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Meat grinder purchase

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I'm looking to buy a meat grinder to make sausages, burgers and prep meat for my dogs. We're leaning towards an electric due to the fact that a manual one won't work on my kitchen counter - no good place to attach one. While I won't be grinding huge amounts at any one time, I do anticipate using it at least several times a month.

At this point the Waring Pro MG-800 ($199.00 @ Amazon.com and yes I will buy through Chef Talk link) is my choice. It has the necessary attachments for sausage making, a 450 watt motor, a reverse switch and 5-year warranty.

I'd appreciate any feedback anyone could provide on their experiences with electric grinders and the Waring line in particular.

Thanks,
Willie
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This grinder Northern Industrial Electric Meat Grinder | Grinders | Northern Tool + Equipmentgets rave reviews over on the BBQ forums
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I've just used the Kitchenaid attachment for their stand mixers and had good results. Has held up well and I think i sup to the level of use you're talking about.

Assuming you have a kitchenaid stand mixer of course.

Phil
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Look at the Amps it draws. The more amps and watts the stronger the motor. Stronger motor the better the unit. Whatever you do dont buy Black/Decker.
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Thanks for your imput. Phil I don't have a KitchenAid so that's not an option. Mary - I'll check out the Northern Industrial grinder - that sounds like a deal. Ed - Black & Decker wasn't on my radar screen - didn't know they even made meat grinders!

Willie
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More than a dozen years ago I had a couple of wild boar, as well as several deer, and decided to start making my own sausage. Bought a Tasin grinder for $99, figuring if it only made it through that season I'd still be ahead of the game.

It comes with three plates, a sausage stuffer, and an attachment for making that specialized Japanese sausage who's name I can never remember.

I'm still using it. It's not a heavy-use applience, but does get a work out grinding game and other meats, and even seafood for when I make my Seafood Lollipops and Seafood Burgers.

Cabella's has a similar unit. Given your stated level of use, and if the price is right (I haven't checked recently), that's the route I'd go.
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Check out ALLIEDKENCO.COM for meat processing equipment. They offer a really huge selection of meat grinders that'll suit your purpose.

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no concensus here!

Well, good luck on your purchase and let us know what you select and how it works out.

Phil
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Go on web look up WESTON or MAVERICK. They both make several models.

B&D stopped making in 2001 . Thank God biggest piece of junk I ever had it melted meat before chopping it.. second only to their coffee maker.
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From what I tell both the Tasin model and the Northern Industrial/Tool model are made by the same company. They are identical with two exceptions - motor size and price. The Tasin that KYH bought a while back has a 1200 watt motor and goes for $185.00 now. The NI/Tool grinder that Mary suggested has a 1000 watt motor with a $99.00 price tag. I believe the wattage numbers are what is consumed and not what is put out. In one review I read the person owned both machines and said she could not tell any difference in performance.

So I'm going to purchase the Northern Industrial/Tool grinder from Amazon.com thru ChefTalk link and I'll follow up after I start cranking out some burgers and sausage.

Thanks again for everyone's input - it is appreciated!

Willie
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