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Old 05-26-2012, 12:39 PM   #1
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ISO A Simple Electric Meat Grinder

I looked through the archives. I'm wondering if anyone has more recent recs. Don't have a KA, as I'm not a baker.

I'd like a simple machine, preferably electric, to grind my own burger and sausage. I've tried the food processor, but results were kinda lumpy/mushy/inconsistent.
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:05 PM   #2
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Hopefully FrankZ will have a few tips for you. I've got a 50 year old Oster that I make do with. If I had a choice I'd prefer a #12 size but am loath to pony up the $500 - $600 bucks for one of the 'better' ones. After my recent experience with a Weston brand meat saw I've become further disenchanted with made in China products.
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:49 PM   #3
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Cabela's has a wide selection. Have you checked Bed Bath and Beyond or the like?
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:35 PM   #4
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Cabela's has a wide selection. Have you checked Bed Bath and Beyond or the like?
We don't have any of them here. Just wondering what works for other folks.

Hmm. Will check out Cabellas online.
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:14 PM   #5
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I have a Moulinex. I am very happy with it. I bought it in the early '80s. It has a vegi thing that grates and slices. I don't grind meat all that often, but this baby gets used for shredding cheese and red cabbage a lot.
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:15 PM   #6
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I have a Moulinex. I am very happy with it. I bought it in the early '80s. It has a vegi thing that grates and slices. I don't grind meat all that often, but this baby gets used for shredding cheese and red cabbage a lot.
So if you put a roast through it, it will make a passable grade of hamburger?
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:33 AM   #7
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I got a hand grinder for around $29 and it works perfectly. The attachment for the KA is kind of a pain.

Here's the cabela's link! Cabela's: Food Processing
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:35 AM   #8
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Electric meat grinders rotate at 60 to 120 or more RPMs. Good luck cranking a manual grinder at that speed.
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If you are a tinkerer, you could get a hand-cranked unit and fit it with a small, 115 VAC motor. A 1/4 to 1/2 hp should do the trick. They are available as veriable speed.
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If you are a tinkerer, you could get a hand-cranked unit and fit it with a small, 115 VAC motor. A 1/4 to 1/2 hp should do the trick. They are available as veriable speed.
If I only had the space but guess the rig would still cost about $500 +
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