Saturday, January 12, 2013

Manual Meat Slicer

Look at my new toy! I know there are those among you who have dreamed about owning one of those beautiful big red Berkels, used for slicing prosciutto paper thin. They cost thousands of dollars. Well, this isn't one of those. Actually quite inexpensive. Built by Graef and bought through Manufactum, a company in Germany that sells unbelievably lovely things. I know, it is a fetish of mine to own hand powered tools, but this works nicely. Sticks to the counter well too with little suction cups. See the even slices of salami? It snagged a bit here and there, but I think that's because the salami is uneven and coarse-textured. I don't know how it's cleaned, but I guess I'll figure it out. In the meantime, check out Manufactum; I dare you not to buy something. (This is an unsolicited endorsement. My friends in Germany Richard and Theo told me about it, and they were absolutely right.)

5 comments:

Monica Kroger said...

I badly want a manual meat slicer (my mother had one when I was a child.. sadly it went to my bother so I'm left without). I've googled for the words you mentioned and didn't find a merchant. Did you purchase this online? Any help in locating this is appreciated.

Ouida said...

Monica, I found it at http://www.manufactum.com/graef-hand-slicer-p1459272/?c=193554

Ken Albala said...

Thanks Ouida, I was about to offer a link, and see you've done it. They have a ton of other neat kitchen items too.

Muhammad Amir said...

Did you purchase survival warehouse.com this online? Any help in locating this is appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Those looke pretty thick - have you sliced anything thinner than that? Did you figure out how to make it so it doesnt stick here and there? How was it to clean? I'm considering this as a purchase. Thanks.