Avantco SL309 9" Manual Gravity Feed Meat Slicer - 1/4 hp

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Item #: 177SL309

  • Razor sharp 9” stainless steel blade cuts slices up to 1/2” thick
  • Easy to use built-in sharpener ensures your blade stays like new
  • Adjustable thickness knob allows for precise slicing down to 1/16”
  • High quality aluminum construction with a 7” x 8” product tray
  • Manual feed carriage glides smoothly for easy operation and is removable for cleaning

The Avantco SL309 9" manual gravity feed slicer features a compact design that's ideal for small operations where space is at a premium! It's great for slicing vegetables and processed meat, making it a good fit for small delis, coffee shops, sub shops, and small restaurants.

This 9" slicer is constructed of top quality aluminum for durability and ease of cleaning, and features a built-in sharpening assembly. The slicer's blade is constructed of stainless steel and is belt-driven by a 1/4 hp motor. It has a fixed ring guard for safety, and the meat carriage is removable for easy cleanup. The cut thickness is easily adjustable from 1/16" to 1/2".

This 9" Avantco slicer is excellent for low-volume applications of less than 1 hour of slicing per day. It is not suitable for continuous, heavy use, or for slicing cheese and raw / frozen meat.

Overall Dimensions:
Width: 16"
Depth: 18"
Height: 15"
Maximum Product Size: 7 1/2" x 5"

Customer Reviews

I'm having a bit of trouble with this meat slicer. I have another one, a different brand, and this one seems to "splash up" when slicing certain things so we rest a towel on top of it. Otherwise, it works really well and for the price, it can't be beat!

Catherine Heaney from
Posted on 9/27/2016

Very nice product. i recommend it. It handles well heavy duty tasks, easy to handle and the size is good. Easy to clean as well

Fabio Perricelli from VINIA Wine Bar
Posted on 9/24/2018

This is a great value! definitely worth the price and will surely pay for itself if you are working in a small deli or marketplace!

Michael Stone from
Posted on 9/22/2012

This is the best slicer for the money, great service from WEBstaurant Store, I have been in restaurant business for many years and say the ease of cleaning and use for the price can not be matched,

Andrew Shaffer from
Posted on 9/10/2013

This slicer is great for our small food truck and other low volume operations. The blade easily slices meats however is not powerful enough for cheeses. I would have given it five stars but it is more difficult to clean than higher end models and it could be nicer it was not angled so high for the slice.

Jonathan Lampe from
Posted on 8/4/2017

So far so good. This slicer seems to work as well as the Hobart I've used in the past. It is manual, but if you are slicing most meats, especially delicate meats like roast beef, you need to be at the slicer anyway. It simply removes that temptation to set it on auto. I have a couple complaints, it could be easier to clean, but none the less, the slider comes off and the blade cover does too, so the only difficult place to clean is right behind the blade. We'll see how long it lasts. I'm sure it won't be as long as a hobart, but for this price point, it can't really be beat.

Kenneth Ames from
Posted on 8/24/2017

decent unit for small operations or mobile food vendors. Bought this 2 years ago and still works good for my needs with no real issues. Some areas are hard to clean but overall straight-forward product.

James Ferrare from Spudz LLC
Posted on 8/15/2017

Solid slicer. For an economy item. Not heavy duty but we don't need a ton of work. Mostly prepping chips and cured meats. Easy to clean, Dummy proof

Carrie Beagle from West Edge Restaurant & Lounge
Posted on 8/10/2015

Honest review for the price it's amazing as something to start off with the blade can be better but all in all it comes back to the price

Diea Ahmad from
Posted on 7/6/2015

We were looking for a small size gravity meat slicer, to replace an old Berkel. This one works perfect but don't like to cut cheese. Not the easiest to clean, but the blade protection that is delivered with the machine aloud to take the blade safely off the machine. For the rest quality/performance/price ratio are perfect.

Benoit Bauwens from Valtti Food Services
Posted on 7/30/2019

I use this great machine to slice my beef. It has thickness setting that allows you to choose the right size for your meat. I use the spray to wash the machine so its relatively easy to clean

Shishun Chen from Organic Fusion Teahouse
Posted on 7/30/2017

The finding of this slicer was easy due to the information posted. Great slicer, Quality as expected, right size for the job. The price, shipping and attention is first class.

Juan Bailey from The Boardwalk
Posted on 7/24/2013

This Avantco Meat slicer is perfect for our kitchen. We slice ham and swiss cheese and it works great. We can adjust the thickness and it is a quiet running machine. We highly recommend!

Jacqueline Alonso from Havana Nights Café & Bakery Inc.
Posted on 7/19/2016

This slicer was absolutely wonderful for what I need...not high volume slicing ...I usually do my cheeses for the sandwiches..a few hours a day..works great!!

Peter Groeper from
Posted on 7/17/2013

Great low priced meat slicer. The price is right, but my only concern is difficulty cleaning the equipment components. Other meat slicers are designed to be easily cleaned and this one is a chore.

Dru Dixon from
Posted on 7/11/2016

This slicer is amazing. Its super quite and works really well Its like a ninja slicing meat.. The best decision we have made by far.. We love this thing.. Will recommend to everyone

Shannon Crews from Saucys Pizzeria
Posted on 6/6/2014

good slicer , it does the job, little hard to clean it but I it does the work, easy to move it around and a good price

Panadria Emanuel Bakery from Panaderia Emanuel
Posted on 6/3/2016

It's perfect for slicing a few blocks of cheese a week. It's definitely much more "powerful" than the slicer we were using and gets the job done much quicker. My only gripes are 1) there is a nut/bolt behind the blade that sometimes catches the cheese slice and tears it 2) there isn't a "tray" underneath to catch the cheese 3) cleaning this thing is kind of a difficult. The instructions (or lack thereof) weren't all that descriptive, and we can't really seem to figure out the best way to clean this thing. Our old slicer was simple to dismantle and we could run parts of it through the dishwasher, but we've pretty much been wiping this one down bc it doesn't really come apart. Definitely recommended for light duty, but wish it were easier to clean.

Amber Davis from
Posted on 6/24/2015

This slicer works great, and is the perfect size for a smaller operation. The blades come apart to make cleaning easier, but there are some nooks and crannies that can be a little difficult to clean.

Corey Celmer from The French Press Coffee Co.
Posted on 6/22/2017

Great price, we have used several times already and seems to work really well. We do cut alot of cheese with it for our Burgers, with no issues.

RICHARD GREEN from GREEN ZONE B & G
Posted on 6/17/2014

I've had this slicer for about 2 years. Never had any issues. We use it daily to cut meat and cheeses. I would for sure buy again!

Melissa Lawrence from
Posted on 6/13/2018

Was uncertain before buying this product because always hesitant to buy a product that is expensive but so happy we went with this brand! slices the meat really well and is easy to clean.

Tzemach Woolstone from Boeuf & Bun
Posted on 6/10/2018

Great meat slicer for a great price. Who says that deli slicers have to cost thousands of dollars? This does the job and does it well!

Andrew Hetzler from Das Biergarten
Posted on 6/1/2015

The job that this does is amazing. For that portion, I give it 5 stars. But, the black plastic "pusher handle" is POORLY AND CHEAPLY manufactured. If you screw it tight on the slider tray, the little plastic threads inside the handle strip right off and the handle won't stay on. The black plastic handle screws on to a metal screw...so, plastic screwing on to metal wasn't the most brilliant design. The Webstaurant Store wanted to ship me a new plastic handle... Geez, the thing only weighs a few ounces. The shipping charges are a major rip-off. Instead, I took the old handle, along with the tray framework that the handle screws on to, down to a local metal fabrication shop. This will now last a lifetime, I got stainless steel.

Scott W Smith from
Posted on 5/3/2019

We are a coffee company that provides "box lunches" and other meats / cheeses for our guests. This slicer was the cheapest we could find but works well. While we know it isn't the best on the market, we feel like we got what we paid for. Be prepared for a messy work station and a bit longer cleaning process. It's good to go though.

Jason Duncan from EVOKE
Posted on 5/26/2013

We bought this as a second slicer to use exclusively on vegan products. It is very small, and I would worry if we needed to use it a ton, but it is perfect for our needs. It is not hard to clean, and it doesn't take up too much counter space.

Leila Wolfrum from Durham Co-Op Market
Posted on 5/2/2017

Great little slicer. It is good for slicing deli meats, soft cheeses, and vegetables. I wouldn't recommend it for harder items such as frozen food or hard cheeses. Overall a great item for what I need it for. Will probably buy another slicer that is a little more heavy duty for the harder items.

Michael Cragg from Temecula Catering
Posted on 5/2/2014

What a great manual feed meat slicer! Great for small restaurants that want to prepare their own lunch meat! Good for slicing vegetables as well as some fruits!!!

Eric KNOLL from
Posted on 5/10/2012

This item arrived sooner than expected which made it even better. The blade is rather difficult to remove for cleaning. You have to take you time removing it and be extremely careful not to cut yourself because of the housing around it. I mean extremely careful. Overall, this is a handsome, well built slicer and exactly what I have been looking for.

Melvin Tyler Jr from MM&M CATERING
Posted on 4/29/2016

I am very impressed with this slicer. It is light weight yet tough - I have sliced cooked meat, cold-cuts (pepperoni and salami) and vegetables (tomatoes, onions).

Tom Morris from TR Club Northern
Posted on 4/2/2018

Very nice, small and compact slicer. We will be using this to slice charcuterie, and I feel that it will hold up well in our small restaurant. The only negative comment is that cleaning it can be a bit difficult as there is a protective guard around the blade that catches debris easily.

Sara Lukasiewicz from The Amsterdam
Posted on 4/17/2017

This slicer is fantastic for small, medium and large operations! We use a series of these in all of our operations! FANTASTIC PURCHASE! I would recommend for sure.

Kyle Feggins from Just Salad
Posted on 4/1/2018

Great slicer, it is small and works well, also comes with a sharpener. We use this all the time and it has been a great little slicer

Alexander Kotlarov from Forno Rosso
Posted on 3/19/2019

My previous slicer broke down so I needed another quickly but at a price in the budget. For the amount of slicing we do, this a great deal. It even sliced firm roast beef without a problem.

Amy Vincent from ACES Cake Shop And Baker's Supply
Posted on 3/19/2012

This is a great light duty meat slicer. Perfect for small operations like a diner or a mom and pop store. Heck, if you have a big family, why not get one for home use!

Tom Mellette from
Posted on 3/19/2012

Great Value Commercial Slicer! Very sharp, light, easy to operate and clean. Perfect size for the unit of this kind. Very pappy and highly recomended....

Olga Potap from
Posted on 3/19/2012

This slicer is used every day, not the biggest blade at 9" but perfect for my needs. Great safety features and vey quiet to operate, Slices everything I need without any problems.

Patrick Burns from Patz Deli
Posted on 2/22/2020

Good quality product, perfect for small kitchens like cafeterias. Constructed in a very strong aluminium, easy to wash, clean and operate. I recomended this product .

Jesus Colon from Colon Restaurant Supplies
Posted on 12/8/2013

Wonderful product, used in the shop. Really easy to clean, easy to maintain, and very easy to train people to use. Product is efficient, and has great features.

Kristen Johnson from
Posted on 12/4/2011

We use this meat slicer for our chicken and salami and it works out pretty well. There are times that the blade gets jammed, but it is easily fixed by cleaning up the area surrounding the blade.

Kristin Allison from Simply Natural Cafe
Posted on 12/3/2014

what a great slicer for the cost. low cost high value, works great cleans easy has been super strong for us. we use it several hours all day, and it keeps up with us.

Randall Harrison from Family Restaurant
Posted on 12/18/2011

This is the meat slice machine that every restaurant should have! Very satisfied with this product. It is very durable and did it job very well.

Chookiat Saenguraiporn from
Posted on 12/10/2019

This is a nice slicer. We don't have a lot of slicing but it is really nice to have this slicer for a reasonable price. We didn't want to have to invest thousands of dollars to get a slicer for our Bistro.

Patricia Hoyt from Red River Inn
Posted on 12/10/2015

Great slicer for the price. We use it 2-4 times a week to slice meat and cheese for a coffee shop. Does the job and we would recommend it for lighter use.

Sarah Sand from The Coffee Company
Posted on 11/9/2014

Avantco SL309 9" Manual Gravity Feed Meat Slicer - 1/4 hp is a solid tool. We are happy to have this. It is reliable and still works well for us.

Distribution Warehouse from
Posted on 11/30/2019

This manual gravity feed meat slicer is at an incredibly great and affordable price. For what you pay, this works just fine at slicing up meats.

Grant Hill from Twin Peaks
Posted on 11/23/2019

Awesome machine. Use to cut strips for beef jerky we make. Awesome generic machine is made great for the price you pay. Would def recommend

Brian Bachyrycz from
Posted on 11/22/2016

Good meat slicer, working as expected, good price, easy to use. However, we hope it can be easier to clean. So far so good :

Zhong Tan from
Posted on 11/1/2015

Good slicer for the money. I don't slice a lot so it's good for minimal use. If you slice a lot I'd go with a bigger unit but this is worth the money for what I use it for.

Michael Law from Michael's Pizza
Posted on 10/9/2013

This 9" slicer by Avantco is perfect for catering. The slicer is light weight, easy to clean and maintain. It also has a built in sharpener.

Christopher Hoffman from Flashback Unlimited
Posted on 10/26/2011

We decided to try this slicer for 2 reasons, its compact design and its price. The compact design is absolutely necessary in our small kitchen, where work space is at a minimum. So far it had done a great job for us. It slices the meat well, and it is pretty easy to clean. The smaller cutting surface requires a few more motions when using but the saved space is well worth it. So far it powered thru anything we send at it. When we bought this initially we worried because slicing cheese is not recommended. We found it can slice cheese, just don't force it thru, and take a little more time to let it cut and it works fine. I would recommend this for any kitchen that is highly limited in space.

Andrew Koonce from
Posted on 10/16/2016

this machine is pretty good but i didn't realized that it doesn't cut frozen meat. no problem, i just let it thaw out and cut it afterward.

Alan Lieu from 2
Posted on 10/12/2016

The slicer guard wedges the meat on the backside of blade, if removed it will throw the meat out the backside. It has a 1" inch block which prevents slicing all the product. Creates allot of waste.

Raymond Barbour from Raymondo's Pizza & Summertime Treats
Posted on 10/10/2016

I have really enjoyed this Avantco Slicer, it has helped with the cost control and uniformity of cuts. I serve a lot of Roast Beef and it helps keep plate presentation the same. Would buy again.

Connie Baptiste from MFH Catering
Posted on 10/1/2012

Perfect size for medium volume lunch. We serve cafe lunch and use 3 meats. Easy storage also since its small and light weight. Highly recommend for low-medium volume cafe that serves sliced meat.

Dave Damone from Rocky River Coffee Co.
Posted on 1/9/2017

The Avantco SL309 (" Manual Gravity Feedmeat Slicer 1/4 hp. It is great for slicing your meats, cheeses, vegetables, and ect, just the thickness you like them for serving. We sre love ours. It is easy to clean.

Angela Harrison from
Posted on 1/8/2013

Amazing slicer I was hesitant about getting this because I wanted to use it to cut cheese and meats. I cut 6 ponds of provolone cheese and 5 pounds of mozzarella and then 3 pounds of sharp cheddar all about 1/8" thick and the slicer never bogged down or got boged down. I LOVE this slicer and cut paper thin slices of roast beef just freeze the ram meat for about 15 to 20 minutes and slice away works amazing. I highly recommend this slicer to any one.

Steven Diannie from Pasta Impressions
Posted on 1/6/2017

I owned a slicer made in Poland that I brought back from living in Prague, that lasted for more than 15 years. When the gear stripped and I couldn't get a replacement part, I found this slicer. This is a great value and high quality compared to the slicers sold in stores (it's not plastic)! Also look at the wattage of this slicer compared to the retail ones, to get this power you would be paying twice this amount. Great Product! Great Price and deliver time was also excellent.

Kevin Devine from
Posted on 1/5/2016

This slicer was purchased after we had owned a Hobart for 13 years. We wanted something light duty and affordable so we went with this and have not been disappointed. Does the job for slicing meats and cheeses for a few hours a day 4 days a week.

Cameron Glinke from Shove It Pizza Truck
Posted on 1/30/2019

We received the slicer on time and in fine condition. We have only used it once and it worked like a dream, slicing roast beef. Far better than the other two slicers we had in the past. Great so far. Hoping it will continue.

Robert Hack from Rene's Doggie Treats
Posted on 1/3/2014

Slicer is ok. Good buy for the price but not the best had to replace and fix couple of times. Wont last long just ok

Jamie Hamzeh from Genos Giant Slice
Posted on 1/18/2015