While all meat grinders are capable of the basic task of grinding meat, some models come with a variety of attachments that can be used to process herbs and vegetables, and even make butter or flour out of nuts. While a basic meat grinder for home use will be sufficient for the average person, many people find these added benefits to be attractive.
There are often much better deals on large pieces of meat than on smaller ones or on ground beef. With an electric meat grinder you need have no fear about being able to process any bargains you find and you will have perfect ground beef, turkey or lamb in no time from your purchase, ready to use or freeze. Take advantage of all the discounts and sales you can find on meat and save money.
Know exactly what you’re eating
When you grind your own meat at home, you know the ingredients which are going into your burgers, meatloaf and meatballs and you can control them. You can reduce the amount of fat (although 15 to 20% should be allowed for taste) and you can add flavorings as you grind. You can use better quality cuts of meat to improve your diet. You can even add vegetables or beans to your hamburger mixture and bulk out the meat as well as improve your family’s health. The important thing is that you don’t have to add any of those things which are bad for you and your family that the giant food companies add to processed ground meat products like burgers and meat sauces.
Make homemade sausage and hamburgers
You can have great fun with a whole set of new recipes available to you and your family once you can grind you own meat. You can experiment with various flavorings and the different textures available from your grinder and work with every type of meat as well as chicken, turkey and fish. The coarse texture from your grinder keeps some of the structure from the meat – a very different result from trying to create any dishes that need ground meat in a food processor.
Make food with better flavor
Grinding meat at home gives you better, more enjoyable food. Your recipes will taste better than any shop bought sausages, hamburgers, meat sauces and even homemade recipes made with ready ground meat as you will produce freshly prepared ingredients for your family.
Grind other foods
Once you have a meat grinder, you will find that you can grind anything including nuts, vegetables bread for breadcrumbs and hard cheese using the various plates available with your grinder.
Keep your family safe
The ground beef which you purchase in a store is far more likely to be affected with E-Coli or other food borne illnesses than a piece of beef you buy and grind yourself. For one thing the store bought ground meat may contain beef from any part of the cow, and has a much higher likely hood of being mishandled or contaminated than meat you grind using your meat grinder for home use.