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  • Razor sharp 12" stainless steel blade cuts slices up to 9/16" thick
  • Convenient rear-mounted thickness stop allows for quick adjustment to commonly used thicknesses
  • 32 slice/minute chute speed in automatic mode; simple knob switches to manual operation
  • Adjustable horizontal clamps secure irregular shaped products for precise slicing
  • Large 15 1/2" x 10 1/2" carriage and 1/2 hp motor

Slice your signature meats and cheese with precision and ease using this Avantco SL612A 12" medium-duty automatic meat slicer!

A great addition to your high-end deli, local butcher shop, or neighborhood market, this meat slicer is the perfect solution for your medium-duty slicing needs. Combining a powerful 1/2 hp motor with a razor sharp 12" stainless steel blade, this unit delivers superior precision while also helping to save on time and labor.

  • 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.

  • ETL Sanitation

    ETL Sanitation

    This item meets the sanitation standards imposed by the ETL, a division of the Intertek Group.

  • 5-15P


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

Great for a Variety of Foods

Its automatic mode produces 32 slices per minute to make quick work of your slicing tasks, while a simple knob allows you to easily switch to manual operation. This unit's carriage can handle foods up to 15 1/2" long by 10 1/2" wide, allowing you to slice anything from large hams to salami, and even occasional cheese! This slicer also features a removable, easy-to-clean sharpener to effectively keep the slicer's blade from dulling.

Easily Adjustable

Thanks to its easy-to-use adjustment knob, this unit gives you complete control over your product's thickness, enabling you to produce uniform slices up to 9/16" thick. It also features a rear-mounted thickness stop that allows you to quickly set your desired thickness, helping to further boost your slicing efficiency. Plus, its adjustable horizontal clamps keep irregular shaped products securely in place to ensure consistent slices, thus resulting in less waste.

User-Friendly Operation

Two separate on/off buttons control the blade and automatic mode to make this unit extremely user-friendly so even your newest employees won't have trouble using it! While some components of this slicer require periodic lubrication, an oil pump is included to make this maintenance easier than ever. The slicer also features a removable, easy-to-clean sharpener to effectively keep the slicer's blade from dulling. For added safety, the slicer sits atop (4) 2" rubber feet to preventing slipping and slicing during use. A 120V electrical connection is required for operation.

Customer Q&A Ask a Question

How far do the adjustable clamps extend beyond the machine’s normal dimensions?
The adjustable clamps can extend out a maximum of 10” past the unit depth dimension making the total clearance needed 35” depth.
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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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.

Increase the efficiency in your deli simply by bringing the 12” or the 13" medium-duty meat slicer from Avantco into your kitchen! Whether you have a small butcher shop or a market selling meats and cheese, staff and customers alike are going to love the quick, consistent results they get from this machine. Plus, it's fairly priced to give you a quality slicer without breaking the bank. This slicer features two knobs, one for switching from manual to automatic and one that changes the thickness of your cut. This unit gives you complete control over the thickness of your meat and can slice up to 9/16” thick! With a rear mounted thickness stop, this unit is great for both new and experienced employees. This thickness stop allows the user to set a common thickness and also lets them quickly adjust this thickness when switching between foods. Your customers will love the consistency they will get when you use this Avantco meat slicer. What sets this meat slicer apart from the rest is its unique horizontal clamp. While every slicer has to have the vertical clamp that pushes the meat into the blade Avantco’s unique design also includes a horizontal clamp to keep the food in place while slicing. This is especially helpful with oblong pieces of meat, or any product that has an irregular shape. And with a ½ hp motor, you can rely on this Avantco slicer to stand up to frequent use. With the option of a razor sharp 12" or 13" blade, this slicer can do 40 slices per minute in automatic mode to keep up with high demand. The removable, built-in sharpener makes sharpening simple and easy, and you just need to take the sharpener out to be cleaned on occasion. Whether you need to slice a wide range of meats in your deli, or if you have to cut a combination of meats, cheeses, and vegetables, you can count on the Avantco 12” automatic meat slicer to get the job done.

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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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Avantco’s automatic meat slicers deliver consistent cuts of meat and cheese while you handle other tasks. Straightforward knobs help you set your slice thickness up to 9/16 of an inch. Adjustable horizontal clamps secure irregular products and transform them into precise slices. With an easy turn of the knob, switch to a manual mode for handling small specialty items.   The 1/2 hp meat slicer with a 12" blade is perfect for standard use. If you run a high-volume business or routinely slice dense products, select the 3/4 hp unit with a 13" blade. A dual-sided removable blade sharpener prevents blade dulling. When it’s time to clean your blade and sharpener, you can easily remove them from your unit with a blade removal tool.  Avantco’s affordable automatic meat slicers cut the cost and labor of serving uniform deli meats and cheeses. 

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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: 22 Inches
  • Depth: 25 Inches
  • Height: 29 Inches

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Avantco SL612A 12" Medium-Duty Automatic Meat Slicer with Manual Use Option - 1/2 hp

    4.0 stars from 2 reviews


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    Great slicer that works fast! I believe it can make about 32 slices per minute which is awesome. It is really easy to adjust the slice thickness and is very user friendly.
    Order this slicer because it was at a great price it works great but the biggest problem is that it only has one speed fast

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