For over 100 years, Berkel has focused on producing equipment you can rely on for year after year of use. A combination of experience and inventiveness has made the Berkel name synonymous with topnotch equipment including slicers, bread slicers, food processors, meat tenderizers, and vacuum packagers. Berkel is the best choice for your productivity and profitability.
I bought this slicer because I needed a slicer that would be dependable and sturdy, we slice cake layers and they need to be about 78-80% frozen so they maintain their shape while slicing and before icing, the Berkel slicer has a large enough blade and plenty of power to slice the layers without stalling the motor, very satisfied.
I own a small pizza restaurant and this slicer is what I expected for under $600.00. This small, compact machine runs very quiet. It's also easy to clean and maintain. At first I thought the small 1/4-hp motor might not be big enough for our needs, but we've sliced continuously for up to 30 minutes or so at a time without any problems whatsoever. We generally slice veggies and fruits as well as meats like ham, canadien bacon, pork and beef. Sometimes cheese. I'm pleased with the quality and wouldn't hesistate to recommend this model to others in my type of business.
Really sharp, well built and of course that means it's heavy, certainly worth the money, I could not live without it. What I dislike about most slicers is the fact they are hard to clean, this one is not hard to clean and so that a real plus for me. I would buy it again happily and if i need something bigger i'll happily look at Berkel again.
We had been looking at 20qt mixers for a while. Everyone said that Hobart was the way to go, but after visiting our local Hobart dealer and trying them out, I decided to go with this Berkel instead. It's gear driven, but you can change the speeds while you're mixing which was a HUGE plus for baking. All the Hobarts were awkward and confusing to use. This Berkel runs smoothly, is a lot quieter than I thought it would be, easy to clean, and easy to use. Compared to both new and used Hobarts, this Berkel still comes out on top! Highly recommend it!
It is hard to clean the front area of the vacum chamber by the gas tubes. If anything gets down inside there, the round gasket bulges out of the slot along the back side of the top lid and you have to tuck it back in in order to keep it from folding over. S video of operation and more information about how to use and where to buy vacum bags would have been helpful.
Berkel makes many different slicers to meet your needs. Not sure which one will work best for the task at hand? The following chart should help you identify your needs and find the models that best suit you. Manual slicers give the operator control by allowing you to control the speed and timing of each slice. Automatic slicers make the job easy by doing the slicing for you at a pre-set speed.Berkel Meat Slicers
When outfitting a food service establishment, it’s often helpful to select pieces of equipment that can serve a variety of purposes. A food processor is a great piece to have on hand as it is able to shred, slice and dice several different types of ingredients. With a Berkel food processor, you can expect solid durability while these multiple cutting techniques are completed quickly and efficiently.Berkel Food Processor Models
Don’t waste ingredients by storing them improperly. With a Berkel vacuum pack machine, food stays fresh for longer and that keeps dollars in your pocket. As one of the best methods of preserving foods, the Berkel vacuum pack models come in a variety of sizes to best accommodate your storage needs.Berkel Vacuum Pack Machines