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Meat Grinders for Hunters Buying Guide
Meat grinders have always been an essential tool for commercial butchers, but now their use is growing among recreational hunters who want to enjoy their own game or question the ingredients in pre-ground meat. The do-it-yourself route makes home meat grinding much more affordable (and even more rewarding) than going the route of using a meat processing shop. If you’re in the market for a heavy duty electric meat grinder for your game meat, Pleasant Hill Grain is here to help.
Our wide selection of high-quality home-use meat grinders is perfect for hunters looking to process their own game, including:
- Wild boar
- And more
Choosing the Best Meat Grinder
In the market for a new meat grinder to process your game? Pleasant Hill Grain carries a wide selection of meat processors targeted specifically toward hunters’ needs. We invite you to browse through our available products:
Best Brands of Meat Grinders
To get the best taste and texture from your game, you should have a high-quality meat grinder. At Pleasant Hill Grain, we only carry the best on the market, featuring models from LEM and Pro-Cut. Learn more about these top manufacturers below, or call us to ask our knowledgeable staff product specific questions.
LEM Meat Grinders
LEM was founded in 1996 with the mission of allowing hunters the equipment, tools, and know how in converting their game to sausage and jerky. The founder, an avid hunter himself, continues to improve the product selection of meat grinders and provide high quality meat grinding equipment at a competitive price.
LEM meat grinders offer five size choices, so there’s a fit for every job and budget. Ranging from ¼ to 1.5 horsepower, these models use high-torque motors and a special feed screw design to grab meat aggressively, eliminating the need for forceful stomping. The full LEM grinder line is well built with:
- All-steel gears
- Ball bearings
- Built-in circuit breaker protection to guard against motor damage
They also feature stainless steel
- Feed screws
- Grinding plates
- Meat trays
These strong meat grinder models are most popular among our hunting customers.
Pro-Cut Meat Grinders
Pro-Cut specializes in meat processors, including grinders, slicers, band saws, and tenderizers, for commercial and heavy-use processing. The equipment can stand up to steady use for years and can process more meat in less time. Avid hunters find meat grinders from Pro-Cut ideal for the amount of game they process each hunting season, whether the equipment is just for their family’s use or shared amongst their hunting buddies. The investment of a Pro-Cut machine will ensure high-quality meat processing for years to come.
Why Process Your Own Game?
You made the kill—now finish processing your game from start to finish with an electric meat grinder. Processing your own meat provides more than the rewarding feeling, though. Store-bought meat makes most wonder about the amount of and type of chemicals and preservatives added. Many find that home processed meat is safer to eat and minimizes the risk of contamination. Deer processing shops can get costly and inconvenient depending on distance from your home. Fresh, home ground meat also tastes better—you’re in control of what cuts go into your grind and you can keep the meat loose (not compressed and packaged) to ensure optimal texture and moisture levels.
Optional Attachments & Accessories
The process of grinding your game can get more interesting when you add attachment and accessories. You may be interested in:
- Stuffing tubes – looking to make sausage from your game? Our selection of stuffing tubes ensures that you have the right size and fit for your meat grinder.
- Grinder plates and knives – if you want a different texture need a replacement knife, we carry the size and model you need. All of our knives are made from stainless steel to ensure quality and efficiency in processing your meat.
- Jerky slicer and tenderizer – mix up the meat you make from your next hunting trip with this attachment from LEM that perfectly slices meat into thick jerky strips ready for the oven or dehydrator.
- Slicer shredder drum set – make it a complete meal with this tool. It’s quick and easy to slice cheese, vegetables, fruits, nuts, garlic and potatoes.
Ordering a Meat Grinder Online
After a hunt, grinding your own meat keeps you in charge of every step, a rewarding process from first spotting your target to enjoying the bounty. At Pleasant Hill Grain, we’ve been selling and supporting quality grinders for home and commercial use for many years. If you have any questions about the different options of meat grinders we carry that are perfect for hunters or have any questions about specific models, give us a call.