The 645 Chef's Choice electric food slicer was made in Germany from highest quality cast aluminum and stainless steel. The commercial quality food slicer operates in both upright and true gravity-feed mode (30 degree incline). The powerful condenser motor (124 watts) ensures smooth and quiet gear drive operation. The cantilever design is for large trays and easy cleaning. The electric slicer features an instant-response on/off switch built into the food carriage. The slicer is ideal for meat, cheese, veggies, and more and provides precision thickness control from deli-thin to 5/8 inch slices. The electric food slicer from Chef's Choice has a fully hardened, machined, stainless steel cutting blade with a 17cm / 7 inch diameter. The professional food slicer comes with a serving tray, weighs 15lbs, and has a 10 year warranty.