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How to choose a Jamón stand for home

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A good Jamón is not only about its quality, but also about the tolos used to cut it. In fact,  knowing how to choose a jamón holder for your home is a fundamental task. It is necessary to know how to choose the right jamón holder for your home in order to fully enjoy your favorite piece of ham. At Enrique Tomás, we can help you find the perfect jamón holder.

Here are six tips you need to pay attention to before buying a jamón holder or stand:

Ham holders and knives are indispensable for slicing jamón, which is why choosing the right one is so important. There are many types of jamón stands: rotating jamón stands, folding jamón stands, professional jamón stands, etc. But which one is the best for your home?

Before buying the jamón holder you need, we give you 6 basic tips you need to pay attention to for the perfect jamón holder for you:


One of the most important issues is that the jamón does not slip while we are cutting. Therefore, the stability of the jamón holder is the first factor to consider.

Lightweight jamón holders are more manageable, but they are also more unstable. Normally, you won’t have to carry it back and forth, so buy one with a thick base. Check that it also has rubber pads on the bottom to make sure it won’t slip.

However, if you are going to have to move your jamón holder continuously, opt for a lighter base and a support that comes with a cover, so it will be easier to make the trip with your jamón holder on your back. In this case, you can opt for folding jamón holder models that take up less space.

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Dimensions of the base

Not only is this factor related to the use of the ham holder, but also to the type of product that will be consumed on a regular basis. The longer the base, the more stability it will have.

However, if you are only going to cut shoulders, you can go for a smaller one. In the following video we tell you how to do it step by step:

The material from which it is made

We recommend you buy a stainless steel one regardless of whether you will use it a lot or not. Regarding the base, you have two choices:

Wooden base. It is a good idea to choose a ham holder with a wooden board since it will provide good stability and an average price.

Base made of plastic. Instability increases with this type of base, but the price is lower.

No matter what you choose, make sure it is easy to clean and strong enough not to break very easily.


The cost is closely linked to the type of material it is made of and, for example, if the base is made of solid wood it will be more expensive. Also, there are some models of jamón stands that have a more innovative design and this also increases the price. Consult our range of professional jamón stands and choose the one that best suits your needs according to quality-price ratio.

Clamping spike

You have to look for a jamón holder with a rotating spike on the upper part that allows you to comfortably fix the jamón or the stifle. This part of the jamón holder is essential because you will be able to fix the jamón in the easiest way.


Finally, remember that the jamón holder is a tool that, if you take proper care of it, will last a long time, thus make sure to clean it properly. You can wipe it with a clean, damp cloth soaked in water, soap and vinegar and, as soon as you finish, wipe it with another cloth dampened only with water. Afterwards, dry it thoroughly to avoid damaging it, and it will be as good as new when you use it again!

In short, you have to pay attention to these aspects but do not forget that there is no rule that determines that some jamón stands are better than others but that this will depend on you and your needs. Follow our advice and, as soon as you use yours for the first time, you will see that you did well in following our recommendations.

How to choose a good jamón stands: Enrique Tomás Jamón Stands

Haven’t you chosen your ideal jamón holder yet? At Enrique Tomás we have three types.

The Techcnical Jamón Holder: is the most economical and simple for domestic use. It is made of Galician pine wood, with metal hardware, practical and comfortable ham board and an affordable price.

The Deluxe Mode Professional:  this Jamón Holder is an intermediate range for domestic use, but with a more modern design. It is made of pine wood, with natural varnish, robust base and perfect for large jamón (ham) or paleta (shoulder).

The Premium Rotating Professional  Jamón stand is the most elegant top of the range rotating jamón holder. Made of top-quality pine wood, with non-toxic lacquering, acorn-shaped base support lacquered in two colors, with thermo-lacquered paint fittings, chrome-plated rotating bushing and with a regulator adaptable to the size of the jamón or shoulder. The latter is the most recommended for professionals.

Comparison of Enrique Tomás Jamón Holders

Description Enrique Tomás’ Ham stands

Professional Ham Holder Technical Mode Deluxe Professional Ham Holder

Professional Premium Rotary Ham Holder

Made of Galician pine wood Made of Pine wood Pine wood
Domestic use Domestic use Professional use
Practical and easy to use Robust and comfortable Comfortable and precise
Affordable price Average price Medium-high price

Buy the best Ham Stands

As you can see, at Enrique Tomás we are not only your perfect choice for buying jamón or paleta (shoulder), but we can also show you how to choose a jamón stand for your home. Visit our online shop and choose from our quality products!

If you follow these recommendations, as soon as you find your jamón holder and place your piece of jamón or shoulder in it, you will see that you have made a good choice! Below, we also leave you some instructions to learn how to slice. The next step!

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Find out how to choose a Jamón stand for your home and have all the information you need to make the right decision - you'll see it was a good choice!

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