In this guide we’ll look at the best meat grinders for the UK market.
We’ve compared material, safety, ease of use and cost
to give you our top recommendations.
What is the Best Meat Grinder?
More Detailed Meat Grinder Reviews
Nestling® Electric Meat Mincer Grinder Review
The Nestling Electric Meat Mincer Grinder is the best budget meat grinder. Use it to make ground meat, stuffing, sausages or even shred vegetables.
With its strong 2800W motor, three cutting blades and sausage funnels you’ll be wowing people with your delicious burgers, meatballs and sausages in no time!
This meat grinder comes with a storage compartment for accessories and a choice of three colours. Plus we love the non-slip rubber feet that keep it stable.
Nestling® 2800 Watt Electric Meat Grinder Review
The Nestling 2800 Watt Electric Meat Grinder is the best meat grinder for home use, with a powerful copper motor and stainless steel blades that grind meat quickly and easily.
We love its choice of three colours, fast and easy assembly and easy cleaning with this machine powerful yet easy to use meat grinder.
Bosch ProPower MFW68660 Meat Grinder Review
The Bosch ProPower MFW68660 Meat Grinder is the best meat grinder for producing gourmet burgers and sausages at home! It’s great for doing large quantities with its powerful 2200 W motor so is perfect if you’re a fan of entertaining – but it is one of the more pricey grinders on the market.
It has two meat grinder discs for different grades of mincing, and you can shred vegetables and make juice with its juicer attachment! The attachments all pack away neatly in its integrated storage compartment.
Straightforward to use and easy to clean, the Bosch ProPower MFW68660 Meat Grinder is our choice for best meat grinder on the market!
Andrew James Meat Mincer Grinder Review
The Andrew James Meat Mincer Grinder is the best electric meat grinder at an affordable price. We love its clean, white and stainless steel look and three adaptors for making sausages of all sizes!
You can grind meat, fish and vegetables and its three stainless steel cutting plates are dishwasher safe, making clean-up quick and easy.
With a handy reverse function to help clear blockages, the Andrew James Meat Mincer Grinder is the best electric meat grinder on the market.
Tre Spade Manual Meat Grinder Review
The Tre Spade Manual Meat Grinder is our pick for best manual meat grinder. Made of quality stainless steel it is based on a classic design. Easy to use and quick to wash, this grinder will have you experimenting with sausage flavours before you know it!
It comes with a stainless steel knife, one grinding plate, two sausage nozzles and a sausage plate, and weighs just 2.7 Kg. It can be clamped to any worktop up to a thickness of 40mm and is easy to pack away in a drawer after use.
Meat Grinder Buyer’s Guide
If you enjoy eating sausages or burgers then a meat grinder will soon become one of your most loved kitchen essentials! Use it to make premium minced meat, sausages and burgers to your own recipes – and you’ll know exactly what went into them!
The meat content of bought sausages can be as low as 20%, but with your own meat grinder at home you’ll be able to go wild with your imagination and make sausages of all flavours with quality ingredients and a high meat content.
Whether you need a robust machine that will churn out pounds of minced meat for large crowds, or the occasional string of sausages for a family, this buyer’s guide will help you figure out which meat mincer to buy to suit your requirements.
Meat grinders come in a variety of materials – stainless steel, aluminium and plastic. Your choice will depend on how regularly you will use the machine and how robust it needs to be.
A manual meat grinder made of stainless steel is a product that you could pass on to your kids, these mincers last forever if kept in good condition. In an electric grinder stainless steel cutting blades will last a long time if kept well – some makers advise hand washing to prolong their life. Beware of plastic parts which can break more easily.
The safety of an electric meat grinder is important – it has a sharp blade operating at high speed so care needs to be taken.
When removing blades to wash it’s important to handle them carefully. We like the grinders that come with an integrated storage compartment to pack accessories away safely. Make sure they are well out of the reach of small children.
Ease of Use
Most meat grinders are easy to use once you’ve got used to how to swap the accessories over. A manual meat grinder involves more physical effort but is very straightforward to assemble and use. A reverse function button is a good idea on an electric grinder so that you can set the machine into reverse and unclog it if it gets bunged up with meat.
Ease of cleaning
Most meat grinders are very easy to clean, with accessories that come off easily and are quick to wash up in hot soapy water. Some manufacturers suggest using the dishwasher for accessories, which you can do if you want to save a bit of time. Just remember you have sharp blades in the dishwasher when you come to empty it!
Meat Grinders FAQ
What to look for in a meat grinder?
A meat grinder gives you the ability to produce quality meat dishes at home with your own choice of ingredients and flavours. Grind meat for burgers, meatballs and recipe dishes as well as sausages and kibbeh.
Look for ease of assembly and choice of attachments – these will dictate what you can make. Some come with different blades so you can grind coarse, medium or fine meat, and some have more sausage attachments enabling you to make sausages of different sizes.
An electric grinder is less work, but a manual grinder will pack away in a drawer, so you won’t have it sitting on your worktop all the time.
How to clean a meat grinder?
Most meat grinders make cleaning easy, with attachments that come off the machine for washing. Some have stainless steel attachments that will go in the dishwasher, while others recommend that individual parts are washed by hand to prolong their life.
Once the attachments have been removed for cleaning the machine itself can be wiped with a cloth before putting away.