The Best Meat Grinder of 2017

by | Aug 24, 2017 | Accessories

In the last few years, I must have tried almost every entry-level and top-line grinder out there. The experience was a mix and match for the most part. On one end, I was deeply saddened by the inferior products that I got for some hard to swallow numbers. On the other hand, I was able to lay my hands on some really good meat grinders, which had all kinds of thoughtful features without the high price tag. So, I won’t complain a lot about the money that I lost on the inferior meat grinders. Fortunately, there were no flares between my wife and me over these products since she was a partner in crime over here.

The last time we tried one of the meat grinders she chose, it gave up on us almost immediately. It started flashing lights pitilessly. As you may know, flashing lights are a universal sign of cardiac arrest for the majority of the kitchen appliances out there. I had hardly used this new unit, so it felt like a punch in the gut. The repair guy quoted a number that didn’t make sense to get the unit repaired. So, I had to forget this hardly used unit for good. A fool and his wallet can be easily parted, isn’t it? Anyways, let me give you a quick run-down of the best meat grinders out there on the market today so that you won’t have to go through all these hassles. So, let’s get started on the gems that I own.

Summary Tables

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Sunmile

SM-G33


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STX

International


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Weston

Pro Series


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Panasonic

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Ginatex

Industrial


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Rating
Weight8.8 lbs12 lbs66 lbs8 lbs13.8 lbs
Wattage800w3000w750w180w2000w
MaterialStainless Steel Cutting BladeStainless Steel Cutting BladesStainless Steel Grinding KnifeStainless Steel Cutting BladeStainless Steel Cutting Blades

Summary Tables

Best Meat Grinder of 2017!

1. Sunmile SM-G33 Meat Grinder

Our Rating:   (4.2/5)
Wattage 800 Watt Lock Motor
Single Button Operation  
Material Stainless Steel
This meat grinder is a budget-friendly option that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. It’s a great entry level grinder that features a sleek design to add a nice modern touch to compliment any kitchen. Grinding meat gives you great control over the foods you eat, and this helped that process become easier. For smooth and dependable grinding, you owe it to yourself to take a good look at the product’s complete profile. So, let’s get started: Product Features: This Sunmile meat grinder is wrapped in a stainless steel body, and it features a polished cast aluminum grinding head to take a beating, and to stay durable and dependable for the long haul. Under the hood, this meat grinder lets you grind up to 170lbs of meat per hour. So, it’s not one of those all looks and no substance meat grinder out there. All thanks to its strong and powerful motor. The package arrives with 3 stainless steel cutting plates, 3 sausage attachments, 1 stainless steel cutting blade, and 1 plastic food pusher. In Use: This unit has helped me grind my own healthy meat easily for over a year now. Yes, I get complete control over the fat and flavor. I loved the fact that they included 3 grinding plates, which helped me grind meat into fine, medium, or coarse consistency as per my preference for the day. I have also used this grinder once to make noodles. It worked well, but it turned out to be difficult to clean affair afterward. But, I have remained content with its meat grinding abilities. It has plenty of power, it’s easy to use, and it’s quite durable too. Moreover, it grinds everything pretty quickly. I am able to process 60 pounds of deer meat in an hour. Unlike the competition, it grinds through the meat with a first pass itself. Pros: The assembly is a 10-year old job. It’s that easy. Frankly speaking, there aren’t too many moving parts, so it should be ready to use almost immediately after placing few parts to the area where they belong. The small size of this meat grinder makes it easy to carry the unit anywhere on the go. Because of its compact size, it won’t take too much real estate either in your kitchen. Moreover, the product features easy to clean internal parts to take care of the cleaning hassle. Cons: It’s not really meant for commercial or heavy duty use. Basically, it’s not meant for bigger jobs. It’s ideal for home use only. Although it’s easy to clean the unit, it’s not dishwasher safe. So, be prepared for the manual cleaning chore. Overall, this product offers great value for your money as long as it’s meant for a single family. Given the price point, rare among us will dislike this meat grinder.

2. STX International Electric Meat Grinder

Our Rating: (4.1/5)
Wattage 3000 Watt Locked Motor
3 Speeds  
Material Stainless Steel Cutting Blades

If you are tired of cranking your old meat grinder, this electric meat grinder may prove to be the ideal breakthrough in your life. Well, don’t let the relatively low price of this unit intimidate you. It has been road-tested by boatloads of people out there. So, you will get what you hoped for, prayed for, and paid for. That being said, there are some drawbacks to this product as well. Let’s get to it starting with the product features.

Product Features:

This meat grinder features a powerful 3000 watts motor, and it comes with three different grinding plates and blades for each one of them. The blades are heavy and sharp. The feeding tube is relatively wide, so you won’t have to put up a fight just to get the meat in the grinder, making it a great barbecue tool. Unlike the competition, it has a size 12 grinding head for getting the job done sooner. It’s an easy-to-use machine, and it has a circuit breaker in place to shut down the machine to prevent motor damage. It’s ideal for processing large backlogs of meat at the comforts of your home.

In Use:

Right off the box, I could tell that this is a higher grade unit. For the price point, the parts are of really good quality. Upon use, it grinds quickly without any jams. Yes, it has never missed a beat. Moreover, the results have always been even and consistent with both fine and coarse grinds. Other than cleaning the unit after use, it’s proved to be a maintenance free unit for me. The product has lasted me for nearly 11 months now. If it lasts more, it would definitely prove to be a sound investment.

Pros:

There are no complex parts or mechanism involved in using this meat grinder. Also, there are only a few parts involved in cleaning. So, cleaning this meat grinder won’t prove to be a pain in the butt. Moreover, it’s not one of those noisy units that will sound like it’s taking off to the space. The motor does make some noise, but it’s less noisy than the other ‘loud appliances’ out there. Better yet, it’s deceptively lightweight, so it won’t take too much space in your kitchen. Furthermore, the product carries a 3-year warranty as well.

Cons:

This unit can’t go into a dishwasher for cleaning. Also, the grinder is not intended to grind bones. If you use it for grinding bones, you will get inconsistent results. Other than this hassle, this meat grinder has been well-received by the masses. Given its extraordinarily low price, it has surpassed most expectations. It’s sure to deliver adequate bang for your buck!

3. Weston Pro Series Meat Grinder

Our Rating: (4.6/5)
Wattage 750w
Sausage Mechanism  
Material Stainless Steel Construction

If you need a heavy duty grinder that can be used in your home or restaurant, you cannot afford to cast a blind eye on this beast. The Weston 1 HP Stainless Steel Electric Meat Grinder can grind a freaking 725 pounds of meat per hour. It’s game for deer, elk, moose, or any other type of meat thrown into it. Let’s dive into the profile of this product to know more about it.

Product Features:

It’s precisely engineered for quiet performance and great durability. It features an offset head design with high speeds and a sturdy handle for portability. Furthermore, it includes a circuit breaker for safety. It’s easy to operate and clean. It can grind efficiently, quickly, and quietly. The package includes 1 stainless steel knife, 2 grinding plates, 3 sausage stuffing funnels, and a heavy-duty stomper. It has rubber feet as well. The rubber feet ensure stability at use.

In Use:

I liked the fact that it comes with a large tube feed. The wide throat combined with the powerful motor really speeds up things. What took me hours on some of the inferior meat grinders was no more than 20 minutes on this Weston meat grinder. Think Mike Tyson in his prime and not any other amateur boxer. Yes, this meat grinder performs like a champ. It doesn’t slow down.

With this unit, there is no need of chopping. It can grind the whole chicken legs without slowing down or stalling. It’s a commercial grade meat grinder, so this might be overkill for household use. Not only does it perform like a breeze, but it doesn’t overheat, and it doesn’t spit food at a far away distance from the plate. I can easily grind about 35lbs of meat in less than half an hour. Moreover, the easy clean up makes it one of the best meat grinder investments in the market. Overall, it’s a solid performer.

Pros:

This meat grinder can be easily dissembled for easy cleaning. It takes less than 10-minutes to snap things apart for cleaning. You can have a conversation without raising your voice while the machine is at work. While you can hear it running, it’s seemingly quiet. It works flawlessly without jamming. It has a solid build to it, and it comes with a 2-year warranty.

Cons:

It’s a bulky meat grinder. The weight comes from its heavy duty construction that’s built to last. So, seniors might require some assistance moving the unit on a working surface. Moreover, it’s not an affordable unit. Given the quality, performance, and usability, there is a high price tag attached to it. But, paying those extra bucks does make all the difference in the world. The quality, appearance, construction, and usability of the product are top-notch, to say the least.

4. Panasonic Meat Grinder

Our Rating: (4.7/5)
 Wattage 180w
1kg of Meat per Minute  
Material Stainless Steel cutting blades

If you are looking for a proven brand to make it to your kitchen without a premium cost attached to it, you can take a look at the Panasonic MK-G20NR Meat Grinder. It’s a well-built and attractive unit that offers great value for money. Yes, it’s built for heavy-duty use. To know what’s more in store, let’s take an in-depth look at this product through the review below:

Product Features:

The Panasonic MK-G20NR Meat Grinder features an efficient 180-watt motor with circuit breaker, which protects the motor from burnout when the unit is overloaded. Furthermore, it has durable metal parts, and the blades are made from high-quality stainless steel. It’s able to crank out 1 kg per minute. With all this power, it’s still a low noise unit. Moreover, the product can be easily broken down for easy cleaning, and it carries a 1-year warranty.

In Use:

I am a devotee of the design and ease of use of this unit. Excellent Japanese craftsmanship is written all over this product. I have used this unit generously during hunting seasons to grind large volumes of meat. So, I can state that it’s no lie that the unit can process a good amount of meat in a short period of time. It runs smoothly and quietly, so I never felt the need to put on a pair of eye protectors. From fine grinding to rough grinding, this unit can do it all. Therefore, I never had problems getting the precise grinding texture that I expected.

Pros:

It’s an affordable unit. It can grind a sizeable amount of meat in a short period of time. The secret lies in the Japanese blade technology. The blade angle is ideal for quick and efficient grinding. It comes with three different cutting blades.  It includes a sausage attachment as well to make sausages on the go. Meaning you don’t buy to buy an extra sausage stuffer, and your counter space stays open. A free recipe guide is included too to help you assist with cooking.

Cons:

It’s not ideal for grinding bones. It can handle skin and fat with good results, but not bones. So, do not force bones into this meat grinder.  Of course, you can always get a better meat grinder than this one, but not at this price point. Given its affordable pricing, it’s worth the asking price.

5. Ginatex Industrial Meat Grinder

Our Rating: (4.1/5)
Wattage 2000w
3 Speed  
Material Stainless steel cutting blades

Do-it-yourself meat grinding doesn’t have to be an expensive affair. The Ginatex 2000 Watt Meat Grinder proves this thing. For its functionality, it comes with a shoestring budget. It can repay itself by many folds by saving you money that you would ideally pay to a butcher. Almost every butcher out there might hate this unit. For its affordable pricing and functionality, this item is not to be missed out in our review. So, let’s get to the details right away.

Product Features:

It features 3 speeds, —high, low, and reverse.  It comes with 3 differing cutting accessories for fine, medium, and coarse grinding. The package includes a host of other accessories as well that’s required to make the set complete such as 3 stainless grinding plates, 1 stainless steel cutting blade, 1 Kubbe attachment, and the instruction guide. The product weighs less than 12 pounds so it can be easily moved to the working area.

In Use:

Upon use, it demonstrates plenty of muscle power, which is rarely seen in low-priced units. It performs flawlessly without getting jammed up. Even first-time users should have no problems running this unit. My novice wife uses this unit like a pro. So, be assured that the end-result will not look like a crime scene. I am not quite sure of the longevity, but I am yet to encounter any broken parts or any other kind of malfunction. I have been using this unit for six months now.

Pros:

It’s one of the cheapest meat grinders out there in the market. The size is pretty compact to keep it light. Unlike other hand cranked models, this electric unit delivers precise and consistent outcome at a good speed for any quantity of meat. The blades are sharp and durable. So, one can anticipate good results for a long duration. You may expect the clean up to be a chore, but it isn’t. All the parts to be cleaned can be easily removed for a fast and easy cleanup.

Cons:

It’s a noisy unit. I am unable to have a conversation when this unit is at work. So, be prepared for the loud noise. If not, simply increase the stereo sound. Also, the sausage stuffer is missing on this unit. Given the low-cost of this unit, it won’t be surprising to know that it’s an intentional omission. Since this is a seemingly low priced unit, some sacrifices should be expected. Overall, it’s an excellent grinder that works well. It’s a nice option for budget-conscious guys out there.

Final thoughts

No matter which unit you pick, you get a winner. For the first timers up to the pro, I have tackled them all. So, I was able to shortlist the ones that are ready to perform faithfully for years without digging a hole in your wallet, Frankly speaking, you will get good results with any of these meat grinders. That being said, your reactions tell me you need a quick round up. So, here we go:

If you are looking for an entry level budget-friendly guy, you can bring home the Sunmile SM-G33 ETL Electric Stainless Steel Meat Grinder. This product has a modern touch to it, and it works well too. The affordable pricing is another convincing purchase factor.

The STX International Model STX-3000-TF Turboforce Electric Meat Grinder & Sausage Stuffer Kit is another low price unit that can clear all your backlog of meat without being heavy on your wallet. It fails to grind bones, but it passes every other test that you might put it through.

If money is no object, you can bring home this beast. The Weston (08-2201-W) Pro Series Electric Meat Grinders is cut above the scope. It can beat almost all its competitors with its sheer power, functionality, and durability.

If you are looking for a sleek, affordable, and heavy duty meat grinder, you can’t go wrong with the Panasonic MK-G20NR Meat Grinder. It’s built to last, and it comes from a reputed brand too.

Finally, the Ginatex 2000 Watt Meat Grinder is an ideal choice for all the budget-conscious guys out there. It works well, and it’s easy to clean as well. One can start with this unit, and upgrade to some expensive models down the road.

 

Billy StewartBilly Stewart

Founder of BarbequeSmoked.com

My dad is a true mans man, and has owned a number of grills. Ranging from gas to charcoal. Growing up with him allowed me to see what different types of rubs, spices, brines, etc went into making the best BBQ. Although my dad was a truck driver, and I had a degree in Information Technology I knew that I wanted to do something about grilling and our recipes.  That’s where Barbeque Smoked comes in.

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