Read our Weston #10 Heavy Duty Manual Tinned Meat Grinder review to know about this affordable and simple manual grinder.
|Our rating: 3.3/5
In this review, we’ll take a look at the Weston #10 Heavy Duty Manual Tinned Meat Grinder. Continue reading this article to see what we learned about this Weston Manual Meat Grinder model.
Features of the Weston #10 Heavy Duty Manual Tinned Meat Grinder
The #10 Tinned Manual Meat Grinder is one of Weston’s affordable and simple grinders. This manual grinder can grind up to two to three pounds of meat per minute. This rate of output is okay if you do not need to process a big batch of meat.
If you need something that’s faster and more efficient, we suggest that you check out some of the electric meat grinders we’ve reviewed on this site. If you want something that can be used both manually and powered by a motor, you can check out the Sportsman SM07528 No. 32 Meat Grinder with Pulley.
It comes with the following accessories:
- One (1) Grinding Knife
- Two (2) Grinding Plates
- 4.5mm (3/16”) plate for medium grinding
- 10mm (3/8”) plate for coarse grinding
- Three (3) Stuffing Funnels with easy attach universal flange and stuffing star:
- 14mm (9/16”)
- 19mm (3/4”)
- 24mm (15/16”)
We like that the grinder comes with two grinding plates. This way you can choose between medium and coarse grinding options and you won’t just be stuck with one option. The grinder also comes with three stuffing funnels that can help you make a variety of sausages.
Some of the relevant design or construction elements of the grinder are as follows:
- C-clamp mount. The grinder comes with a C-clamp mount that can help secure the grinder to your work surface.
- Dimensions and weight. The grinder’s dimensions are 5.5”L x 12”W x 9.25”H. It weighs 8.9 pounds. This is an average size and weight for a grinder.
- Made of cast-iron. The Weston #10 Grinder is made of cast-iron with food-safe hot-tinned coating.
How Does it Work?
It’s pretty easy to use the Weston #10 Meat Grinder. We would like to remind you to make sure that you read the manufacturer’s instructions for assembly and operation.
Find a suitable work surface where you can mount the grinder using the C-clamp. Choose the accessory of your choice and place that on the grinder. Once you have it all set-up, simply feed meat into the grinder and turn the handle to start grinding the meat.
This grinder is easy to disassemble. You can hand-wash the parts in hot water with soap, or you can put the parts in a dishwasher. Let the parts dry or wipe them down before storing so that the parts won’t rust.
The Weston #10 has a good rating. A number of customers gave a high rating while other customers gave it a low rating. The reception of consumers is mixed. Here are some of the important things we learned from these user reviews:
Some of the materials used could be better. Some users have reported rusting on the plates and knives that come with the grinder even though they dried these parts before storing.
Also, there are some people who commented that they wish the grinder were made of stainless steel. We agree that stainless steel is a better material choice but at this price point, you really can’t expect top notch materials.
It does what it needs to do. Despite the many critical reviews about parts not fitting, parts rusting and poor quality of materials, several users did mention that the grinder does what it needs to do. It grinds the meat well, and it’s pretty easy to use.
- Affordable Price. This Weston grinder can be bought for a budget price. If you do not want to spend a lot of money, and you’re not picky with materials, then this is a grinder you can consider.
- Manufacturers Warranty. Weston has a warranty on the grinder. If you end up having problems with some of the parts, you can call them, and they should be able to help you sort out the problem.
- Not stainless steel. As we previously mentioned in the “Customer Reviews” section, some users have complained about the durability of the grinder and quality of the materials used. Stainless steel is always a good material to have with kitchen tools such as these.
Should You Buy?
For a budget price, you can take home a Weston #10 Tinned Manual Meat Grinder. If you need a simple manual meat grinder and wouldn’t want to spend much for it, then this grinder can be one of your choices.
If you are bothered by the critical reviews this product is getting, we suggest that you check out our reviews of other grinders on this site. If you want something more efficient than a hand-cranked grinder, you can check out the Sunmile SM-G73 Stainless Steel Meat Grinder or the Waring Die Cast MG 855 Meat Grinder.