- Powerful 1.5HP motor
- Great For Fajitas, Stir-Fry, Salads, Soups
- Available in 1/8", 3/16", 1/4", 1/2" Output, Fixed Thickness, Size Must Be Chosen At Time Of Order
- 100% Gear Driven Transmission, Permanently Sealed, With Durable Steel Alloy Gears
- Easy Clean Stainless Steel Finish
- Kit Includes 1.5HP Motor (AE-G22NM), Meat Cutter Head (AE-MC12NH) As A Complete Meat Cutting Kit (AE-MC22N)
- Motor Designed With #12 Hub, Accepts All American Eagle #12 Attachments, Making It A Versatile, All-In-One Machine. Attachments Available: AE-G12NH Meat Grinder, AE-TS12H Meat Tenderizer, AE-VS12NH Vegetable Processor, and AE-JS12H Jerky Slicer
- Superior Electronics And Wiring Design Ensures Reliable Operation
- Uses 110V/60Hz/1Ph
Pro Restaurant Equipment Review
Please Note: This kit ships in two boxes. You MUST pick a fixed size for the output, this size is not adjustable later on, you will need to purchase an additional attachment head in a different size if you want to cut more than one size.
This meat cutter machine is quite unique, and we have to give props to American Eagle for manufacturing a versatile machine that no one else is really offering. In our own online research there aren't any machines out there that let you easily shred, cut, or slice meat the way this one is designed to do. You're either stuck with a Meat Grinder or Meat Mincer, or you need to use a Meat/Cheese Slicer which allows you to slice one piece at a time.
So what is the difference between the AE-MC22N and its smaller sibling AE-MC12N? It really boils down to more power, a 1.5HP motor is included instead of a 1HP. In our experience, the AE-MC12N is definitely our best seller and is more than enough power for the vast majority of use cases. However, we would recommend that if you need to run the machine for extended periods of time continuously, to go with the 1.5HP motor as it does not heat up as easily as the 1HP. Any motor is going to heat up with extended run times, but the 1.5HP is beefier in that regard and can be run longer than the 1HP before you need to give the machine a rest. In terms of how fast each machine cuts meat, the rate is mostly the same, the 1HP or 1.5HP will cut the meat as fast as you can feed it into the machine really. We would also recommend the AE-MC22N over the 1HP model if you intend to use all five attachments from the manufacturer. Particularly the vegetable cutter, given that the 1.5HP motor is larger, it positions the vegetable cutter higher off the counter so that you can more easily slide a tray beneath the vegetable cutter. While the 1HP can handle all the attachments, we recommend upgrading if you are processing very large batches at a time and need to run the machine continuously.
If you're into preparing ethnic cuisines, stir fry, soups, salads, or any dish that requires freshly cut strips, your only option is to cut it with a knife by hand, or order the meat for your restaurant pre-processed. In our review of the machine (we reviewed the 1HP model), we noted that pretty much everything about the machine is designed for high volume processing, there are no plastic parts in the cutting head, and the blades, shafts, and spacers are all made of stainless steel. Since the shafts are mounted on ball bearings, and the combs are mounted on the bottom, you won't ever really need to worry about feeding in whole pieces of meat. They will go right through the chute and come out the other side fully sliced and ready to cook. If you slice cooked meats, they will be ready to immediately serve. Our test unit was a 1/4" output, and the meat really did come out to 1/4". The blades are spaced slightly more than 1/4" apart to account for the thickness of the blades.
The attachment does have two knobs mounted on one side which allows you to make a fine adjustment to one set of blades and ensure that there is no gap in between the two knife sets. This is important because over the long term, a gap may develop from using the attachment, and if there is a gap in the blades, the meat cutter will not be able to fully cut through the meat anymore, so these adjustment knobs will come in handy to prevent that from becoming a problem.
The blades are enclosed in a frame that allows you to leave the attachment in the motor while removing the stainless steel outer cover. In this way you can spray out the blades for cleaning if you also take caution to not spray water directly onto the motor. The best way to clean though is to follow the manufacturer's instructions and use a tube or wire brush, and hand wash the blades. The components are not dishwasher safe according to the manual.
Despite this inconvenience, we still recommend the machine for how quickly it processes meat. We suggest processing your meat in large batches and then cleaning the machine right after processing, that way you minimize the amount of times you need to clean per day.
Please give us a call at 800.914.1991 to learn more details about the item. We are happy to help you make an informed purchasing decision!
From the Manufacturer
American Eagle commercial electric meat cutters feature patented design and competitive pricing, making them the best value for food service professionals, hunters, butchers or home enthusiasts alike. Their exceptional reliability and attractive, compact designs make them ideal for open commercial kitchens, front-end meat operations, or a home counter top. Heavy duty design means no plastic gears or shafts. Use the meat cutter to shred, cut, or slice meat into strips. With three sizes available (1/8", 1/4", and 1/2" thickness available) the types of menu options are endless! This machine is ideal for the toughest cuts of skirt steak, boneless chuck steak, venison, round steak, flank steak, or even chicken! Efficiently process meat into strips in seconds! Save hours of time and labor compared to cutting meat manually. Easily disassembled for cleaning and maintenance. Dual rotating 3.5" diameter knives cut meat with ease. Heavy duty shafts are mounted on ball bearings for smooth operation and specially designed for high volume processing in a commercial kitchen. Removable combs are easily mounted between the knives to prevent meat from becoming stuck in the knives, greatly reducing the amount of wasted food. This machine is perfect for preparing any dish that requires strips of meat or fajitas. Input chute measures approximately 2 inches by 3.5 inches to accommodate extra thick cuts of meat. This is a meat cutter accessory that has been verified to work with all American Eagle meat grinders and planetary mixers. The accessory is designed for use with a standard 12 hub so may be compatible with equipment from other manufacturers.
I love this machine! what took me 1-2 hours before cutting chicken filets now takes me about 10-15 minutes. good investment for my restaurant. I got the 1/4" and sometimes pieces will get stuck on the ends. If I put it in closer to the back and carefully make sure the chicken is going through the blades, the meat doesn't get stuck as easily, spraying some oil on the blades also helps.