What is the best electric meat grinder? Read our reviews of the top rated models to find the best value for money, commercial, or for home use.
- 1 Best Electric Meat Grinder
- 2 #1 Best Commercial Electric Meat Grinder: LEM Products .75 HP
- 3 #2 LEM Products .35 HP
- 4 #3 Best Electric Meat Grinder and Sausage Stuffer: Weston No. 8
- 5 #4 Best Electric Meat Grinder for the Money: STX 3000 TF
- 6 #5 Best Inexpensive Electric Meat Grinder: Sunmile SM G-31
- 7 What is the Best Electric Meat Grinder for Bones?
- 8 Should You Buy an Electric or Manual Meat Grinder?
Best Electric Meat Grinder
|LEM .75 HP||4.8||6 lbs/min|
|LEM .35 HP||4.7||4 lbs/min|
|Weston No. 8||4.6||5 lbs/min|
|STX 3000 TF||4.4||3-4 lbs/min|
|Sunmile SM-G31||4.1||2-3 lbs/min|
Read below for brief reviews of each model including specific recommendations for best categories:
#1 Best Commercial Electric Meat Grinder: LEM Products .75 HP
Editor Rating: 4.8/5
The LEM .75 HP is a powerful tool that grinds meat faster than you can put it in. It’s powerful enough to make sausages and jerky from deer. As proof of its power, one buyer went through 200 lbs of meat and bones in just 30 minutes. Another buyer can save money by grinding his own deer and not having to pay a butcher. And although it’s a workhorse, the machine is not loud so it won’t be a bother for other family members or neighbors.
What may make you think about buying this grinder is that it’s one of the highest priced grinders on our list. If you use it too long without allowing it to cool down, the grinder could shut off. Other than that, this grinder is a powerful tool that is strong enough for limited commercial use.
#2 LEM Products .35 HP
Editor Rating: 4.7/5
Maybe it’s not fair to have our top two picks come from the same brand. But that’s because LEM makes great grinders for a good price. This grinder will fit the needs of most people, including grinding a few deer per year (though one buyer used it to grind nine deer in a year). Chicken meat and bones is not a problem most of the time.
Though this grinder can be used for bones, bigger sized bones can clog it up. It’s best to cut up the meat and let it thaw before you grind it to prevent clogging. If you don’t need the power of the .75 HP, the .35 HP is a similar great choice that is more affordable than its bigger sibling.
#3 Best Electric Meat Grinder and Sausage Stuffer: Weston No. 8
Editor Rating: 4.6/5
The Weston is a grinder that doubles as a sausage stuffer because it comes with a sausage stuffing funnel. If you’re looking for one that can do both, this brand is a good choice. It’s also good for grinding chicken meat and bones for making raw cat or dog food, something many users do with this grinder. One user says she went from taking six hours to grind her pet food with a smaller machine down to 15 minutes by using the Weston No. 8.
The grinder makes some noise, and there is no reverse function. If the machine clogs up, you have to shut it down, disassemble the parts and remove the clog. Also, this grinder is one of the higher priced ones compared to others on our list.
#4 Best Electric Meat Grinder for the Money: STX 3000 TF
Editor Rating: 4.6/5
The STX 3000 TF is the most popular grinder on our list. Based on our research, it has the highest amount of customer reviews, but not the highest rating. A lot of people buy this grinder because it can do a lot of home meat grinding at an affordable price.
Some customers say that this grinder isn’t strong enough to grind bones. But other customers had no problem and were able to grind bones perfectly. If you want to grind pet food, our previous choices may suit you better than this one. But if you want a good value for money, then the STX is fine.
#5 Best Inexpensive Electric Meat Grinder: Sunmile SM G-31
Editor Rating: 4.1/5
This grinder is for those of you who want a strong grinder on a limited budget. It’s great for home use but not too good if you are looking for a powerful grinder. Even so, one buyer has used this brand to grind 25 lbs of venison with no problems whatsoever.
Some customers say that this grinder clogs up when grinding large chunks of meat. You have to use meat that is close to frozen to avoid clogging. Though there are grinders with better ratings than this grinder, the very affordable price of this grinder makes it a good choice for casual grinders.
What is the Best Electric Meat Grinder for Bones?
The short answer: any one on our top recommendations! All the grinders on our list above can be used to grind bones. But some grind better than others. Generally, if you are grinding small bones, such as chicken meat or fish, then a small grinder with low power ought to do the job. But if you want to grind big bones and large chunks of meat, it’s wise to get a big grinder with high power.
Should You Buy an Electric or Manual Meat Grinder?
Electric meat grinders carry a lot of power and can process a lot of meat quickly. Because of that, they also carry a high price tag – higher than manual grinders, at least. We mostly recommend electric grinders (check out our round-up of best overall grinders) because most people looking for grinders want to process meat from hunting to create home-made burgers, sausages, and pet food. Therefore, electric grinders fit what most people want to achieve.
But manual grinders also have their place. The primary advantage they have over electric grinders it that they have a low cost, and you don’t need electricity (which increase your electric bill). On top of that, electric grinders have more expensive replacement parts than manual ones.
We already discussed the benefits of a manual grinder (including the top manual meat grinders), so you can read that for complete information. Or you can read the difference between manual and electric grinders for a quick overview.
Electric meat grinders can vary greatly in price – upwards to hundreds of dollars. Therefore, we only recommend them if you know you will be grinding regularly. You can buy them at your local store if you want to take a closer inspection. But some customers find that buying from an online store can save you a bit or a lot of money, depending on the deals that are available.