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Offline Odell

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Re: Meat Grinder Suggestions
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2019, 10:48:35 AM »
Another vote for the 3/4 HP Carnivore.

thats the one we have and it is great. Get the foot pedal
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Re: Meat Grinder Suggestions
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2019, 10:50:43 AM »
3/4 hp carnivore all the way.love my cuber attachment,take small cubes make reg. sized steaks.

The sausage making is easy and fast.
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Re: Meat Grinder Suggestions
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2019, 11:09:25 AM »
1hp Carnivore :tup:  This is a great machine, double grinding 40lbs takes about 20 minutes. I let the kids help this year and my main rule is no fingers in the grind!

Seriously, I made sure they realized what would happen if they stuck a hand in there while running, there hands fit nicely down the feed neck  :yike:

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Re: Meat Grinder Suggestions
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2019, 09:12:24 PM »
Dad bought me a cabelas 1.75hp grinder. Could probably use it as a wood chipper for mulch for the flower beds. This thing is a beast!
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Re: Meat Grinder Suggestions
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2019, 09:15:09 AM »
I already have a grinder, but thanks for the idea about the foot pedal folks!  I just ordered one so I am set when I grind in a week or two!
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Re: Meat Grinder Suggestions
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2019, 10:47:26 AM »
If you can find a commercial unit from a food service source, it'll outperform any home grinder, hands down. Sounds like the big Cabelas grinder is a good unit... but I'm just saying... I found a 110v 1hp Hobart commercial kitchen grinder for $300... its scary. Pulled a plastic spoon right outta my hand, ended up in a half dozen pieces! (I killed off three $100 home units in three years before I found this. The Hobart will outlive me!)
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Re: Meat Grinder Suggestions
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2019, 11:07:01 AM »
The term "commercial" is often used as a marketing term.  What I would look for is the size of the motor (physical size and weight vs ratings which are often a joke) and how much of it is heavy metal vs. thin metal or plastic.

Cabelas puts their name on both, cheaper plastic units as well as heavy duty units that grind faster than you can feed them and will last 50 years.  LEM, Weston and a host of names familiar with butchers all make quality units as well.

As a simple test, if you can lift it with one arm, it will not work the same as something that needs two arms and a grunt to heft up on the table.  Good units can be had starting at about $300 and going up.

That said, I fed an elk through a Kitchen Aid grinder attachment and it worked.  It took forever but it could be done.

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Re: Meat Grinder Suggestions
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2019, 11:23:34 AM »
I’ve got the 3/4hp Cabelas grinder and it’s been great :twocents:
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Re: Meat Grinder Suggestions
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2019, 11:59:09 AM »
I picked up an American Eagle 1hp grinder on craigslist for a good price. It has worked flawlessly.

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Re: Meat Grinder Suggestions
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2019, 06:44:23 PM »
Another one here with the Cabelas 3/4 Carnivore. No issues and has been great. As a general rule buy as big as u can afford! I went with the 3/4 hp because it wasn’t much more than the 1/2. If I remember correctly to go up to the 1hp, the price increase was significant. Can’t go wrong with the 3/4 tho!

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Re: Meat Grinder Suggestions
« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2019, 05:30:34 PM »
Like Rainshadow said; find an old Hobart, or Globe, or any other "real" commercial grinder.  We destroyed two Cabela's, and one used LEM grinder before I found my Simpson/Hoover that we think is pre WWII.  I re-wired it, as I didn't really like the look of the cloth covered wires.  It takes Hobart plates, and knives, and weighs 161lbs.  It doesn't get moved around a lot.
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Re: Meat Grinder Suggestions
« Reply #26 on: November 30, 2019, 06:08:10 PM »
I have the 1 hp Cabelas commercial grinder ( before they rebranded it to carnivore) it grinds faster than I can stuff it. Usually do a couple elk and several deer a year plus last year a moose. Makes quick work. I've had mine for probably 5 or 6 years with no problems.

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Re: Meat Grinder Suggestions
« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2019, 08:06:30 PM »
instead of silicon I use coconut oil, the one that doesn't taste like coconut. 

It doesn't sour or go bad and I trust it more than silicon food grade sprays.


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Re: Meat Grinder Suggestions
« Reply #28 on: November 30, 2019, 08:51:02 PM »
I use 5-30 doesn't freeze up as fast keeps everything running smooth. Just kidding I still use a big hand grinder old school keeps me fit

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Re: Meat Grinder Suggestions
« Reply #29 on: December 01, 2019, 07:40:41 AM »
I bought an LEM #8 500 watt at Sportsmans warehouse and it works great. I think I paid 170.00

 


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