The manual meat grinder, sometimes called hand-cranked meat grinder, is one of the two main types of meat grinders. The other one is the electric meat grinder.
Both follow the same mechanical concept of putting meat in the hopper, then grinding the meat with the blades according to the coarseness you set.
The obvious difference is that the manual meat grinder functions manually while the electric kind uses electric power to perform. The typical manual meat grinder has a clamp that attaches to the table or countertop for steady support.
Today’s manual meat grinder is reminiscent of the meat grinder used by our grandparents. Some, however, consider old manual meat grinders to be sturdier.
The manual meat grinder of today may be made of tin-plated cast iron or stainless steel. Its parts are usually made of hardened steel, and the handle may be made of wood. It comes in different sizes and capacities.
Weston Meat Grinders
The Weston Meat Grinder is a manual meat grinder that boasts of an ergonomically designed crank handle that turns easily.
Its clamp easily attaches to any countertop of up to 1.5-inch thickness. It is armed with Damage preventing rubber pads as the shield for delicate work surfaces.
Its adjustable burrs allow you control over coarse to fine results. It disassembles for quick and easy cleaning.
This manual meat grinder underwent the guarded secret Porkert multistage tanning process.
However, some still complained to have experienced rusting after washing it.
TSM Stainless Steel Meat Grinder
This stainless manual meat grinder boasts of having the widest clamp opening, longest clamping screw that attaches to table tops as thick as 2.5 inches or less and tallest clamping arm.
It is built of 304- Stainless steel is dishwasher safe and will not rust. Included with this manual meat grinder are stainless steel 3/16 inch and 3/8 inch plate, cutting knife and ½ inch, ¾ inch and 1 ¼ inches stuffing tubes.
It claims to be easier to load and operate as it has the largest meat hopper in its class measuring 4.25 by 3.5 inches.
The dimensions of this manual meat grinder are 7.5 by 4 by 11 inches.