The video above shows a deer being processed with the LEM .75 HP meat grinder.
[contextazon id=’36’] Here are the pros and cons of our #1 recommendation for best electric meat grinder:
Our rating: 4.90
- Emits low noise that won’t bother neighbors
- Powerful enough to grind bones (great for pet food)
- Rarely overheats (unless used for several hours straight)
- Big Bite Auger quickly sucks meat into the grinder
- Stuffing tubes made from plastic (not stainless steel)
- The weight of the grinder could be a problem for some people
- Does not come with a stock foot pedal
Table of Contents:
- Features of the LEM .75 HP Stainless Steel Meat Grinder
- How Does it Work?
- Product Care
- Customer Reviews
Are you looking for a step up to your seasonal grinder and would like to buy a machine that was built for more frequent use? The LEM Products .75 HP Stainless Steel Meat Grinder might just be what you are looking for. The .75 HP Meat Grinder is the bigger and meaner brother of the LEM .25 HP and LEM .35 HP meat grinder models. It is the middle tier product of LEM and the perfect size for those who do not need a 1HP or 1.5 HP grinder.
Features of the LEM .75 HP Stainless Steel Meat Grinder
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- The LEM Products .75 HP Stainless Steel Meat Grinder has the following notable features:
- .75 HP motor that is permanently lubricated and is fitted with a built-in circuit breaker
- A heavy duty handle for easy transport
- A meat tray measuring 11.5” long x 8.5” wide x 2.25” deep
- Metal gears that come with roller bearings for increased durability and reliability
- The LEM Products .75 HP Stainless Steel Meat Grinder comes with the following handy accessories:
- Big Bite Auger
- Meat Stomper
- Stainless Steel Knife
- Three (3) Stainless Steel Plates—Stuffing, Fine 3/16” and Coarse 3/8”)
- Three (3) Stuffing Tubes (3/8”, ¾” and 1 ¼”)
The LEM .75 HP Grinder is sturdy and reliable. The housing is made of stainless steel, which is meant to last you a very long time. The accessories that come with the machine are also made out of high-quality stainless steel, matching the construction of the machine.
The grinder is also conveniently fitted with a heavy duty handle that allows for easy lifting. The metal gear parts of the machine come with roller bearings that add to the durability of the grinder and prevents undue deterioration on the gears.
The .75 HP Grinder from LEM is their mid-tier model. The dimensions of the meat tray are 2.2 x 11.5 x 8.5 inches. This grinder weighs 37.5 pounds—it carries with it a bit of weight but is not too heavy that it cannot be moved.
If anything, we found that the weight of the machine adds to the sturdiness and durability of the machine. Also, we mentioned above that the grinder comes with a heavy duty handle that makes the lifting of this machine a bit easier.
The LEM .75 HP Meat Grinder can grind approximately 11 pounds of meat per minute. This output is a step up from the .35HP model of LEM, which can grind up to 6 pounds per minute.
Once you switch it on, you will be impressed by the flawless efficiency of this grinder. It can grind poultry and bones without a problem and some users have reported grinding 200 pounds of meat and bone in 30 minutes without having any trouble or clogging.
The good performance output of this grinder is mainly due to the technology in the Big Bite Auger. The design of the Big Bite Auger makes this machine a very efficient one. It sucks down the meat fast that you would have little use of the Meat Stomper that comes with the machine. LEM claims that the Big Bite Auger increases the grinding capacity of the machine by 30 to 50%, and we agree with them.
The quality of ground meat this machine produces is top notch. You might just be in for a surprise when you see the quality of burgers and sausages that you can whip up with the LEM Products .75 HP Meat Grinder.
Safety and Warranty
LEM products are known for their quality and also the great warranty that comes with them. The .75 HP Meat Grinder comes with a two-year warranty on parts and labor. Many LEM patrons have raved about the great customer support and extensive parts inventory.
How Does it Work?
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Simply turn the switch ON and feed the meat into the machine. Watch as the Big Bite Auger sucks in the meat with impressive speed. Make sure to read the manual that comes with the grinder before assembling and operating.
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This grinder cleans easily. All you need is hot soapy water, a bottle brush for thorough scrubbing in narrow parts and you’re good to go. You do not have to worry about not being able to clean thoroughly the parts that may have come into contact with raw meat.
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Most people who have used this product gave it a perfect rating. Some of the reviews state that this machine far exceeds expectation, making the investment worth it. Many rave about the technology of the Big Bite Auger and the speed by which the grinder goes through the meat. Some say that the problem is not with the machine but with the people. They can’t keep up with the speed of this beast of a grinder—they just couldn’t cut up meat fast enough and wrap the meat fast enough.
Those who grind a lot of meat regularly found that this grinder can get the task done. It is more than your once-a-year grinder. Many users found that the LEM .75 HP Meat Grinder is powerful, efficient, consistent and can very well hold its own against other industrial grade meat grinders out there. (Read more customer reviews here)
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Despite the machine being a powerful meat munching tool, the noise that it emits is not one that will cause the neighbors to complain. The ruckus that this grinder makes is not far from the noise that you will hear from your average high powered kitchen mixer.
The grinder does not have a problem chomping bones which is a great thing for those who are looking to buy a grinder to make fresh pet food. We know that bones add some calcium to the pet food mix, and this grinder should not give you a problem making chow for your furry (or not so furry) friends.
Many users have noted that the machine rarely overheats and it would take several hours of very intense grinding with the machine before you see any signs of it slowing down. In case this does happen, a few minutes of rest should do the trick, and you are good to go for another round of happy grinding.
We cannot rave enough about the Big Bite Auger and the speed by which it sucks the meat into the grinder. This technology ultimately saves time and effort on your part.
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The stuffing tubes that come with the grinder are made of plastic and would be better if they were made of stainless steel. This fact, though, only matters to those who prefer their tools to be stainless steel or aluminum. The plastic stuffing tubes still get the job done, and there is no dent in efficiency here.
The weight of the grinder might be a problem for some but as we previously mentioned, the weight adds to the sturdiness of this machine. The sturdy weight allows it to be stable and not flimsy or wobbly during the grinding process.
Like most grinders, the LEM .75HP does not come with a stock foot pedal. If you are grinding a lot of meat, say several deer all in one day, a foot pedal could come in handy. If you want the added convenience, you can purchase a foot pedal for this grinder.
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The verdict? We like the LEM Products .75 HP Stainless Steel Meat Grinder. If you are looking to upgrade your grinding equipment to something that can frequently be used, this grinder is a great choice. If you’ve come across more meat and needed to grind more than just one deer a year, this is a good grinder to consider. This grinder is durable, efficient and reliable making it a worthy addition to your home.
How does the LEM .75 HP compare?
|LEM .75 HP||4.8||Electric||6 lbs/min|
|LEM .35 HP||4.7||Electric||4 lbs/min|
|Weston No. 8||4.6||Electric||5 lbs/min|
|STX 3000 TF||4.4||Electric||3-4 lbs/min|