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    I know it would probably be more primal to have a non-electric, but I want an electric one. Does anyone have recommendations?

    I've looked on Amazon, but I always like to get the tribe's opinions also. Thanx in advance.
    "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

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    Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

  • #2
    I have the KitchenAid attachment. It works fairly well, but I think I could find a standalone grinder that would probably work better. For how infrequently I use it, it gets the job done though.

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    • #3
      IF you are going to gring ALOT (more than 10 lb) of meat OFTEN (like monthly etc) an electric one is a good idea. If you are going to do less, then a manual grinder or an attachment to a kitchen aid mixer wtc would do just fine. If you want an electric grinder, look at the Bass Pro Shops website, or Sausage Makers. I have used both places. If your goal is to make sausage, the second site is a better source. They also have fermenting supplies, cheese making supplies etc..... and their prices are pretty reasonable.

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      • #4
        That's right. Depends on usage. If you are going to grind like a whole cow's worth of burger a year, get a really good electric grinder, 3/4 to 1 hp in size, with reverse and all the sausage stuffing attachments. If you are just grinding like a steak at a time into a couple burgers, get a hand-grinder.

        The big ones are too much a pain in the butt to get out, set up, and clean for a small batch. The little ones will kill you trying to grind more than 5 pounds, but are super easy to set up and clean.

        Hope that helps!

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        • #5
          Thank you for the suggestions!

          Otzi, I think I'm going to go for one that I can grow into. I'll remember horsepower when I look. I dream of becoming a sausage maker extraordinaire.
          "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

          B*tch-lite

          Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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          • #6
            Sorry to shamelessly bump my own thread, but what do you all think about this one?

            Amazon.com: [Top Holiday Deal] Sunmile 1.3HP 8# UL Electric Meat Grinder 315W Rated Power/1000W Max Power SM-G70 W/Stainless Steel Cutting Blade and Stainlesss Steel Cutting Plates, UL Certificated and 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty (Gray): Home & Kitc
            "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

            B*tch-lite

            Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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            • #7
              I think if you want to become an expert sausage maker, you'll want one like this:
              Amazon.com: LEM Products .75 HP Stainless Steel Electric Meat Grinder: Home & Kitchen

              The one you linked is a very light duty home model good for small batches and it will be very frustrating to use, clog easily, and jam up if the pieces are too big. The one I linked, you can throw a whole roast and a tennis shoe in and it will grind like crazy.

              If you are just getting started, try out the $69 model, and if you like making sausage and grinding meat, consider an upgrade to the bigger model later.

              I grind up about 500lbs of moose and several other animals a year, I used hand-grinders for years until I got fed up and bought a big industrial model.

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              • #8
                I have this one: Amazon.com: "STX TURBOFORCE 3000 SERIES" - 3 SPEED - 3000 WATT PEAK OUTPUT POWER - ELECTRIC MEAT GRINDER - 3 "STAINLESS STEEL" CUTTING BLADES - 3 "TEMPERED STEEL" GRINDING PLATES - KUBBE/KIBBE ATTACHEMENT & A SET OF 3 SIZES OF SAUSAGE STUFFING TUBES!

                It does the trick for the limited amount of time I have used it. The cheap plastic plunger is useless so I had to make a new one on a lathe out of maple.

                I have seen something that looked very comparable at our local Costco for <$100

                Otzi, yours looks like the bomb.
                Last edited by OneDeltaTenTango; 03-25-2013, 03:27 PM.

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                • #9
                  If you are going to make a bunch of sausage, you need a meat mixer. I have this one, and it makes sausage making a whoooole lot easier;
                  TSM 20Lb. Stainless Steel Meat Mixer - The Sausage Maker, Inc.

                  And you will want a suasage stuffer. I have this one

                  5Lb. Sausage Stuffer, Cast Iron - The Sausage Maker, Inc.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by OneDeltaTenTango View Post
                    Otzi, yours looks like the bomb.
                    Got it at Sportsman's Warehouse in Anchorage.

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                    • #11
                      Dang, Otzi, I think that thing has a higher blue book value than my car! (No joke, three years ago, my car only had a blue book value of $650.) It does look like it would surely get the job done.

                      You all are awesome. Between the recommendations here, and my looking at Azon, I have price points ranging from $70 to $400. I'll do a little more research and see which will both suit my current needs and allow me to grow into it. Thank you!
                      "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                      B*tch-lite

                      Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                      • #12
                        No matter which one you buy, here's an idea for your first grind: buy best ribeye steak you can find, trim any gristle, but not the fat, mix with a bit of salt and pepper, make a burger patty and grill it medium rare. Top with cheddar cheese and slightly carmelized onions. Eat it wrapped in a big lettuce leaf.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by otzi View Post
                          I think if you want to become an expert sausage maker, you'll want one like this:
                          Amazon.com: LEM Products .75 HP Stainless Steel Electric Meat Grinder: Home & Kitchen

                          The one you linked is a very light duty home model good for small batches and it will be very frustrating to use, clog easily, and jam up if the pieces are too big. The one I linked, you can throw a whole roast and a tennis shoe in and it will grind like crazy.

                          If you are just getting started, try out the $69 model, and if you like making sausage and grinding meat, consider an upgrade to the bigger model later.

                          I grind up about 500lbs of moose and several other animals a year, I used hand-grinders for years until I got fed up and bought a big industrial model.
                          i agreed with you about LEM products, i think for single user, that is the best meat grinder, with my family using STX 3000 TF Turboforce, everyday my wife and i grind up to 80 pounds.

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                          • #14
                            i think STX 3000 TF Turboforce is best for a family

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