The first thing I noticed was the color of the raw meat, something I remember from Philly when we went to the butcher shop and he ground it in front of you. There was no red liquid running all over. I made a small burger just to see if it tasted different.
I didn't have any "gunk" oozing out of the burger as I fried it. The meat was flaky and tasted GOOD, instead of the rubbery meat we have been eating for who knows how long. Yes, I see a big difference!
Today is Dave's last dental appointment. We will go shopping for more meat to grind today. I have a vac sealer which is great. The meat doesn't get freezer burn. I'm going to grind packages of one pound and burgers. If I can get organic veal and pork, I'll make up meatballs. It feels great knowing we won't have any Pink Slime in our house!
Sherry, I have that mixer but if you read the reviews on Amazon, that grinder has a problem. The gears shed metal shavings sending gray stuff into the meat. Those who have complained to kitchenaid were told it's safe to eat. After I read the reviews, what stuck in my mind was a mother who said she just didn't want to feed her family metal shavings.
When I lived in Lancaster I had a hand grinder and loved it. Now, with my hands always ready to stop working, it wouldn't be a good idea to use one. But they do work great! This electric grinder surprised me. I never expected it to grind the meat cubes in seconds. It was a little expensive, but Dave and I shared the cost. It will pay for its self in the end. By buying a large piece of meat we figured it cost $3.79 a pound compared to $4.59 for extra lean already ground with pink slime. The directions did say you can use stale bread to clear the grinder but I had no trouble cleaning it without the bread. It came with a recipe book. You can also grind vegetables, fruits and also make sausage.