Premium commercial food equipment manufacturer Hobart has announced the availability of two new slicers: Centerline by Hobart Edge10 (10-inch knife) and Edge14 (14-inch knife). The two slicers add to the company’s current offering of Edge slicers featuring 12- and 13-inch knives.
The Centerline by Hobart Edge slicers are part of a line of simple food prep equipment for kitchens seeking quality and reliability at an affordable price. They are ideal for operations that don’t need advanced technology features or those without high-volume production and continuous-run time requirements.
“This slicer offering builds on our commitment of providing kitchens with quality, reliable slicing solutions,” says Carolyn Bilger, marketing director, Hobart Food Equipment Group. “They include features that make them easy to use and that provide operator assurance.”
Both the Edge10 and 14 slicers feature a chrome-plated carbon steel knife that stays sharp to support dependable slicing performance and extend knife life. A top-mounted ceramic stone sharpener allows the operator to hone in 15 seconds for a consistently sharp knife edge, and it is removable and submersible for simple cleaning and sanitation.
A removable carriage, meat grip and product deflector allow operators to take the parts to a sink for easier cleaning and sanitation. The Edge10 and 14 slicers both feature a one-piece anodized aluminum base with fewer crevices where bacteria could grow. The carriage and knife cover are also anodized aluminum for maximum sanitation and minimal cleanup time.
To provide operator assurance, the Centerline by Hobart Edge10 and 14 slicers have a permanently mounted ring guard that protects the knife during operation and cleaning. The Edge14 slicer also has a no-volt release — in the event of power loss, the operator must restart the slicer before being able to operate it again.
Both slicers feature a 45-degree product table that requires less mechanical pressure from the operator during use, plus a Poly-V belt drive system that extends the belt life and produces optimal slicing results. This belt system also features fewer parts, making it more economical and faster to service and repair.
The Edge10 slicer has a 1/3 hp motor and the Edge14 slicer features a 1/2 hp motor.