Pros / It is easy to clean.
Cons / It struggled to produce decent-looking cuts of each of the food types we tested.
Verdict / While it has some safety features and a high thickness capacity, it struggles to slice food well.
Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been discontinued. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information.
The LEM 832 meat slicer offers minimal safety features and felt largely labored while we tested various foods on it. It does offer a larger thickness option than most of the other units we featured, and it runs fairly quietly, but its low motor wattage doesn't help it perform well.
Though it is expected that consumer-grade meat slicers won't have as much power as one found in a deli or restaurant kitchen, this one still doesn't have as much power as the others on our lineup. With just 80 watts of power, it struggled to do a decent job slicing all of the foods we tested on it, especially meat and bread.
The stainless steel blade has a 7.5-inch diameter and smooth edges. The blade is removable for cleaning, and it only takes a second to detach it from the main device. You can adjust the slice thickness with the knob behind the carriage area, up to 0.6 of an inch thick.
This slicer weighs 11.4 pounds and measures 15 x 10 x 10 inches. It is one of the smaller units on our lineup, so it's easy to move and store.
This is one of the quieter units we tested, running at only 62 dB. However, the motor sounded labored as soon as we tried to slice meats, cheese and bread. Despite the fact that it has rubberized feet, it still slipped all over the place while we tested it, making it feel dangerous to use and contributing to its inability to produce consistently even slices. The blade housing feels cheaply made, and there is no discernable blade lock.
Despite these issues, we were pleased to see that it had a recessed power button, which makes it difficult to accidentally turn on. It also has a hand guard, which keeps your hand at a distance from the blade while helping to push the food toward it. It helps grip the food and apply the proper amount of tension while you slice.
This food slicer has terrific customer service options. You can contact LEM Products' customer service team via telephone or email, the information for which is located on its website. Also on its website is a digital copy of the slicer's manual, and even a helpful FAQs section. LEM backs the meat slicer with a one-year warranty, which gives you plenty of time to slice without worrying about defects.
The LEM 832 is lacking in its ability to slice any food evenly or to feel safe to use. The motor sounded labored with most foods we tested on it, and it scoots across the countertop with the slightest pressure against it. It struggles to do what it is designed to do, which is why it sits at the bottom of our list.