Which Meat Grinder Do I Need? Which Meat Mincer should I buy?
There are basically two types of grinders, manual grinders and electric grinders. Each type has its own benefits, so when buying a meat grinder you should select the best one to suits your individual needs.
Manual Meat Grinder
If you don’t intend to grind large quantities of meat and only tend to grind meat occasionally, a manual meat grinder may be your best bet. A manual grinder is the least expensive of all the different types of available grinders. However, many manual meat grinders are made of cheap cast iron with a coating of aluminium and tend to rust after a short period of use.
Electric Meat Grinder
If you intend to grind meat on a regular basis, an electric grinder is ideal. An electric grinder is good for grinding large quantities of meat with little effort and quite quickly. However, these types of grinders do cost more but they have grinding plates for different grades and textures of meat e.g. fine, medium and course plus accessories for making sausages etc.
Things To Consider When Choosing A Meat Grinder
Meat grinders are a good way of ensuring you control what exactly goes into your ground meat and sausages. The design behind the grinder has changed little since first introduced but now particularly with electric grinders there are a large variety of types of varying construction, from plastic moulded bodies to steel or aluminium and with differing powers of motor. Before rushing out and buying the first grinder you find, it’s worth looking at some criteria so that you end up with the best meat grinder for the job.
Quantity Of Ground Meat
The amount of meat you plan to grind is an important consideration when choosing a grinder. If you are going to be an occasional user, making the odd batch of home-made burgers, the model you choose should likely be a simple hand grinder or one of the cheaper electric grinders.
On the other hand, if you are going to regularly make your own kebabs or sausages, process different types of meat including game or ground meats as well as possibly grinding your own pet food, you will need a grinder that is large enough and powerful enough to process large quantities of meat. For this purpose electric grinders are best and come in a range of sizes and also a range of different sized motors and features.
You should obviously select an electric meat grinder that is easy to use but the grinder head should be made of coated die-cast metal as this is very long lasting. The Kitchen Genie Meat Grinder itself has a die cast metal head and a powerful 2000 watt motor. This makes it very durable, powerful and efficient. Because of this, it can grind up to 2Kg of meat per minute. The motor is strong, powerful, and durable, meaning it will efficiently serve its purpose for a long time.
The cutting blades and plates are made of stainless steel, and the blades are extremely sharp. The three types of sausage attachments make it fast to make your sausages and thus save you time. This grinder comes will all the basic accessories you will need, which makes it very convenient
It is advisable to set a budget and stick to it after you have determined what type of grinder you need. It is easy to decide by the many and varied functions and features that can come with the expensive models, but will you really need them all.
The Kitchen Genie Powerful Meat Grinder- 2000W has a simple forward and reverse control button and three stainless steel mincing screens for fine, medium and course textures, plus separate attachments for making sausages and kebabs.