I’ve always wanted to grind my own meat. Grinding your own meat is safer and it also gives you more flavorful meat. But grinding manually seems like too much work so I decided to purchase a motorized meat grinder. After careful review, I bought the Waring Pro MG855, and from the looks of things, I think I’ve made the right choice.
- Dimensions: 12.5 x 5.75 x 13.5 inches
- Weight: 10.2 pounds
- It has a 300-watt motor that can grind up to two pounds of meat per minute
- It comes with a die-cast hopper and in a brushed stainless steel housing
- There’s a reverse function to free clogged food
- It also comes with 3 cutting plates for fine, medium, and coarse
- It also includes two sausage attachments for making homemade sausage
- It has a 5-year motor warranty
The Waring Pro MG855 is a professional quality meat grinder, and when it comes to quality it delivers in spades. It’s simple to use (you just switch it on and off) so even the most technologically challenged cook can use it. The die-cast hopper holds a fairly impressive amount of meat as well. Three types of metal cutting plates are included: fine (for pates and baby food), medium (for soup-like textures), and coarse (for ground meat in chili). Plus, you can also use it for fish and veggies, and it includes a couple of sausage attachments that will enable you to combine meats and spices for plump or thin sausages.
There are several things to consider here that I really found important. The first is that it’s quite easy to assemble, and breaking it down into small parts is also easy so you won’t have any problem when you need to clean it. It grinds the meat well when I remember to keep the meat cold, and it’s also quite efficient and quick. It doesn’t take a lot of effort to grind the meat, and it saves my hands for more important cooking work.
It even looks great in the kitchen, with its modern and shiny design.
I can’t think of anything that’s significantly wrong about the Waring Pro MG855, except maybe for one thing: All parts should be washed by hand. This seemingly innocuous instruction from Waring is perhaps the most vexing problem with the MG855. For me, I really wish they made it so that you can run it through the dishwasher. Washing it by hand takes so much time. But then again, if you really want to grind your own meat then you really need to prepare yourself for some hard work.
The Waring Pro MG855 does a great job of grinding meat, and using it often results in culinary marvels I’ve never achieved before. Anyone who’s ever tried grinding their own meat understands the benefits of doing so and with this durable machine, you get value for your money. All in all, it’s worth the expense and the trouble!