I bought this after returning the lesser priced mighty bite slicer. The quality of this one is great. I used it for slicing deer for jerky making. It is quite to operate and did not hesitate at all slicing the cold meat. The disassembly is easy. I highly recommend this over the less expensive LEM versions.
Big Bite Does The Job!
LEM 8 1/2" Big Bite Slicer is the slicer my wife & I have been waiting for. Right out of the box, it is a quality unit. A commercial grade slicer at a reasonable price. After cleanup, we sliced 2lbs. of ham, & 2 lbs of turkey. It never bogged or slowed down. Minor adjustment to the thickness & we had lunchmeat without the high price of lunch meat. I am looking forward to slicing meat for Philly cheesesteak sandwiches. The unit is well made and is a well thought out design. NO cheap plastic parts, all aluminum construction. Belt drive, a definite plus. If anyone is looking for a quality, commercial grade slicer, the LEM BIG BITE 8 1/2" is the tool you need in the kitchen. At a price that won't break the bank. Thank You, LEM for another great product.
Big Bite 8-1/2
The Big Bite 8-1/2" Slicer is a dream. Putting it together was very simple, the slide worked smooth and easy. The thickness control knob was very precise and did not slip when slicing the meat. The motor ran quietly and had no problems cutting through the meat. Clean-up was simple and quick, be sure to have a Philips Screwdriver and maybe a pair of pliers for this portion. The only problem I experienced is the Slicer would slide on my countertop while slicing larger pieces of meat. I would recommend the Big Bite 8-1/2" Slicer to anybody looking for this type of equipment.
Just what we needed
We used it to slice pork bellies (bacon) that we cured and it worked great for our home use. I have used professional slicers at an old part time job and this slicer was very similar to what I was used to using. You will have pieces of product when you get to the end but that's to be expected. If it doesn't slice cleanly, just readjust the position of the product your slicing so it's centered and away from the edge of the food support. You will have to watch the amount of time using the slicer because it does have an auto shut down after an hour of use. I would recommend this slicer, its well worth spending the extra money on it.