Meat grinder parts
Meat grinder parts - all you need
Meat grinder parts are easy to find, and we’re here to help you selecting the right parts for your grinder. You can also check some of the ideas presented and try it yourself at home, maybe you will end up grinding much more than just meat.
The inventor of the meat grinder was Karl Drais, a 19th century German inventor, who brought a lot of convenience into the kitchens of that time.
The biggest benefit in having a meat grinder is the cost. By grinding your own meat your will get your burgers cheaper. Add it up until you repay your grinding machine in no time and spend those savings in something else.
Although we have lots and different sizes appliances in our home it is hard to find someone who has a meat grinder. Since we no longer raise, kill and process our food we trust the meat shop to do the grinding part for us. This way there is no guarantee that you are getting just your own meat grinded; it might contain other pieces left over in the grinder since it’s difficult to take those bits without taking the meat grinder parts out to wash. And that is usually when they are closing down the shop.
The only way to ensure that you know exactly what you’re getting is by grinding your own meat at home. This is easy and fast if you use meat without any bone in it or using an electric grinder. You can also mix different meats together to give a special taste or even mix your meat or fish with vegetables. The advantage of fresh and tasty!
Meat grinder parts
There are many models of meat grinder but the parts are very alike. As we can see in the images the electric model and the manual consists mainly of a feed screw the cutting blade a plate and a screw cap that will hold all of this inside the body of the meat grinder.
The most common replacements are the plates and the cutting blade you can follow this table to know which model you should buy:
Hole in the center
2 3/8 in
#8 or #323
2 3/4 in
#10 or #12 or #333
3 1/4 in
#20 or #22
3 15/16 in
5 1/16 in
5 1/8 in
Cleaning your meat grinder parts
By removing the fixing screw the grinder can be disassembled completely allowing you to clean all your meat grinder parts, see this video example:
Ideas for your meat grinder
It is possible to grind way more stuff than just meat with your meat grinder, here is some ideas that people used their grinder for:
- Ham for ham salad sandwiches
- Ceviche made with ground fish
- Ham salad, tuna salad and egg salad
Ground raisin cookies
By changing the plate to one with bigger holes it is also possible to produce breadcrumbs or making filled sausage.