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Features to consider when purchasing a meat cutter

Before you take that step in buying a meat cutter, check their specific detailed review. At home, it is very normal to use a knife when cutting meat but, not the same for meat businesses as knife is not the best option. Knife is time consuming and requires labour.

Choosing to have a meat cutter in your business or home is a valid choice with a lot of sense. In this article, I will discuss more on the factors to consider when purchasing a meat cutter.

A meat cutter is a tool used for cutting meat in desirable sizes and thickness.

Horsepower

The motor’s horsepower is respective of the frequency the cutter can handle. The more the horsepower is used, the more powerful usage the motor will be able to handle without burning out.

Carriage size

In a higher demanding business, larger carriage can make work efficient. Meat tray size shows the amount of meat that can fit in the cutter. Although there are models with bigger capacity, most models accommodate 7.5 inches to 12 inches size.

Cleaning leg

This is a special part that can be jerked out to prop out the meat slicer. It allows easier cleaning even the hard to reach areas hence, decreasing the chances of bacteria growth in the meat cutter crooks.

It is important to check material used in making the equipment. Meat cutter blade made of polished stainless steel is less likely to corrode and is easier to clean this, making it more durable.

Safety

It is more likely for the user to slice his/her fingers while operating the cutter. Meat cutting machine with a permanent guard or zero knife exposure will increase the users safety. Knife guard will prevent blade exposure and injuries when cutting.

Gauge plate interlock

This plate interlock allows the user to set the cutting machine to zero. When the power is set at zero, the user can tilt the machine and cleaning process can commence as well. Blade edges will be protected for safer and easier cleaning.

Warrant

Most of the time, warrant is given from 1 to 2 years. Warrant will help the user to contact the manufacturer company if the machine have premature motor failure. The user can return the meat cutter and have it repaired free of charge.

Multi function

When purchasing a meat cutter you should also consider choosing a cutter that gives you different options of the meat thickness like 2.5mm, 3.5mm, 5mm, 7mm and 10mm sizes. The blade gap determines the thickness of the cut meat.

Efficiency

Upgraded 85mm blades, 550 W pure copper motor is an example of a faster meat cutter. It can process 352 LBs meat/hour making it suitable for businesses or home use.

How to clean

Unplug the machine and set the blades to zero, wipe out large meat pieces with a paper towel or a cloth. Use hot water, food grade cleaner and a clean cloth to wipe down the blade, food chute, meat pusher, carriage tray and meat catchy areas. Rinse with hot water.

After cleaning, apply edible oil on the blades and rotate few times to protect the blades from rusting.

In conclusion, meat cutters should give you the desired outcome. It is also good to know that large pieces of meat, cooked meat, stale meat and beef tendons can easily get stuck when cutting.

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