Waring Food Slicer vs. Nesco Electric Slicer
Today we will be taking a look at the Waring food slicer and its Nesco counterpart and examining their relative strengths and weaknesses. A food slicer is a great way to save time and money on deli meats and cheeses. Most models are not only extremely easy to operate, but they are also a cinch to clean and require little maintenance.
Waring Pro Food Slicer
The first food slicer we will examine is the Waring Pro FS150. The Waring is an affordable slicer that can be purchased for a little less than a hundred dollars on sites like Amazon. This model is made of coated steel and has an aluminum housing. It also has suction cup feet that can attach to most table tops, which will ensure that the unit stays in place while you are slicing. The slicer also boasts a 130 watt motor that is covered by a limited 5-year warranty.
Though this home meat slicer does have some power, it is certainly not a deli quality slicer. It is designed for the home kitchen and should not be used for more than ten minutes at time. Even so, there's a lot you can get done in ten minutes. You can slice meat, cheese, breads, or vegetables. The control knob allows you to slice any of these things from 1/32 to 1/2 inch.
However, in spite of its many impressive features, customers were not impressed by the Waring Pro FS150. The most common complaint was that this slicer is extremely difficult to clean. According to testimonials, the user has to remove three screws before the blade comes free and can be properly cleaned. A few customers also noted that the blade is dull and that with repeated use it can become misaligned, which causes the slicer to cut unevenly.
But still a few customers did stick up for the Waring food slicer and stated that the slicer was well worth the hundred dollars. They also like the fact that the motor is covered by a 5-year warranty.
Nesco Food Slicer
The second food slicer we will take a look at is the Nesco FS-150PR. Like the Waring, the Nesco is an affordable slicer that is designed for the home kitchen. It has a powerful 150 watt motor and a die-cast aluminum housing. The blade is 7 1/2 inches and is stainless-steel. Again, like the Waring, you can slice as thin as 1/32 of an inch and as thick as 1/2 inch.
Customer reviews for the Nesco were decidedly mixed. Home users loved the price and the easy cleanup. According to many, it was the easiest slicer to clean that they had ever encountered. However, many complained that the blade does not rotate quickly enough and, as a result, they had difficulty cutting through tougher meats and vegetables. Don't forget that if you bake your own bread, this is a multi-taskers that works well as an excellent electric bread slicer. They also did not like the fact that the motor is not backed by the warranty.
Inexpensive Meat Slicers
Although customers we not overly impressed by either model, they seemed more taken with the Nesco compared to the Waring food slicer. As we mentioned, they loved the fact that the slicer was easy to clean, that it has a powerful motor and is easy to clean. While the only compliment customers consistently paid to the Warring is that it is cheap.