The Kalorik 200-Watt Electric Meat Slicer is a budget slicer and is normally found in the sub $100 range. This meat slicer utilizes a 7.5 inch stainless steel blade which is a plus and this is a fairly standard blade used in the home slicers. The Kalorik is built similar to the Chef’s Choice 610 and Chef’s Choice 615 slicers but seems to be a little flimsy in comparison. Clean up is a bit of a task with this slicer because if its construction. You need to remove the blade after each use and wipe down each and every little notch and crevice. Most slicer require the blades to be removed for cleaning but do not have as many places for liquids and particles to get stuck.
This slicer does offer a nice thickness control which allows you to choose from a very thin, almost shaved slice all the way up to a half inch thick slice. With the large thickness adjustment you are able to cut breads and vegetables nicely for sandwiches and salads. As mentioned before this slicer is a little flimsy so if you push the slide too hard it distorts and no longer cuts evenly.
The Kalorik slicer also uses a “200 watt motor”. This is acceptable for infrequent use and can only be run a short period before it heats up and needs to be cooled down. This rating does seem to be a bit exaggerated when compared to other slicers with motors rated less that seem to have much more power. Without a powerful motor you will be unable to cut very dense meats and cheeses. The blade is driven with plastic gears that may wear or strip out with continued use.
Overall the Kalorik 200-Watt Electric Meat Slicer is a reasonable budget meat slicer. If you don’t mind slowing down a bit and a little extra time for clean up then this is the slicer for you. For a little more power and a bit smoother operation check out the Chef’s Choice models for a few extra dollars.
Kalorik 200-Watt Electric Meat Slicer Features:
- Electric food slicer for perfectly sliced meats, cheeses, breads, and more
- 7-1/2-inch serrated stainless-steel blade; blade-locking safety device
- Thickness control from 0 to 1/32 inch thin to 1/2 inch thick; suitable for frozen foods
- Aluminum-alloy housing with epoxy finish; thumb guard; nonslip rubber feet
- Measures 15 by 8 by 10 inches; 1-year limited warranty
Best Meat Slicer Reviews Rating: 3/5