Home and Garden November 1, 2021
ritterwerk is a German company based in Gröbenzell near Munich that has been around for just shy of 120 years. This traditional Bavarian brand focuses on free-standing and built-in kitchen appliances to make everyday food prep just that little easier. The E 16 food slicer is a multi-food slicer that can take on everything from meat, bread, cheese, fruit and veg with ease, it has a compact body at just 33.5 L x 22.5 W x 23 H centimetres so it won’t swallow up too much of your kitchen worktop.
It has a sturdy build thanks to the solid metal construction and weighs 3kg, helping it remain stable whilst you use it. The inclined design helps your food stay in position as you slice, there is a safety switch and two operating modes available. For short sessions, the blade can be set so that it will only run whilst the switch is pressed; for longer sessions, slicing up large joints of meat for example, the blade can be set to run without the switch being held down. The size of the slices can be adjusted via the wheel from wafer thin results up to 20 mm, the serrated circular blade is made from stainless steel which makes it suitable for both hard and soft foods.
There is a food tray that can be placed under the blade to catch the sliced food, keeping your hands well away from the blade, both the slicing carriage and blade can be easily removed for cleaning. The E 16 makes light work of most slicing jobs, we particularly liked that it can be used on bread as so often when slicing loaves with a knife, it ends up mangled and uneven. This food slicer is one of those things you didn’t know you needed until you have it, you will find yourself using it for a whole range of food prep, it is easy to use and gives uniform results every time. RRP £110-120
- Simple to use
- Easy to clean
- Consistent results
- Wafer thin-20mm slices
- Inclined design
- A little pricey