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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.
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    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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    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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    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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    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.
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    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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    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.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by OneDeltaTenTango View Post
    Otzi, yours looks like the bomb.
    Got it at Sportsman's Warehouse in Anchorage.

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