Off the top of our heads, it may seem like meat grinders are only suitable for mincing meat. However, there is a wide range of applications that fall under the umbrella of meat grinders. So, without further delay, let’s get into it!
As a mere formality, we thought we’d take at this one as well. So, there you go; meat grinders are designed explicitly for grinding and mincing meat. They have several grinding plates that allow for different types of grinds, i.e., coarse to fine, depending on your preferences.
Many manual and electric grinders come with sausage attachments. You have to push the meat through, and it comes out the other end shaped like perfect sausages. All you have to do is partition them by size, and you’re good to go. Out of the types of meat grinders, it is the electric ones that usually have this feature.
Making Burger Patties
Meat grinders come with burger meat pushers that you can use to form ideally even burger patties. If you have a barbecue, you can grind your meat on the spot and have those beautiful uniform patties on your grill in no time.
Although this is quite rare, some commercial-grade electric meat grinders can grind small bones, i.e., chicken bones. However, unless it is stated, do not try on any regular meat grinder because you might end up damaging the internal gears if you force any bones in there.
Mixing Dessert Dough
Out of the various benefits of meat grinders, this one is perhaps the most unconventional. However, a meat grinder works great for mixing dessert dough i.e., cookie dough in particular. It gives out smooth dough that is quite easy to roll out and shape.
Although there are food processors and vegetable processors for this purpose, many people prefer grinding their vegetables in a meat grinder because it allows for even incorporation of any spices that you might want to include in your grind.
It comes in quite handy if you are making burger meat or kebab meat because there is an even distribution of meat, vegetables, and spices, which makes it that much easier to form the kebabs or patties.
Besides, you can use meat grinders to grind hard cheeses such as parmesan for garnishes. Similarly, they work well for making baby food and mashed potatoes, because you end up with a very smooth grind, which is perfect for the purposes mentioned above.