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Best Meat Grinder – Top Picks Meat Grinder for Kitchenaid 2017

For those who are trying to live a healthy lifestyle in order to cut down on the cost of food, there is nothing as simple and functional as a meat grinder to help you achieve those lofty heights. Meat grinders are a great way of preventing additives and chemicals which can be nasty in the body as they make their way from the food we eat to our bodies.

There are a lot of reasons why people grind their own meat. One of them is to avoid preservatives and other chemicals used by retailers to make more money. You can control the thickness of the meat according to your preferences as well as knowing the exact ingredients in your food.

As part of our review process on this blog, we’ve taken out time to look at the best meat grinders based on their construction. Some are obviously more rugged than others with a sizable food chute that allows for larger chunk of food to go into the grinder without jamming it.

 

  • Sunmile SM-G31 ETL Electric Meat Grinder Mincer 1HP 800W Stainless Steel
  • 7.9 lbs
  • 150 lbs
  • 800 Watt
  • 19.3 x 10.4 x 8.4 in
  • Read review
  • STX INTERNATIONAL STX-3000-MF Megaforce Patented Air Cooled Electric Meat Grinder
  • 12 lbs
  • 225 Lbs
  • 3000 Watts
  • 16.5 x 6.5 x 14.5 in
  • Read review
  • Editor’s Choice

  • Meat Grinder Electric 2.6 HP 2000 Watt Industrial Heavy Duty Professional
  • 11.6 Lbs
  • 4 lbs (per minute)
  • 2000 Watts
  • 18.8 x 11.2 x 8.4 in
  • Read review
  • Sunmile SM-G33 ETL Electric Stainless Steel Meat Grinder Mincer Max 1HP 800W
  • 8.8 lbs
  • 170 lbs
  • 800 Watts
  • 13.6 x 6.2 x 13.6 in
  • Read review
  • Sunmile SM-G73 ETL Stainless Steel #8 Electric Meat Grinder Max Power 1000W
  • 12.8 lbs
  • 170 lbs
  • 1000 Watts
  • 19.7 x 10.7 x 8.6 in
  • Read review

 

Buyers Guide for the Best Meat Grinder

  1. How much can it grind?

When it comes to meat grinders, bigger is always better. The smaller the grinder, the less it can grind per time. So, if you do have a lot of meat to grind (maybe you hunt a lot), a smaller grinder will take more time and the motor might require breaks in between as well to cool off the grinding process. For larger grinders, they have more capacity to handle large amount of meat at once and their motors are designed to work for long hours before needing to take breaks.

  1. What will you be grinding?

If you need a grinder for your immediate family to grind meat, pork or chicken, a smaller grinder might be enough. Stronger meats such as moose or a wild boar might require a heavy duty grinder that can handle the strength of the meat as well as work all through without requiring a rest.

  1. Budget

As with most things, you get what you pay for. Cheaper grinders will have fewer features, will be small in shape and are often manual, requiring lots of effort to get the final result that you desire. If you do want quality meat grinder, you will have to fork out a minimum of $200. But, don’t just buy a grinder because it’s more expensive. While it’s true that a quality grinder will save you more over time, it’s worthy to note that not every expensive grinder is a quality grinder.

  1. Size

The weight and the footprint of the grinder should be considered. For smaller grinders, they won’t leave much footprint on the countertop and will probably be lightweight. While, heavy duty grinders could be tall and heavy, requiring a lot of effort to move them from the cabinet to the countertop each time you want to use them. Some grinders could weigh as much as 50 pounds, so be sure to check the weight and height before buying a meat grinder.

  1. Cleaning

For your convenience, it is quite important for you to find out how easy a grinder is to clean. Many grinders might come with components that might require a dishwasher and others could have components that can only be cleaned by hand. Another thing to note is how easy it is to disassemble the unit. This is important because from time to time, it will be quite important for you to disassemble the unit in other to give it a thorough cleaning.

  1. Durability

The durability of a meat grinder is strongly linked to the materials it’s made of. This is important for both manual and electric meat grinders. Even if the exterior is made of high-impact plastics, be sure that the plates and the blades are made of durable stainless steel that won’t fall apart after a period of use.

Our Best Meat Grinders

  1. Sunmile SM-G31 ETL Electric Meat Grinder Mincer 1HP 800W Stainless Steel Cutting Blade, 3 Stainless Steel Cutting Plates, 3 Types Sausage Stuff Makers

The Sunmile SM-G31 is an ideal meat grinder for those who need to grind small quantities of meat per time. It is simple to use, has one horse power engine, and it can grind through meat quickly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Features:

  • Weighs 7.9 pounds
  • UL ETL Certified
  • Detachable aluminum tube and stainless steel blade.
  • Can grind up to 150 lbs. of meat per hour
  • Easy to operate, clean and store.
  • Durable motor and stable operation for long term use.

There is a simple On/Off button that makes this machine quite simple in design and easy to use. You won’t find complicated buttons or settings that would make your work difficult. Sunmile SM-G31 seeks to get the job done as quickly as possible.

How does it work?

The simple process of grinding meat with this grinder involves turning on the grinder and feeding the meat into the auger, then watch as it grinds your meat into smaller quantities. For sausage, attach the sausage stuffers in the body of the unit and turn the knob for the stuffer to work into making you a sausage.

We noticed that a lot of consumers who are searching for a meat grinder are looking for a product that they can depend on. No one wants equipment just for the sake of it. The Sunmile SM-G31 was built to meet all these requirements. It’s simple in design, sturdy looking with durable parts. It is quite compact, and it makes great use of space, leaving a very small footprint in your kitchen.

The 800 Watt motor that is built into the Sunmile SM-G31 is quite powerful, as it can grind through large quantities of meat within minutes. There are three cutting plates that can be used to create three types of grounded meat from coarse, medium and fine textured meat.

We love the aluminum tray that makes its way in the box along with this grinder. With the help of this large tray, you can feed meat into the machine, and you can also use the food pusher to push meat through the grinder by itself without having to do it manually with your hands.

PROSCONS
Can grind up to 150 pounds of meat per hour. Requires electricity to function.
Simple to use, clean and store. Heavy and difficult to move from place to place.
Has three cutting plates included (large, medium and fine) Requires a bleach solution to clean it effectively.
Can also grind grains, corn and barley. Not versatile enough to make homemade pasta.

  1. STX INTERNATIONAL STX-3000-MF Megaforce Patented Air Cooled Electric Meat Grinder with 3 Cutting Blades, 3 Grinding Plates, Kubbe and 3 Sausage Stuffing Tubes

Finding the perfect meat grinder that can grind your meat the way you want it and when you want could be daunting. In the STX 3000 MF Megaforce, you have a meat grinder with a patented cooling system that can grind your meat for hours without overheating.

The STX 3000 MF Megaforce is built for those who want to grind large quantities of meat without having to stop the operation at different intervals to cool of the grinder. It’s an industrial grinder that can grind both meat and bones like biscuits. But, truth be told, it’s heavy and requires electricity to function. We are however; glad to know that it’s not as bulky or huge as some other models that we have reviewed on this page.

Features:

One of the first things you will notice about the STX 3000 MF Megaforce is its design. It has a functional and powerful design that reinforces how reliable this meat grinder is. It has a sturdy look and is great for both commercial and personal use for large families.

The motor of the STX 3000 MF Megaforce is also quite powerful at 3000 watts, producing massive output power for grinding meat and crushing bones, for those who will be making pet food. It has two speeds – can either go high or low and a reverse.

There is a safety feature which makes this machine ideal for homes. The safety feature that accompanies the STX 3000 MF Megaforce is a circuit breaker that shuts it down safely as at when required. It is important to note how important this feature is a for a standard size 12 meat grinder which ensures an extra speed during grinding.

When it does end up grinding your meat, they will come out in 2 ½ inches which is an ideal size for grinding a large amount of meat. The STX 3000 has two inches diameter feed tube which is where the processed meat comes out from. You lay the meat on a tempered steel grinding plate on top of the machine. This plate or tray will then feed the meat into the machine which ends up processing them through the feed tube.

 

PROSCONS
Has an appealing design Not dishwasher safe
Sturdy builds and works quietly. Instruction manual is difficult to read.
Powerful and reliable motor. The meat grinder works best when the product is near frozen.
Comes with lots of attachments for making pet food and sausages.

  1. Meat Grinder Electric 2.6 HP 2000 Watt Industrial Heavy Duty Professional Commercial Home Sausage Stuffer Maker Food Mincer Slicer Mills Mixer with 3 Cutting Blades

The Meat Grinder Electric 2.6 HP 2000 Watt Industrial Heavy Duty by Shield Distribution is a heavy duty meat grinder for home and commercial use. This heavy duty grinder has a sausage stuffer, slicer mills mixer with 3 cutting blades and attachment tool.

This meat grinder from Shield Distribution has a lot of positive reviews for its all metal head and tray which makes it quite durable and rust resistant. There is a multi-purpose grater for grinding the meat into different sizes from coarse, medium and fine grind. The Kubbe attachment that is in the box is used for making stuffed meat dishes. This meat grinder has a 2000 Watt Peak Output Motor. It’s not the most powerful we have seen so far but it’s above average and we feel it will do the job quite well.

The Meat Grinder Electric 2.6 HP 2000 Watt Industrial Heavy Duty by Shield Distribution comes with 3 cutting blades and a sausage stuffer attachment. 1 blade was already installed from the manufacturer while the other 2 blades plus attachment come in a storage compartment.

While this grinder can grind bones for pet food, you need to be aware of the steps to follow to avoid clogging your machine. It’s advised by members who currently make pet food with this grinder for you to limit the quail, chicken breast and any other bone that you use. You can also substitute some bones for bone meal.  Also, before grinding, use a cleaver to chop the bones and other meat hunks.

 

PROSCONS
Has a compact design. It’s a non-commercial unit.
Requires little effort to get the meat into the grinder. Makes a lot of noise while grinding.
Every major item in the grinder has storage compartments. Difficult to lean the throat.
The grinder parts are made from steel and aluminum. Not all the parts can be removed for cleaning.

  1. Sunmile SM-G33 ETL Electric Stainless Steel Meat Grinder Mincer Max 1HP 800W, Stainless Steel Blade and 3 Grinding Plates, 3 Types Sausage Makers

The Sunmile SM-G33 ETL Electric Stainless Steel Meat Grinder is a high end heavy duty meat grinder that also functions as a Sausage Stuffer and Kubbe Maker.

Having the Sunmile SM-G33 product will help boost the results in your cooking experience. It’s a strong grinder that can perform the work of three with the precision of 1.

 

 

 

Here are the features of the Sunmile SM-G33 ETL Electric Stainless Steel Meat Grinder includes:

  • 400 W rated power
  • Ability to grind up to 170 lbs. per hour.
  • Fully stainless steel warped body
  • Comes with an ON/OFF switch
  • Features a reverse function that allows you retrieve and use trapped meat
  • Measures 13.6 X 6.2 X 13.6 inches

How it works

To get the best output from the Sunmile SM-G33 ETL Electric Stainless Steel Meat Grinder, you need to flick the ON switch, attach the parts of the body to the grinder. This will be determined by the kind of food you want to make though. Once this is done, you can turn the knob for the machine to begin the processing of your food.

 

PROSCONS
It has a long lasting endurance. Uses only electricity to function.
Easy to operate thanks to the ON/OFF switch. Requires the use of a bleach solution to clean the grinder.
Has a circuit breker that prevents circuiting.
1-year warranty inclusive of defective or repair of the machines.
Comes with a reverse function for smoothen the operation of your trapped meat in your grinder.

  1. Sunmile SM-G73 ETL Stainless Steel #8 Electric Meat Grinder Max Power 1000W, REVERSE/CIRCUIT BREAKER Function Stainless Steel Cutting Blade, 3 pcs Stainless Steel Cutting Plates, 3 Sausage Makers

The Sunmile SM-G33 ETL Electric Stainless Steel Meat Grinder is a high end heavy duty meat grinder that also functions as a Sausage Stuffer and Kubbe Maker.

Having the Sunmile SM-G33 product will help boost the results in your cooking experience. It’s a strong grinder that can perform the work of three with the precision of 1.

 

Here are the features of the Sunmile SM-G33 ETL Electric Stainless Steel Meat Grinder includes:

  • A 400 W rated power
  • Ability to grind up to 170 lbs. per hour.
  • Fully stainless steel warped body
  • Comes with an ON/OFF switch
  • Features a reverse function that allows you retrieve and use trapped meat
  • Measures 13.6 X 6.2 X 13.6 inches

The grinder that comes with the Sunmile SM-G73 is a #8 grinder measuring 2 1/2 inches. The inside of this grinder head is a spiral like design supposed to help you grind meat more. Since the grinder is a #8 grinder, the feeding tube is not above 2 inches wide and it gets narrower as it drops into the auger.

How it works

To get the best output from the Sunmile SM-G33 ETL Electric Stainless Steel Meat Grinder, you need to flick the ON switch, attach the parts of the body to the grinder. This will be determined by the kind of food you want to make though. Once this is done, you can turn the knob for the machine to begin the processing of your food.

Who is this product best for?

As a busy person that is always on the move, this meat grinder is the best for you. It has a powerful motor, easy to use, clean and disassemble. It also provides a way to easily grind beef, mutton and even vegetables.

 

PROSCONS
It has a long lasting endurance. Uses only electricity to function
Easy to operate thanks to the ON/OFF switch. It has a plastic housing.
Has a circuit breker that prevents circuiting. Requires the use of a bleach solution to clean the grinder.
1-year warranty inclusive of defective or repair of the machines.
Comes with a reverse function for smoothen the operation of your trapped meat in your grinder.

  1. Sunmile SM-G50 ETL Max 1.3HP #12 Heavy Duty Electric Meat Grinder Mincer, Metal Gear Box&Gears, REVERSE/CIRCUIT BREAKER Function, 1 Stainless Steel Cutting Blades & 3 Plates, 3 Sausage Stuffers

The Sunmile SM-G50 ETL Max has four selling points – the On/Off/Reverse Switch which is a fully functional feature that comes in handy when you have meat trapped in the machine; a Metal Gear Box; Cold Storage inside and Accessories Storage

Sunmile SM-G50 ETL Max has a die-cast metal hopper and it looks well built. There is an aluminum had and stainless steel plates adorning the machine. The only component of this machine that is not durable has to be the sausage attachment and the food pushers which are made out of plastic. Not being made out of metal or stainless steel doesn’t change the effectiveness of these parts as they will still last you for a while if properly taken care for and stored appropriately.

We believe this grinder is quite light compared to the others reviewed in this roundup, as it weighs about 14.2 pounds which is quite light for a meat grinder that is 12.8 inches in length and 14.7 inches in height.

There is a 350 watt motor with a maximum power of 1000 watts.  The G50 can grind as much as 200 pounds of food per hour, and it signifies an upgrade to the G33 and the G73 that were produced way before it.

If your needs for a meat grinder is not solely meant for grinding meat and chicken, but also includes grinding bones for pet food, you will find the Sunmile SM-G50 ETL Max attractive based on its features and how quickly and efficient it helps you achieve your goal.

While it’s true that this product is not a professional grade, it does come with enough firepower and durability for those who grind a lot and those who grind occasionally.

How does it work?

To operate the Sunmile SM-G50 ETL Max, load up the meat on the tray and press the ON button on the machine. The G50 also has a reverse function that can be used when the machine gets clogged with meat. Once you select the reverse switch, it will release the clogged meat.

 

PROSCONS
Affordable product. Not suitable for heavy duty grinding.
Some parts are made from durable stainless steel that lasts longer.
Grinder is easier to operate.
Comes with an accessory compartment for easy storage.

  1. LEM Products .75 HP Stainless Steel Electric Meat Grinder

Buying a meat grinder is often a tedious process very few understand. There is the issue of purchasing a grinder that is cheap but offers less functionality. Another issue is buying a smaller meat grinder in other to have a small footprint in the kitchen, but then you realize the small grinder can’t fulfill all your grinding needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Features:

  1. Large meat hopper that can handle larger quantities of meat per time.
  2. Size #12 cutting blades.
  3. Made from sturdy and durable materials.
  4. Stainless steel internal gear that prevents it from stripping and breaking off.
  5. 2-year parts and labor guaranteed.

Fortunately for enthusiasts like us, there are products like the LEM Products .75 which is a bit expensive than the budget grinders out there, but its quality, durability, and strength is a guarantee that you won’t need another grinder once you use this product.

This heavy duty grinder is made from sanitary stainless steel and looks quite modern and sleek in any kitchen you place it in. When you pick it up, you would feel how well built it is and stands. Little wonder why so many owners gave amazing reviews on the construction.

It has an inbuilt motor powerful enough to grind 300 pounds of meat in an hour which means you will never get stuck while grinding out your meat or pet food with this grinder. It won’t stop or splutter the contents halfway.

When you see an industrial type meat grinder, it is normal for you to think its strength and build would mean it will be difficult to clean. Nothing can be further from the truth. The LEM .75 is quite easy to clean and can handle a large amount of meat as well as it can handle smaller amount.

The gears are also solidly built with the best materials so they can last. They are made from solid steel. They can withstand whatever you throw at them. You can grind meat, chicken breasts, nuts and even bones. The stainless steel blades that come with the LEM.75 are tough and quite effective at grinding a variety of food items.

LEM.75 latches onto your meat while taking it into one of the cutting blades that are attached to the unit. You have to place the meat on the tray and let it suck them in slowly. You can’t push your meat in manually on the LEM.75, and you don’t have to pre-freeze it as well.

LEM.75 is quite suitable for homes where there is a lot of meat grinding on a regular basis. The unit is not as large as we might have wanted but it functions as well as we could have asked for. There is no issue of clogging or overheating when you use the LEM.75, so you can throw in those stringy pieces of meat into the tray without worries of what might become of it.

Some customers complained about the machine making some noise when you throw a tough meat into it (wild boar), but the manufacturer advises that you completely ignore them. Don’t feel like your harming the grinder by putting it through complications and insane work ethic

 

PROSCONS
Its parts match up. This grinder is quite heavy as it weighs almost 47 pounds.
The grinder is suitable for shank membrane. It’s not dishwasher safe.
Offers precision cutting. If the feeder tube gets clogged, you can’t reverse the unit as in other models.

  1. Ginatex 2000 Watt Meat Grinder Electric 2.6 Hp Industrial Meat Grinder 3 Speed W/3 Blade

The Ginatex 2000 Watt Meat Grinder Electric 2.6 Hp Industrial Meat Grinder comes in a modern design that is appealing with simple buttons that won’t complicate the process of grinding meat for you.

With its multi-purpose grater which has 3 different cutting accessories, you won’t ever find it hard to grind meat for burgers meatloaf or even sausage with the Ginatex 2000 Watt. It can produce your grounded meat in coarse, medium and fine grounds depending on your preferences.

We love how easy it is to setup the Ginatex 2000 Watt Meat Grinder Electric 2.6 Hp Industrial Meat Grinder and its ease of use. There are lots of meat grinders out there but finding one that is easy to use with a simple design is often difficult to find. Though it does make a loud noise during operation, we believe it has enough positives that makes the noise it makes a limitation we can live with.

PROSCONS
Easy to setup and run. Not made from sturdy materials.
Clean up is simple and quick. Loud operation.
Simple design with no clutter.

  1. Best Choice Products Meat Grinder Electric 2.6 Hp 2000 Watt Industrial Meat Grinder Butcher Shop New

The Best Choice Products Meat Grinder Electric 2.6 Hp 2000 Watt Industrial Meat Grinder Butcher Shop New is an industrial grinder that will blow your socks away with its performance. Featuring three heavy duty steel cutting blades that can cut meat into fine, medium and corse cuts.

Built with a cast aluminum feeding hopper, this meat grinder has a 2.6 HP 2000 Watt power capacity and it can work for hours non-stop. There is an electronic stop and reset that is quite easy to use and makes the design futuristic.

It comes with an owner’s manual that gives you directions on how to set it up as a first time user and how the grinder is to be cleaned and maintained.

Though, the Best Choice Grinder is not quite suitable for grinding bones, it is quite suitable for grinding venison and beef. With this grinder, you will be able to cook your venison in different ways than you normally would due to the ways you will now be able to prepare it.

It is quite compact and it it can grind over 30 pounds of deer meat with ease as well as pork butt roast without any glitch. You also don’t need to double grind during usage.

PROSCONS
One of the most affordable meat grinders in the market. It’s a bit noisy during operation.
Easy to clean and assemble before use. Its parts are not available in the market.
Handles meat really well. The grinder is not UL listed.

  1. VonShef Digital Electric Stainless Steel Meat Grinder Mincer Sausage Maker

It comes with a tough and efficient low noise 500W motor that is combined with a heavy duty Chrome steel blade for first class cutting performance. When grinding meat for your sausages and meals, having a low noise motor is of utmost importance as you do not want to make a mess or wake up the neighbors while grinding your meat.

Made in stainless steel housing with removable grinder head, the VonShef Meat Grinder Mincer Sausage Maker is everything you could ever dream of. By the side of the machine is a digital display window where you can view what’s happening in the machine.

As much as we like this VonShef Digital Electric Stainless Steel Meat Grinder, we did notice that bones won’t be able to go through it. So, if you have pet food that you will like to grind out from bones, this is not
the grinder for doing that.

 

PROSCONS
Comes with a quiet and powerful 500W motor. Only the grinder plates and cutter are made from stainless steel, the others are not.
Has robust stainless steel housing. Not dishwasher safe.
Digital display window. Can’t grind bones.

Conclusion

We believe that the decision to go for one meat grinder over another will be determined by a lot of factors such as how much meat it can grind.

The capacity and the amount of meat it can grind will be determined by the strength of the motor. For this feature, we recommend a grinder like the ​​Sunmile​ ​SM-G31​ ​ETL​ ​Electric​ ​Meat​ ​Grinder​ ​Mincer​ ​1HP 800W​ ​Stainless​ ​Steel​ ​Cutting​ ​Blade,​ ​3​ ​Stainless​ ​Steel Cutting​ ​Plates,3​ ​Types​ ​Sausage​ ​Stuff​ ​Makers  which weighs 7.9 pounds but can grind 150 pounds of meat per hour, with three cutting plates that includes large, medium and fine.

For deer hunters, this is a big deal as they get to cut the venison and cook it any way they want thanks to this machine.

Another thing to look out for in machines is their ability to do other things than grind meat. Some machines can grind bones while others cannot. This ability to grind bones affords you the ability to be able to make pet food which is a plus especially for those who like to make their own pet food themselves.

Your budget is another factor that will determine the type of meat grinder out of the top 10 meat grinders reviewed here on the site. But, like we highlighted above, cheaper grinders will have fewer features.

Cheap doesn’t always mean inferior as well as expensive doesn’t always equate to functional.

At the end of the day, we advise you buy a grinder that meets all of your needs, is within your budget and has all the features you need in a meat grinder.

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