She was having her favorite beef burger with extra BBQ sauce and cheese with some French fries and blueberry smoothie. She just loved the burger. Every time she takes the first bite, she has the same feeling as that of eating that for the first time. Having that burger she was thinking how they make this good, smooth textured, perfectly grinded meat pate?
Are you having the same thought as her? Want to know about a meat grinder that makes the perfect meat grind for the perfect juicy pate, meatloaf, or makes sausages like that of the store? Your search ends here today as I am going to introduce you to a meat grinder that not only grinds meat but also minces nuts, vegetables, and beans. In addition to that, it can make five different types of pasta along with sausage stuffing. I am talking about the Norpro Meat Grinder, Mincer, and Pasta Maker that eases the grinding work along with the accomplishment of some extra kitchen jobs. In this review, I will talk in detail about the product, including the features, how to use it, and the cons too.
The features of Norpro Meat Grinder, Mincer, and Pasta Maker are as follows:
Stylish, lightweight, simple design
The Norpro meat grinder has a stylish design that perfectly matches your countertop. Its body is made of lightweight, strong and durable plastic which makes it lighter and comfortable for carrying here and there. The meat, keeping tray is transparent with the body white-coloured.
Grinds meat perfectly with sharp accessories
Meat grinding is a major task of this meat grinder. It does the grinding work perfectly as it has sharp stainless steel blades. The sharp blades ensure that meat has been grinded properly and equally into pieces and the meat doesn’t clog up in the neck of the grinder.
Besides the sharp, slightly bend blades ensure that the minced pieces, slide outside so that the same meat doesn’t get minced again and again. It is perfect for making ground beef for burger pate, meatloaf, or sausages. Besides, it can also perfectly grind chicken breast, boneless chicken, turkey, mutton, or any other item.
Minch vegetables, nuts, and beans
Other than grinding meat it can cut vegetables like spinach, carrots, radish, onions, garlic, and many other into small desired pieces. This grinder comes with a fine and coarse mincing plate that ensures that you have control over the texture of your food. Other than this nuts, beans, and many other cooking things can be cut, minced, or grinded as desired.
Makes five kinds of pasta
It has five types of pasta attachment perfect for making different kinds of homemade pasta. If you ever wondered about making different shaped pasta at home like that of the market, then this grinder can be the perfect solution.
With its pasta-making accessories, you can make Penne, Tagliatelle/Fettuccine, Fusilli/Spiral, Rigatoni, and Spaghetti type of pasta. So from the next time whenever your kids or family members want to eat pasta of their favorite kind just make the pasta dough and make the pasta shapes as you want.
Long handle for good leverage
The Norpro meat grinder has a long, strong, and durable handle that makes it easier and more comfortable for grinding. As the comfort of grinding or rotating the handle depends on its length, the longer the handle, the more the leverage as a result making it easier to continue the grinding process. This grinding process doesn’t make your hands strain with pain or doesn’t need lots of effort and force to grind large chunks of food.
Locking mechanism with suction cup
While working with a manual meat grinder most of us face a common problem that is the grinder always moves forward while applying some pressure on in or while grinder large chunks of food. But while working with this grinder you won’t have to face the problem.
Why? Because Norpro has a unique suction mechanism base that holds the grinder in place. Besides, it has a locking system that attaches the grinder base to the countertop so that it doesn’t slip away or slide through while applying pressure on the handle.
About the pros
The great features of this meat grinder are as follows:
- Versatile kitchen application starting from meat grinding, vegetable mincing, pasta making, and sausage stuffing.
- Lightweight, easily portable.
- Attractive and stylish white body.
- Strong and durable plastic casing with a long handle.
- Suction mechanism with locking system for stability.
- Sharp stainless steel blades with two mincing plates (fine and coarse), five pasta attachments,s and a sausage stuffing funnel.
- Easy to assemble and disassemble.
- Comes with a plastic hopper for food stuffing.
- Easy to clean and maintain.
- Neat, compact, small unit for easy movement and storage.
- FDA-approved grinder.
- It comes with a recipe book and an instruction booklet with the package.
Some of the lacking features of this grinder are:
- Cannot grind bones and thick tendons, so other measures are taken to remove the bones and thick tendons which makes the grinding process longer.
- Some do not like plastic contact with their food. As this grinder body is totally made of plastic so some might find it unhealthy.
How to use this item
Using a manual meat grinder can be tricky. Before starting the grinding process, you need to assemble the unit properly. For that after setting the base, handle, and hopper in place and the blades within the neck. After that, you need to lock the suction base so that it does not glide or slip over the counter.
While grinding the meat it’s best to strip the meat so that it can be easily ground. Besides, the meat should be pressed continuously with the hopper inside the grinder otherwise the grinding process will be slow.
Another thing that should be taken care of is that the handle is outside the countertop or the grinder is in a higher place, otherwise one will not be able to rotate the grinder as it may get stuck.
Taking care of the grinder
To keep the grinder properly functioning it must be cleaned properly and regularly.
For cleaning purposes grinder parts need to be detached and then cleaned manually or in the dishwasher. You can use mild dishwashing liquid for cleaning the blades, plates, and tubes and can use lukewarm water for disinfection.
Norpro meat grinder is best for travellers, campers, or for a small family who loves grinding manually. Its efficient, cost-effective, portable, multifunctioning, and time-effective. One can accomplish 3 tasks with one Norpro product like meat grinding, pasta making, vegetable mincing, sausage stuffing, etc. It also saves time and effort than any other grinder so I would definitely suggest this item for those who want to buy a product with malfunctioning capabilities along with efficiency.