Manual meat grinders can not only save you money but give you the satisfaction that the meat was ground by you personally.

They’re also a fantastic way to try out delicious homemade recipes and experiment with the best way to grind beef.

Finding a meat grinder that provides the most efficient and effective grind can be quite a task. With that in mind, I’ve constructed a quick guide to assist you in finding the best manual meat grinder to suit you.

Hungry for even more information? Check out this Wikipedia page to get an idea about meat grinders in general and the history of meat grinders.

The Meat Grinders We Recommend

Kitchen Basics 3 in 1 Meat Grinder

Kitchen Basics 3-in-1 Meat Grinder
Small product with a big impact

As the name says, this little meat grinder aims to be 3 products in one. As well as being an effective meat grinder, it can also handle light sausage stuffing and even making pasta.

A real bargain, and it’s available at a great price.

If the above doesn’t tempt you enough, the Kitchen Basics meat grinder is also Amazons Choice at the time of writing this review. Chosen because of the high number of satisfied customers who have reviewed the product. While this ‘Choice’ award doesn’t always represent the best product, it’s a great indicator that it’s a product with fantastic value for money.

Pros Cons
CompactSuction Base Suffers From Wear & Tear
3 in 1 - Multiple UsesNot The Best Stuffer
Easy to use

Our Verdict

Although the light-weight stuffing is a downside, the product truly shines in it’s durability and is true to itself with it’s wide range of produce it can handle.

The Kitchen Basics 3-in-1 meat grinder is a small yet powerful product which would be a fantastic addition to your kitchen.


Gideon Hand Crank Manual Meat Grinder

Gideon Manual Meat Grinder
Lightweight, durable and compact. A great combination.

A fantastic lightweight grinder. With its suction base, you don’t have to worry about clamping it to your tabletop, you just place the product and use.

Dishwasher friendly parts also make this product a breeze to clean, meaning that you don’t have to worry about wasted time through maintenance.

View the infographic below for some more information.

Gideon Manual Meat Grinder Parts

Pros Cons
Great for grinding chicken and delicate meatsNot designed for heavy duty grinding
Constructed With Heavy Duty Plastic & Stainless Steel
Small & Compact, good for storage
Dishwasher Friendly

Our Verdict

If you’re looking for a lightweight, easy to store but durable product then this grinder is for you. If that wasn’t enough, it also comes with a beautiful design to boot!

This griddle is perfect for travel and would make an excellent addition to an outdoor DIY BBQ.

ALISKID Hand Crank Meat Grinder

ALISKID Hand Meat Grinder
Durability & Usability Is Key With This Grinder

An affordable yet efficient meat grinder. This meat grinder can handle a multitude of tasks all while being small and compact enough to easily store.

The clear container means that it’s also very simple to use and can also be mesmerising for the kids, too.

A doubt can be that it is manufactured from China, but the lifetime warranty that ALISKID offer goes a long way to counter-act that.

Pros Cons
Large Range of Produce To GrindMade in China
Simple Product - Easy To Use
Detachable - Easy To Store
Lifetime Warranty

Our Verdict

Overall this is a simple product is proficient at it’s grinding tasks.

It has a “plug and play” feel with its suction base meaning there’s no need to clamp it onto a table top.

Truly an easy “pick up and go” meat grinder which could be a perfect addition to your kitchen.

Rand Stainless Steel Meat Grinder

An overall great build

If you’re searching for a product with great build quality, the Rand Stainless Steel Meat Grinder is for you.

Primarily a steel build, featuring a clamp-on feature for easy grip, the grinder really takes the top spot for a grinder which packs a brilliant amount of durability.

You do pay for this quality in more ways than one, however. While the price tag is a bit higher, it does need extra care when washing to avoid damaging the steel – so it’s worth taking the time and doing it by hand.

This grinder allows you to grind with pure power and determination – resulting in bucket loads of produce, ready to cook.

Pros Cons
Stainless Steel BuildClamping Instead of Suction Can Be Inconvinient
Clamp On For DurabilityNot Dishwasher friendly
Designed For Powerful Usage

Our Verdict

If you’re looking for a heavy-duty manual meat grinder, the Rand Stainless Steel grinder is a perfect fit for your shopping list this year.

The clamp adds some fantastic functionality if you’ll be grinding through a lot of meat, which makes the entire process much more strong and stable.

Sportsman Cast Iron Manual Meat Grinder

The King of Heavy Duty Grinding

Probably the sturdiest model on our list. A full cast-iron build, designed purely for durability. With an average speed of 4lbs of meat a minute, the grinder makes mincemeat of any grinding task.

If you’re in for a bonus, the grinder also comes with a cutting knife and 2 cutting plates to assist you with your meat grinding.

While it’s not as lightweight as some of the more modern versions, the build quality is certain to last you decades. And it really looks the part, too.

Pros Cons
Durable, Cast Iron BuildHeavy (12 pounds)
Ergonomically Designed Handle Not Dishwasher Friendly
Definition of "Heavy Duty"

Our Verdict

This grinder is purely designed for heavy usage. Meaning if you’re on the market for a quick and lightweight option, then this is probably not the griddle for you.

However if you’d like to efficiently make your way through preparing a large amount of food, this is one of the best models out there to do so.

We also love it’s ‘old school’ look – which really shows off the build quality and durability.

What to look for in a quality meat grinder

To help understand what the best meat grinder is. We need to look into certain specifics about the various grinders available on the market.

Here’s a quick list of the most important factors to keep in mind:


To make sure we get the best possible outcome from our meat grinder, we want to make sure it’s durable.

Look for grinders with robust build quality – using strong metals rather than cheaper plastics. Especially for any moving parts.


When purchasing one of these meat grinders we need to think about how much meat we’re actually going to be working with.

If you’re mostly just going to be preparing meals for you and a significant other, you won’t need nearly as big a meat grinder as if you’re a regular family chef.

We’ve commented on size where possible throughout our reviews.


Storage should also be taken into account. Not only do we want to add more variety in our kitchens, we also want to ensure that variety can be packed up and stored easily. Dimensions of the grinder should be understood before making a purchase to ensure it will store perfectly.


There’s no substitute for fantastic home-cooked food – and that’s definitely true when it comes to grinding your own meat for recipes.

We hope you’ve helped you find a new meat grinder that will serve you well for years to come. If you’re still looking, why not take a look at Amazon’s bestseller list to see if you can find more inspiration.

If you’ve got any feedback, we’d love to hear it via the comments below, or shoot us a message via our contact page.