The slicer of Idaho Steel is used to size potatoes for processing. By slicing the whole potato, blanching time and product waste are reduced.

A more even product cook is achieved. The slicer is positioned in the production line before the blancher. The product is gravity fed into the slicer through the inlet hopper. As the product passes into the spinning processing chamber, centripetal force pushes the potato to the outside of the chamber where the stationary knife slices the whole potato. The slices are ready for blanching.