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Old 05-26-2011, 09:47 AM   #1
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Meat grinder question

Almost all of the recipes that call for the use of a meat grinder in my Danish cookbook say to make sure the hole plates and knife are sharp.

Does anyone here sharpen their own meat grinder parts?

Does this look like a good method: Sharpening a Meat Grinder Knive/blade - DoItYourself.com Community Forums

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Old 05-26-2011, 09:55 AM   #2
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I buy new blades...not worth the effort for me to sharpen...Plates last a long, long time....So do the blades....YMMV
As long as your grinder is not just "mushing" the meat..you are probably good to go.
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:58 AM   #3
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I buy new blades...not worth the effort for me to sharpen...Plates last a long, long time....So do the blades....YMMV
Where does one buy new plates and blades?
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:59 AM   #4
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From the manufacturer of your grinder...
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:49 PM   #5
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I actually used mine yesterday i have kitchenaid attachment. but the key thing is to put all the blades and grinder attachments in freezer before use keep them cold and partially freeze the meat everything will grind so much easier that way.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:06 PM   #6
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TaxLady--I was about to PM you to find out if you were okay! I know nothing about meat grinder blades (except that I covet an electric meat grinder).

Glad to see you're still here.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:46 PM   #7
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TaxLady--I was about to PM you to find out if you were okay! I know nothing about meat grinder blades (except that I covet an electric meat grinder).

Glad to see you're still here.
At least a few weeks ago she was
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I actually used mine yesterday i have kitchenaid attachment. but the key thing is to put all the blades and grinder attachments in freezer before use keep them cold and partially freeze the meat everything will grind so much easier that way.
Great Idea!
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Don't forget. Meat grinds much better if everything is cold. I throw the grinder attachment for my Kitchenaid in the freezer for a while and grind the meat partially frozen.
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:37 AM   #10
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Also the grinding disc and cutting blades unless stainless steel I store in a plastic container with a tight lid. I cover the parts in vegetable oil to keep them fresh and rust free.

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