The 4 Best Meat Grinders You Shouldn’t Pass Up

There is nothing, I repeat, NOTHING better than grinding your own meat and grilling it up (indoor grilling it up if you’re me).  From grinding up your own burgers to sausages to making an amazing chili and more, a meat grinder can be a game changer in your kitchen.

Here’s another reason why you should grind your own meat – you’ll know what’s going in it. How many times have you bought ground beef, pork or lamb at the grocery store? Do you really know what went into that meat? Grinding your own meat with a dependable meat grinder let’s you control what you’re family is eating.

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In this post, we researched and reviewed 4 of the best meat grinders on the market. We chose our top picks based on reliability, durability, functionality and ease of use and of course, the quality of the grind that we got.

So with that said, let’s dive right into our top picks for the best meat grinder:

Sunmile SM-G73 ETL Stainless Steel Electric Meat Grinder

This electric grinder comes with a powerful motor that will put out up to 1000W of power. The big #8 tray is all stainless so it’s easy to clean and maintain, while providing a big hopper for you meat. This unit will process up to 185 pounds of meat per hour, if you can keep up, making it wonderful for processing a whole lot real fast.

The accessories include 3 stainless cutting plates, one blade, and 3 types of sausage attachments, plus a plastic food pusher to keep your hands clear of the blades. For home use, this is about as heavy duty as it gets. It’s even powerful enough to chew up small bones, if you are into that sort of thing. At the price advertised, it’s hard to beat this powerful grinder.

Gourmia GMG7000 Prime Plus Commercial Grade Meat Grinder

If you are going to be processing a lot of meat, then you need a strong grinder. This grinder, when fully powered, will run all the way up to 2200 Watts max, and it really isn’t that much more expensive than other offerings. The unit comes with a copper wound motor that is ETL approved, metal gears, and a stainless steel blade.

The look is almost futuristic, and it’ll make a nice addition to your kitchen counter or small processing facility. The 3-way safety switch couldn’t be easier to use. Up for forward, down for reverse. Intuitive and one touch. It comes with a small recipe book, kibbeh attachments, 3 cutting plates, stuffing funnels, locking ring, and a die cast food tray. Also comes with a food pusher and a safety breaker. Grinds away without jamming up. There’s a reason this little package has such glowing reviews. It just works.

Bellemain Manual Meat Grinder

If you are looking for a meat grinder on a budget, then look no further. This little hand grinder will have you cranking out plenty of burger – whether beef, deer, or bird meat – in no time. The simple hand crank is a little on the small side, but it’s easy to hold on to and works well enough. The plastic pusher doubles as a way to sturdy it up on the counter while you crank away.

It’s a compact, 2.2 lb device that’s easy enough to push to the back of your counter or stuff away in a cabinet. Don’t be put off by the plastic casing. While this isn’t going to be my first recommendation for grinding bones, and it doesn’t come with all the extras, it works great for occasional grinding of various meats. If you are looking for a low cost solution for smaller grinding projects, this might be just right for you.

Gideon Hand Crank Manual Meat Grinder with Powerful Suction Base

Solid mix of cost and quality. This grinder from Gideon will have you tearing up all the meat you need for most projects, without hitting your pocket book too hard. Designed deliberately to be user friendly, the blades are fully enclosed for safety. It’s compact, portable, and dishwasher safe. 9.5×7 inches. The base provides a strong suction mechanism to help you hold it in place on the counter, and the handle is easy to turn. Comes with two different sizes of grinding plates for beef, and a thick handled push rod. This will work as a great solution by itself, or as a backup for your electronic grinder. It’s got a great review to price ratio making it a best buy for manual meat grinders.

Which Meat Grinder Should I Buy?

Ultimately, it’s hard to go wrong with any of the meat grinders we listed above. The decision really comes down to how much work you want to put into grinding your own meat and how much you want to spend.

I know several hunters that like to grind their own venison and they definitely won’t be caught with a manual meat grinder. They need the power and the reliability of an electric meat grinder with high quality stainless steel features.

On the other hand, you might just want to grind up some burger meat from time to time and you’re OK putting in a little bit of elbow grease with a manual grinder.

For me, it’s electric all the way (personal opinion) but really the meat grinder you should get depends on your needs.