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 Post subject: Manual Meat Grinder
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:42 am 
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I've had several manual and electric meat grinders and have been generally unhappy with any of them. My last frustrating gizmo was packed away due to a recent move, so I decided to find a cheap replacement rather than spend hours trying to figure out what box I put something that barely works anyway in. I found one for under $30 on Amazon with good reviews and, not expecting much, I went ahead and bought it. I was impressed enough with it to come over here and share it with you guys.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B075HDXLM7

I expected cheap plastic, poor function, and having to put in significant effort to get anything out of it. Instead, this thing stuck well to my counter and easily churned out ground meat from our extensive stash of goat and venison. I'm really pleased with it. If you want a cheap manual grinder, this one is great. Also, it's a nice inexpensive non-electric to keep in your preps for the ZPAW, imo.

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 Post subject: Re: Manual Meat Grinder
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:26 am 
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Thanks. Upon first glance I would shy away from plastic so a good review is always welcomed.

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I wouldn't grind hard things like nuts or corn in a plastic one (for fear of deforming the screw), but it should work for meats and cheese.

Seems like the low scores were for the suction cup that holds it onto the counter...
Did you have any trouble with that?

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ZombieGranny wrote:
I wouldn't grind hard things like nuts or corn in a plastic one (for fear of deforming the screw), but it should work for meats and cheese.

Seems like the low scores were for the suction cup that holds it onto the counter...
Did you have any trouble with that?


No, I found that it held very well. I wonder if those reviewers were trying to use it on a surface not well suited to suction, like a tile counter or something. Ours held solidly until we turned the knob to release it.

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My parents have an old one that looks something like this
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005Z ... _i=3737071

I don't know if thats the same brand, just found the first one that looked like it.
They remove the handle and put a pulley on and run it off an old motor. So I;d say look for something like that where the handle is removable so you can power it during normal times and go to manual if needed.

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