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Recommend a meat grinder?

 
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Jim Cooley



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:09 pm    Post subject: Recommend a meat grinder? Reply with quote

I really need to get a meat grinder, the old-fashioned clamp-it-to-the-tabletop variety.

I won't be grinding more than a couple pounds at a time, at most. I'd do eBay, but with that sort of thing chances are pieces would be missing, broken, etc.

Any recommendations?

I'm NOT going to get a KitchenAid with a grinder attachment, just want something simple and cheap.
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Dilbert



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

>>KA
yup. don't bother. I got a lift bowl KA - the machine as a mixer is superb.
the grinder and the pasta attachments are junk. they do not function as expected.

for a hand crank grinder, head for the flea markets / second hand shops.
if all the pieces are there, it'll last a long time.

do _not_ get into a bargain-with-missing-pcs thinking you can get the missing bit and come out ahead. most of the hand crank grinders are no longer in production / parts chain. either it's all there or it's scrap metal.
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Jim Cooley



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what I expect to do, Dilbert. I just wondered if there were any new gadgets on the market I've overlooked. I doubt you can even buy those old-time crank grinders anymore anywhere outside of a flea market.
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Dilbert



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there's a bunch here:

http://www.meatprocessingproducts.com/manual-meat-grinders.html


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Jim Cooley



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dilbert wrote:
there's a bunch here:

http://www.meatprocessingproducts.com/manual-meat-grinders.html


Those are insanely cheap and just what I was looking for!

I just hope the quality is same as the old-fashioned kind, i.e., not made in China.

Many thanks.
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