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Meat grinder at Harbor Freight

StoicDudeStoicDude Posts: 80
edited 6:04PM in EggHead Forum
Hey guys, just wanted to let you know about the deal that I got.
It's an electrical model, normally $60, on sale for $50 and there is a 20% coupon which makes it $40.

I got it on Friday and picked up some USDA Prime top sirloin from Costco.
Best burgers ever.
Only suggestion from me is to switch it to the fine cutting plate. I had it on the medium, which made the burgers fall apart easy at first.
I ll take pictures next time. I will also try to mix different cuts of meat. The top sirloin was great, but a bit expensive and I would have liked a bit more fat.

If anybody has suggestions for what types of cuts to use, please post. I thought about using chuck next time.
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  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,382
    Do you have a link to the store and that product. With coupon? Thanks.
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
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  • Serial GrillerSerial Griller Posts: 1,186
    Brisket makes great burgers
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  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Mix sirloin 50-50 with chuck makes a good burger. When ribeyes are on sale they make a great burger too. -RP
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  • Molly, this must be the one:

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=99598

    I am also interested in where to find the coupon.

    Faith
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,008
    Here ya go, ladies. I used one like this a month or two ago. Just print it and take it to the store. Only good for retail stores though.

    http://www.harborfreightusa.com/html/MagazineLanders/3-general/images/20_c.jpg

    If I see an online coupon, I'll let you know.
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,008
    Horrible Freight stores...

    2835 E. FOUNTAIN BLVD. Colorado Springs
    154 W. FLETCHER AVE Tampa

    :)

    Or, search here...

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/retail_stores.taf
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
     
    Can't win for loosin...

    This almost looks exactly like one of the Cabella's grinders for $200.

    If you would, do me a favor and look at the drive and see if the connection from the head to the motor is plastic or steel.

    Congratulations that looks like it is a great deal.

    Don't stop at hamburgers. Give thirdeye's Farm Sausage a try. That is fantastic, we make it all the time.

    Here is another treat, High Mountain Summer Saussage.

    sausage_summer.jpg

    You are going to enjoy that new toy.

    GG
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  • StoicDudeStoicDude Posts: 80
    Sorry guys that I didn't post the link, but I figured you would find it, because of the age of the internets. Same with the coupon. That is how I found the coupon. :lol:

    I don't know exactly what you mean by head to the drive and I am not in the disassembling mood today so I can only say that the little "nipple" piece that sticks out of the housing is metal.
    I looked at the schematic in the manual and that is labeled as the motor, so the end piece of that motor is metal. I don't know if that helps.
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  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
     
    The head is what you remove to clean. The worm gear inside the head on the motor side has either a plastic drive piece/gear or a metal drive piece/gear.

    Either way it is a great price.

    GG
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  • StoicDudeStoicDude Posts: 80
    Ok. Thanks for explaining that. It is all metal. I ll check when I get back home, but I am pretty sure it is metal.
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