in your coffee shop or small restaurant, this slicer can also be moved for more thorough cleaning.

11" x 11" Product Tray

This tray can hold foods up to 9" wide by 7" high.

Removable Carriage

This meat slicer's carriage is removable for thorough cleaning at the end of the day.

Adjustable Slice Size

The cut thickness is easily adjustable from 1/16" to 1/2".

High Quality Aluminum Construction

This 12" slicer is made of top quality aluminum for durability and ease of cleaning. It has a sleek, professional appearance that means it will fit right in to your commercial kitchen or front of the house sandwich prep area.

Customer Q&A Ask a Question

Can I use this slicer to slice tomatoes?
This slicer is not recommended for use with tomatoes. Instead, consider purchasing a manual tomato slicer. These units are specifically designed to power through the tough skin of tomatoes, while ensuring consistent slices, every time.
Can I use this slicer to slice raw meat?
This slicer is not recommended for use with raw meat.

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Avantco Slicer Maintenance

Taking the time to properly clean and maintain your Avantco slicer is essential in extending its lifespan! Watch this video for a step-by-step guide!

Avantco Manual Meat Slicers

Avantco manual meat slicers provide a reliable, durable solution for any butcher shop or deli. Watch this video to learn more about these efficient units!

Meat Slicers

There are many factors to consider while shopping for the perfect meat slicer, including blade size, horsepower, ease of sanitation and more! Increase your business' productivity by browsing the meat slicer selection today.

Knowing how to clean and maintain your Avantco slicer is essential for extending its lifespan! Be sure to wear protective gloves when cleaning your slicer.

For best results, use our meat slicer safety cleaning kit. First, set your blade thickness to 0, and use a gentle scrub pad on the cleaning wand to wipe the blade while the slicer is on. Now, unplug your slicer and close the gauge plate. Remove the product tray, slice deflector, and center plate to clean them separately.

Next, use the Avantco blade removal tool, wipe down the exterior, grip the blade and clean the front and back with Formula-D degreaser. Then mist QuikSan sanitizing spray on the machine. You can also use LubriQuik on the table slide rod and end-weight slide rod to keep them moving smoothly.

In addition, you should sharpen the blade every 2 weeks. To do this, loosen the bolt on the built-in sharpener. Turn the sharpener 180 degrees so it rests over the blade, and tighten the bolt. Turn the slicer on, and press the rear sharpening button 1 minute at a time. Once it’s sharp, press the front finishing button to smooth the edge. Then simply turn off the unit, return the assembly to its original position, and tighten it into place. Your slicer is now ready for use!

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Enhance the efficiency of your butcher shop or deli with Avantco manual meat slicers! These units offer a powerful 1/4, 1/3, or 1/2 hp motor. They also come in 9", 10", 12", or 13" stainless steel blades. The dual-sided removable blade sharpener even keeps the blade in peak condition. Plus, the fixed ring guard helps keep your employees’ hands safe!

An adjustable knob allows for uniform slicing between 1/16" and 1/2" thick. The feed carriage also glides smoothly for the fast preparation of vegetables and meats. 1/2 hp units can slice cheese as well. The 13" slicer even has prongs for holding oddly-shaped foods in place. Plus, all carriages are removable for easy cleaning! Avantco sells blade removal tools to help prevent injury during maintenance, too. Reliable, durable, and compact, these high-quality aluminum slicers are just what you need!

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Picking out the right commercial meat slicer for your business is an important choice. That’s why we’ve broken down the key factors to consider when shopping for the one that’s right for you. First, consider how frequently you plan to use your slicer. For light duty work, about an hour or less per day, an entry level slicer will work fine. The next step up is our mid-tier models, which offer more power and durability for several hours of use per day, at a price point affordable for most businesses. Finally, premium meat slicers are the best of the best, in terms of strength, durability, and consistency, giving you unmatched power that will stand up to constant daily use. Next, find whether you need an automatic or a manual slicer. Automatic units move product back and forth against a blade for safe and efficient high volume slicing. But for the average deli or sandwich shop, a manual meat slicer will do the trick. These units are probably what you’re most familiar with, requiring an operator to manually slide products across the blade for slicing. Other factors to consider when shopping for a meat slicer include blade size, horsepower, and ease of sanitation. We offer models with various blade sizes and power options, including many that are NSF listed. If you’re looking for more deli or butcher shop products, take a look at our selection of food paper wrap and deli take out containers.

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Width: 20 Inches
  • Depth: 22 Inches
  • Height: 16 Inches
Maximum Product Size:
  • Width: 9 Inches
  • Height: 7 Inches

Resources and Downloads

Avantco 177SL312 Gravity Feed Meat Slicer Specsheet Specsheet Avantco SL713MAN Medium-Duty Manual Gravity Feed Meat Slicer User Manual Manual Avantco Equipment Replacement Limited Warranty 1 Year Warranty

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Avantco SL312 12" Manual Gravity Feed Meat Slicer - 1/3 hp

    4.5 stars from 57 reviews


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    1 out of 2 found this review helpful
    The slicer worked great for 13 months and then the motor went out. As we use it 5 days a week, we needed a replacement fast. Good luck with that, all the sites including Webstaruant were out of stock on this motor. The motor is expensive. So, looks like you have to buy a whole new unit since you cant get the motor in a reasonable amount of time. I would not recommend. Unit 1 month out of warrantee.
    Thank you for your feedback, Thomas. We are sorry we do not currently have stock of the replacement part you need. We should have stock in a few weeks. Thank you for your patience.
    This is an awesome slicer and it accommodates my needs. It has come in very handy especially during these lock downs, it has allowed me to be creative and also produce of outstanding cold cut sandwiches at home.
    We just ordered it late May this year and it already stopped working. It has been only 4 months. We only use it 3,4 times a week.
    We appreciate your review, Nhu. We wish this Avantco SL312 12 inch Manual Gravity Feed Meat Slicer - 1/3 hp would have worked out for you. Our Customer Solutions team will remain in contact with you about this.
    This slicer Avantco SL 312 12” manual is very good deal , fast delivery and soo easy the assembly, every part is good and easy to use . I think is the best for the price and I compared a lot of slicer before buy it.
    It does a great job at cutting meat. We have used it to cut ham and meats. We have not been disappointed so far. Great addition to our home.
    The Avantco slicer has a lot of power for a small slicer. Great for small commercial kitchens and restaurants. Highly recommended!! Great for moderate use
    I purchased this a couple weeks ago, so my use of this deli slicer is limited. I love the quiet purr of the slicer when in use. I removed the little plate behind the slicing blade. I also left the sharpener off, so not to accumulate debris. It kicks up a little bit of meat debris, but it seems to only happen when using a very thin setting. This slicer is fairly easy to clean, assuming there is a way to let water and sanitizer to drain over it. Remember to remove the plate in front of the blade to get that clean and sanitized as well. In the online description, I thought it said for slicing cheese as well, however, the instruction booklet stated that the model I purchased does not slice cheese. :-/
    Great for the price, been using for 2 years and its still holding strong! Would buy again if we were in need of another slicer
    Great slicer, easy to use. I have never ever used a sliced. Frankly I was very scared i cutting my finger off. But this slicer is great for beginners. Its simple to use, very safe and easy to clean. I havent lost a finger or hand yet!
    Avantco SL312 12" Manual Gravity Feed Meat Slicer - 1/3 hp is very good product. Brand is very good. webstaurant store cutomer service is very good.
    This product is excellent so far. I own a 3 service restaurant, and use the slicer frequently I was a little worried at first about the heavy use of this machine, as i had a pretty large Hobart slicer prior. It has passed the test so far. My only complaint is there is a small crevice that is nearly impossible to clean unless you get a tool to completely remove the blade. I use a decent size "pip cleaner" style brush instead.
    Great price for this product. We have been using it for almost 4 years and it still works great. We are a very busy restaurant so it gets used a lot, highly recommend.
    Avantco SL309 12" Manual Gravity Feed Meat Slicer - 1/3 hp is a solid tool. We are happy to have this. It is reliable and still works well for us.
    Great meat slicer. I have had mine for a few years with no problems. I would recommend it to any one in a restaurant. Cleans up fairly easy as well.
    Works perfect for our daily use of slicing prime and other lunch meats as well as onions. Simple machine, easy to clean. And very affordable. The size is perfect, doesn’t take up too much counter space. Just wish the slicing options went a little higher for thickness, but hasn’t been a real big issue.
    this slicer is definitely a great deal for what you pay. the blades are super sharp (and can be sharpened on the slicer) and it doesn't take up a large footprint. it slices everything as thin or thick as i need and is pretty easy to disassemble and clean.
    We spent a lot of time finding a meat slicer within our budget and we are so happy we got this one, easy to clean, great thin slicing, very please with this machine,
    We've head this slicer for about 6 months now. It works well for the amount of items we slice on it and is very smooth. Good slicer for medium usage.
    After using hobart and globe brand slicers in the past, this machine handles any job just as good as the other brands. I will be the same one in the future!
    This meat slicer from Avantco has really helped us save money. We are able to buy large quantities of meat and slice it ourselves for our crepes. It is smooth and easy to use. Would recommend buying!

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