my husband is a hunter so we needed something to grind up some of the meet, we looked at cabelas and ot her places and than i looked up overstock and found this little machine. it works great, a bit noisy, the actual facial of the machine looks like stainless but its not, its grey. but over all, great product, easy to clean, easy to set up! grind on!!
This works great for grinding raw chicken, bones and all, for healthy dog food. The only bones I don't put through are the thigh and leg bones. They'd probably be fine, but don't want to overtax the unit. It's fast and easy to use and to clean up. You do have to cut the chicken up into strips that will fit through the pusher-thing-hole, so get a knife sharpener too, but that is no big deal since I get 20% more food out of the same chicken and it has all the calcium and minerals a dog needs! BTW, I don't serve raw, so I'm not calling this BARF, I cook it in a crockpot after grinding with some veggies, as my dog has cancer, immune compromised, and I don't want to risk food-borne illness.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? white is white
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? fine
Wonderful Easy Product To Operate. I would recommend it to all. We bought this unit because of the 'pink slime' and unknown additives that are being put into our ground meat. They flavor of our ground meat and sausage is unbelievably fantastic! Thank You Weston!
I have only used it once thus far, so rated it 4 rather than 5 for that reason. Used it for preparing raw food for my 3 dogs, grindinding up chicken wings (frozen). it did a fine job, and I am pleased with its power for this kind of job.
I grind a large amount of pork, and purchased this unit for smaller jobs. I have a heavy duty Cabela's grinder at four times the cost for larger jobs. This unit works great and is nice because it requires much less counter space than my Cabela's grinder. The quality seems very good for the low price. I use my big Cabela's grinder infrequently now because this little unit works fine for most jobs. The only disadvantage in using this unit is the small opening for the feed. Only small pieces of meat fit. I recommend this unit highly for small and medium jobs.
I bought this because I wanted to start grinding my own hamburger meat. I have used it twice now and this grinder delivers. If there are negative reviews on this product I would have to say it is operator error. It's not a commercial grade grinder, it is designed for basic grinds like grinding your own hamburger. I am sure it is capable of more. Just make sure you put the parts in the freezer and the meat you intend to grind for a minimum 30 minutes. This is key! I recommend 45 minutes to an hour. My grinds have produced excellent results. Hand wash immediate after use with warm soapy water. Do not put in dishwasher.. Once cleaned and dried spray the parts with a dusting of pam or something similar. Excellent little unit. Thumbs up!!!!
I had been using my parent's old meat grinder for years to make chicken salad. It was time to purchase a new one so I found this on Overstock and it was very similar but larger and more modern, of course. Easy to assemble and clean. Makes perfect chicken salad like the old one. No complaints.
This grinder is saving me so much time,I had no idea that it would be so fast. I worked in a meat market for a couple of years and I have to say this meat grinder is faster than the one I operated in the market. I love using different kinds of meat to make patties because ground beef can get so boring. Health is one reason I bought this. I love burgers and I was cutting up my chicken or pork with a cleaver to make it small enough to look like ground meat. I did a good job but it took so long to do it now two min. and I have four pounds of ground meat. My next door neighbors husband is a hunter so he plans on me grinding the meat for him.
I must say that other then be a little loud while working it does a great job.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? the color was as expected
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. the quality surpassed by far the old one that I was using befoure
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? it was as accurate just as the descricpion on the add