Berkel model X13E-PLUS manual gravity feed slicer offers a number of special features. A sanitary one piece engineered polymer base and product table reduces seams and joints while providing an NSF approved surface for easy, effective cleaning. A removable and submersible table mounted sharpener with borazon stones for accurate sharpening. Precise thickness control is achieved using a variable pitch barrel cam for fine adjustment and wafer thin slices. The index knob and operating controls are mounted outside of the drip zone for quick and easy access. A permanent ring guard protects the entire non-slicing portion of the knife during slicing and cleaning. An easy to use kick stand supports the slicer for easy access to clean under the slicer. A fence is provided for extra holding of small products.