Built-in appliances are enjoying increasing popularity. The kitchen has long since advanced to become a social meeting place and status symbol. This starts with kitchen furniture and ends at the equipment. The modern kitchen should be easy to tidy up, multifunctional, and practical. ritter's built-in and foldable food slicers can disappear very easily in the kitchen drawer, they are space-saving and immediately ready to use. We offer built-in solutions for food slicers with a swivel- or foldable mechanism and as high-mount version. The built-in food slicer can be stored in the drawer for having more space on the kitchen worktop. A truly efficient kitchen built-in-system!
- Quality product made in Germany
- Kept in the drawer to save space
- Always ready to use
- Durable due to high-quality materials and workmanship
- Wide range of products
The many different functions and designs of our built-in food slicers result in a requirement for information. In the following, we have therefore compiled everything you need to know about the topic of built-in food slicers.
Which built-in food slicer, and for whom? And where does which built-in food slicer actually go? In recent years, a clear trend has been emerging in German households: The kitchen has become the centre of the home. And those who no longer view the kitchen solely as a place in which food is prepared have aspirations surrounding its daily use: Appliances should disappear from the worktop. Find out which built-in food slicer goes into which drawer here:
If you only have little space or few worktops in your kitchen, the compact built-in AES 52 S food slicer - for small kitchen drawers - is the ideal choice. This practical space-saver can be folded open and folded away again in just two simple steps. It can be removed without any tools, allowing easy cleaning.
The AES 62 SR, AES 62 SL and AES 72 SR built-in food slicers can fit into a kitchen drawer with a cabinet width of 45 cm or more. This makes them space-saving, protected against dust, dirt and grease, and easy to put away. An optimum installation solution that creates space on the worktop and ensures convenient use with its straightforward fold away and fold out mechanism.
Handle-free kitchens or extra thick worktops often pose a problem when it comes to installing a built-in food slicer. This is because the carriage or the food hits the work top during the slicing process. We have a solution to this problem: Built-in food slicers with a high-mount bracket, labelled with a "-H" at the end of the device designation. The high-mount bracket ensures that the appliance swings out of the drawer at a higher level when it is unfolded, and the carriage therefore clears the worktop.
A built-in food slicer which is easy to store in a floor cabinet because of its swivel mechanism, and which is ready to use again on the worktop by just pulling up the swivel system. The built-in E 118 food slicer is small and compact, and with its left-sided slicing guidance, it isn’t just suitable for left-handed users.
Contrary to myth-making and common knowledge, the left-sided slicing guidance wasn't just developed for left-handed users. It is, in fact, a design-based alternative to the right-sided slicing guidance, if this doesn't fit into the kitchen because of space limitations. Examples of this are when the built-in food slicer is installed adjacent to a worktop angle or a tall kitchen cabinet.
interzum award - AES 62 SR
For the “interzum award: intelligent materials & design”, the best products in the international interior design industry are chosen by an expert jury. Participating in this design competition, which is held by the Cologne Trade Fair in cooperation with Red Dot, is exclusively reserved for exhibitors at the interzum exhibition. The award underscores the importance of design as a value-adding factor, and was presented to our AES 62 SR and AES 62 SL built-in food slicers in 2001.
The slicing result highly depends on the polish, the shaping and the quality of the circular blade. Therefore, ritter does offer a variety of circular blades with different slicing features for perfect slicing.
The regular standard circular blade made of stainless steel is suited for every-day use. The serrated circular blade is well suited for all kinds of slicing. Both hard and soft food may be cut into appetizing slices.
The regular standard circular blade made of stainless steel is suited for every-day use. This smooth ham- and sausage circular blade does evenly cut off thin slices from soft food in particular.
The serrated circular blade made of stainless steel has been polished electrolytically by a special procedure, resulting in an extremely smooth surface and even slicing edge. The blade may be cleaned more easily. And in addition, the blade gains an elegant look of high polish.
The regular standard blade made of stainless steel is suited for every-day use. The serrated circular blade is well suited for all kinds of slicing. Both hard and soft food may be cut into appetizing slices.
The smooth ham- and sausage circular blade made of stainless steel has been polished electrolytically by a special procedure, resulting in an extremely smooth surface and even slicing edge. The blade may be cleaned more easily. And in addition, the blade gains an elegant look of high polish.
This ham- and sausage circular blade does evenly cut off thin slices from soft food in particular. This blade is not suited for bakery products, especially bread.
The blade made of stainless steel has been refined with a non-sticking coating. The sticking of soft food, such as cheese, is being reduced by the non-stick method of the coating. That is why hard foods must not be cut using this blade, because the sensitive non-stick coating may be damaged.
When buying a (new) blade, you should make sure you choose the right colour of plastic gear wheel so that you don't accidently decide on a blade which doesn't match your food slicer.
Do you have any questions about our built-in food slicers? We will be pleased to answer them for you here in advance. If you are unable to find a satisfactory or complete answer to your question, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Does the built-in food slicer fit into a standard kitchen drawer?
The built-in food slicer can be fitted in kitchen drawers that have a width of 45 cm or more and/or with a width of 50 cm or over (“-H” high-mount version). Please take note of the installation requirements: clear width of the drawer and the distance from the bottom of the drawer to the upper edge of the worktop. The precise dimensions or installation requirements are provided with the respective appliance.
What are the requirements for the installation of a built-in food slicer?
To be able to mount a built-in food slicer, it is necessary to comply with the following requirements:
- Dimensions of the kitchen drawer + appliance
- Loading capacity of the kitchen drawer (min. 30 kg)
- An appropriate power supply/socket must be available
- The respective design of the kitchen (handle-free, etc.)
- The correct positioning of the appliance
Should the appliance be disconnected from the power socket after use, or can it remain plugged in?
Built-in food slicers are connected to a surface-mounted power socket at all times which must be available in or behind the rear panel at the drawer level.
Is the drawer in a fixed position during the slicing process, or can it be moved?
When the food slicer is folded out, moving the appliance in the lengthwise direction shouldn’t be possible, i.e. the buffer screw, which is situated at the rear of the appliance, should rest against the front edge of the worktop without clearance. To adjust the food slicer, turn the buffer screw until it rests slightly against the front edge of the worktop (do not overtighten it!).
I am right-handed and/or left-handed. Can I also operate a food slicer which slices the food from right to left and/or left to right?
The AES 62 from ritterwerk is available with both right-sided slicing guidance and left-sided slicing guidance. Please note that these designs are not specifically for right- or left-hand operation, but alternative designs if the food slicer is to be mounted adjacent to an angled worktop or a tall kitchen cabinet, for example.
What are the advantages of a built-in food slicer?
Time-consuming preparation, tidying up and putting away in kitchen cabinet is no longer necessary with built-in appliances, as the built-in food slicers are kept in the kitchen drawer to save space. Built-in appliances are also easy to use and maintain – especially as they are protected against greasy kitchen fumes and dirt in the drawer.
How is the power supply problem of the built-in food slicer solved? Why is there no power cord guidance?
Built-in food slicers are connected to a surface-mounted power socket which must be available in or behind the rear panel at the drawer level. The length of the power cord is optimised so that it hangs loosely between the rear panel of the drawer and the rear panel of the cabinet. Power cord routing is not possible due to the different designs of kitchen cabinet.
Can the built-in food slicer also be installed in an internal drawer system?
Yes, the built-in food slicer can also be fitted in an internal drawer, as long as the dimensions and, in particular, the distance between the bottom of the drawer and the top edge of the worktop are appropriate.
Does the built-in food slicer have to be installed in the top drawer, or can I install it one level lower?
The built-in food slicer has to be fitted in the top drawer. To be able to cut big pieces of food without undue limitation, the base plate of the appliance has to be higher than the worktop.
My drawer has a metal base rather than one which is made from wood. Can a built-in food slicer also be installed there?
Yes, the built-in food slicer can also be installed in drawers with a metal base. To do this, however, the screws supplied have to be replaced with metric screws and secured to the underside of the base panel of the drawer with nuts.
Is it possible to install other devices in the same drawer along with the built-in food slicer?
A variety of combinations are possible with our built-in appliances, as long as the internal dimensions of the drawer allow it.
The kitchen drawer isn’t high enough for being able to install a built-in food slicer. What can I do?
If the height of the drawer isn’t sufficient, it may be possible to replace the existing wooden beam in the cabinet with a metal beam. This will give you approx. 14 mm more height in the drawer.
My kitchen doesn't have a kitchen drawer, but a pull-out shelf. Is it also possible to fit the food slicer there?
If the installation requirements regarding the installation dimensions and load-bearing capacity of the drawer are fulfilled, installation on a pull-out shelf is also possible.
I have an old built-in food slicer system from ritter (E061, AES 61 S) in my kitchen, and would like a new appliance. When installing the new models, is it possible to use the drill holes from the predecessor?
The question of whether the existing drill holes can be used depends on the design of the kitchen as regards the worktop overhang etc. If necessary, however, the drill holes will have to be relocated.
Is it possible to mount a built-in food slicer in a drawer which is underneath a wall-mounted oven or another electrical appliance, for example?
Yes, it is possible, BUT the built-in food slicer can only be used with restrictions, because large pieces of food cannot be cut as a whole in such a way. The food would have to be cut into portions beforehand so that it doesn’t touch the oven.
Where can you buy a built-in food slicer? Why built-in food slicers aren't available to order in the ritter online shop?
Built-in appliances are sold and distributed exclusively via the kitchen furnishings industry or specialist retailers for kitchen products. The built-in appliances have to be installed by qualified personnel (kitchen fitter, joiner, etc.).
Before you can fold the appliance away, it is necessary to reset the food thickness wheel to “0”. Is there any way of deactivating this?
No, it isn’t possible to deactivate this mechanism. For safety reasons, the position “0” is designed as a blade cover.
How long is the power cord of the built-in food slicer?
The built-in food slicers have different lengths of power cord. On average, however, each power cord is roughly 90 cm in length.
Why is the power cord of the built-in food slicer so short?
The length of the power cord is optimised so that it hangs loosely between the rear panel of the drawer and the rear panel of the cabinet. This ensures that the power cord doesn’t get caught anywhere.