What does numbers mean in Fraction of inch on Hobart Meat Slicer?

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Is there a need of Hobart meat slicer?

If there is a small family, with 3 to 4 family members, a meat slicer might be not much needed because a knife is good enough to perform the same job, so why to buy an expensive product. But the meat slicer is a good choice for larger families or for commercial use like, in hotels and in restaurants as it saves a lot of time by slicing meat quickly and orderly.

What is a Hobart meat slicer?

Hobart meat slicersThrough commercial meat slicers, the large piece of meat or cheese can be sliced into consistent and the required thickness, from paper thin slices up to 1 inch slices. Well, the Hobart meat-slicers are of different categories: light-duty meat-slicers, medium-duty meat slicers, and heavy-duty meat slicers depending upon their models.

In this article, we will discuss the different models of Hobart meat-slicers according to their categories. Some of them are automatic and some are manual meat-slicers. Some of the automatic models can also be operationalized through manual handling. The model numbers with N indicates that their knives are not removable. We will also discuss that how much thick or thin, they can slice a meat.

Manual Hobart meat-slicers

  1. Hobart Centerline EDGE12-11 Manual Slicer – 12″ Blade – Removable Carriage
  2. Hobart Centerline EDGE13-11 Manual Slicer – 13″ Blade – Removable Carriage
  3. Hobart HS6N-1 Heavy-Duty Manual Slicer – 13″ Blade
  4. Hobart HS8N-1 Heavy-Duty Manual Slicer – 13″ Blade
  5. Hobart HS6-1 Heavy-Duty Manual Slicer – 13″ Removable Blade
  6. Hobart HS8 Heavy-Duty Manual Slicer – 13″ Removable Blade

Automatic Hobart meat-slicer

  1. Centerline by Hobart EDGE13A Edge Series Automatic Slicer Gravity Feed – 13″ Blade
  2. Hobart HS7N Heavy-Duty Automatic Slicer – 13″ Blade
  3. Hobart HS7 Heavy-Duty Automatic Slicer – 13″ Removable Blade
  4. Hobart HS9N-1 Heavy-Duty Automatic Slicer – 13″ Blade
  5. Hobart HS9-1 Heavy-Duty Automatic Slicer – 13″ Removable Blade

Fraction of inch on Hobart meat-slicer

Fractions of inch on Hobart meat slicerEach Hobart meat slicer has an adjustment knob available, on which different numbers are written. These numbers indicates the thickness of the slice or in other words the slice sample size you choose. Some of the above mentioned meat-slicers can cut the meat or cheese with up to 9/16 inches thick, while others can make the slices up to 1 inch thickness.

A: The Hobart meat-slicers that are able to slice the meat up to 9/16 inches thickness are listed below:

  1. Hobart Centerline EDGE12-11 Manual Slicer – 12″ Blade – Removable Carriage
    It can accommodate up to 10 inches wide and 7 ½ inches high food product to cut.
  2. Hobart Centerline EDGE13-11 Manual Slicer – 13″ Blade – Removable Carriage
    It has the accommodating capability of 9-1/2″ wide and 6-1/2″ high food product.
  3. Centerline by Hobart EDGE13A Edge Series Automatic Slicer Gravity Feed – 13″ Blade
    In maximum of 9 ½ inches width, 9 inches diameter, and 6 ½ inches high food product can be adjusted in it.

B: The meat-slicers model that can cut the meat from paper thin with up to 1 inch thickness are listed below:

  1. Hobart HS6N-1 Heavy-Duty Manual Slicer – 13″ Blade
    The accommodating capability of food product in this model is 12 inches wide and 7-1/2 inches high.
  2. Hobart HS8N-1 Heavy-Duty Manual Slicer – 13″ Blade
    Maximum capability of product accommodation is 12 inches in width and 7 ½ inches high.
  3. Hobart HS6-1 Heavy-Duty Manual Slicer – 13″ Removable Blade
    Maximum capability of product accommodation is 12 inches in width and 7 ½ inches high.
  4. Hobart HS8 Heavy-Duty Manual Slicer – 13″ Removable Blade
    Maximum capability of product accommodation is 12 inches in width and 7 ½ inches high.
  5. Hobart HS7N Heavy-Duty Automatic Slicer – 13″ Blade
    Maximum product width of 10 ¾ inches and hight is 5 ¾ inches can be accommodated.
  6. Hobart HS7 Heavy-Duty Automatic Slicer – 13″ Removable Blade
    Maximum product width of 10 ¾ inches and hight is 5 ¾ inches can be accommodated.
  7. Hobart HS9N-1 Heavy-Duty Automatic Slicer – 13″ Blade
    Maximum capability of product accommodation is 12 inches in width and 7 ½ inches high.
  8. Hobart HS9-1 Heavy-Duty Automatic Slicer – 13″ Removable Blade
    Maximum capability of product accommodation is 12 inches in width and 7 ½ inches high.

Note that the numbers given on the adjustable index knob of the Hobart meat-slicers are not exactly the actual numbers but they are symbolically used to refer the thinness or thickness of the meat slices.
In short, the automatic and manual models of the Hobart meat slicers, their maximum product accommodation capability, and how thick or thin they can slice a meat, are discussed here.

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