One definite advantage of larger grinders is the speed you can process your second grind. On small grinders, the second grind can be a little slow to feed down the grinder throat, but even that is not too bad if you know a few tricks .
not happy with new grinder
calvin thanks. Looking for something a little bigger.
what people have been telling me on this thread boils down to this : since i have only been making sausage and grinding meat 8 years or so and since i have been using a grinder roughly 1/2 the size of this one and since i am using meat at the same temp and cut the same way , it can’t be the grinder its got to be me .
there even people here that can look at a photo and tell the temp of meat . my hat is off to you gentlemen you truely amaze me
i had planned to grind and season about 40 lbs of meat today , but i have decided to put that off till i cool off…you betcha i’m ticked off tonight
calvin No. People are trying to help you troubleshoot your issue. You have come to the wrong place to complain about a piece of equipment. You are certain that it is in no way user error and therefore, you should take your problem to customer service. Here is a place to ask for advice or share an experience, not get angry with people who are honestly seeking to help each other. Waltons has an extremely good reputation for customer service, I’m sure they would like a chance to talk with you about this. There is no need to treat this community poorly just because you are having a bad day. I can understand the frustration. We have all been disappointed with a purchase, but the intentions of others here are only to help. Please, keep that in mind next time.
Do you by chance have another blade to try? Also what size is that small plate?
I have a different grinder brand and size (mine is LEM #22) but my process never involves freezing meat and I never have an issue. I usually have butts in my garage fridge a day or so that I keep in low-30s. Last batch of sticks I pulled the 25lb boneless butts out of fridge, cut them up, and ran through a 3mm grinder plate with zero issues.
When you say it “stopped your grinder” is the auger getting jammed or something else?
Your pic doesn’t show much meat. Did you you have a steady stream in the auger to keep it pushing or just drop a few small pieces that stopped?
Have you tried long strips of meat by any chance?
Something seems off on your grinder. It shouldn’t be this hard for ya.
thats the part that bugs me , EVEN using the small plate a peice of meat not much bigger than my thumb should not have stopped the auger with a 3/4 hp motor
even IF ( and it wasn’t ) the meat was at room temp , a piece of meat that small should not stop the auger . this thing should have power to spare with a piece that small
what is in the picture is exackly how much meat we are talking about total
customer service is sending me a new small plate , i don’t think thats the issue
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calvin You have a PM If I may be of help.
denny O : thanks for the kind offer just a bit to far
and besides i have friends close by that have grinders if it comes to that
again many thanks
well folks i just had a friend come over thats been grinding meat since he was knee high , the auger stopped on him the 1st time he tried it using the big plate , then he switched to the small plate , stopped the auger dead in its tracks , he said there was 0 wrong with the meat temp. HIS conclusion …there is something wrong with this grinder but for it to stop the auger the way it did , there has to be a problem withthe grinder its self
we didn’t get a chance to do a side by side but we did do a video of the grinder in action with him running it as soon as i can figure out how to upload it i will
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