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Meat Grinder recommendation #6906029
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What make and model of table top meat grinder do you recommend?

Let me know what you have and how you use it.

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Do you have a KitchenAid mixer by chance? I use the grinder attachment for it and it works very well. I was surprised by how well in fact. You can grind about as fast as you can feed it.

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i have a 32 for butchering dont break the bank and Industrial quality... but im going to buy a smaller one for the kitchen to make small batches of fresh sausage

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Lem makes good ones. get one a size bigger than you think will suffice.

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Originally Posted by ~ADC~
Do you have a KitchenAid mixer by chance? I use the grinder attachment for it and it works very well. I was surprised by how well in fact. You can grind about as fast as you can feed it.


Yes, I have a Kitchenaid mixer with both a metal meat grinder and a plastic grinder. The plastic grinder is showing signs of stress cracking and the older metal one produces some grey oozing (you can google this) when grinding. The Kitchenaid also got a bit warm yesterday grinding a pork butt.

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Originally Posted by beeman
Originally Posted by ~ADC~
Do you have a KitchenAid mixer by chance? I use the grinder attachment for it and it works very well. I was surprised by how well in fact. You can grind about as fast as you can feed it.


Yes, I have a Kitchenaid mixer with both a metal meat grinder and a plastic grinder. The plastic grinder is showing signs of stress cracking and the older metal one produces some grey oozing (you can google this) when grinding. The Kitchenaid also got a bit warm yesterday grinding a pork butt.


I use the plastic one. We've ground 20-25lbs at a time without any troubles. You could buy 3-4+ of them for the cost of a stand alone grinder. I never noticed the mixer getting hot though, that would be a big concern. I don't think I could live without it anymore!

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Cabela's. Had mine for years. Does a great job


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Re: Meat Grinder recommendation [Re: Rockfarmer] #6906108
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Originally Posted by Rockfarmer
Cabela's. Had mine for years. Does a great job


Which model?

Re: Meat Grinder recommendation [Re: beeman] #6906116
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Cabelas 1hp commercial grade . 25# pork but sausage yesterday I started with my kitchen aid and lost patience with it and went a got my cabelas out of garage and got it done ,took much longer to clean up than grind the meat .Somethings wrong with my kitchen aid it loaded up with striffen and quit grinding . You can tighten the cabelas enough to cut the tendons and connective tissue

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I'd go with Lem big bite too, a lot of cool attachments for them as well. I myself wouldn't need more then a #8 or #12 but it all depends on how much meat you do a year.


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Re: Meat Grinder recommendation [Re: beeman] #6906125
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Weston 32-1201-w. You guys realize Lem, Cabelas and all the other brand name ones are built by other companies and you are paying a premium to have their names on them don't you? You can find the exact same grinders much cheaper without their names on them.

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I've had the Cabela's 3/4 HP commercial grinder for over 20 years. Have done dozens of moose, a couple bison, 35 caribou, uncounted black bears, over 200 deer, and several beef cows during that time. Have also lent it out to numerous friends for untold tonnage of grinding. Keep it clean, lubed, etc. at it'll last several lifetimes. Real happy with it. Before you purchase, look into what "Yessir" wrote above. Good luck.

Jack

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I ordered a LEM big bite 22 from Midway, we were doing a beef. 17 days later it still hadn't showed up. So I got a LEM 8 big bite 1/2 hp from the local Orchelens, the night before the cut up. While doing a whole beef we had to let it cool once. Worked fine, on the regrind with the smaller holes needed to clean the plate several times to keep the speed up. It kept up with me cutting and 2 guy cleaning up the meat for grinding, my wife and Sister in Law did the grinding. The 8 was about $330

Buy a 2" tube to fill bags and the little machine to tape the bags shut. $23, well worth it.

After 3 weeks Midway refunded my money. 1st time I ever had a problem getting stuff timely from them.

Re: Meat Grinder recommendation [Re: beeman] #6906389
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I used to use the grinder on the kitchen aid mixer for several years if you did one deer a year and were done it would be ok but not great but the throat is small and you have to feed it small strips

I was spending a lot of time grinding to do 3-5 deer

for 25 pounds it would be fine but I was grinding more like 100+

I upgraded about 2009 to a LEM 3/4 hp Big bite #12

have no interest in going back ever

the kitchen aid is a cooks grinder , grind the meat fresh for the dish your making or , ham or turkey salad.

if your getting into butchering a bigger grinder is a very nice tool.

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Originally Posted by Yes sir
Weston 32-1201-w. You guys realize Lem, Cabelas and all the other brand name ones are built by other companies and you are paying a premium to have their names on them don't you? You can find the exact same grinders much cheaper without their names on them.


So is that Weston? Who makes these for Lems, Cabelas, etc.?

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I think Dac technology makes them for weston and probably some for the others also. Most if not all come out of China.

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I got a Cabela's carnivore for Christmas a few years ago and it is a quality machine. I can put a 15" headless trout in it and not even slow it down. 3/4 horse but they may make a bigger one. Mike

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Thanks Yes sir

Re: Meat Grinder recommendation [Re: Gulo] #6906411
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Originally Posted by ~ADC~
Do you have a KitchenAid mixer by chance? I use the grinder attachment for it and it works very well. I was surprised by how well in fact. You can grind about as fast as you can feed it.


Originally Posted by GREENCOUNTYPETE
I used to use the grinder on the kitchen aid mixer for several years if you did one deer a year and were done it would be ok but not great but the throat is small and you have to feed it small strips

I was spending a lot of time grinding to do 3-5 deer

for 25 pounds it would be fine but I was grinding more like 100+ s


Good to know. I bought a used KitchenAid mixer with the grinder attachment years ago. My wife uses the mixer all the time but we've never used the grinder.


Originally Posted by Gulo
I've had the Cabela's 3/4 HP commercial grinder for over 20 years. Have done dozens of moose, a couple bison, 35 caribou, uncounted black bears, over 200 deer, and several beef cows during that time. Have also lent it out to numerous friends for untold tonnage of grinding. Keep it clean, lubed, etc. at it'll last several lifetimes. Real happy with it. Before you purchase, look into what "Yessir" wrote above. Good luck.

Jack


That's the one I use, had it about fifteen years now. I swear it would grind up a Volkswagen if you could chop it small enough. I don't think they make them anymore. The new line is Carnivore or something like that.


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I use a #32 meat grinder with a 3/4 horse electric motor on it, it will grind 10 lbs of meat a minute mostly deer meat though


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