The Chef’s Choice 632 International Gourmet VariTilt puts 100 watts of power behind a 7-inch stainless steel circular blade for precise cutting without stalling. Continuous adjustment of the cutting thickness gives even slices of meat, bread, cheese and more — from nearly paper thin to 3/5-inch thick.
The 632 disassembles quickly and easily for cleaning. Many parts can be removed and run through the dishwasher, and the machine’s exterior cleans up easily with a damp cloth. Chef’s Choice includes several helpful features with this model, including several operating switches (one hidden) which prevent accidental turn-on and help make the machine child safe. The continuous run setting is the most convenient, but the thumb switch on the thickness control knob is a safer option — as soon as your hand leaves the control, the machine stops.
Since the 632 tilts 30 degrees, many foods can be sliced with a gravity feed system. All the operator does is work the controls and move the cutting table, while the weight of the food presses the work against the blade. The compact machine measures only 14 x 12.5 inches with a 10.5-inch height, taking up very little counter space for operation or storage.
Though the motor does have plenty of torque, don’t overload the 632 to ensure the best cutting results. Use as much feed pressure as the machine can handle without stalling. Heavy and sticky foods like blocks of cheese can be the toughest to cut. Divide the blocks into smaller pieces before running them through the slicer.