Prof M640 Elec Food Slicer Description
"This handsome model, made of aluminum and stainless steel, cuts everything from a loaf of extra-large thick-crusted country bread to a bushel of cucumbers. Slices range from paper-thin to 3/4" thick. The dial for adjusting the thickness of slices is numbered so you can be consistent every time. The dial for adjusting the thickness of slices is numbered so you can be consistent every time. You'll soon learn that number 1 is perfect for rare roast beef while number 11 yields 1/2" thick slices of rye bread. Exceptionally quiet operation and a large carriage that can hold a huge block of cheese are among its pluses. But perhaps its best attribute is its multiple safety features: there's an on-off switch that permits operation but doesn't start the 7" diameter blade turning; the blade doesn't rotate until you exert pressure on the back of the food carriage; and if you use your other hand to push the food, there are no idle fingers to accidentally come in contact with the blade. It takes a bit of practice to learn to work with both hands, but you'll find that you approach this machine with less fear than other electric food slicers. The manufacturer includes a small stainless steel tray to catch slices as you work. An optional ham-slicing blade with a nonserrated edge, for which you can also purchase a sharpening attachment, shaves prosciutto into translucent slices. As the unit is 15" long, 12" wide, and 10" high, you'll need to dedicate a fair amount of counterspace to it."