LEM W782A #32 SS Big Bite – 1.5 HP REVIEW
OVERALL EDITOR RATING
- GRINDING PERFORMANCE 91%
- DESIGN 95%
- PRICE 98%
- WARRANTY & SUPPORT 93%
– Is made of stainless steel
– Grinds meat fast
– Has a rifled head for easier stuffing of meat
– LEM exclusive Big Bite technology
– Can handle commercial use
– Can grind bones
– Covered by the 5-year LEM warranty and a 30-day money back guarantee
This meat grinder is considerably stronger than the #22 Big Bite meat grinder, of which it is the immediate upgrade. You can use it for home use as well as small commercial use. If you get a few orders regularly, then this machine will not fail you.
DIMENSIONS: 12 x 24 x 19 inches
WEIGHT: 75 pounds
COLOR: Silvery stainless-steel
PERFORMANCE: 1020 lbs/hour
ACCESSORIES: 1 stainless-steel cutting blade; 3 stainless steel cutting plates; 1 plastic food pusher; 3 sausage stuffing tube
CLEANING: easy to clean, but not dishwasher-safe
WARRANTY: 5-Year Manufacturer Warranty
Running at 1.5 HP, this machine is really powerful. It grinds meat at a higher speed than the #22 Big Bite grinder, which is itself really fast. In actual use, it will grind meat at a speed of 17lbs per minute. It has a larger meat tray to make it easier to load meat without having to chop it up into very small pieces. Being so powerful, you can use this machine for light commercial use, and very heavy home use. It also comes with a meat pan hand guard for enhanced safety.
The grinder has a rifled head that is meant to make it easier to stuff the meat. I did not even need to use the stomper to stuff meat in the machine.
This appliance is quite large and cleaning it was a real task, especially because I prefer to clean my grinders manually. Since it is made of stainless steel, you can clean the parts in your dishwasher if you like. It is, however, a good idea to take the time to clean it up manually since it is considered safer than using the dishwasher.
Since this is an LEM product, you can expect very high quality. The whole thing is made of silvery stainless steel, which also makes it a decorative appliance in your kitchen. It has a very solid look and feels, and I never felt like it can break down because of heavy use.
It is hard to comment on the longevity of the appliance. But your purchase is covered by a 5-year factory warranty. Make sure you register your warranty online and also keep your receipts in case your machine malfunctions within the first five years. This machine also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, meaning that if it fails to satisfy you, you can return it to the manufacturer for a refund or exchange. As an LEM customer, you can access their customer support service for life.
WHAT’S NOT SO GOOD
While LEM tried to increase the size of the meat grinder’s tray, they still didn’t make it large enough. This machine works really fast, and cutting the meat into small strips was a hectic job.
Of course, since this is a high-end machine, you will have to pay much more for it. It is much more expensive than the #22 LEM meat grinder, so you will need to have a lot of meat to grind to justify the purchase.
The meat pan hand guard certainly does its job of reducing risk while using the machine. However, the manufacturers made it in a way that makes it more of a pain. It reduces your efficiency in loading meat onto the tray and also gives you a hard job in cleaning.
Weighing 75 pounds, the #32 Big Bite meat grinder is very heavy. It is also very large in size. This is because it is meant for heavy use. That will pose a problem when it comes to finding a place to store it, and also when moving it around. It has a heavy duty handle that you can use to move it around, but this was of no use for me since it was still very heavy. I had to move it around using my roller cart.
The #32 SS Big Bite Grinder is a very powerful machine. It can even be used for small commercial purposes. It is clearly very expensive, but you get what you pay for. If you have a lot of deer to grind in a year, or need a meat grinder to run a small shop, then this machine will not fail you.