It’s a lot cheaper to make your own burgers and sausages and it’s also much healthier. If you buy them pre-prepared they could contain all sorts of additives which aren’t good for you. However, if you buy meat that has already been ground, it might not be the right texture or thickness. How convenient would it be if you could decide on the thickness of your ground meat? Well, if you get a meat grinder you will be able to do this and create your own burgers and sausages. You will also be able to make meatballs and other dishes such as chili. In this article, we are going to take a look at meat grinders and give you our top picks. 


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The Powerful STX Turboforce Classic 3000 Series Electric Meat Grinder & Sausage Stuffer: 4 Grinding...
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If you want to grind a lot of meat, this is the appliance for you. It is not for commercial use, but it will grind between 180 and 240 pounds of meat an hour as long as the meat is properly prepared, that is, either stripped or chopped. The type of meat used also affects the amount of meat produced. If it is tough, it will take a little longer. Also, it will depend on which grinding plate you use. It has an impressive 3-pound capacity meat tray with a feeder tube opening of 2” in diameter which adds to the high-volume delivery. It’s important to note that this grinder will not grind bones, fruit, vegetables, or nuts. 

The grinder has a locked wattage of 3,000 watts, but typically uses 800 – 1,200 watts while grinding, giving you a saving on electricity. It has 3 speeds: high, low, and reverse. High is used for meat grinding, and low for stuffing sausages. The reverse is used if your meat gets jammed up.

The grinder includes a polished aluminum grinding head and meat hopper, both of which are long-lasting. The grinder comes with an impressive number of accessories. There are 3 strong 304-grade stainless steel cutting blades and 3 sizes of grinding plates so that you can decide what the texture of your meat is going to be. There is a sausage stuffing plate and 3 different sizes of sausage stuffing tubes, 1/2″, 5/8″, and 3/4″. There is a meat stuffer, 2 meat shredder claws, and a 3 – in – 1 burger slider press. Also, the grinder comes with a Kubbe attachment. In case you don’t know what this is, a Kubbe is a Middle Eastern dish that is made from cylinders of lamb and bulgur wheat. The center is stuffed with spiced minced lamb, the ends are sealed, and the cylinders are deep-fried. 

The Powerful STX Turboforce Classic 3000 Series Electric Meat Grinder & Sausage Stuffer: 4 Grinding...
  • The Turboforce 3000 Series Classic is a Powerful “Home Use” Grinder and has a Locked Motor Wattage of 3000 Watts but Normally Uses between 800 Watts & 1200 Watts “Under Load” (While Grinding). This Grinder Grinds between 180 and 240 Lbs of Meat per Hour (When Prepped for Grinding Properly - Stripped or Cubed). This also depends on the Size of Grinding Plate being used, the Type of Meat being Ground and the Consistency of the Meat being ground.
  • Includes: 1 - Size #12 Polished Aluminum (Food Grade) Grinding Head and Meat Hopper, 3 - 304 Grade Stainless Steel Cutting Blades, 3 - Sizes of Grinding Plates, 1 - Beaner (Sausage Stuffing) Plate, 3 - Sizes of Sausage Stuffing Tubes (1/2", 5/8" & 3/4"), 1 - Kubbe/Kibbe Making Attachment & 1 - Meat Pusher/Stuffer. We have also added 2 Free Meat Shredder Claws and a Free 3-in-1 Burger-Slider Press/Maker which you will find Very Useful!
  • The Meat Auger that comes with this unit Features AVI (Advanced Variable Intake) Technology and when combined with the 2-1/8" Hopper Opening for feeding the meat, provides you with the capability of grinding larger portion sizes of meat. This Grinder has a Size #12 Grinding Head and the Grinding Plates included with this grinder are 2-5/8" in diameter which also allows much more meat to be ground in a much shorter time compared to Size #8 and Size #5 Meat Grinders.
  • PLEASE READ THIS: DO NOT grind Animal Tendons, Vegetables, Plants, Nuts or Fruits with this grinder. This is a "Heavy Duty" Household Meat Grinder and is Not Intended for Commercial Use. This MEAT Grinder "WILL NOT" GRIND BONES! Although you may see customer comments/reviews indicating otherwise, results are not consistent, and you will most likely be dissatisfied with your purchase of this product.
  • ALL STX International Products come with a 30-Day Unconditional Money Back Guaranty which also includes a 3-Year Warranty with the Cost of Parts and Labor Included. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE FOR MANY MORE PHOTOS & INFORMATION ON THIS PRODUCT!

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Pros
  • 3.000-watt capacity
  • Can grind between 180 and 240 pounds of meat an hour
  • An impressive selection of accessories
  • 3-pound meat tray
  • 30-day money-back guarantee and 3-year warranty on parts and labor
Cons
  • 1 person complained that it seized up after 1 minute of operation
  • Another person complained that it wouldn’t grind
 

Aobosi Electric Meat Grinder 【2000W Max 】Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Meat Mincer with 3 Grinding...
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This meat grinder is durable and strong as it is made from heavy-duty stainless steel. It has a metal gearbox and metal gears.

The Aobosi can provide 2,000 watts of power, but you will generally only need to use 800 watts when you are grinding 2 pounds of meat making it economical to use.

It has an on/off switch and a reverse button which is useful if your meat gets jammed. The auger will then rotate in the opposite direction. There is also a circuit breaker that prevents motor burnout.

This meat grinder comes with plenty of accessories including 3 stainless steel cutting plates. You can choose how you want your meat to be, coarse, medium, or fine. Whichever you use, the meat will be squeezed out without destroying the meat fiber. The meat stays cool and the flavor isn’t lost. Also, there is a Kubbe attachment and 3 sausage stuffing tubes in various sizes.

The parts shouldn’t be put in a dishwasher. Wash them by hand in warm water and always dry them to stop them from rusting. 

The grinder won’t grind bones so it’s best not to try. However, it will grind vegetables, fruit, and garlic.

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Pros
  • Made of heavy-duty stainless steel
  • 2,000 watts of power
  • 3 stainless steel cutting plates
  • 30-day money-back guarantee and 12-month replacement warranty
Cons
  • One customer complained that it wasn’t as heavy-duty as it was advertised
  • Another customer said you have to shut it down for 10 minutes after using it for 10 minutes
 

Twinzee Electric Meat Grinder and Sausage Stuffer for Ground Meat (White) - Food Processor, Meat...
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This meat grinder is heavy duty so you can expect to have it for a long time. It comes with 3 metallic meat plates and 3 sausage attachments. These come in thin, medium, and large, so you can choose both the texture of your meat and the size of your sausage.

It has a 1,500-watt motor, a large tray, and a pusher which allows lots of chunks of meat to be minced. There is a reverse switch, so you don’t have to worry if the meat gets jammed up. 

Don’t put the parts in the dishwasher. Wash by hand in warm water and dry immediately to stop rusting. 

Other positive factors include the fact that it is lightweight and that it has a recipe book included in the package.

Twinzee Electric Meat Grinder and Sausage Stuffer for Ground Meat (White) - Food Processor, Meat...
  • POWER, EFFICIENCY AND ELEGANCE - The Twinzee meat grinder sausage stuffer is particularly efficient, heavy duty and fast thanks to its 1500W motor ; the meat grinder electric has a trapezoid shape for increased stability and stays stylish with its leather style housing
  • ALL THE ACCESSORIES YOU NEED, FOR FREE - The meat chopper comes with free attachments for mixer you'll love : three metalic meat plates (thin 3mm, medium 5mm, and wide 7mm), 3 sausage attachments (thin, medium and large), and a pusher : Let's get grinding
  • PRACTICAL USES - After putting just a few parts together in record time, the home meat grinder will make grinding meat a piece of ...well... cake : The meat mincer's large tray and pusher allow for chunks meat to be minced, while the “reverse” function prevents food from getting stuck in the pipe
  • EASY MAINTENANCE - After preparing minced meat or ground chicken meat with our free recipe book, the the parts of our meat mixer are quick to dismantle and to wash : pass them under running water after use and make sure to dry them immediately, do NOT leave them out to dry and do NOT put them in the dishwasher
  • SAFETY & TWINZEE GUARANTEE - The meat processor is very lightweight for easy transport, has a safety against overheating for maximum durability and is covered by our “100% satisfied or your money back” 30-day guarantee along our 1 year manufacturer’s warranty for your meat grinders

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Pros
  • Heavy duty
  • 3 meat accessories and 3 sausage attachments
  • 1,500-watt motor
  • 30-day money-back guarantee and a 1-year warranty on parts
Cons
  • Not dishwasher safe
  • One person complained that the metal plates rusted
 

Sunmile SM-G73 Heavy Duty Electric Meat Grinder and Sausage Stuffer Maker 1000W Max with Stainless...
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This heavy-duty grinder will grind up to 180 pounds of meat per hour and you don’t even need to leave it to rest in this time. It gives you 1,000 watts of power, but you only need to use 600 watts to grind your meat efficiently.

The outer frame of this grinder is made from stainless steel which is durable and strong. The meat tray and grinder are both made from polished cast aluminum which is also a strong metal. You will find that the appliance is long-lasting.

The grinder comes with a stainless steel cutting blade and 3 stainless steel plates. You can choose if you want your meat coarse, medium, or fine. There is also a sausage stuffer and a plastic food pusher. These accessories can all be washed in the dishwasher, saving you time cleaning them yourself. However, the aluminum components of this grinder should not be washed in the dishwasher and must be washed by hand.

It is easy to start with just one simple button. There is also a reverse switch for if your meat gets jammed. In addition, it has a circuit breaker to prevent the motor from burning out. Other benefits include good ventilation when running. A negative is that you can’t grind bones in this grinder.

Sunmile SM-G73 Heavy Duty Electric Meat Grinder and Sausage Stuffer Maker 1000W Max with Stainless...
  • High Power and Strong Motor: Features 600W rated power and 1000W max locked power. Endurable gears and gearbox to release powerfully. Grind up to 185 pounds per hour
  • Stainless Steel Material: The big size wrapped body is made of stainless steel while the big capacity tray #8 and the grinder head are made of polished cast aluminum. All of them are food grade and ETL certificated, secure to use in grinding
  • Fully Functional to Prepare Food : Meat grinder comes with 3 various stainless steel cutting plates for coarse, medium, fine grinding of meat that makes stuffing and filling and 1 big sausage stuff to help to meet your sausage stuffing needs. All cutting plates and cutting blade can be washed in the dishwasher. Complete accessories includes 1 stainless steel cutting blade, 3 various stainless steel cutting plates; 1 plastic food pusher; 1 Sausage attachment
  • Easy and Safety Operation: Big button with ON/OFF/Reserve/Reset makes it easy to start and reserve and reset. Circuit breaker locked in to prevent motor burnout in case. Safety switch in the button to make sure your safety use again. Good ventilation when running
  • Manufacturer Backup: All of our Sunmile Meat Grinders has 1 year manufacturer warranty. In case you are in need of any help such as replacing parts or accessories, please feel free to contact us and we will always respond in 24 hours with best and saving-trouble solution for you

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Pros
  • Made from durable stainless steel
  • 1,000 watts of power
  • Circuit breaker
  • 1-year manufacturer’s warranty
Cons
  • One customer claimed that if the meat was above 32F, you would get a mess rather than ground meat
 

Chefman Choice Cut Electric Meat Grinder, 3 Stainless Steel Grinding Plates for Fine, Medium &...
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This meat grinder provides 700 watts of power which is sufficient power to grind 3 and a half pounds of meat per minute. It has a reverse function so if your meat gets jammed you just need to press this button to sort out the problem.

It comes with plenty of accessories – 3 durable stainless steel grinding plates in different sizes from coarse, to medium, to fine, 3 sausage stuffing funnels of differing sizes, and a Kubbe attachment. There is a large meat loading tray and a food pusher which guides the meat down the chute to be ground.

If you are looking for tender meat, you can grind it twice in this grinder. However, if the meat is fatty, it’s not advisable to do it more than once.

It is safe and easy to clean. All the parts are dishwasher safe to a temperature of 131F. Other benefits include durable suction cups to keep the appliance steady on your work surface. For even tastier meat, mix in herbs and spices before grinding.

Chefman Choice Cut Electric Meat Grinder, 3 Stainless Steel Grinding Plates for Fine, Medium &...
  • SPICE UP YOUR PROTEIN: Create delicious, custom sausages, ground meat blends, or seasoning mixes right at home with this heavy-duty tool. Perfect for making bratwurst, Italian sausages, meatballs, bologna, and even breadcrumbs.
  • MEET YOUR MEAT MAKER: With a variety of attachments, you can make anything from hamburgers and hot dogs to meatloaf and chili. Accessories include 3 stainless steel grinding plates, 3 sausage stuffing funnels, a meat loading tray, a kibbeh attachment, and a food pusher to guide food down the chute. The 2-in-1 collection tray doubles as lid for accessory storage.
  • FRESH FLAVOR EVEN FASTER: This meat grinder has a powerful 700-Watt motor that grinds 3. 5 pounds of beef, lamb, chicken, pork, and more per minute so you can create fresh protein blends even faster. The reverse function prevents clogging so you can keep grinding without any interruptions. For more tender results, some meats can be ground twice. However, fatty meats should only be ground once.
  • SAFE AND EASY TO CLEAN: Durable suction cups lock the unit into place for sturdy operation. Designed with a dual on/off switch for added safety. Removable parts are easy to clean; the food pusher, collection tray, sausage, and kibbeh attachments are dishwasher safe at a maximum temperature of 131°F.
  • RESOURCES: cETL approved with advanced safety technology for long lasting durability, & 1-year hassle-free assurance provided by Chefman, so you can purchase worry-free - we've got your back! For information on how to use your product, scroll down for a PDF User Guide and Quickstart Guide. 700 Watts/120 Volts – RJ46

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Pros
  • 700 watts of power
  • Plenty of accessories
  • Kubbe attachment
  • Parts are dishwasher safe
Cons
  • One customer complained that it was loud and didn’t grind properly
 

Electric Meat Grinder, cheffano ALTRA Stainless Steel Meat Grinder, Sausage Maker, 2000W Max,with 3...
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This electric meat grinder is made from durable 304 food-grade reinforced stainless steel and has a copper engine that has been built to reduce noise output.

The maximum wattage of the appliance is 2,000 watts, but it will grind 3 pounds of meat per minute at 350 watts.

It has 3 stainless steel grinding plates for fine, medium, and coarse cuts. There is also a sausage maker and a Kubbe attachment. You can grind herbs and spices, such as garlic, ginger, and chili in it, but not bones or nuts.

It has 3 buttons, on and off, and reverse for if your meat gets jammed.

Electric Meat Grinder, cheffano ALTRA Stainless Steel Meat Grinder, Sausage Maker, 2000W Max,with 3...
  • 【Durable & Powerful Copper Motor, Fast & Efficient】  Designed with powerful 350W(2000W Max) durable and noise-reduction all-cooper engine, this cheffano ALTRA electric meat grinder for home use grinds meat fast and efficiently Voltage:120V/60Hz.☆3 pounds of meat can be minced per minute.☆【Notice】: Please allow the motor cool down after 10 minutes grinding.
  • 【3-IN-1 Multi-Use Food Grinder】①3 Size stainless steel grinding plates(Diameter of the apertures: 2mm, 5mm, 7mm) for a variety of Fine, Medium, and Coarse cuts. ②Sausage maker & Kubbe attachment for you to make all kinds of tasty sausage or yummy kubbeh.③With this electric meat grinder for home use, you can not only taste the mouth-watering burgers, meatballs, meatloaf, sausages at ease but also can grind garlic, chili, ginger, etc which is your ideal electric meat grinder for home use
  • 【Safe Designed Electric Meat Grinder】This electric meat grinder for home use is outstanding, stylish, and upscale, made of #304 food-grade reinforcement stainless steel, thicken aluminum alloy and high-end ABS, owns strongly anti-corrosion, a safe and durable quality .【Notice】Animal bones, nuts, or any other hard objects are not recommended to the electric meat grinder for home use.
  • 【Simple To Use & Clean】①Simple to operate with 3 buttons (On/Off/Reverse). REV function: The reverse button is for rotating our electric grinder meat in the opposite direction when getting jamming to prevent the motor burnout in case. ②All parts of the main body can be disassembled, combine that is very convenient and handy to clean. 【Notice】Hand washes only, please apply warm soapy water to wash.
  • 【Cheffano's Magic To Get Handmade Meat】The working principle of this electric meat grinder for home use is the same as handmade chewy meat. With this grinder meat, DIY your family food and control the meat fat ratio. The auger slowly grinds the meat in 3 steps spiral extrusion without destroying the meat fiber, which keeps the meat cool and locks in the texture and flavor of the meat. 【Warranty Service】30-day money-back guarantee, 12-month replacement warranty, and lifetime service support!

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Pros
  • Made from durable stainless steel
  • Quiet engine
  • 3 stainless steel grinding plates
  • 30-day money-back guarantee and 1-year parts replacement warranty
Cons
  • Needs to cool down for 10 minutes after using for 10 minutes
  • Not dishwasher safe 
 

Best Meat Grinders – Buyers Guide

What is a Meat Grinder?

A meat grinder is used to mince meat at home. If can also be used for fish and vegetables. It usually comes with different plates so you can decide on the size of your grind. You can even make breadcrumbs and fill sausage casings, making it a versatile piece of kitchen equipment. Yes, you could use a mincing knife, but a grinder is so much easier to use and it’s also quicker.

How Does a Meat Grinder Work?

A meat grinder has a funnel on top into which you put the meat or whatever else you are using. From here it goes into a horizontal screw conveyor which partially mixes the food. It then reaches the fixed hole plate where the meat comes out minced. You can get hand grinders that have been around for years, or you can go for the easy option which is an electric meat grinder.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions about meat grinders, feel free to contact us. We have answered a few of the more popular questions here.

Why Should I Buy a Meat Grinder When I can Buy Meat Already Minced?

For a start, grinding your own meat results in a fresher taste. It can also reduce the chances of catching illnesses such as E. coli. 

Can I Grind Any Type of Meat?

Yes. Pork, however, can be a little difficult because it has a wetter texture. If you do decide to grind pork, choose fresh shoulder or loin.

What Part of the Meat is the Best to Grind?

Fatty cuts are the best to use. They can be tough, but this will be disguised when the meat is ground. 

Final Thoughts

We hope that you have learned more about electric meat grinders from this article and that you have managed to find one to suit out of our choices. We stand by our top pick of the STX Turboforce Classic 3000 Series. It has a maximum wattage of 3,000 watts and comes with the best set of accessories out of all the grinders we have reviewed. Not only does it have 3 sizes of grinding plates and 3 sizes of sausage stuffing tubes, but there is also a meat stuffer, 2 meat shredder claws, a Kubbe attachment, and a 3 – 1 burger press. It has the capability of grinding around 250 pounds of meat per hour. It also has the longest warranty out of all the grinders we have looked at. 

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