How to Assemble Meat Grinder?
- Maurice E. Terry
People have set their eyes upon meat grinders from buying unhealthy and unhygienic grounded meat from local market. It is indeed a right decision to make healthy meat sitting at home that too without wasting any time and labor. Now, if you have already bought a meat grinder but facing hassles in assembling, do not worry, we are here to help you. We have attached here some measures that you can take to assemble meat grinder.
Meat grinders are of 2 types in general, such as, Manual Meat Grinder and Electric Meat Grinder. So, for your ease, we have discussed about the assembly of both the meat grinders. If you have any one of them, we hope our tips and tricks can assist you to assemble meat grinder.
Manual Meat Grinder
Manual Meat Grinders are the meat grinders that require manual effort in order to grind. It is preferred by everyone for its affordability and portability qualities. It does not have as simple assembly as the electric one. But, if you follow the step by step guide mentioned below, you can certainly assemble meat grinder efficiently.
Step 1: Recognizing Parts
The first step is to make sure you have all the parts and accessories with you. The grinder includes a main body, grinding plate, a nut, collar, handle, eye screw, locking ring, cross knife, auger, hopper and handle. The parts should be well cleaned before you start using it.
Step 2 : Placing Handle
The next step is attaching the handle into the main body. Insert the handle into the slot and fix it with feeding screw. It should move freely and watch if it slips or rubs too much. The handle needs to be put again, if any of these occur.
Step 3 : Fixing Auger
The auger is the screw like part. You just need to insert it in the main body and be sure to place it properly so that it does not move.
Step 4 : Blades Assembly
It is the job of auger to hold the blades and plates. The plates come in 3 forms: fine, medium and coarse. You can take anyone of them as you like. Fix the blade into the auger and then fix the plates. The meat comes out of the plates and passes through the auger and blade.
Step 5: Mounting
The last step is mounting the grinder. Place the grinder on a stable surface and secure its position using wedges. Once the assembly and mounting is done, you can begin to grind the meat.
These steps can only be implemented for a manual meat grinder. In order to assemble meat grinder run by electricity, the following steps can be taken into account:
Electric Meat Grinder
Electric meat grinders are run by electric motor and thus it is more convenient than the manual one. Although, it costs more, it is worth every penny. The assembly is easy as well. Follow the instructions to assemble this grinder:
Step 1: Recognize the Part
Just like you understood about the parts of manual grinders, it is imperative to know about electric ones also. It includes pusher, screw, hopper, blade, plate and cover. All the parts are necessary for grinding.
Step 2: Placing Head
The head of the grinder should be fixed to the main body. In order to attach it, press the head in and turn it clockwise. Tighten it properly.
Step 3: Assembling the Blade and Knife
Sometimes, these grinders come with fully assembled head. If it is not fully assembled, take the screw, blade, plate and handle and insert it accordingly
Step 4: Placing Hopper
Hopper is the container where you would put the meat for grinding. Take the hopper and keep it over the head.
After the assembly, you can take cube meats, put it on the hopper and push the meat with the help of pusher. This is how you can assemble and use an electric meat grinder.
Do not forget to clean the meat grinder before and after you use it. We use raw meat to grind, that makes the grinder more vulnerable to contamination and diseases. Therefore, always try to maintain it in the best possible way.
Hopefully, now you can assemble meat grinder with ease and perfection.