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Berkel: Kitchen Tools For The Home Chef

Instead of spending your weekends standing at the deli counter at your local grocery store, get creative with slicers from Berkel. These slicing experts have been making restaurant-quality deli tools for home chefs and professional butchers alike since 1898. In fact, their claim to fame is still their most popular product. Over 120 years ago, W. A. Van Berkel created the very first meat-slicing machine to help serve the customers at his butcher shop in the Netherlands.

Since then, they've expanded their collection of quality food handling tools to include small kitchen appliances like food processors and vacuum packagers. Keep in mind that their equipment isn't just for professional butchers—Berkel tools can help any family kitchen function at a higher level. If you're a meal prepper or find yourself feeding a lot of hungry mouths, these high-capacity appliances are must-have's—they're designed to reduce workload. Since there's no slow chopping, slicing, or dicing, food prep becomes as speedy as possible. Give one of these charming slicers a home on your countertop and see how much easier lunch-making becomes.

Their Classic Food Slicers

If you've never gotten a good look at a food slicer before, you're not alone. Many people only see them behind the counter at the deli. That being said, these countertop models allow you to customize your food cuts in every way—and you can slice more than meats. Instead of chopping up uneven vegetable chunks, make everything uniform. Slice zucchini, squash, and eggplants for a photo-worthy ratatouille, or make the perfect sized pickle chips for your next sub sandwich (you can even pick if they're sliced horizontally or vertically).

In essence, these Berkel food slicers are like a professional sous chef—they help you do all the prep work ahead of time so that when it's time to combine ingredients, everything is ready to go. For a professional-grade cut, opt for a product from their electric Red Line series. All Red Line food slicers come with built-in blade sharpeners as well as gauged meat tables that open as wide as 14 mm. That means your slices can be as thick as 1.4 cm for a bite that you can't find anywhere else.

Alternatively, opt for their Home Line instead. These slicers are designed for the more casual home chef and prioritize safety and functionality above all else. With no sharp edges to be found, you'll never have to worry about keeping your food slicer under lock and key.

Accessories & Cutting Boards

Outfit your new appliance with kitchen accessories that'll make you feel like a true chef and party host, like a cutting board designed just for your Berkel slicer. When you're hosting, you can use these to prep your charcuterie directly on the cutting board. Slice genoa salami, prosciutto, and hard cheeses like swiss and cheddar here. Once you're finished, remove the cutting board and start arranging your fixings. Add your favorite fruits, jams, mustards, and crackers, then serve alongside sparkling wine for an unforgettable first course.

Not sure which Berkel food slicer is best for your lifestyle? Head to our Glenview store to see them in person, or give our experts a phone call at 800-860-3577. Our experts will be happy to help you find the perfect sous chef for your kitchen.

What Our Customers Say About Us

  • Easy to place order, product excellent and shipping was as expected.
    Lynn H. - Sandy Hook, CT
    June 7, 2022