If you’ve ever wondered if it is cheaper to grind your own meat, the answer is yes! It can be as much as $2/lb less expensive than store-bought ground beef. The cost of a grinder ranges from about $25-$200 depending on quality, so the savings will depend largely on how much you usually buy and which type of grinder you choose.
In this blog post we’ll explore some of the factors that might influence your decision to purchase a grinder and what features these machines offer.
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Is It cheaper to Grind Your Own Meat
Why grind your own meat?
A lot of people are starting to grind their own meat because they want the freshest, most natural product for themselves and their families. Grinding your own meat also allows you to control what type of fat is in your ground beef by choosing which types of cuts or parts you use instead of relying on pre-packaged ground beef with unknown ingredients.
There’s no need to be intimidated by grinding your own meat — all it takes is a little time and patience! Next week we’ll go into more detail about how easy (and cheap) it can be if you have the right grinder. You may even decide that buying store-bought ground beef makes less sense than ever before when considering these benefits.
The best way to save money on ground beef is to grind your own.
Grinding your own meat can be as much as $0.75 less expensive than store-bought ground beef, but it all depends on the type of grinder you buy and how often you use it. When shopping for a new food processor or blender, take into consideration what types of cuts (or parts) will work best with its blade design and motor power so that you get the most bang for your buck! The cost ranges from about $25-$200 depending on quality, which means savings depend largely on how much you usually buy and which type of grinder you choose.
How to grind your own meat
There are a couple of different ways to grind your own meat. The most common way is with an electric grinder, which fits inside the dishwasher for easy cleaning. This type can be more expensive than some other types, but it’s also more convenient and compact so you’ll get the best bang for your buck!
If you’re looking for something cheaper or just want to experiment with hand-grinding before committing to purchasing a machine, there are still plenty of options available that will work well too. For example: manual grinders (such as those used in restaurants), mincers, food processors/blenders that have interchangeable blades like metal chopping blades and grinding plates attached at the bottom.
Grinded beef has many uses besides meatballs and burgers, including casseroles or as a topping for pizza. You can also use it to make your own homemade hotdogs if you wish!
Disadvantages of grinding your own meat
Grinding your own meat can be a lot of work. It will take some time and patience, especially if you have never done it before so don’t expect to get the hang of it right away (it’s not as easy as just pressing buttons!). Another disadvantage is that grinding your own food may lead to unpleasant odors in your kitchen. Keep this in mind when considering whether or not using an electric grinder is worth the hassle!
Some people might also find hand-grinding more difficult than they expected due to its tedious nature. Not everyone has what it takes for “manual labor” around the kitchen! Grinders are designed with these types of hardships taken into consideration — including safety features like locking mechanisms, switches, and handles.
Where to purchase the grinder and other equipment you’ll need for ground beef, pork, or turkey
There are a few places you can buy the meat grinder and other equipment that may be good for grinding your own ground beef, pork or turkey. For example:
-Chefs Warehouse – Commercial Kitchen Supply Store in Chicago (they also have a location in Oak Brook)
-Sur La Table – Specialty Cookware store with locations all across the country including New York City, San Francisco, Atlanta and more.
If you shop online there’s also Amazon Prime (free two day shipping on eligible items!) as well as eBay which is where I purchase my kitchen supplies! There will likely be free shipping available if you’re willing to wait a little longer than what Amazon Prime offers. You’ll still need to find an electric grinder or hand-grinder to complete the set.
Our calculations show that it is cheaper to grind your own meat. We recommend grinding your own fresh, high-quality ground beef or other meats for burgers or tacos and using the extra in salads or casseroles. It will be fresher and tastier than what you can buy at a grocery store!