Meat Grinders for Home Use | Electric & Manual Food Mincers
A meat grinder can be a useful kitchen appliance to have on hand, especially if you work with a lot of raw meats, sausages, and specialty foods. Both hand-cranked and electric models are designed to handle a wide variety of ingredients. Depending on the model, you can use meat grinders to make bread crumbs, process homemade baby food, grind your own hamburger meat, mince foods for recipes, and create sausage links. One of the main benefits of DIY grinding is that everything that goes through the grinder is under your control — effectively eliminating the worry about preservatives, additives, or cross-contamination.
There are a lot of different kinds of meat grinders out there. Some are electric and advertise a lot of extra functions available to the home chef. Some are hand-held manual cranks, employing traditional methods that date back to the 19th century. You’ll also come across meat grinder attachments for stand mixers as well.
The benefit of using a manual meat grinder (versus electric) is that it’s usually smaller in size, too, which makes it ideal for countertop storage. This also means that it’s best used for smaller quantities of meat.
Electric meat grinders are better suited for larger jobs and repeated use, since using a hand crank for large jobs can be exhausting. They often come with different sets of interchangeable plates for making pasta, sausage, and baby food, for example. Look for a grinder that has a “reverse” function. If the meat gets clogged inside, reversing the motor will help loosen things up.
Kitchen stand mixers often have meat grinder attachments that you can purchase separately. If you own a stand mixer, the advantage to using an attachment is that foods can be evenly pre-mixed with spices and sauces before going into the grinder attachment, like garlic hamburger or Italian sausage meat. Without a mixer, the foods are usually mixed afterwards. Mixing beforehand allows for a better-looking food product after the grinding is complete.
You’ll see popular kitchen brand names like Waring, NorPro, Panasonic, and KitchenAid during your meat grinder search, as well as Hobart, Tor-Rey, and Biro. Most kitchen appliance companies have their own meat grinder on the market. Just keep in mind what you want to use your meat grinder for and how often you’ll want to use it. This will help you narrow down your options on size, special functions, and horsepower.
To start your search, check out the Waring Pro Professional, a machine ideal for smaller jobs and compact kitchen storage.
See all of our meat grinder reviews below:
Food Grinder Attachment FGA
A Kitchenaid Stand Mixer does it all. You can use it to make pasta, fettucine noodles, spaghetti. You can even use it to make raviolis. Yum.
You can use your Kitchenaid Stand Mixer as a food processor, to knead bread, to open cans, to mix cake batter.
The possibilities are seemingly ...
Cast Iron #10
The only things here that might break are the clamp and the plastic sausage fittings, otherwise it's a machine you may have in the family for generations. Using this hand cranked grinder should definitely be a family affair, because you'll need fresh hands for that crank from time to ...
Sausage Food Processor MK-G20NR-W
Although considered adequate for a home kitchen, if you intend to use the Panasonic MK-G20NR-W Meat Grinder on a regular basis you'll need to consider the limits of the machine. Some of the construction is lightweight and the motor is a little underpowered for the task.
If you want to grind a ...
Food Grinder Mill | Stand Mixer Attachment FVSFGA
The strainer and grinder work with all KitchenAid stand mixers. The attachments assemble easily without requiring any tools and fit right onto the front of your machine. The grinder has both coarse and fine plates. They allow you to make everything from breadcrumbs to ground meat. The strainer assists the home ...
Large White SM-MG
The Cuisinart Large Meat Grinder Attachment creates freshly ground meat in minutes. The unit connects to the slow speed power outlet on Cuisinart stand mixer models SM-55, SM-55BC, SM-70, and SM-70BC. The attachment comes with three grinding plates which create fine, medium and coarse cuts and two sausage nozzles for making large ...
Kitchen Stainless Sausage Machine MG100
The Waring Pro MG 100 Meat Grinder is an economical and useful countertop machine which when used with care will do a fine job of transforming raw meat into hamburger and sausage. The 150 Watt motor is warranted for five years and the unit itself for one year. ...
The KitchenAid grinder attachment is for grinding meats, grating cheeses, creating bread crumbs or combining spreads. Fine and coarse grinding plates, along with helpful tips and recipes, really expand the flexibility of your KitchenAid stand mixer. Most parts are dishwasher safe (the grinding blades, wooden stomper, and cutting knife should be hand ...
Meat Vegetable Stainless Set FPPA
KitchenAid has more than 90 years of experience in providing quality crafted kitchen products. Their stand mixer has been called an American Icon and several models are housed at the Smithsonian Institution.
Used with KitchenAid stand mixers, this set includes a food grinder (fine and coarse blades), slicer and shredder (two ...
Kitchen Deli 450 Watt MG-800
Running on only 450 watts, this stainless steel "professional grade" gear driven meat grinder should adequately handle the meat grinding chores of the household kitchen, letting the home chef create fresh ground sausage with or without casings, ground meat for hamburger, ground fish and even pate. With a five ...
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