Editor's Note: We have discontinued this model since it is no longer available. As such, Top Ten Reviews will no longer update the information for this meat slicer. For now, please enjoy the review of the Kalorik AS 27222 below.
The Kalorik AS 27222 meat slicer works well to slice meat or any other food type, and it's easy to use and clean. It is small and stocked with safety features, making it extra easy to use. A nice manufacturer warranty adds a dash of satisfaction to the product.
The food slicer did a decent job slicing a variety of food types in our tests, as it has a 200-watt gear-driven motor, and it excelled with bread and vegetables. After testing, we found it was fairly easy to disassemble for cleaning; it took just a few seconds to disengage the blade or put it back on. The carriage is permanently mounted to a bar, so you can't fully remove it to wash, but you can tilt it out over a sink.
Its stainless steel blade measures 7.5 inches in diameter and has serrated edges. This type of blade is best when working with bread or tough meats. You can adjust the thickness for any slice with the numeric thickness gauge, which lets you create slices up to half an inch thick.
The AS 27222 weighs a light 11 pounds and measures 14.5 x 9.33 x 11.5 inches, making it one of the smaller units on our lineup and easy to move in and out of storage. This unit feels very safe to use for a consumer-grade meat slicer. It comes with a clear plastic food pusher that doubles as a protective hand guard between you and the blade. The side that makes contact with the food has small spikes that grip the food for even slicing. The blade also has a lock position, which prevents it from moving while not in use.
Rubber feet add countertop stability, so there is no sliding around while you use the slicer. Its recessed power switch, located on the side of the body, reduces the likelihood of it being accidentally turned on while plugged in. While on, it emits about 65 dB of sound, which is somewhere between the volume of a conversation in a restaurant and a hair dryer. For a somewhat quieter meat slicer, take a look at the Maxi-Matic EMT-503B Elite.
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If you ever have a question or concern about the AS 27222, you can contact Kalorik's customer service department by email or telephone. The unit comes with a one-year warranty from Kalorik. You can also make use of the FAQs section on its website. However, it does not have a digital copy of the product manual on the site.
The Kalorik AS 27222 food slicer does a good job processing most types of food, especially vegetables and bread. It has a powerful gear-driven motor and a large, serrated stainless steel blade. It is easy to use and disassemble for cleaning, and its various safety features take the stress out of slicing for parties and other occasions.