Commercial Slicer Repair & Installation
For fast and reliable commercial slicer repair and installation in Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh call Boer Brothers Heating and Cooling, Inc. Depending on what type of restaurant or commercial kitchen you own you may use your commercial slicer frequently or only rarely. But eventually your commercial slicer will need to be repaired or replaced. Fortunately, commercial slicers are pretty simple machines: they consist of a power supply, a motor and a rotating blade. There are very few things that can go wrong with it, as long as you watch your fingers, and with regular cleaning and maintenance you should be able to keep it running for a long time. But if your commercial slicer stops working it can put a serious dent in your business—especially if you use it on a daily basis to slice deli meats, poultry or cheeses. Call Boer Brothers if you need commercial slicer repair in Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh because it has stopped working. Our technicians are friendly and they have many years of experience and training with deli slicer repairs. We provide a rapid response time because we know how important it is for you to get your equipment fixed quickly. We are dedicated to your success and to your complete satisfaction. We want to exceed your expectations on every job. We take pride in the workmanship and customer service that we provide. So when you’re ready to work with a serious commercial kitchen contractor call Boer Brothers Heating and Cooling 919-929-9886.
Commercial Slicer Repair in Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh
Commercial slicers are a huge convenience for any restaurant that serves a lot of deli meats and cheeses. Having to cut those meats and cheeses by hand would take a long time and would result in less consistent thickness. If you need commercial slicer repair in Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh call Boer Brothers Heating and Cooling. We know that slicers are pretty simple machines but they can still break down.
Commercial Slicer Won’t Spin Fast Enough
If you turn on your slicer but it isn’t spinning fast enough you may not be able to cut through the meat or cheese that your customer ordered. This can be caused by the power supply not giving the motor enough electricity. It could also be that the motor gears or bearings are old and deteriorating. If you don’t regularly clean the slicer it might be just clogged with excess food.
Commercial Slicer Making Strange Noises
If you start to notice that your slicer is making strange noises when you turn it on it could be caused by the motor bearings and gears. If your slicer is old and hasn’t been serviced in a while the bearings probably need to be lubricated. Call the Chapel Hill, Durham or Raleigh commercial slicer repair experts at Boer Brothers today.
Commercial Slicer Installation in Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh
If you need commercial slicer installation or repair in Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh call Boer Brothers Heating and Cooling. Depending on the size of your commercial slicer it may actually need to be bolted to your counter. Our technicians can help you pick out a unit that matches your businesses needs and your budget. We can help you figure out the best place to install it and then make sure that it operates correctly.
Call Boer Brothers for commercial slicer repair and installation in Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh.
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Here, we will explore everything you need to know about meat slicers, helping you improve the efficiency of your food service establishment and select the best meat slicer for your needs!
Deciding What’s Best for You
When purchasing a commercial food slicer, it’s important to take into consideration exactly what (and how much) you intend to slice, as different slicers have different capabilities for slicing meats, cheeses, and vegetables.
While entry level, lighter duty slicers offer a significantly lower price tag than larger, heavier duty models, they will quickly burn out if consistently pushed beyond their capacity. They are usually not designed to handle much, if any slicing of cheese.
Generally, heavier duty models also incorporate more usability and safety features. Depending on how much you use your deli slicer, you could make up the cost difference very quickly in increased productivity and safety, between a higher-end model and a less expensive option.
A specialty slicer, is designed for slicing paper thin pieces of prosciutto and other gourmet deli meats. Blending the “wow” factor of its show-piece nature with the precision performance, it’s a great addition to a classic bistro or deli.
In general, following these guidelines should help you find the perfect slicer for your facility:
- Entry Level Slicers are best suited for operations where the slicer would be used for an hour or two at most per day. While designed for simple, safe operation, they are not recommended for slicing cheese, and do not offer as many safety or convenience features as higher-end models.
- Mid-Tier Slicers generally have larger blades, a bit more horsepower, and can withstand more constant use than an entry-level model. Some models can handle occasional slicing of cheese, but are primarily intended for a few hours of vegetable or deli meat slicing per day. They usually offer a few more safety and convenience features than an entry-level model too.
- Premium Slicers represent the top-of-the-line offerings from each manufacturer. Most are designed for heavy duty, constant use, and can slice cheese as well. These models offer design features that enhance the smoothness of operation, slice precision, and safe operation.
Parts of a Meat Slicer
Commercial meat slicers all share the same basic components. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s what:
Product Table, carriage, or product tray, is where you place the piece of meat, cheese, or vegetable to be sliced. These are often grooved and set at a specific angle so the product slides more easily toward the blade. On some models, this tilts up for easier cleaning.
Pusher: Also called “meat grip.” It is attached to the product table, and holds the product still while you’re slicing it. On some models, this is removable for easy cleaning.
Gauge Plate: This part surrounds the knife. When you adjust the thickness control knob, sometimes referred to as index knob, this is what moves.
Sharpener: All slicers have a built-in blade sharpener to keep the blade razor-sharp and in perfect operating condition. On many, it’s removable for cleaning.
Blade and Blade Guard: On most slicers, the blade is permanently attached to the unit and protected by a blade guard, for safety. Depending on the model, the blade guard, or ring guard, is removable, in varying degrees, for cleaning. On some higher end models, the blade can be removed from the slicer using a special tool for a more thorough cleaning.
Other Design Features to Consider
- Horsepower: Generally, higher horsepower slicers are designed for more frequent use.
- Blade Size: Mid Tier and Premium slicers usually have larger cutting blades (12″-14″) for all-around use, whereas entry level models often use smaller cutting blades (9″ and 10″) for lighter use. Industry-wide, a 12″ cutting blade is the most common size.
- Product Tray (Carriage) Size: Most slicers can hold products that range from 7 1/2″ to 12″ in diameter within the carriage. If you plan to slice products larger than 12″, it is important to verify that the slicer’s carriage will accommodate it prior to purchasing the slicer.
- Manual vs. Automatic: An automatic slicer, where an electric motor moves the product tray back and forth, is convenient when slicing large amounts of product because it can slice continuously without constant staff assistance. Automatic slicers can also be operated manually, so the main deciding factor is how much slicing you do. Large delis or supermarkets would see the most benefit from an automatic slicer.
- Belt Driven or Gear Driven: Nearly all of the slicers we see are belt driven. In theory, a slicer with a gear driven blade will be more durable, but in actual practice, if your gear-driven slicer does require a repair, it will cost a lot more than simply replacing a drive belt.
- Cleaning Leg / “Kickstand”: Some slicers come with a special kickstand-style leg that lets you prop up the deli meat slicer to clean underneath it.
Cleaning and Maintenance
It is important to properly lubricate each of the moving parts within the feeder tray, as well as the carriage assemblies. By using a food-grade lubricant regularly, you will ensure that your slicer operates as smoothly as possible and lasts for years to come.
Safety and Design Features
When you’re talking about a piece of equipment that’s operated by hand and uses a razor-sharp spinning blade to slice products, obviously safety cannot be understated. Proper training is essential for any employee who operates the slicer.
Knife Guard: Generally, all slicers expose as little of the blade as possible, to prevent cut hazards. On some slicers, you can remove it to clean the knife; on others it is permanently attached.
No-Volt Release: This safety feature requires the user to push the power button to restart the slicer after it has been unplugged for cleaning, or if the power was interrupted.
Gauge Plate Interlock: This feature requires the gauge plate to be set at “zero” to be able to tilt or remove the product tray/carriage for cleaning. This protects the blade’s edge and the operator’s fingers!
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Raleigh and Surrounding Areas Providing Kitchen Cooking repair for Raleigh and surrounding areas.
In Durham County: Durham
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In Chatham County: Pittsboro
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