12" deli slicer
(you can find them NIB for around $380 if you shop around). I cut a lot of stuff on my small slicer now, but could use a larger size for bigger-sized stuff, so this is a good opportunity to increase the functionality for me. Typical usage includes:
1. Meats (typically sous-vide + smoke them)
2. Cheese (buy in blocks)
4. Jerky (dehydrate or sous-vide then dehydrate)
5. Fruits & veggies (typically to dehydrate, but also for salads & stuff, I don't really even use my mandolin anymore tbh)
6. Bread (I mostly make no-knead bread, and also sandwich bread in a Pullman loaf pan; the serrated blades are better than the smooth blades at cutting bread, but you can just freeze the bread for like 20 minutes to make it stiffer)
I've been using a smaller-sized one for a number of years & really love it - you can save a ton of money by buying in bulk & slicing at home! Literally all you do is set the thickness on the machine, the slice the food back & forth on the cutting wheel, then clean it up. If you don't need a monster-large size, you can get a 9" slicer for $99 on Amazon these days:
A couple great articles on how you can save money with them:
Think a Meat Slicer can only be used to slice meats? Think again. See all the creative uses, and how it can save you thousands a year in grocery bills.
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You can also do lots of random stuff with it, like slicing potatoes thin for homemade potato chips!
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They do sell dedicated bacon-slicing machines:
As well as bread slicers:
But I think having a giant freakin' Xena-style circle blade should do the trick haha!