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5 reasons why vegetable slicers are needed in the kitchen

If you are planning...

  • to cook a lot of soup;
  • to make salads from cabbage, carrots and other vegetables;
  • to cut vegetables and fruit into perfect slices for salads or other dishes;
  • to grate cheese or similar products;

... and if you want to do it all quickly and well, it is worth considering purchasing a vegetable slicer for professional use.

Vegetable slicers are used: in public catering establishments such as restaurants, specialist cafés, bistros, buffet canteens, etc.;

On-demand capacity

Depending on the production volume, as well as the size of the establishment, the cooking requirements and other circumstances, vegetable slicers can be selected of various capacities. The capacity of professional slicers ranges from 150 to 450 kg/h.

It depends on the following parameters:

  • speed, measured in revolutions per minute (ranging between 295 and 1,000 rpm);
  • electrical power (1F or 3F; 0.3 to 1.5 kW);
  • volume of the cutting container;

Consistent quality and time efficiency

Optimising the cooking time and ensuring a consistent quality is especially important to creating and developing a profitable catering business. The flawless functioning of your equipment helps to accomplish both of these tasks, making them a worthwhile investment. Prices of professional vegetable slicers range from EUR 500 to EUR 7,000.

The main factors in deciding to purchase this device are an improved time efficiency and quality of the result. A vegetable slicer makes it possible to make a more efficient use of your staff’s time, while the mechanical cutting work is carried out to a much higher quality. The vegetable slicer will always cut your selected ingredients into pieces of the same shape and size – something that is impossible to achieve with a knife alone.

Diverse possibilities

Even with only one device, it is easy to create a variety of results by using the appropriate accessories. The cutter is also suitable for grating, and by alternating between the cutting and grating discs, it is possible to cut your ingredients into cubes, slices or thin strips. The use of different discs is particularly useful when you want to give the same ingredient a new shape in different dishes.

Durability

When choosing a vegetable slicer, we recommend focusing on the market leaders. Currently, the leading manufacturers are Robot Coupe, Fimar and GAM. Most of the slicer discs are made of food grade stainless steel. This material is corrosion-resistant, so the device can safely cut acidic products, such as citrus fruits and tomatoes. However, intensive use will require changing the blades, as they can become blunt. Therefore, be aware of the need for additional periodic investments.

No professional training is required

Using a professional slicer does not require expert skills or extensive practical experience. Instead, electric slicers are operated at the touch of a button, so everything is simple and clear. Safety is a very important aspect. In electric slicers, the cutting discs are locked inside the machine, so there is almost no risk of injury even for inexperienced operators.

Easy maintenance

It is advisable to check not only the capacity of the appliance but also the maintenance requirements: will it be easy to clean? At the end of the working day, the plug must be removed from the socket and the slicer should be disassembled, washed, dried and left until the next use. Check the blades for any food residue and remove it before washing the blades and the slicer.

As you will have guessed, slicers with fewer parts are easier to clean than those that need to be disassembled after each use.