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Best Electric Food Slicers for Home Use

Chef's Choice International 632 "7 Inch" Gourmet VariTilt Food SlicerEvery consumer now has the option of safely being able to slice the meat of their choice at home with the same ease as the staff at the local deli. The benefit of having a electric meat slicer in your own kitchen can be seen in reduced meat purchase cost in your annual budget. The makers of electric meat slicers have provided the average consumer with both a selection of models, based on the consumer’s needs as well as costs, to meet the consumer’s budget. The makers of electric meat slicers have also taken the precaution of including various safety features for the protection of children as well as consumers.

Style: Chef’s Choice International 632 “7 Inch” Gourmet VariTilt Food Slicer

The price range online for this model has listed between $400.00 and $269.24. The model “632 “7 Inch” Gourmet VariTilt Food Slicer” is for household use and sets up upright for meats as well as cheeses. The model has a tilt to “gravity-feed” and can also be used for certain vegetables and breads. The model is designed with a 7 inch surgical stainless steel blade and posses a child proof safety switch.

Style: Continental PS77711 Professional Series Deli Slicer

Priced at around $137.00, this model is compact but still supports a “7.5” blade made out of heavy cast iron. The blade is powered by a 150 watt motor. In addition to meats and cheeses this model can also slice vegetables and select deli breads.

Style: Chef’s Choice Premium 610 7 Inch Food Slicer

This unit is priced between $129.00 and $155.00. designed to fit any kitchen counter top, this unit stands at 16.3 x 12.4 x 11.9 inches in counter top space. This model is made of cast aluminum and stainless steel, which includes the slicer, which is gear driven and cool run with a high torque motor. The 7-inch, all-purpose, stainless steel blade can slice fine to 3/4-inch slices.

Style: MaxiMatic EMT-503B Elite Gourmet 130-Watt Die-Cast-Aluminum Electric Food Slicer, Black

This economically priced unit at $79.99 is housed in die cast aluminum and can delicately slice meats, fish, cheeses, deli breads and firm vegetables. The “7.5” stainless steel blade is removable and retractable.

Style: Chef’s Choice 615 Premium Electric Food Slicer

Priced at $141.45 to $195.00 this unit is sturdy with all of its major components built of cast aluminum and stainless steel. The unit is measured at 15 by 11 inches and fits very well on your counter top. The 7 inch stainless steel blade can slice a variety of deli products to varying widths.


Each consumer should select the electric meat slicer that best meets their budget and provides the ease of use and safety that consumers are use to and will enjoy.

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Tips When Buying a Portable Power Bank Pack for Your Mobile Device

Portable Power Bank PackAlmost everybody has been in the situation where a Smartphone or other mobile device is needed when on the go, only for the owner to discover their device is drained of power. To keep connected in this digital age, a portable battery pack is an important part of our mobile device use, but choose a best portable power bank to buy can be a difficult choice to make without some advice.

Size and Power

The main consideration for many people looking to purchase a portable battery pack is the amount of charging power it holds and how heavy it will be to carry around. Firstly, knowing how much power a mobile device battery holds is a good starting point, with a battery charger offering a similar charge allowing a single full charge to be replaced whilst on the go. Buying a portable battery charger a little larger than required is often a good idea to offset problems with lost charge, charging cable losses and other issues. A large battery charger is usually heavier and more expensive, so this should be a major factor in purchasing considerations.

Charging Speeds

Improvements have been made with Smartphone batteries and the current provided by a portable battery pack. Using a battery pack that uses only a one Amp charge can take a long time to replace the power, while this type of battery pack may fail completely in an attempt to recharge a tablet battery.

Recharging Times

When buying a portable battery pack, many people instantly look for the one with the largest capacity, which will offer the most charging opportunities from a single charge. However, the largest capacity battery packs require long recharging periods, with an overnight charge needed each time the battery pack is used. A battery pack accepting a higher input charge will be replenished more quickly from a wall charger.

Charging Numerous Devices

Many people carry a Smartphone and tablet, which may need recharging at the same time, causing problems for a battery pack with a single USB port. Buying a pack with numerous ports is a good idea, as long as the output charge is not affected greatly when more than one device is connected.

Quality Issues

The quality of the battery pack purchased should also be considered, with the cheapest not always being the best option. Battery reliability is important, with a brand name manufacturer being a guarantee that the battery should not explode or fail to hold its charge after only a short period of use.

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