Currently there is a lot of money being invested in advertising for vegetarian diets, dieting in general and various bread making machines but the fact is that most of use still eat mean and enjoy it. So if you really want to do something with a strong impact about the quality of the food you are eating, it is about time to think about the quality of the meats you are using. The best way to do that is to buy only the pure meat so you can control exactly what goes into the making of the sausages you are eating. By having a meat grinding machine on hand you can even remove the need for any type of preservatives and just make any salami or sausage you want ahead of time. For that reason we have done some research and come up with a list of the top 10 best meat grinders available on the market in . We will start with a table of contents where you can check out the basic prices and the basic Amazon rating for each product and then you can read our personalized review for each product.
1. STX-3000-TF Turboforce 3-Speed Electric Meat Grinder
We are going to start with our favorite in terms of price and quality, the STX 3000 Turboforce. It is a mid level price machine with a superior engine quality and all the features we would like to see on a meat grinder. It has a 3000 watt engine that can be run in slow and fast modes and it can also be run in reverse if you get something caught in that you really do not want to grind. Complimenting that motor there is a huge 12 inch grinder that will cut the meat very easily and quickly. The STX 3000 comes with a 3 piece sausage set that will allow you to make anything from Italian herbs sausages to smoked sausages and even dried salami. You can also choose between 3 different grinding plates to grind meat for burgers or meat balls or for finer meat delicacies. Finally we need to point out that the STX 3000 got a 4.5 star rating on Amazon which, considering how demanding meat grinding enthusiasts are, is a pretty high rating.
2. Sunmile 1HP 5# Stainless Steel Electric Meat Grinder
We have already showed you our favorite in terms of both price and quality, but if you are really pushed for cash, then we also have an economy version of the best meat grinder available on the market in and that is the Sunmile 1HP. As the name suggests it has a 1 horsepower motor, that translates to about 400 watts, but it can generate up to 800 watts of power if it needs to cut through a piece of tendon or even bone. It only comes with a single cutting blade, and one set of sausage makers. Still, you do get the 3 different sizes meat grinding plates so that you can choose how fine the cut will be.
3. STX-3000-MF Megaforce Patented Air Cooled Electric Meat Grinder
We have already talked about how many accessories you get with the STX 3000 TF and in just how many ways you can use it so we are only going to talk about 2 features of the STX 3000 MF Megaforce. It has a 3000 watt air cooled engine which means it has the same force as the TF but it can sustain that force at its maximum output for a lot more time without burning out. It is slightly more expensive than the TF, but if you are going to grind a lot of harder meat like mutton or game meat, you will need that air cooled engine to really get the job done on time. The second feature of the STX 3000 MF is that it too got a 4.5 star rating on Amazon from over 176 reviewers and many of them are huntsman who use this machine on a regular basis.
4. LEM Products .35 HP Stainless Steel Electric Meat Grinder
The most expensive meat grinder that we decided to feature on our list of the best meat grinders is the LEM meat grinder. It is an ultra light and easy to use machine, particularly if you consider what it is intended to do. We were truly amazed to see how easily the .35 hp, that is about 300 watts engine, were able to go through any type of meat from chicken to pig and even mutton. It is able to do that because it uses a smaller, no 8 grinder, but it is fast enough that you should not have a problem if you are just using this as a family meat grinder. You should also consider that this is one of the most silent meat grinders you can find on the market, which is a big reason why it got the highest Amazon rating of all meat grinders we have looked at, with 4.8 stars.
5. Norpro Meat Grinder
If you are really not sure about the advantages of using a meat grinder, but the idea of cooking your own meat has grabbed your fancy, you may want to start with something as simple as the Norpro meat grinder. It is a manual grinder that costs less than what you will pay for the meat and herbs to make your first pair of sausages. Eventually, you are definitely decide to buy an electric grinder but this manual one has some of the romance of old Italy and you can keep using it to make pasta even after you buy an automated one.
6. Sunmile SM-G31 1HP 5# UL Electric Meat Grinder
If you must use an electric operated grinding machine but do not have the money to buy one of the big boys in this category there are a couple of alternatives open to you, all of which have a more than honorable 4.1 star rating on Amazon. The first is the Sunmile G31, which uses a 300 watt engine and a simple on and off switch. We do not like the fact that this machine does not go into reverse automatically, but, considering the price, it is a fairly decent machine.
7. Sunmile 1.6HP #8 Stainless Steel UL Meat Grinder
If you are willing to pay a little extra, but still keep your expenses under 100 dollars, the Sunmile 1.6 meat grinder is the second 4.1 Amazon star rating grinder for you. You will have to pay a little extra but you are getting a 600 watt motor that can go as high as 1000 watts if needed and it can also go into reverse.
8. Meat Grinder Electric 2.6 Hp 2000 Watt Industrial Meat Grinder
Finally, the Meat Grinder from Sky Enterprises is basically your no name meat grinder that has surprised us with the quality of its engine and accessories. It has a 2000 watt engine that will do its job for several years. There were two problems that we came across and that got us to leave this product for the bottom of our list. For one, the grinding head comes off from time to time and you have to stop to screw it back on. Not a deal breaker for us but it is something you should consider. And also, this grinder does not come with its own sausage filler heads so you will have to buy those separately.
9. Waring MG105 Professional Meat Grinder
We are going to close with two very cheap machines that you should not buy unless you are planning to use these grinders with chicken and fish meat only. The Waring MG 105 does have the advantage of using an electric motor but it has plastic gears inside that will wear out if you use this machine to grind harder meats like pork or mutton.
10. Weston Meat Grinders
Finally, the Weston meat grinder is the cheapest product that we still could feature on our list of the top 10 best meat grinders on the market in . It is the traditional, manual meat grinder that you probably remember seeing in a grandmother’s or an aunt’s house. It will rust fairly quickly if you do not use a little bit of vegetable oil to protect it. Aside from that though, it will do its job properly and it is cheap enough that it is worth buying it and using it just for a year or so.