Read our Grizzly H6250 Stainless Steel Meat Grinder review to find out if this light and rugged manual grinder suits your needs.
|Our rating: 3.2/5
You must be looking for a grinder if you ended up here. First of all, we commend you for wanting to buy a meat grinder. We highly encourage people to grind their meat at home to be sure of the quality of meat and the absence of harmful ingredients in the ground meat that your family consumes.
There are some pretty nasty stories out there about what is mixed with some commercial-grade ground meat. We think that it’s good to have options and to be able to control what is in your food.
Now, if you are serious about getting a meat grinder, you’re probably deciding between an Electric or Manual one. If you need a little help with the comparison, you can check out our Electric v. Manual article.
If you want to look at one of your options for a manual meat grinder, read the rest of the article below and see if the Grizzly #10 Stainless Steel Meat Grinder suits your needs.
Features of the Grizzly #10 (H6250) Stainless Steel Meat Grinder
This grinder from Grizzly is has a 10-pound capacity and has a stainless steel body. This grinder is a manual grinder which means that the user has to hand-crank the machine to grind the meat. This grinder does not have a configuration that allows you to attach a motor to the grinder, unlike the Sportsman No. 32 Meat Grinder with Pulley. The Grizzly #10 can grind up to over 1 pound of meat per minute.
The Grizzly #10 Stainless Steel Meat Grinder comes with the following accessories:
- Cutting Blade
- Cutting Plate
- Sausage Stuffer
Some of the important construction elements of the grinder are:
- Stainless Steel Body. The Grizzly #10 has a clamp that allows you to place it securely on top of your kitchen counter. It can hold onto a work surface of up to 1-1/2 inches thick.
- Built-in Clamp. The grinder weighs around 9 pounds.
- Plate and Blade Are Not Stainless Steel. Unlike the body of the stainless steel, the blade and the plate of the grinder are not stainless steel. While stainless steel is easy to care for, a little bit more effort is needed for parts that are not. Make sure that you take extra steps in cleaning, drying and caring for the plate and blade as they are more prone to rust.
How Does it Work?
Before operating, you must clamp the grinder on the side of your kitchen counter or work table. To assemble the grinder, you can read the product manual that comes with it. The instructions are very easy to follow.
The Grizzly #10 is best hand-washed with hot water with dish soap. This aids in cleaning all the parts that came in contact with raw meat and also removes the protective coating (if you use such products) on the grinder and parts.
The Grizzly H6250 #10 Meat Grinder has a less than average rating. We enumerated below some of the comments that caught our attention:
- Not All Stainless Steel. Quite a few are unhappy about the fact that the body is stainless steel but other important parts such as the blade and plate are not. A few have reported that these parts rust very quickly.
- Works fine. Despite some heat about the non-stainless steel parts, there are still several users who noted that the grinder works fine. One user recommended cutting the meat into small strips so as not to have too many problems when you crank the grinder.
- Good, rugged construction. At a little under 10 pounds, this grinder isn’t too heavy to carry. If you have a meat grinding party with some of your buddies, you wouldn’t have to worry about lugging around a 50-pound behemoth.
- Durable body. The body is made of stainless steel. You can expect the body of the grinder to last a very long time.
- Limited with one cutting plate. This grinder would have been a bit more attractive if it came with three grinding plates (fine, medium and coarse). It’s good to have options.
- The clamp is small. The size of the clamp is quite limiting. Anything over an inch and a half thick would cause you problems.
- Plate and blade need extra attention. Since the plate and blade are not stainless steel, you have to take extra steps to prevent them from rusting. It’s good to use food grade mineral oil or vegetable oil to coat these parts before storing. Note that you might get some gunk on the parts because of this but a little cleaning before using it should get rid of it easily.
Should You Buy?
We think that the Grizzly #10 H6250 Meat Grinder is a good option for those looking for manual meat grinders. It’s not too expensive, and the grinder is made of durable materials. Yes, the blade and plate need extra care but the stainless steel body is easy to maintain. Overall, we see no reason this grinder is a bad product.