Convinces with good cutting results, good workmanship, accessories, and quiet operation. Only marginal disadvantages.
Ritter E 16 Slicer
last modified: 11.11.2019, 10:54
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The Ritter - E 16 Slicer deserves to bear the title "test winner". The good performance in slicing cheese, bread, and vegetables is convincing. It can be freely selected whether the push button (switch II) or the locked button (switch I) should be used. The noise level during operation is in the lower range, in relation to the other tested devices, and is well bearable for a certain time. The cleaning of the universal cutter is comparatively easy, because only a few remainders stick to the device.
The Ritter - E 16 Slicer is very quiet, but with an output of 65 watts, it is in the lower range of the tested electric slicers. As will be explained later in the report, the cutting result is above average. The universal slicer also convinces with its high-quality design and workmanship.
The cut surface is rather narrow, which has a disturbing effect. Long food cannot be cut accurately because it is difficult to press it against the knife and it often slips. On the other hand, the inclined inclination towards the cutting surface is positive, so that the product to be cut can be fixed more easily towards the knife.
The scope of delivery includes a universal knife, which is equipped with small, slightly rounded teeth in order to be able to cut different foods. This knife can also be exchanged. For example, a round knife without serrations can be purchased as an extra accessory to cut meat, sausage, and ham.
There is a speed setting on the machine. At the operating switch in the upper right corner, the device is set to operate at "I", which means that it is in continuous operation without having to hold the switch. At level "II", the switch must be pressed continuously with the finger so that the device remains in operation. With the rotary switch on the front, the cutting thickness can be adjusted between 0 mm and 20 mm. The numbers on the rotary switch indicate the exact value at which thickness the device is set.
A very pleasant feature of this device is that only a small amount of residue gets stuck in the gap between the knife and the rotary switch. With comparable devices, there are many more residues, which have to be removed during cleaning. This is not the case with this appliance.
None of the components are suitable for cleaning in the dishwasher. The removable parts can be cleaned with lukewarm water, a detergent, and a cloth. The basic unit can be cleaned with a damp cloth.
When slicing bread, which is very easy, it is annoying that the slicing surface is too narrow, so that a whole loaf of bread cannot be sliced well, because the bread reaches directly beyond the edge of the appliance. Slicing half a loaf is not a problem.
With cheese, the machine also cuts thin slices perfectly, which end up whole on the plate.
Bell pepper and cucumber can be cut better than with the other tested devices. With cucumbers, however, the disadvantage is that the cutting width is not very large.
The cut of meat sausage is excellent, but the sausage cannot be held still on the machine. This is also the case with other machines, but with the Ritter E 16 Slicer, this is very noticeable.
The Ritter E 16 Slicer is equipped with a collecting container for the cut material. The cut products fall directly into the container so that additional containers are not necessary.
The operating instructions contain information on use and cleaning. Safety instructions, service information and warranty notes are provided for this purpose. The manufacturer does not allow the unit to operate continuously for more than 5 minutes.
We have evaluated about 1100 reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 90 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are about 5 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.5 out of 5 stars.
The following was positively noted:
- The motor does not smell
- Chic design
The following was noted negatively:
- No protection device
- Cutting width not adjustable
- Broken gear wheel on the knife
|Scope of delivery||Slicer, collecting container, manual|
|Additional warranty||24 months|
|Illuminated on-off switch||No|
|Holder for remainders||Yes|
|Collecting tray for cutting material||Yes|
|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||130 cm|
|Volume 1 metre distance||63 dB|
|Power in Watt||65 W|
|Cutting surface||17,5 cm x 12,5 cm|
|Cutting thickness||0 to 20 mm (continuously adjustable)|
|Stand-by power consumption||0 W|
|Blade diameter||17 cm|
|Quality of instructions||Excellent|
|Manual language||GER, EN, FR, CS, ES, HU, IT, NL, NO, PL, RU, SK, SL|
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