[contextazon id=’37’] The Waring Die Cast Meat Grinder (MG 855 Model) is one of the popular home grinders out there. We checked the product out, and we found that this grinder holds up to its reputation. Based on the reviews of people who have used this grinder for a while, the Waring MG 855 Die Cast Meat Grinder is a sound investment. Here’s what we learned about this handy grinder:
Table of Contents:
- Features of the Waring Die Cast Meat Grinder MG 855
- How Does it Work?
- Product Care
- Customer Reviews
Features of the Waring Die Cast Meat Grinder MG 855
Back to Top
The Waring Die Cast MG 855 Meat Grinder has the following notable features:
- Brushed stainless-steel housing with extra-large die-cast hopper
- Heavy-duty 450-watt motor with limited 5-year warranty
- Convenient On/Off Switch with a Reverse function to shake down clogged food
- 3-foot power cord
- Three (3) Cutting Plates
- Fine—spreads, pates, hamburger, baby food
- Medium—soup-related textures
- Coarse—ground meat used in chili
- Two (2) Sausage Attachments
- A recipe book for Cajun, Italian, Venison and other sausages is included in the user guide of the meat grinder.
The materials used for the construction of the grinder are quality stainless steel and metal. It has a rugged, sturdy feel to it which some prefer over “pretty” appliances. The tray, hopper, and worm are made of die-cast metal. The body of the grinder is made of stainless steel. This steel body is great who prefer the sturdier feel of metal and steel compared to plastic.
Overall, the materials used and the design of the whole unit translate to a sturdy, stable and dependable machine. We do not doubt that this grinder can stay in your kitchen for many years to come if proper care and handling are done.
The plates are made of high carbon steel that is also a sturdy material. Just make sure to dry the plates out completely before storing. See the “Product Care” section below for more information about cleaning and storage of the parts of the grinder.
The grinder comes with a 3-foot power cord that comes in handy when you have a pretty cramped kitchen and don’t have a place to set the grinder that is immediate beside a power source.
The dimensions of the grinder are 15.5 x 10.4 x 9.1 inches. It weighs 13.8 pounds which is relatively light. Some of the bigger grinders can weigh more than 30 pounds. This grinder is not easy to lift and is easy to assemble/disassemble.
One of the features that we like is the extra-large, die-cast hopper. The hopper holds a generous amount of cubed and sliced meat that is convenient especially if you have to go through several pounds of food in one grinding session.
The meat feeds into the hopper quickly, and you would not need to use the pusher that often. The auger does the job well, and clogs do not often happen. In case a clog does occur, using the reverse function and pulsing it a few times should do the trick.
For those who grind pet food, the grinder can handle chicken bones even if they are not smashed or broken. This capability is a good thing for those who are looking to buy a grinder specifically to make fresh pet food.
Safety and Warranty
The Waring MG 855 Meat Grinder comes with a limited 5-year manufacturer warranty. Though limited, this is a good warranty as 5-year coverage is rarely offered with these types of appliances.
How Does it Work?
Back to Top
Wash all the parts of the grinder before assembling. Follow the instructions according to the user manual and take note of safety warnings. Place the grinder on a surface that is stable. Place a bowl or plate under the grinder tube. Plug the grinder. Place the switch to the “ON” position. Put meat or other food in the hopper and use the food pusher to feed the food to the auger as necessary.
Back to Top
The product disassembles easily for cleaning. Use hot water with soap to wash the parts and sanitize those that came into contact with meat. There might be a few nooks in the parts that would require a thin bottle brush for you to reach and scrub.
The high carbon steel plates should be completely dried before storing. Follow the instructions in the user guide about coating the plates with vegetable oil. This coating prevents the plates from rusting. If you are not keen on using vegetable oil, some have recommended storing the parts in a bag of rice which prevents any moisture from building up.
Grinding saltine crackers or stale bread can help in removing any food or meat that was left behind. This trick is a good trick to do if you are grinding different kinds of meat consecutively.
Back to Top
This product has received a high rating. It is notable that there are users who are happy to report that their MG 855 is still performing efficiently even after a few years. Many customers like the performance of the grinder for its price point and highly recommend it. (Read more customer reviews here)
- The motor is strong, and the reverse function takes care of clogs that might happen.
- The hopper handles a large amount of meat that is convenient and can save you time if you are going through a big batch of meat.
- The grinding screw/auger easily sucks the meat down. It is designed well and combined with the powerful motor, you have a very efficient machine in your hands.
- The machine is simple and easy to use.
- No need for rocket-science level procedures and a push of a button should have you grinding away in no time.
Back to Top
It has been reported that the accessories can rust if not cleaned and stored properly. If you follow the care instructions on the manual, it should not be a problem.
If you grind meat every day, it is probably best to purchase a more powerful grinder made for professional use. If you grind frequently, but not necessarily every day in large volumes, then this grinder should be enough for your needs.
The unit can be a bit noisy. However, the grinder is a real 450-watt power packed machine (and not a 200 watt advertised as a bigger motor), and it gets the job done. Since this grinder is efficient and fast, you’ll be done in no time, and the noise level should not bother you.
Should You Buy?
Back to Top
If you are looking for a 450 Watt, mid-size grinder, the Waring MG 855 is a fine choice. If you see that there is no need for a 1HP motor, then the Waring MG 855 should get the job done for you. The grinder is made of sturdy materials that should last you a very long time. It is easy to use and cleaning it is a breeze. Overall, we see no reason the Waring Die Cast MG 855 Grinder should not be one of your top choices!