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!
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.
[QUOTE=otzi;1138394]I think if you want to become an expert sausage maker, you'll want one like this:
[url=http://www.amazon.com/LEM-Products-Stainless-Electric-Grinder/dp/B001KROHP6/ref=sr_1_22?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1364249389&sr=1-22&keywords=meat+grinder]Amazon.com: LEM Products .75 HP Stainless Steel Electric Meat Grinder: Home & Kitchen[/url]
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.[/QUOTE]
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.
i think STX 3000 TF Turboforce is best for a family