BEST MEAT GRINDERS 2017

People use meat grinders for a variety of task, some use it to grind whole carcasses for pet food, and hunters need to grind 100s of pound/kilo of meat after a hunt, while others just want to grind enough meat for 4-5 burgers. Unlike most reviews, this review won’t list the top ten grinders but will pick the best grinders for a particular task. We have look and to a lesser extent tested a variety of grinders for a variety of task, and come up with 10 grinders. Each of these grinders are what we consider the best in their category. Some are the best for heavy duty, grinding hundreds of pounds of meat in one afternoon, others are great for grinding whole chickens for their cat and dog.

COMPARISON TABLE

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ITEMS WEIGHT POWER GRINDER SIZE PURPOSE PRICE PURCHASE
STX-4000-TB2 Turboforce II "Quad" Air Cooled 13lbs 600W 12" HUNTER'S CHOICE $$
Weston No. 22 Commercial Meat Grinder 1 HP 66lbs 750W 22" PET LOVERS $$$$$
LEM W782A Stainless Steel Big Bite Electric #32 (1.5-HP) 77lbs 1100W 32" BONE CRUSHER $$$$$$
LEM #10 Stainless Steel Clamp-on Hand Grinder 8lbs N/A 10" #1 MANUAL GRINDER $
STX INTERNATIONAL 3000-MF Megaforce Air Cooled 12lbs 600W 12" GOURMET'S CHOICE $$
Sunmile SM-G50 ETL Max 1.3HP #12 Heavy Electric Meat Grinder 14lbs 350W 12" BARGIN HUNTER$
Sunmile SM-G73 ETL St #8 Electric Meat Grinder Max 1000W 11lbs 600W 8" LIGHT GRINDER $
STX INTERNATIONAL STX-1800-MG Magnum Air Cooled Grinder 13lbs 600W 12" HOMECOOK'S CHOICE $
Magic Mill Pro Heavy Duty Multi-functional Meat Grinder 17lbs 600W 12" ALL IN ONE $$
Rikon 10-308 Meat Saw With Grinder, 10-Inch 136lbs 500W 12" FARMER'S WORKHORSE $$$$$$

1. STX-4000-TB2 Turboforce (HUNTER'S CHOICE)

The STX-4000-TB2 Turboforce II is ideal for hunters, its compact, weighing in at just 13 pounds, meaning you can take to the cabin/camp site where you can hook it up to a generator.  Its peak output is 2000 Watts but has three settings - High, Low and Reverse.  The low setting is useful if the generator you are using has a low capacity. We tested this beast of a machine, and it can grind about 200 pounds (or 90 kilos) of meat in an hour. It comes with a patented Quad air cooling system that cools the grinder when in operation, thereby doubling its lifespan.   It comes with 3 Stainless Blades, 5 Grinding Plates, 1 Beaner Plate, Set of 3 Stuffing Tubes and Kubbe Attachment

PRO
CON
3 Year Warranty
Cannot Grind Bones
Grinds 200 lbs/Hour 
 
Sausage Making
 
2000 Watt Peak Power 
 


2. Weston No. 22 Commercial Meat Grinder 1 HP (PET LOVERS)

The Weston No. 12 Commercial Meat Grinder 1 HP is a great meat grinder for individuals or families who own cats or dogs, especially if you have many of them. Its bone-crushing ability allows you to grind whole carcasses of chicken, bones and all, so you can produce your own pet food. Making your own pet food is healthier for your pet, and at the same time, you save money. The ability to grind 700 pounds and hour ables you to produce enough food to feed your pet for months. However, own such a powerful grinder isn;t restricted to those who have pets, its ability to grind a lot of meat per hour is great for restaurants, especially restaurants that make a lot of sausages, hamburgers and other ground meat produces. Even for the home cook, it is ideal for Christmas or any special occasion. It has a reverse which comes in handy on the rare occasion that grinder is jammed. It includes two stainless steel plates for coarse (7 mm) and fine (4.5 mm) grinds, stainless steel knife and sausage stuffing kit including adapter, spacer & four different sized funnels.


PRO
CON
2 Year Warranty
Heavy and Bulky (66lbs)
Grinds 700 lbs/Hour 
Price Tag 
Grind Chicken/Rabbit Bones
 
1 Horsepower 
 


3. LEM W782A Stainless Steel Big Bite Electric #32 (1.5-HP) (BONE CRUSHER)

LEM W782A Stainless Steel Big Bite Electric #32 1.5-HP is ideal for hunters, its compact, weighing in at just 13 pounds, meaning you can take to the cabin/camp site where you can hook it up to a generator.  Its peak output is 2000 Watts but has three settings - High, Low and Reverse.  The low setting is useful if the generator you are using has a low capacity. We tested this beast of a machine, and it can grind about 200 pounds (or 90 kilos) of meat in an hour. It comes with a patented Quad air cooling system that cools the grinder when in operation, thereby doubling its lifespan.   It comes with 3 Stainless Blades, 5 Grinding Plates, 1 Beaner Plate, Set of 3 Stuffing Tubes and Kubbe Attachment

PRO
CON
3 Year Warranty
Cannot Grind Bones
Grinds 200 lbs/Hour 
 
Sausage Making
 
2000 Watt Peak Power 
 


4. LEM #10 Stainless Steel Clamp-on Hand Grinder (#1 MANUAL GRINDER)

LEM #10 Stainless Steel Clamp-on Hand Grinder is a premium hand grinder from LEM. The clamp allows you to exert maximum force when turning the grind, and with you should be able to grind about 40 pounds an hour. It all depends on whether your arm can grind for that long. In addition, the grinder is versatile, as well as grinding the most popular meats, it can also grind vegetables, nuts, and fruit. It comes with two grind plates, one for coarse and fine grinds. For sausage making it comes with three stuffing tubes. it's easy to assemble and clean.

PRO
CON
Ability to Clamp onto a counter
Pricey for Manual Grinader
Versility
 
Easy to Clean
 
 


5. STX INTERNATIONAL 3000-MF Megaforce Air Cooled (GOURMET'S CHOICE)

STX INTERNATIONAL 3000-MF Megaforce Air Cooled is ideal for hunters, its compact, weighing in at just 13 pounds, meaning you can take to the cabin/camp site where you can hook it up to a generator.  Its peak output is 2000 Watts but has three settings - High, Low and Reverse.  The low setting is useful if the generator you are using has a low capacity. We tested this beast of a machine, and it can grind about 200 pounds (or 90 kilos) of meat in an hour. It comes with a patented Quad air cooling system that cools the grinder when in operation, thereby doubling its lifespan.   It comes with 3 Stainless Blades, 5 Grinding Plates, 1 Beaner Plate, Set of 3 Stuffing Tubes and Kubbe Attachment

PRO
CON
3 Year Warranty
Cannot Grind Bones
Grinds 200 lbs/Hour 
 
Sausage Making
 
2000 Watt Peak Power 
 

6. Sunmile SM-G50 ETL Max 1.3HP #12 Heavy Grinder (BARGIN HUNTERS)

Sunmile SM-G50 ETL Max 1.3HP #12 Heavy Electric Meat Grinder is a great meat grinder for individuals or families who own cats or dogs, especially if you have many of them. Its bone-crushing ability allows you to grind whole carcasses of chicken, bones and all, so you can produce your own pet food. Making your own pet food is healthier for your pet, and at the same time, you save money. The ability to grind 700 pounds and hour ables you to produce enough food to feed your pet for months. However, own such a powerful grinder isn;t restricted to those who have pets, its ability to grind a lot of meat per hour is great for restaurants, especially restaurants that make a lot of sausages, hamburgers and other ground meat produces. Even for the home cook, it is ideal for Christmas or any special occasion. It has a reverse which comes in handy on the rare occasion that grinder is jammed. It includes two stainless steel plates for coarse (7 mm) and fine (4.5 mm) grinds, stainless steel knife and sausage stuffing kit including adapter, spacer & four different sized funnels.


PRO
CON
2 Year Warranty
Heavy and Bulky (66lbs)
Grinds 700 lbs/Hour 
Price Tag 
Grind Chicken/Rabbit Bones
 
1 Horsepower 
 


7. Sunmile SM-G73 ETL St #8 Electric Meat Grinder Max 1000W (LIGHT GRINDER)

The Sunmile SM-G73 ETL St #8 Electric Meat Grinder Max 1000W is ideal for hunters, its compact, weighing in at just 13 pounds, meaning you can take to the cabin/camp site where you can hook it up to a generator.  Its peak output is 2000 Watts but has three settings - High, Low and Reverse.  The low setting is useful if the generator you are using has a low capacity. We tested this beast of a machine, and it can grind about 200 pounds (or 90 kilos) of meat in an hour. It comes with a patented Quad air cooling system that cools the grinder when in operation, thereby doubling its lifespan.   It comes with 3 Stainless Blades, 5 Grinding Plates, 1 Beaner Plate, Set of 3 Stuffing Tubes and Kubbe Attachment

PRO
CON
3 Year Warranty
Cannot Grind Bones
Grinds 200 lbs/Hour 
 
Sausage Making
 
2000 Watt Peak Power 
 


8. STX INTERNATIONAL STX-1800-MG Magnum Air Cooled Grinder (HOMECOOK'S CHOICE)

STX INTERNATIONAL STX-1800-MG Magnum Air Cooled Grinder is a premium hand grinder from LEM. The clamp allows you to exert maximum force when turning the grind, and with you should be able to grind about 40 pounds an hour. It all depends on whether your arm can grind for that long. In addition, the grinder is versatile, as well as grinding the most popular meats, it can also grind vegetables, nuts, and fruit. It comes with two grind plates, one for coarse and fine grinds. For sausage making it comes with three stuffing tubes. it's easy to assemble and clean.

PRO
CON
Ability to Clamp onto a counter
Pricey for Manual Grinader
Versility
 
Easy to Clean
 
 


9. Magic Mill Pro Heavy Duty Multi-functional Meat Grinder (ALL IN ONE)

Magic Mill Pro Heavy Duty Multi-functional Meat Grinder is ideal for hunters, its compact, weighing in at just 13 pounds, meaning you can take to the cabin/camp site where you can hook it up to a generator.  Its peak output is 2000 Watts but has three settings - High, Low and Reverse.  The low setting is useful if the generator you are using has a low capacity. We tested this beast of a machine, and it can grind about 200 pounds (or 90 kilos) of meat in an hour. It comes with a patented Quad air cooling system that cools the grinder when in operation, thereby doubling its lifespan.   It comes with 3 Stainless Blades, 5 Grinding Plates, 1 Beaner Plate, Set of 3 Stuffing Tubes and Kubbe Attachment

PRO
CON
3 Year Warranty
Cannot Grind Bones
Grinds 200 lbs/Hour 
 
Sausage Making
 
2000 Watt Peak Power 
 


10. Rikon 10-308 Meat Saw With Grinder, 10-Inch (FARMER'S WORKHORSE)

Rikon 10-308 Meat Saw With Grinder, 10-Inch is a premium hand grinder from LEM. The clamp allows you to exert maximum force when turning the grind, and with you should be able to grind about 40 pounds an hour. It all depends on whether your arm can grind for that long. In addition, the grinder is versatile, as well as grinding the most popular meats, it can also grind vegetables, nuts, and fruit. It comes with two grind plates, one for coarse and fine grinds. For sausage making it comes with three stuffing tubes. it's easy to assemble and clean.

PRO
CON
Ability to Clamp onto a counter
Pricey for Manual Grinader
Versility
 
Easy to Clean