Using meat grinder to crush ice?

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Using meat grinder to crush ice?

Post by redzed » Sun May 31, 2015 20:29

Might be a goofy question, but will a meat grinder crush ice with damaging it or making the blades dull? Unfortunately, I currently don't have a fridge with a crusher attachement and will be needing a batch for emulsifying. I have a Lem Big Bite #12.
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Post by Bob K » Sun May 31, 2015 22:07

Chris-
I did see a manufactures video on grinders that said not to grind ice, I don't recall the reason why. Blenders work fine for crushed ice
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Post by redzed » Tue Jun 02, 2015 06:03

Yeah, thanks Bob. I think I'll go to the thrift store and pick up a blender, so that if I blow the motor, it won't be a big deal.
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Post by Bob K » Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:18

You can also check for an ice crusher
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Portable-Party- ... 58c28bbcbb

They have electric ones also
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Post by alalbie » Fri Dec 13, 2019 03:53

Bob K wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:18
You can also check for an ice crusher
https://www.gearhunder.com/best-blender ... zen-fruit/

They have electric ones also
Yes, such a blender is much better than an immersion blender. The smoothie function breaks all the ice cubes in a minute, and I only need to press a button. It is also easy to clean, and I usually use its own self-cleaning program. :)
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Re: Using meat grinder to crush ice?

Post by G pop » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:36

i have a vita mix for quite a few years now theres a video for ice and also bought the dry grinder container wich I use for grinding pellets , I called them before I bought it they told me they use a avacoto pit to demonstrate turns it into powder ( the blades make the pellets go opposite )
they are Quite a machine


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Re: Using meat grinder to crush ice?

Post by Butterbean » Sun Dec 15, 2019 17:29

Not sure about ice but don't run whole kernel corn through a grinder or if you do whatever you do don't stop the grinder and start it back up. It'll grind corn just fine while its running but the sudden start will snap your blade in an instant.
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Re: Using meat grinder to crush ice?

Post by DanMcG » Tue Dec 17, 2019 01:55

corn? seriously? why, how?
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Re: Using meat grinder to crush ice?

Post by Butterbean » Tue Dec 17, 2019 05:56

DanMcG wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 01:55
corn? seriously? why, how?
Quicker more efficient fermentation.
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