Pros / It has the longest warranty of any slicer on our lineup.
Cons / It is the loudest machine we tested.
Verdict / It does an adequate job of slicing foods and has good safety features.
The Waring Pro FS155 meat slicer offers a decently powerful motor and a coated steel blade. It has a moderately wide slice-thickness range so you can enjoy thick and thin slices. Its various safety features and outstanding warranty help make it a good option without costing a ton of money.
You can get the slicing done that you need to with this consumer-grade meat slicer's 130-watt gear-driven engine. Though it struggled to create consistently even thick and thin slices of bread, cheese and meats in our tests, the slices still looked good and had no jagged edges. It performed better with vegetables, creating slices that looked decent. The motor never seemed labored while processing any food type.
The blade is easy to remove, taking only a few seconds to detach and clean. Because it has serrated edges, it can handle tough meats and crusty breads, so you aren't limited by this slicer. The blade is made of coated steel and measures 7.5 inches in diameter. The slice thickness is easy to adjust with the knob behind the carriage area. You can enjoy food sliced as thin as 0.03 inches or as thick as half an inch.
This unit is easy to store, as it is just 14.5 x 9.25 x 10.5 inches. It weighs 12 pounds, making it easy to lift and move while still providing it with enough countertop stability while you work.
You can focus on slicing without having to stress about safety, thanks to the FS155's various built-in safety functions. It has rubber feet that help it stay gripped to the countertop while you slice, so you don't have to worry about it moving around. Its recessed power button also keeps you safe, as it makes it difficult to accidentally turn the motor and blade on.
It comes with a food pusher that doubles as a protective hand guard, so you don't have to get your fingers close to the blade. It has small spikes on the side that make contact with the food, helping to grip it and keep proper tension on it to create a quality, even slice. While running, its volume is 69 dB, making it the loudest unit on our lineup. If you’d rather have a quieter machine, take a look at the Maxi-Matic EMT-503B Elite.
This food slicer is backed by a five-year warranty from the manufacturer – the best warranty in our lineup. The company's customer service is available to you via telephone or email, giving you an option in how you communicate if needed. While Waring doesn't have a FAQs section on its website, the company does keep a digital copy of the product's owner manual for your reference.
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The Waring Pro FS155 has a powerful enough motor to slice any food type, giving you visually appealing slices quickly. It is packed with safety features, and the blade is removable for easy cleaning or sharpening. Though it is the loudest unit on our lineup, and the blade is only made of coated steel and not stainless steel, it has an impressive warranty and won't empty your wallet.