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cbates



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04 12 1:05 am    Post subject: sausage grinder stuffer equipment question Reply with quote

Looking at buying a great sausage grinder/stuffer. Thankfully I saw the posts about KitchenAid and am not going to waste my money on this-

Been doing some searches on ebay and found a stainless steel electric grinder/stuffer that looks good. Anyone have any insight on this equipment or others? New MTN Gearsmith Commercial Heavy Duty Special Carbon Steel 1HP Automatic Meat Grinder #12 blade

Here is the link:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-True-1HP-Commercial-Electric-Meat-Grinder-12-No-12-/220768554241

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04 12 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are you planning on grinding up? Bones? Laughing
I have a 1/2 hp from Northern Tool $100 and I have a hard time keeping up with it.
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200451267_200451267
It's seen about 10 or 12 deer and who knows how many cases of pork butts.
I use a separate stuffer.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04 12 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jarhead wrote:
What are you planning on grinding up? Bones? Laughing
I have a 1/2 hp from Northern Tool $100 and I have a hard time keeping up with it.
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200451267_200451267
It's seen about 10 or 12 deer and who knows how many cases of pork butts.
I use a separate stuffer.

I second Jarhead's recommendations.
I've heard conflicting reports on the MTN grinders. Biggest concern seems to be the REAL power of the motor (noisy, really strains under load, emits smell). Despite what the ad copy says,"Simply plug and grind your way to financial success..." I'm a bit wary of them.
The NT grinder is very popular and at a great price. If you think you'll need MORE power, many sausage makers like the 'beefier' models from LEM and/or Cabelas.
Oh, and DO invest in a separate stuffer! The 5-lb $99 Grizzly Stuffer is another good value.
Grizzly stuffer:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04 12 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So is the grizzly stuffer manual or electric? Thanks for the input!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05 12 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cbates wrote:
So is the grizzly stuffer manual or electric? Thanks for the input!!

Manual. Easy to control & crank for one person.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05 12 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Others may differ, but I would also stay away from carbon steel heads and trays and look for stainless steel. You will pay more up front but not have to worry about dis-colorization, pitting, oxidizing, etc.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05 12 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guys are a source for a wealth of information- GREATLY appreciated! I will be sure to pass on my knowledge once I have something intelligent to share!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05 12 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cbates wrote:
You guys are a source for a wealth of information- GREATLY appreciated! I will be sure to pass on my knowledge once I have something intelligent to share!


Pat yourself on the back... you just shared something intelligent! Wink
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