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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Food slicer update

A few days ago I posted about the great bargain I found at the thrift store. It was a food slicer in it's original packaging. Never used. I finally had a chance to test it out. Oooo, I like it!!

The first thing I tested was cheese slices. This is a brick of cheese I get from the commodities program. It's similar to a brick of Velveeta only this is real cheese, not a substitute like Velveeta.

The slices turned out fine and they are now packaged for the freezer. I used pieces of parchment paper between the slices to keep them separated and not frozen to each other. I can take out only as much cheese as I need for any recipe.

Next I tested the slicer with a loaf of homemade bread. Oooo, I like it even more!! I was able to slice the bread into 1/4 inch slices. Just right for anyone who must limit the amount of bread in their diet. I did let the bread get completely cool before slicing it though.

Here is the bread all packaged for the freezer. Again, I used parchment paper to separate the slices. I broke up the heels into chunks to be toasted later for salad croutons. When I use slices for sandwiches I always cut off the crusts. Homemade bread has tough crusts. I don't cut the crusts off until I'm ready to eat the bread. The crusts are put into a blender to make bread crumbs for a coating mix. I also keep that in the freezer.

I'm really happy with my food slicer. It's actually quite safe to use. It's not nearly as speedy as one you might see in a deli. It also has a feature that it won't operate unless your hands are out of the way. It won't run unless your hand is on the buttons. Move your hand and it stops.
This little bargain is going to save me lots of money! I can put things in the freezer in smaller portions that I could using a knife. Smaller portions that are just right for a person cooking for one.


kathi said...

I have often thought of purchasing one of those slicers. Looks like it is the PERFECT thing for YOU. and to get it at a "deal" to boot. EXCELLENT!!

Joyful said...

I inherited one of these slicers. I wondered if it worked on bread as I haven't used mine yet.

Anita Estes said...

Joyful, what cha wait'n on? A slicer.... if never used... is taking up valuable kitchen space. (giggle) Just kidding with you. It really is good for slicing several things like bread, chunk lunch meat, veggies, among other things. I like mine because it won't work unless my hands are out of the way. No danger of getting cut by accident. Washing the blade is the most dangerous part.