If you love home processed meat, then here is a solution for you! The STX INTERNATIONAL STX-3000-MF Megaforce Patented Air Cooled Electric Meat Grinder has a powerful air cooled motor that sets it apart from other grinders. This air cooling system makes the STX INTERNATIONAL STX-3000-MF last for long. It is size 12 and not size 5 or 8 like many kitchen grinders thus it will meet all your grinding requirements. This meat grinder features 300 watts, 600 of power under no load and 800 to 1200 watts when grinding (under load). Since its launch, very many units have been sold and in this post, we shall review the features that have contributed to the huge number of sales.
STX INTERNATIONAL STX-3000-MF REVIEW
Polished Cast Aluminum Grinding Head
This grinder boasts of size 12 grinding head unlike size 5 or 8 that are found in most small grinders. The head has a long-lasting aluminum meat pan that features a hopper opening measuring 2 1/8 inches. The large pan opening enables bigger cuts of meat to be placed in the grinding plates, therefore reducing your meat processing and preparation time. The four parts of this grinding head (meat pan, head, front lock nut, and auger or snake) are made of 100% Polished Cast Aluminum and not an aluminum coat like some other grinders.
Beaner Plate or Sausage Stuffing Plate
The STX INTERNATIONAL STX-3000 comes with a Sausage Stuffing Plate also known as the “Beaner Plate”. These plates are used in electrical meat grinders only when you want to shove sausage because they allow more sausage flow into the sausage casing via the grinding head hence fast meat processing.
Set of Three Sausage Tubes and Kubbe Attachment
The STX INTERNATIONAL STX-3000-MF features a set of three sausage stuffing tubes and a kubbe attachment. These tubes are 3/4 Inches, 5/8 Inches and 1/2 Inches in diameter. The attachments enable you to create your sausage combinations. Thus, you don’t have to incur expenses of shopping for sausages when you have this meat grinder.
3 Grade Stainless Steel Cutting Blades Each #304
This electrical meat grinder comes with 3 grade stainless steel cutting blades. The 3 cutting blades are included so that you can match up each with one of the three grinding plates included in the set such that they are a matched set. Matching the cutting blades with the grinding plates keeps the cutting blades sharper. Hence more cutting precise!
If you are processing large meat, it may take long! This grinder has an efficient cooling system to ensure you don’t face overheating issues when grinding your meat.
3-Year 100% Guarantee
Some meat grinder manufacturers don’t offer a warranty, and thus you may end up in a total loss if something occurs to your grinder. This grinder has an exclusive 3-year guarantee – Fix/Repair/Replace. In the first 90 days, you will be offered a complete refund or replace. After that, the manufacturer offers a free repair if the grinder stops working within the 3 years. Considering this warranty time, this grinder is worth since you are assured of a replace or repair if something happens.
Some kitchen grinders only have 2 speeds – forward and reverse. However, the STX-3000 features 3 exclusive speeds; 2 reverse speeds (high/low) and reverse speed. There is also a circuit breaker for maximum safety while grinding. These speeds are perfect for all your grinding needs.
- 3 Speeds; 2 forward (high/low) and reverse speed
- Power: 300watts; 600 watts under no load and 800 – 1200 watts when grinding meat
- Size: No. 12; 2-1/2 -Inch Diameter Output grinder meat; 2-Inch Diameter Feed Tube
- Polished Cast Aluminum Grinding Head
- Beaner Plate or Sausage Stuffing Plate
- Three Sausage Tubes and Kubbe Attachment
- 3 Grade Stainless Steel Cutting Blades Each #304
- 3 Tempered Steel Grinding Plates
- Weight: 12 pounds
- Size: 16.5 x 6.5 x 14.5 inches
- This grinder overheats when used for long hours.
- It is not ideal for grinding bones.
When reviewing the STX INTERNATIONAL STX-3000-MF, we found that users complained about the above disadvantages. However, the users also admit that this grinder functions perfectly when used correctly. The manufacture precautions users from washing the components of this grinder in dishwashers; the advice is to wash the parts in liquid dishwashing detergent like Dawn and not in hot water.
With customer reviews this grinder scores from 4.2 to 5 stars. Most of the users who gave it 5 stars said they love the performance, generous attachments included in the set and the sturdy design of this electrical grinder.
The STX INTERNATIONAL STX-3000-MF comes at an extremely competitive price as compared to similar kitchen grinders. It is a powerful, functional and reliable grinder ideal for family use.