From vegetables and fruit to deli meat and cheeses, both manual and automatic slicers provide a fast, safe and consistent method to cut, slice and more. Slicers also represent an effective way to portion ingredients, which can help operators manage food costs.
Properly cleaning and maintaining slicers reduces the risk of bacteria growth and cross-contamination. Slicers face some significant sanitation issues if not properly addressed. Operators should not take any shortcuts with cleaning and maintenance tasks.
The HS7/HS7N slicer has a 13-inch CleanCut Knife with an alloy edge. The blade removes for cleaning and operators can run it through the dishwasher. The slicer includes a top-mounted Borazon stone sharpener. The gauge plate holds position for consistent, precision slicing. Four carriage speeds operate at 28, 38, 48 and 58 strokes per minute.
The Defender 4000 Band Saw features blade stopping speeds of less than 40 milliseconds and .040 seconds with a proprietary low inertia high horsepower servo motor, per the manufacturer. The saw also features a specialized drive unit and zero backlash, wash-down duty gearbox.
Immersion blenders, or stick mixers, come in several different sizes and types. Keep in mind the longer the shaft, the more stress will be put on the components. That means sizing represents a key consideration with this equipment.
When choosing a juicer, anticipating volume is critical. Operators can choose from a variety of juicers, depending on the application, speed of service needed and beverage type being created. Operators also need to determine what type of foods they will use as some juicers handle leafy greens and vegetables better than others.