Anyone use a manual meat mixer?

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Anyone use a manual meat mixer?

Post by Sleebus » Mon Jan 30, 2017 02:54

Is anyone using one of these?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Weston-20-pound ... Sw-0xYRcig

I did my first 14# batch this weekend and I felt like I was over mxing before getting the seasonings properly incorporated. Not to mention 14# of freezing cold meat is kinda uncomfortable. I saw the above mixer and was wondering if anyone had any experience with it? Looks like a reasonably good solution. I would like to move on to 20# batches, and I think that the 14 may be at the limit as to what I can do by hand.
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Post by Sleebus » Mon Jan 30, 2017 13:53

Thanks for the linkage. Looks like one of the biggest drawbacks is the cleanup. I think I may go find a big dish tray from the local restaurant supply before dropping a bill on one of those mixers.
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Post by Bob K » Mon Jan 30, 2017 14:01

I myself would rather clean in than have half frozen hands :grin:
On the plus side the meat stays colder.
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Post by JohnnyB54 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 15:01

I have a very similar unit to the one you posted. The only downside I have with the mixer is you need to mix at least 10 lbs. or more for the mixer to work properly. For smaller amounts the mixer just do do that well of a mix. As far as cleanup as long as you have a large sink cleanup is not that bad. The auger is removable making cleaning the auger and bowl not to bad. Hope this helps.
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Post by martin » Wed Feb 01, 2017 02:35

Hi
I have lem hand mixer ,and use only for smoked sausages 10 lb or more , fresh sausage mix very little so don't need extra work with clean mixer.
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Post by Sleebus » Wed Feb 01, 2017 16:12

Thanks for all the helpful comments. Since I intend to do 15# - 20# batches in the future, I think it should work just fine for me. Sounds like the biggest challenge will be figuring out how to clean it without flooding my kitchen. :shock:

In case anyone is wondering, I bought this one on sale: http://www.meatprocessingproducts.com/36-1901-w.html
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Post by Bob K » Thu Feb 02, 2017 13:51

Thats a good deal. Its also a good idea to be able to anchor them while using, especially if working alone. I used an old cutting board, removes easily for cleaning.

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Post by Sleebus » Thu Feb 02, 2017 15:32

Bob K wrote:Its also a good idea to be able to anchor them while using, especially if working alone. I used an old cutting board, removes easily for cleaning.
Thanks for the tip. I've got some nice furniture grade 3/4" plywood I can use for that.
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