While I have previously blogged about the LEM Mighty Bite Grinder as an ideal grinder for a first-time sausage maker, there is a better grinder available for experienced high-volume sausage makers: the LEM #8 Big Bite Electric Meat Grinder. This will be the last grinder you’ll ever need to buy if you are grinding at home or light professional use. As the 36lbs bigger brother, the Big Bite Electric Meat Grinder can grind about seven pounds of meat per minute, and easily grinds up to 150lbs of meat in one go without overheating. Despite this, it makes relatively little noise for an electric meat grinder.
To make your life easier, the LEM #8 Big Bite Electric Meat Grinder comes with Big Bite technology. In other words, all the gears in this grinder are made entirely out of metal including metal roller bearings. This not only moves meat along faster, but also gives it the power to crunch chicken bones without pause and accept meat chunks which are 2” by 4”, saving you time preparing the meat before you begin.
Not only are the working parts of the LEM Big Bite Grinder all metal, but the entire machine is made out of stainless steel, except for some switches, a handle, and the feet. This makes for easy disassembly and reassembly, as well as an extremely durable product that will last for years. While many people find this grinder easy to clean, applying a food grade silicone spray to the auger, food plate, and meat throat will make it even easier to get the grease off.
The package from Amazon includes a stainless steel knife to help with prep work as well as a meat stomper and a stuffing plate. It includes stainless steel plates for two grinds, coarse and fine, and three stuffing tubes measuring ½”, 1” and 1⅜” on their outer diameter. The LEM #8 Big Bite Electric Meat Grinder has a 110V 250W motor with a built in circuit breaker, significantly extending the life of the motor. All in all, for a serious sausage aficionado, this grinder is definitely the way to go.
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