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Lora316K Feb 8, 2013 12:57 PM

My grandmother wants to buy electronic meat grinder, but is not sure which one she should get.

  1. porker Feb 15, 2013 03:36 AM

    The $500 one.

    Entry level electric grinders come in at about $100+/- (I assume you mean electric - I don't know if home market grinders entered the electronic age yet).
    In my opinion, they are all basically created equally lousy with plastic gears, cold metal, etc.
    (two different such models crapped out on me within weeks of purchase. Today, I rely on my hand-crank)

    If she's going to use it that often, get a professional one, maybe $500 or so, something like this
    http://www.sausagemaker.com/6410210el...
    Twice a week works out to $5/use in a year, $2.50/use in 2 years, and so on.

    1. BIGGUNDOCTOR Feb 11, 2013 01:06 PM

      If she is using it that often I would look at one of the more heavy duty units like the ones used for beef jerky. They are stand alone units , and will have motors rated for lots of grinding. This subject has been covered before, so a search of the forum should get you more on specific brands to consider.

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        Johnny L Feb 10, 2013 09:35 PM

        Definitely not a kitchen aid attachment. That thing sucks for grinding meat.

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          Lora316K Feb 11, 2013 08:48 AM

          What would you recommend?

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            bbqme Feb 12, 2013 12:03 PM

            I disagree. I love the KA grinder attachment.

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              Johnny L Feb 15, 2013 01:38 AM

              Well I'm using it in a professional kitchen setting and grinding 20 lbs of brisket is no fun. Also if you want your meat to come out in long strands it won't do that (in case you wanted to make burgers like Mission Chinese Food).

          2. BIGGUNDOCTOR Feb 8, 2013 01:06 PM

            That all depends on what you are grinding up, how much., and how often.

            I have a grinder attachment for the Hobarts I have at home (mixer, buffalo chopper, and power drive unit).

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              Lora316K Feb 9, 2013 10:58 AM

              She uses it about twice a week to grind turkey, chicken, and pork.

              She does not have Hobarts.

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