The only way to make sure you are using the best cuts of meat, even when making burgers, is to grind your meat yourself and for this you need a good quality meat grinder. (If you buy ready minced meat from a supermarket, you have to expect that they will have included all sorts of undesirable bits in it including gristle and fat).
Why choose the LEM meat grinder? Because it is the best on the market. The LEM meat grinder also allows you to make home made sausages, again with the benefits of controlling what goes in the sausages.
This LEM meat grinder is the #8 0.35HP electric grinder (0.35 horse power – the speed at which it grinds). It can grind about 240 pounds of meat an hour, and is the perfect size for home grinding.
It is made of solid stainless steel, there’s a sturdy feel to this machine, it’s heavy and should last you for years. It comes with a meat tray that measures 11.5 inches by 8.5 inches, with a depth of 2.25 inches.
You also get three stainless steel plates, one coarse and one fine and one for sausage stuffing, an auger with the famous “big bite” to ensure that meat enters it easily, three stuffing tubes, plus a stainless steel knife and a meat stomper. The gears and roller bearings are all made of steel, and it also has a circuit breaker that automatically stops the machine if meat gets stuck. As it is electric, it is easy to operate, (the motor does all the hard work), and you can use this meat grinder for grinding other things too – for example, making breadcrumbs. To get the best out of this meat grinder, grind your meat twice, first using the coarse plate, and then the fine plate.
What’s more LEM provide a two year warranty on parts and labor. Replacement plates are easy to come by.
This version of the LEM is straight forward to assemble (and disassemble for cleaning). You can grind any type of meat in it – beef, lamb, pork, as well as game meats like rabbits and elk and deer venison, it even gets through chicken bone (if you are preparing dog food). It is recommended that you take it apart and clean it thoroughly before attempting your first grind.
The best way to see how well this thing works (and to get a close up of all the parts, showing how well it is made, including a look at the famous “big bite” auger) is to to view the following video review:
The LEM meat grinder is also available on eBay:
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