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Meat Grinders

edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
I ordered the STX Turboforce 3000 on Amazon today.

How many here grind their own meat ? I know I will be able to grind meat for hamburgers. What kind of "blends" will I be able to make and/or what cuts of meats make good burgers ? What else can I do with the Grinder ?




  • ranger rayranger ray Posts: 812
    i have been grinding my own meat for 35 years..... started with a hand crank..... then bought a little "oster" model..... now i have a one horsepower cabela's grinder...u can used the grinder to stuff sausage.... make hamburger a meat cuber.... and i use a jerky slicer for it too..... there 's nothing like making freshly ground meats.... i grind deer.... beef .... pork.... chicken and turkey....i like ground chuck for burgers.... i grind pork and some beef for stuffed cabbages( referred to as "halupki's" around here the nepa coal region..... i also have a motorized 30 pound stuffer.... and a 30 pound mixed..... most folks don't need that kind of "fire power"..... but if there's a cabela;s near you..... you can get things at a tremendous discount in the " bargain cave"....( folks return things) i suspect they buy it during hunting season.... use the gear and return the stuff after using it thereby avoiding the purchase of said equipment....i wish i would have bought heavy duty gear (could not afford it when i was a college kid)... it takes me more time to clean the gear than it does now that i have quality gear....
  • ranger rayranger ray Posts: 812
    i meant to say..... i can crank out a 30 pound batch of less time than it takes to clean up....
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    I hear you with that, my clean up time is much longer than my grinding and stuffing. -RP
  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,246
    I grind my own beef when I have the trimmings. I have also made sage sausage and chorizo using the recipe from Smoke n Spice (Jamisons).

    I only have the Kitchenaid grinding attachment, which is okay for light weight/personal use.
  • That's the model that I've been watching as well. Let me/us know what you think about it. Reviews are good but I have to clear out some space to hide it so momma doesn't notice it for a

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