Meat Grinder Buying Guide 2019
Meat grinders and meat mincers are food preparation equipment that allow you to grind and mince most types of meat cleanly and efficiently.
At Brice Australia, our meat mincers are the ideal meat processing equipment for supermarket delis, butchers, pizzerias, restaurants, residential kitchens and commercial caterers. The products we stock have been designed by dedicated engineers to ensure that the operator can maximise the output with minimal effort and wastage.
For the best meat mincers and meat grinders, it is important to look for powerful and heavy-duty motors, a large cutting group and a stainless steel and anodised aluminium construction to resist corrosion. A reversing switch to clean blockages is an important feature.
In this blog, we provide you with the ultimate buying guide. We discuss our top 3 tips on choosing a meat mincer or meat grinder, the benefits of a meat mincer or meat grinder, and an important buying checklist.
Top 3 Tips on Choosing Meat Mincer or Meat Grinder
How much meat do you mince in a day?
At Brice Australia we stock a range of small to large meat mincers. All mincers are crafted with high performance parts and power motors for an effective operation.
Here are examples of two meat grinders/mincers we stock:
1)TP32E Heavy Floor Mounted Mincer – this Italian made mincer is a heavy duty mincer that has been designed to suit high volume processing at large restaurants, catering kitchens, butchers and pizzerias. The throughput per hour is 400 kg per hour.
2) OMATS Series Mincer – this range of Italian made mincers are powerful, heavy-duty mincers ideal for large restaurants, catering kitchens, butchers and pizzerias. The OMATS Series meat mincers – the TS8, TS12, TS22 and the larger capacity TS32 – offers quiet and efficient mincing without the hassle. The throughput per hour varies between 120 kg to 400 kg depending on the model.
Useful features and functionality
Our mincers have useful features and functionalities. This helps the operator prepare minced meat without extra effort. Here is a list of common features:
– Drive reduction gears run in an oil bath to maintain maximum lubrication;
– Reversing switch to clear blockages;
– Fan cooled motor for continuous service; and
– Constructed from stainless steel and anodised aluminium.
Benefits of Meat Mincer or Meat Grinder
Easy to clean
Our mincers and grinders are easy to clean. With easily detachable parts for quick and effective cleaning, you will be able to clean all relevant parts of the mincer ready for the next use. Make sure you read the operating manual and instructions so that you can effectively clean the mincer without causing damage.
Meats vary in density and texture. Especially with meat being passed through a narrow outlet, it is ideal if the mincer has a reversible switch to clear any blockages.
High performance parts
Mincers require high performance parts due to the nature of its work. The gears run in an oil bath to ensure that parts of the motor are highly lubricated throughout its operation. This ensures that the mincer retains its powerful attributes and performs consistently to prevent any damage to the meat being minced.
Mincers available in varying capacities and sizes is beneficial to customers who have varying needs, budgets and operator requirements. We stock models with varying capacities that all offer quiet and efficient mincing. Our benchtop models and floor mounted models are ideal for various sized food and hospitality organisations that are highly effective for quiet and busy environments.
Assess your needs
If you are planning to invest in a new commercial meat mincer or grinder, or update your existing mincer or grinder, assess your needs and requirements. For example, how busy is your business and what type of meat are you preparing? Do you need a product that delivers high volume? In addition, as your business develops and changes, it is important to reassess your needs so that you understand what is right for your organisation.
Food preparation equipment, like a meat grinder or mincer, is an investment. Before making the purchase, ensure that you have assessed your needs, your goals and your budget. Understanding your requirements is essential. You might also need to consult with your team or the person who will be using the meat grinder or mincer to understand their views and requirements. Our highly trained technical and sales staff are on hand to assist you with your equipment selection.
Quality above cost
While cost tends to have a direct relationship with quality, a focus on cost alone should not be your only consideration. Many customers will opt for the cheaper product. Whilst all our products are high quality, different models do come at different prices. Each model has different features and will suit different customer requirements. It is important that you check the features of the product before considering the price. If you need help assessing your requirements, feel free to speak to us.
Think long term
Many customers look at the short-term. However, our meat mincers and grinders have been built to last a long time, provided it is used correctly and serviced appropriately in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications. When undertaking your research, consider the future needs of your organisation. If you are considering an expansion, you might want to select a larger model that can cope with higher volumes of production.
Check your budget
Prior to making the purchase, make sure you check your budget. At Brice Australia, we are proud to offer our customers superior commercial meat mincers and grinders. With all products boasting high quality features, you will find the perfect meat grinder for your needs.
For almost 80 years, Brice Australia has delivered kitchen equipment, advice and service to businesses throughout Australia. We offer a huge selection of products within each equipment category to enhance productivity for chefs, butchers, cafes, bars and restaurants. In our meat grinder and mincer product range, you are sure to find the right one for your needs. Contact us today on 1300 664 880 or visit us in store.