What are Slicers?

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Food slicers are appliances that create uniform slices of various foods. They come in simple hand-operated models for home use, while larger electric models are used in commercial kitchens. Egg, apple, cheese, and meat slicers are common types. Industrial slicers are powered by electricity and used for mass production. Small electronic versions of commercial models are also available for home use.

Food slicers are handy kitchen appliances that make it easy to create uniform slices of various types of foods. The slicer is often built to work with a particular type of food, such as hard-boiled eggs or meats. Food appliances of this type are available in simple models suitable for home use. Larger food slicers are also available, ideal for use in restaurants and other types of commercial kitchens.

The slicer comes in simple hand-operated device models. Larger and more complex models use electricity to facilitate the process of slicing meat or cheese with great precision. In general, basic food processors are composed of a mixture of metal and plastic components and are small enough to operate with one hand. Larger types may require both hands to operate the device properly.

Among the basic home slicer options are handheld devices that speed up meal preparation. The egg slicer uses a series of blades to create roughly equal sections of a hard-boiled egg. The egg is placed in a small tray which holds the egg in place while slicing. The blades are then lowered onto the egg, gradually cutting through the egg body at strategic points. When the blades have completely cut through the egg, they are lifted off and the slices can be added to salads or used in casseroles for a more effective presentation.

Along with the egg slicer, the apple slicer is another common kitchen appliance. The apple slicer usually features a round body which is separated into sections by the use of blades mounted in the internal area of ​​the device. The blades all point to a small inner circle located in the center of the slicer. Handles located on the outer sides of the slicer allow you to place the device on top of the apple and apply pressure to push the device down into the body of the apple. As a result, uniform apple slices or wedges are created, while the inner circle of the device also effectively separates the core from the slices.

The cheese slicer is useful for creating slices of cheese as thin or as thick as desired. A basic cheese slicer makes use of a body featuring an oblong wire-thin blade that is mounted to the body of the slicer. A single handle is attached to the body, making it easy to position and press down to create slices. One hand is used to work the slicer, while the other is used to hold the wedge of cheese in place during the slicing process.

A meat slicer is normally associated with restaurant use although there are smaller home models as well. Meat slicers are normally configured with a shelf where the meat side is placed and held in place. A sharp blade moves back and forth over the meat, creating a slice with each pass. The blade can be repositioned to allow for thick or thin slices.

Industrial slicers usually tend to be powered by electricity and are used for the mass production of slices of different foods. Commercial meat and cheese slicers are often found in restaurant kitchens and are considered essential food appliances. In the late 20th century, manufacturers began producing smaller electronic versions of these commercial models for home use. While many home kitchens still make use of manual slicers, smaller electronic versions have gained popularity, especially in homes with a number of children.

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