Cast aluminum and stainless steel slicer with gear-driven, cool-running, high-torque motor
7-inch, multi-purpose, stainless steel blade slices from deli-thin to 1-inch thick slices
Tilted, large capacity food carriage and cantilever design provide fast, efficient slicing
Blade, food carriage, food pusher, food deflector and thickness guide remove for easy cleaning
Safety fuse at the base of the slicer for power surge protection. Measures 15 by 10-1/2 by 10-4/5 inches; 1-year limited warranty
Chef's Choice Model 610 Slicer is a premium gear driven food slicer. It has a reliable, smooth and powerful cool running high torque electric motor. It is a versatile, rugged slicer which features all structural components of cast aluminum and stainless steel. The large capacity food carriage retracts fully to permit slicing of extra large roasts, hams and other foods. The precision thickness control slices from deli-thin to approximately 1-inch thick slices. A tilted food carriage and cantilever design for fast and efficient slicing. The 7-inch multi-purpose stainless steel serrated blade, food carriage, food pusher, food deflector and thickness guide all remove for easy cleaning. Extra secure, the food carriage locks into position limiting access to the blade when the unit is not in use. Intermittent on/off switch, convenient cord storage. Fuse at the bottom of the slicer will trigger shut down in case of power surge. Slicer comes with a serving tray.
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491 of 502 found the following review helpful:
Easy to use, easy to clean up Mar 19, 2005
By Marj B Bought the Chefs Choice 610 food slicer, then saw the Waring FS150 (similar but a Professional model with larger motor) for $30 less an hour later. Bought that one also with intent to look up reviews online and decide at home. After reading reviews (great reviews for Chefs Choice, awful reviews for the Waring) and instruction manuals on both (still can't believe you can't run the Waring for more than 10 minutes at a time and the poor design for cleanup) decided to keep the Chefs Choice. Used it to slice roast beef, swiss cheese and baked turkey breast. Worked extremely well on all and the unit is extremely easy to use. Cleanup took about 5 minutes total. Unit is a little larger than I would have liked, but all the food slicers have similar dimensions. Well worth the extra $30.
306 of 311 found the following review helpful:
educated opinion Mar 20, 2005
By B. Feldman
I was in the restaurant equipment business for over 35 years and sold hundreds of comercial slicers such as Hobart, Globe etc. This is not a comercial machine but it thinks it is. It does a supurb job of slicing from paper thin to a thick slice of rye. I don't use it as often as I should, but it is relatively easy to clean and a great addition to any kitchen.
208 of 213 found the following review helpful:
Excellent Food Slicer Dec 25, 2004
By PJD I got my Chef Choice Model 610 food slicer a couple weeks before Christmas in anticipation of making my Christmas dinner prep easier. And what a nice addition this food slicer was. It is easy to set up, easy to use, has adequate safety features and cleans up in a jiffy. Because I wanted to use it for large ham slicing.... I did order the Ham Slicing Blade extra from the factory which cost about $30 which I used to slice my Christmas ham instead of the serrated blade that comes with the product.
This is an excellent slicer.
138 of 140 found the following review helpful:
Excellent Slicer! Nov 19, 2008
By Stargazer When I was growing up, we had an old hand cranck meat slicer. Every friday night me and my father and uncle 'and puppy who got scraps' would spend the evening hand slicing meats for sandwiches and suppers for the rest of the week.
Later in life I got really big into grinding, making and smoking my own sausages, meats, and stuff. My father passed down the old family hand crank meat slicer.
Wow, I remember how much work that was o_O
This lead me to purchase a good electric slicer. I used a few that were ok, some I bought and some I borrowed. They were flimsy and what not.
Then I came across this Chef's Choice 610 that my father bought for me as a gift ...
The first thing I noticed was its superiour design and construction. No flimsy sheet metal on this bad boy at all. Everything is nice and solid. A lot of craftsmanship went into the making of this thing. Even the slider table where you slide the meats across is one huge solid thick piece of metal, unlike all the thin single rail systems I used in the past.
Setting it, the slicing size adjuster is behind the back plate, which is a nice solid piece of metal as well. I like the adjustment on the back as to keep it out of the way. This is important when your spending some time slicing up homemade bacon you just cured and smoked.
The pusher is a nice food grade plastic that is very easy to clean.
Speaking of cleaning, I have to say this... This is the only slicer I have ever used in my entire life that is this easy to take about to clean. That is unless you get into the bigger tor-reys or hobarts, but then your talking almost a grand on up price wise.
The front has a big switch, middle for using, push right to lock in place when not in use, and push left to slide off for cleaning.
The adjustment knob on the back, set to 0 'zero' then one more click and the whole backing plate now can be slid off for cleaning.
Instead of finding a screw driver to dismantle the blade, just pop out the center lock and give a turn and the blade is now ready to take off.
Those three easy things and you have entire access for totally cleaning this amazing slicer.
I will say this, I do wish the center locking nut for the blade was built alittle more firm, because I can see where it can break easily. However, you only use it to take the blade off and put back on for cleaning or changing, nothing more, so theres no reason to constantly play with it; plus its still much nicer then the screw driver method. All one needs to do is when using the center blade locking nut is use it slowly and gently, and all will go fine.
But even with that one thing, this awsome slicer still gets a big 5 stars from me.
Some think the motor is to slow. I can say this from experiance with other slicers, unless you get up into the $500 - $1000 range, your not going to find a professional slicer with a turbo motor. However, the motor on this Chef's Choice 610 dosn't lag when slicing big loads such as a whole belly square bacon, unlike the many other slicers I used before which you can hear the motor start to jam up and slow down. The motor on this Chef's Choice 610 is VERY powerful, so don't let it fool you.
I honestly can't live with out this appliance, with what I do with meats. And very thankful to my father for this awsome gift who gets to eat all the results... But for anyone who isn't into making sausages and curing meats, you can save so much money buying bologna, salami, turkey loaf, ham loaf etc in bulk, taking home and slicing yourself. This slices up to 2 inch cuts if I remember correctly, anything thicker, just use an electric knife. And this cuts near paper thin deli quality as well.
Alittle trick that might help those who think this cant cut thin: toss your uncut meat in the freezer for about 10 minutes until slightly firm, NOT frozen. This keeps it firm and more managable to slice then when room temp, loose and flimsy. This way you can much more easily manage nice quality deli thin slices.
Enjoy, I know I am with this puppy! :)
72 of 74 found the following review helpful:
Very pleased Jan 20, 2006
By David Skarwecki
I purchased this slicer after my old one (17 years old and $50 new) died. I'm not sure if this is a really nice slicer or my old one was just a piece of junk. I opened it up and put it to work today with 10 pounds of semi-frozen venison. I set it to slice thin for jerky and let it go. Even though the inside of the roasts were still frozen, the slicer worked great. The uniformity of the thickness of the slices was very good. My old slicer couldn't keep a uniform thickness at all. The motor never got hot. Clean-up was very nice. I had it taken apart and cleaned in 6 minutes. I make alot of jerky throughout the year and am looking forward to using this slicer. At this time, I will place it in the 5 star category for price paid, however, it is new and I've only just begun..... I will add comments as time passes on.
3-3-06 Still enjoying the slicer. No problems at all.