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110 of 112 people found the following review helpful
on February 23, 2012
I wanted to point out a few discrepancies. The above product description reads the same as the MG800 grinder with regards to this statement: "Covered by a five-year warranty, the 450-watt motor works effortlessly and operates with a simple on/off/reverse switch". This seems to be in conflict with this part of the above Product Features: "Heavy-duty 1000 peak watts motor "
The outside of the box states that it has a 1000 peak (input) watts, motor. However the sticker on the bottom of the unit says 350 watts. So I am not sure exactly how powerful this unit is but it *looks* like it means business. :)
I chose this grinder over the MG800 due to the fact it was a newer updated version with a more powerful motor and less expensive.
*UPDATE* I have run 15 lbs of Top Round through this Grinder, using the smallest grinding plate. The Grinder ran effortlessly, It did not jam or have any problems. Clean up was very easy. Make sure to oil the cutting blade and plate as soon as you clean it to prevent rust. I am looking forward to years of the freshest hamburger meat possible. After I run a few hundred pounds of meat through the grinder I will come back and update my impression of this machine.
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63 of 65 people found the following review helpful
on May 3, 2012
The unit grinds very well and comes apart easily for cleaning. Just be aware that all the parts that must be cleaned after use (the hopper and screw) are aluminum, not stainless steel, and cannot be put through the dishwasher. The cutter itself is stainless steel, but all other parts must be hand washed in soapy water only. If you put the parts through the dish washer then a black tarnish coats the parts and unless it is completely removed it will contaminate the meat. It is not like an aluminum fry pan but must be a soft grade of aluminum and the tarnish is powdery and very hard to remove. I wish these parts were stainless and don't know why they aren't .. must be a cost issue, but I would pay extra for the convenience of using a dishwasher.
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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
on June 21, 2012
I am pretty happy with my new meat grinder.

positives:

1. when used correctly grinds very efficiently and reasonably quickly. I have gone through 20lbs of hamburger and 16 lbs of sausage so far. Keeping the meat very cold the machine operates quickly.

2. Easy to use and assemble and very easy to take apart and clean.

3. Attractive and shiney. You can't underestimate the power of shiney metal in a product for astetics!

4. High review is because over all this grinder functions very well and efficiently. It does what I need a grinder to do without undo stress on my hands. The instructions were easy to follow.

Criticism:

1. The plastic piece used to push/feed meat into it is black plastic with a cap on it. The cap comes off so you can store plates and pieces inside. While this is great for storage I find it annoying to have the cap keep coming off under my hand when I am using the "pusher". I may have someone cut me a wooden piece to use for this purpose.

2. Like most machines that are not crazy expensive not all of the metal pieces ARE stainless steel. This means that you must wash the blade piece and grinding plates and completely dry them immediatly. Then you coat everything with mineral oil to prevent rust. I wish I didn't have to be this careful. If the pieces do rust you can clean them with steel wool. I was, however, aware of this when I purchased the machine due to the product details.

3. Again like most feedback I have seen on grinders this machine is very noisey. Since it needs to run a fair amount of time that can get annoying. This was, however, something I expected due to all the research on electric grinders.

Some general advice for folks using this machine: Work clean and cold. Not only does putting your meat chunks into the freezer for 1-2 hours promote food safety but it makes a huge difference in the ease of feeding the meat through the grinder. When I let the meat warm I find the grinder does not like to quickly cut through the meat and the fat strands tend to get caught up in the blade more. However, very cold meat/fat feeds through very fast. Read the instructions through at least once (or more) and you will find a lot of tips about cleaning and operating the machine that work very well. It also helps to be sure you are assembling everything correctly.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on January 23, 2013
I bought an Waring Pro MG855 mid-October 2012 thinking it was an upgrade from the smaller unit we had previously. While cleaning the unit after our first usage in early November I noticed oil residue where the Feed Screw inserts in to the motor housing. Not happy!! Had to throw away a lot of ground pork. Thinking it was excess oil from the manufacturing process I carefully cleaned the area. During the second usage the same thing occurred. Drove 30 miles to Southern Electric Co and after three weeks was given a replacement base / motor / housing. On first usage of the new machine the same oil leak in to my meat product happened. I will not serve my friends and family food tainted with motor oil. I want a full refund and will not buy / use another one of these defective products.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on March 18, 2012
I am a relative sausage-making novice, having only made sausage on an old school cast iron contraption and the add on for the kitchen aid mixer. I just made my first batch and this appears to be the best of both. It is a high quality workhorse...easily grinding through 10 lbs of meat without all the elbow grease. Speaking of grease, even though I carefully cleaned all the part before the first use, my first batch became "infected" with some kind of lubricant/graphite that was inside the base of the machine. I had pulled the main screw through some of the meat when changing the grind size and it pulled the grease into the meat which I didn't notice until it was too late. I think I can avoid this in the future and am excited by my new toy, but I think this must be some kind of design flaw.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on April 2, 2013
I bought this meat grinder to make burgers and sausages, but less than ten minutes into grinding up some sirloin from my latest wild cow hunt, the grinder just plain quit. I guess I should've paid more attention to that little "Made in China" sign. As near as I can tell, the internal gearing is made from cheap plastic, because instead of slowing down under the load of (lean, fat free, bone free) meat strips, the machine made a horrendous grinding/whining sound and refused to turn the hopper.
Very disappointed! I had to borrow someone else's grinder to do the job. I will never buy a Waring product again!
On a side note: Amazon was great about refunding my money(Thanks Sandy at customer service!) , and I will definitely be ordering from them again! This time I'm going to watch out for those China-made items!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 16, 2013
(I do not speak English well.
So, I use a translator. Please understand wrong translation.)

The entrance of this small size.
Large chunks will be difficult to grind.

Chicken pieces were crushed very well.

Yesterday,
I used a grinder to make kimchi.
(Radish, garlic and ginger were grinding.)
Difficult to grind hard radish.
Minced garlic was a success.
But Ginger was not.
Outlet of the grinder was complicated due to the fiber of ginger.
I cleaned it with a fork and tooth brush.
You DO NOT recommend to try the ginger.

I usually grind the meat
The problem of the ginger does not matter.
So be satisfied with the performance of the grinder....

(나는 영어를 잘 못한다.
그래서, 번역기를 사용한다. 틀린번역은 이해해주세요.)

이것의 입구는 사이즈가 작다.
큰덩어리는 그라인딩하기 어려울 것이다.

닭고기 조각은 매우 잘 분쇄되었다.

어제,
김치를 만들기위해 그라인더를 사용했다.
(무우,마늘과 생강을 그라인딩했다.)
단단한 무우는 그라인딩하기 어려웠다.
다진마늘은 성공적이었다.
하지만 생강은 그렇지않았다.
그라인더의 출구가 생강의 섬유질로 인하여 복잡해졌다.
나는 그것을 포크 그리고 tooth brush로 청소했다.
당신은 생강을 시도하지 말것을 권유한다.

나는 주로 고기를 갈아서
생강의 문제는 상관없다.
그래서 그라인더의 성능에 대하여 만족한다.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on April 16, 2012
due to my own actions i created a problem with the machine.on a long shot i called customer service and they went very much out of their way to repair the machine. i would buy another waring product based on their customer service alone. great grinder. ran about 40 lbs of meat through it and it never slowed down. very powerful.
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19 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on March 30, 2012
Just got the Waring MG-855 Professional meat grinder and have used it my first time to make hamburgers. Very nicely made grinding assembly is aluminum with steel blade and plates. The motor housing also seems aluminum. It has a great feature to store the sausage nozzles and grinding plates inside the food pusher. I put the pusher and grinder assembly in a 1 gallon zip-lock bag for storage. Motor seems strong. Good size for household use and storing - not too heavy or bulky. Easy to clean, just take apart immediately after grinding and use hot soapy water and bottle brush. Be sure to spray the grinding plates with vegetable oil and wrap in wax paper to prevent rust. I am quite happy with my purchase. No pink slime for me.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 8, 2012
This grinder is awesome. It grinds everything without flinching and feels very solid and well made. I'm happy and would recommend it to anyone looking for something with a little more power then their kitchenaid grinder attachment (which I have and like and use for smaller grinding jobs).
The only complaint I have is that it's very loud. I can handle it but I do prefer to operate it outside on the patio because the noise seems to bother our dog and young kids.
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