A device with cheap workmanship and missing extras, but with its small size easy to use and store.
Melissa 16310186 Electric Slicer
last modified: 11.11.2019, 11:03
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The Melissa - 16310186 Electric Slicer cannot keep up with other comparable machines in terms of appearance and workmanship, but it does have strengths that are not visible at first glance. These are the storage because the device takes up little space, and the safe handling by the two-switch operation. A collecting container for the cut food and the exact adjustment function of the cutting thickness are missing. The processing with a lot of plastic and the design are not convincing.
The Melissa - 16310186 Electric Slicer does not stand up to comparison with other devices. The case looks inferior, as large parts are made of plastic. The material also makes a less robust and unstable impression. The stability is a very important aspect when buying the device, as it should last for many hours. With its volume and performance, the universal slicer moves in the midrange.
The device only starts operation and remains in operation when the switch on the upper side is pressed continuously. Two switches must be pressed continuously with one hand. This means, on the one hand, a cumbersome operation, on the other hand, it protects against injuries when cutting, since the hand must remain at the switches and therefore one does not accidentally get to the knives. With the other hand, the product with the holder is pressed against the knife and pushed back and forth.
The cutting thickness can be infinitely adjusted between 0 mm and 15 mm by means of a rotary switch. The adjustment of the cutting thickness is difficult and the indication is only inaccurately adjustable since numbers are available, but there are no millimeter-exact distances.
There is only one speed level and a single universal serrated knife with a radius of 17 mm and small serrations at regular intervals. The cutter can be used to cut bread, cheese, ham, sausage, vegetables, and fruit.
The cutting surface of the machine is horizontal so that even larger products can be cut without any problems. With the holder for leftovers on the feeder, leftovers can also be cut.
There is no collecting container for the cut material on the machine. Therefore it is recommended to provide a suitable container to be able to deposit the cuttings.
The housing with the motor should only be wiped with a damp cloth. The removable parts can be cleaned in a diluted cleaning solution. The knife can be removed from the motor unit, warm soapy water is suitable for cleaning.
Soft bread cannot be sliced with this slicer. Slicing baguette is only possible after several attempts. Hard wholemeal bread is most suitable for slicing. Vegetables and fruit can be cut quite well with this slicer. Slicing peppers is very easy. With cucumbers, straight pieces can no longer be cut after some time because they slip. Cutting larger pieces of cucumber is more difficult than cutting smaller pieces. The situation is similar when slicing sausage. Here, too, the sausage slips away, which makes cutting more difficult, but this is not uncommon with this type of machine. Cheese slicing went without a hitch.
The device can be stowed away to save space. Simply fold the cut surface together with the basic unit, so that the unit takes up very little space in the kitchen. This makes it stand out among the tested appliances. A storage compartment is provided for the power cable.
The universal slicer is particularly suitable for left-handers since the carriage and the holder for the food are attached on the left side. Right-handed people should not have any difficulties with the use of the device.
The operating instructions contain information on the individual components, use of the device, cleaning, and warranty. Safety instructions are also given.
We have evaluated almost 20 reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 35 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are about 50 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 2.8 out of 5 stars.
The following points were positively noted:
- The rapid arrival of the product
The following points were noted negatively:
- Already defective after a short time
- Very noisy
|Scope of delivery||Electric slicer, manual|
|Illuminated on-off switch||No|
|Holder for remainders||Yes|
|Collecting tray for cutting material||No|
|Stability||With suction feet|
|Cleaning by hand||All removable parts can be rinsed under water and cleaned with a light detergent. The basic unit may only be cleaned with a damp cloth.|
|Length of the power cable||80 cm|
|Volume 1 metre distance||71 dB|
|Power in Watt||100|
|Cutting surface||20,5 cm x 12 cm|
|Cutting thickness||0 to 15 mm (continuously adjustable)|
|Stand-by power consumption||0.9 W|
|Blade diameter||17 cm|
|Quality of instructions||Good|
|Manual language||GER, EN, DK, SE, NO, FI|
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