Meat slicer

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Antique meat slicer.

A meat slicer, also called a slicing machine, deli slicer or simply a slicer, is a tool used in butcher shops and delicatessens to slice meats and cheeses. The first meat slicer was invented by Wilhelm van Berkel in Rotterdam in 1898.[1][2][3] Older models of meat slicer may be operated by crank, while newer ones generally use an electric motor.[4]

More recently, meat slicers have become available in the home market for people wanting to slice their own meats and cheeses.[5]

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  1. ^ Feith, Jan (1922). Modern Holland. Nijgh & van Ditmar's Publishing Co.,ltd. p. 245. 
  2. ^ "Berkel". Avery Berkel. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  3. ^ "Company history". Berkel. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  4. ^ "Vintage Hand-cranked Meat Slicers Popular Among ‘Green’ Chefs and Restaurants". Emiliomiti LLC. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  5. ^ Chu, Louisa. "Ultimate Boy Toy Meat slicers come out from behind the butcher counter". Chow. Retrieved 2008-10-05.