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    Not sure if this is the right forum to post this in but I was wondering if anyone would have some tips on restoring an old meat grinder?

    My brother-in-law gave it to me and I was hoping to get it back in working condition but I have no idea where to start.
    It obviously has to be cleaned.

    I'm not even sure if it's missing any pieces.


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    Well don't see a handle or cutting blade. Paint and rust not a good start to make a food grade implement. You will need to sand blast the heck out of it. Shouldn't be a problem with the housing and spindle but the face plate will be a challenge to restore.
    Unless you have some extreme sentimental attachment to it think your best effort would be to buy new.
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    No sentimental value at all. Maybe I'll throw it in a box and display it at my cottage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sdiddy84 View Post
    No sentimental value at all. Maybe I'll throw it in a box and display it at my cottage.

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    Think that would be your best option easier to clean and restore for display. Rust and questionable paint never a good combination for food prep equipment.
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    Hand bombing a lot of meat (more than 10 pounds) starts to feel like serious exercise especially if you do half frozen meat. And you should do half frozen meat because it gives a better cut that makes a genuine difference in sausage and burger quality.

    If your "time is money" you may be better off just buying a decent electric grinder-- 3/4 HP or higher.
    And recycle the rusty one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johny View Post
    Hand bombing a lot of meat (more than 10 pounds) starts to feel like serious exercise especially if you do half frozen meat.
    If you do have a hand grinder...this redneck mod works well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    If you do have a hand grinder...this redneck mod works well...

    That's funny. I brew my own beer and that's how I mill my grains. Not with a meat grinder though, I have a grain mill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    If you do have a hand grinder...this redneck mod works well...

    Ah rednecks got nothing on Old World ingenuity. 40years plus and still grinding away.
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