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Meat grinder recommendations

Postby Scott P » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:33 am

I am looking to add a meat grinder to my appliance collection for making sausage, burgers, etc. I just don't know what direction to go. I have a Kitchen Aid, so I could get that attachment, but I fear it would be easily outgrown and not strong enough. I see them all over ebay and craigslist, but don't know what to look for. I'd like to keep it int he $100 range so the wife doesn't kill me too much.
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Re: Meat grinder recommendations

Postby jmcrig » Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:11 am

All those $100.00 grinders are probably made by the same manufacturer. If you want to stay in the $100.00 range, buy the attachment for the Kitchen-aid for grinding, and use the money you save for a stuffer.

http://meat-grinders-review.toptenreviews.com/

http://www.bbqdryrubs.com/sausage-makin ... -grinding/

Here's a couple of articles on grinders.
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Re: Meat grinder recommendations

Postby Okie Sawbones » Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:21 pm

Like jmcrig says, you won't get much for $100. I have the Kitchenaid grinder. It is fine for grinding up 4 lb. chuck roasts to make your own hamburger, or other small jobs. But if you get into sausage making, it won't work. I plan on buying a LEM #12 or LEM #22. But we are talking $450-600.
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Re: Meat grinder recommendations

Postby Scott P » Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:46 pm

That was my fear. I guess I can start with the Kitchen Aid one first.
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Postby Okie Sawbones » Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:00 pm

Scott P wrote:That was my fear. I guess I can start with the Kitchen Aid one first.


It'll work, but it is slow.
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Re: Meat grinder recommendations

Postby Papa Tom » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:26 pm

I bought a < $100 grinder from Cabelas and while it groans and complains it has made a load of sausage without problems.

A tip on whatever you get make sure it has stainless die plates, you don't need rust problems. (BTW the Cabelas has 'em).

Also if you want to make small sausages (smaller than brats like your standard size Oscar Mayer hot dog ) you will probably have to find a small funnel tip as the machines never seem to include the small guy.
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Postby bigbob73 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:31 pm

Deni 3500. Good price and no problems.
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Postby ChileFarmer » Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:10 am

I have the #12 meat grinder from northern tool. Its about 5 years old and has ground lots of meat. Still working good. Don't know about the ones they sell now. CF :D :D
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Re: Meat grinder recommendations

Postby Scott P » Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:43 am

I have a feeling that I'd like to make breakfast links, kielbasa and Italian sausage along with the various ground meats. I like the manual cylinder style sausage stuffer idea since I've seen that suggested at many places.
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Re: Meat grinder recommendations

Postby spacetrucker » Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:22 pm

I have gone down the cheap road, $100 stuffer/grinder, bought extra plates, it sits in the kitchen unused, bought a real grinder paid about $400 and I grind, what I want when I want quickly with no frustration. I would like nothing more than to sell the POS I have called a grinder however who ever would wind up with would be extremely disappointed. Buy yourself a real grinder and learn from my disappointing education...
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Re: Meat grinder recommendations

Postby jmcrig » Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:08 pm

spacetrucker wrote:I have gone down the cheap road, $100 stuffer/grinder, bought extra plates, it sits in the kitchen unused, bought a real grinder paid about $400 and I grind, what I want when I want quickly with no frustration. I would like nothing more than to sell the POS I have called a grinder however who ever would wind up with would be extremely disappointed. Buy yourself a real grinder and learn from my disappointing education...



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Re: Meat grinder recommendations

Postby Scott P » Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:29 am

That makes a lot of sense and I usually end up going that way.
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Re: Meat grinder recommendations

Postby Torny94 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:54 am

I know that it is old topic but I have this problem few weeks ago and I found few places where we can read meat grinder reviews. I found few grinders for around 100$ so It's possible to get good machine for that price.

https://electrogrinder.com/best-electric-meat-grinders/
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Re: Meat grinder recommendations

Postby Russ » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:43 pm

This is the one my wife treated me a year ago,it grinds 3 different grades and makes sausages as well. I think it was under $100 nz . It's Chinese I think ( like everything else)

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