It’s I’m guessing a repro vintage meat slicer, that’s part of the ornaments at the Toscana Italian restaurant that I visited recently. However I’m no meat slicer expert so could be bang up to date for all I know 🙂
Taken in Thailand (c) Don Charisma 2014
32 thoughts on “Meat Slicer”
Looks dangerous. I don’t think health and safety would approve of this gizmo.
LOL, maybe that’s why it’s on display … cheers Don Charisma
It’s possible that it’s a saw for cutting things like roasts into steaks and such. My older brother used to work in the local butcher shop when I was growing up and there was something similar to that that they used. The one they had was a bit like a band-saw, though, so I can’t be 100% sure.
LOL, yup butchers have an array of tools for cutting meat … My Italian friend Niko seems to have recognised it as a large deli slicer, made by a known brand, so I’ll probably run with that …
I remember them well as a boy before the War. When a new one arrived in a village shop apparently it attracted crowds! Great for business. They must use them today behind the scenes in supermarkets. They set them far too fine in my opinion. Des.
For sure, stingy is I think is part of the idea … and yes, I’ve seen them behind the deli counter, although they tend to be neutral colours so they blend in 🙂
That’s definitely a meat slicer. I remember using them when I worked in a deli. Never cut myself on one of those. *Knock on wood* I do now a few people who did. Even one who lost his finger on one. Those bad boys are basically buzzsaws.
For sure, I’ve never used one, but can see care would be needed !
Sometimes care goes out the window when you have twenty people waiting for food.
Ah, yes the cook’s dilema … know it well 🙂
Or a medieval torture device given a shiny paint job to hide its true intent😳
I think I need to do another WBIIA just for you Sharon, you’re very spontaneous today 🙂
Nice photo Don.
Thanks Irene 🙂
Ohh, yeees.. that’s a Berkel. Wonderful 🙂
I’m hungry! 😛
Thanks Niko, is Berkel the manufacturer ?
Yes it is! A great, great firm 🙂
Ah, so we now know the brand, I guess that’s as close to expert opinion as we’ll get 🙂
🙂 My uncle who run a food shop, had one too. Berkels never miss a perfect slice! 🙂 How many Italian panini (sandwiches) with salami prepared using that meat slicer have I eat? I cannot count!
LOL 😆 that’s awesome Niko, and Italian food is the best, so I should think at least 10 panini !
😀 .. yes, 10 at least!!! 😛
I love the design. Maybe one of your readers knows more about it. I’m staying tuned for more info.
I think it’s reproduction vintage … and yes stay tuned, I know I have many botanists as readers, but meat slicer experts, perhaps there is one amongst the 17000 odd ?
I’ve been entertained by the comments. I have a new dirty joke to share. Great readers!
Wasn’t sure on whether to approve or not, I ran with it … it’s meant with good intentions 🙂
I’m glad you did. It’s funny.
LOL, ok happy for that !
A husband went home after working at his job in a restaurant. His wife noticed he seemed a little bit aggravated so she asked him what was wrong. After some coaxing, he finally told her that he had been having an urge to put his dick in the meat-slicer at work. His wife was astonished and told him he should really do something about that. An urge like that could not be healthy at all. He said that he would and they left it at that.
A week later, the husband came home smiling and completely happy. His wife asked him what happened that would put him in such a good mood. He said, “I finally did it! I put my dick in the meat-slicer.” The wife asked, “Well, what happened?” Husband: “Oh, well I was fired.” Wife: “I mean, what happened with the meat-slicer?”
Husband: “Oh, she got fired too!”
😆 what can I possibly add to that ?
I think I said it all haha
You’re crazy LOL