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#3526216 - 01/01/14 08:15 PM I bought a meat grinder (fingers crossed)
DaveB
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Okay, after the last session with the Wife's Kitchen Aid mixer and its grinding attachment, I realized I needed a real meat grinder. So I go shopping. BPS has some stuff, name brand LEM, quite expensive and one no name I never heard of that had the muscle to cruch cheerios, maybe. So to the Web I go.

Looks to me like grinders come in many sizes and with various attachments. Being a believer that horsepower can fix many ills, I started looking at the more powerful ones. One of them was remarkably less expensive and the reviews were, if you can believe them and I never do, failry objective. The machine has warts, but it does the job. So I bit the hook and ordered.
Package arrived Tuesday afternoon. Well packed. In one piece. A huge one piece. 3 size grinding plates. a sausage thing.
2000 watt, 2.5 horse motor. Fit is okay, noise is a bit loud but not bad...

Here are internals, the AA battery is to give you an idea of the size.
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The actual machine.....10 inches tall, 6 wide, a foot long,


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In my hands, less than $70.00 and why? See if you can figure it out......
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I have 40 pounds of venison defrosting right now. Tomorrow we will see if I bought a joke or got a bargain thanks to the cover being engraved incorrectly, it is not a decal.

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#3526234 - 01/01/14 08:23 PM Re: I bought a meat grinder (fingers crossed) [Re: DaveB]
duckriver
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That's a deal right there!
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#3526238 - 01/01/14 08:24 PM Re: I bought a meat grinder (fingers crossed) [Re: DaveB]
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I would be surprised if that really has a 2-1/2 hp motor. Usually a 1-1/2 will run you over $700. Good luck with it and I hope it serves you well.
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#3526285 - 01/01/14 08:43 PM Re: I bought a meat grinder (fingers crossed) [Re: Southpaw]
280longshot
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Let me know how it works
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#3526481 - 01/02/14 03:06 AM Re: I bought a meat grinder (fingers crossed) [Re: 280longshot]
BigPete357
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tip:

don't defrost your meat all the way. just get it thawed to the point where it is flexible enough to feed through the auger.

...and keep fire extinguisher close by.

Good luck, I am sure you will be fine.

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#3528133 - 01/02/14 07:56 PM Re: I bought a meat grinder Update!!!!! [Re: BigPete357]
DaveB
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OK, Field Test Evaluation:
1) Grinds meat with no problems. You feed it, it grinds it. I only ran it half speed. No heat in the unit at all.
2) Kind of noisy.
3) Seems to me that any silver skin not removed gets trapped at the grate-doesn't seem to slow anything down.
4) when you are done, there is less than 1/4 pound to remove from the cutting blade area (I discarded it).
5) Cleaning the grate is a pain but what you are cleaning is silver skin so I considered it a plus.


All in all, a great buy at the price. Fit is a little shaky but pieces aren't falling off. It is noisy but it really does seem to be industrial strength. I took all of the trimmings and ground them up-normaly this would hit the trash. Silver skin was trapped at the grate & a lot of the fat attached itself to the screw. By a lot I mean I had a lot of very clean white fat which I scraped right off, no trouble at all.

My only concern is a backup cutting blade and I will pursue that soon.

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#3528307 - 01/02/14 09:14 PM Re: I bought a meat grinder Update!!!!! [Re: DaveB]
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Link where ordered from?
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#3528444 - 01/02/14 10:56 PM Re: I bought a meat grinder Update!!!!! [Re: archer19]
280longshot
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Found them on ebay
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#3528445 - 01/02/14 10:59 PM Re: I bought a meat grinder Update!!!!! [Re: 280longshot]
280longshot
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http://m.ebay.com/itm/201007077328?nav=SEARCH&sbk=1
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#3528783 - 01/03/14 09:14 AM Re: I bought a meat grinder Update!!!!! [Re: DaveB]
FULLDRAWXX75
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 Originally Posted By: DaveB
OK, Field Test Evaluation:
1) Grinds meat with no problems. You feed it, it grinds it. I only ran it half speed. No heat in the unit at all.
2) Kind of noisy.
3) Seems to me that any silver skin not removed gets trapped at the grate-doesn't seem to slow anything down.
4) when you are done, there is less than 1/4 pound to remove from the cutting blade area (I discarded it).
5) Cleaning the grate is a pain but what you are cleaning is silver skin so I considered it a plus.


All in all, a great buy at the price. Fit is a little shaky but pieces aren't falling off. It is noisy but it really does seem to be industrial strength. I took all of the trimmings and ground them up-normaly this would hit the trash. Silver skin was trapped at the grate & a lot of the fat attached itself to the screw. By a lot I mean I had a lot of very clean white fat which I scraped right off, no trouble at all.

My only concern is a backup cutting blade and I will pursue that soon.


DaveB,

Easy way to clean the grinder plates after, soak in a bowl of hot water for a few minutes, the stuff falls right off with little effort.
Also, go purchase a baby bottle brush for cleaning the inside throat of the grinder and the screw, it works great.

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