Voltage: 110/120 Volts - 60 Hz. Load Wattage: 600 Watts Under No Load and normally between 800 Watts and 1200 Watts Under a Load. Grinds 175 to 225 Lbs of Meat Per Hour on High Speed - Low Speed is normally used only for Stuffing Sausage. 3 Speed Switch System - High, Low and Reverse. 1 Stop and Reset Switch (Circuit Breaker).3 Each Tempered Steel Grinding Plates. 1 Each Tempered Steel Beaner Plate - Sausage Stuffing Plate. 3 Each Stainless Steel Cutting Blades. 1 Set of 3 Sausage Stuffing Tubes with Adapter. Size #12 Polished Cast Aluminum Grinding Head & Meat Hopper - NOT a Smaller Size #5 or Size #8 like most Kitchen Grinders.
Dimensions of Unit - Set Up - 19.0 Inches Front to Back by 8.0 Inches Wide by 14.0 Inches High. Weight of Unit: 12 Lbs. Includes Complete Usage Instructions, Parts Diagram and Tips on how to use the Grinder. The Following are Photos, Specifications and Explanations of this product and all of the parts that come with the STX Turboforce 3000 Series Electric Meat Grinder. Grinder Fully Assembled - 1st Photo Above: Grinder is all set up and ready to grind meat.3 Speed Control System with Stop/Reset Button - 2nd Photo Above: ON/1 is the High Speed used mostly for grinding all meats, ON/2 is the Low Speed normally used when you want to Stuff Sausage and REVERSE is used in case something gets caught inside the grinding head and needs to be backed out. If the grinder maxes out its Wattage by something very hard being dropped down the feed chute (like a knife or a hard bone), it will immediately stop to avoid damage. All you have to do is take the grinding head off the unit and clear the obstruction, reattach the grinding head to the unit, wait for 10 Seconds and then push the STOP & RESET Button and the grinder will turn back on so you can continue grinding. Grinding Head (4 Parts) - 1st Photo Above: The grinding head is a Size #12 and not a smaller size #5 or #8 like most kitchen grinders. The 4 parts of this grinding head are manufactured/molded from 100% food grade cast aluminum (polished and NOT coated).
These parts should NOT be washed in the dishwasher, but should be washed with a mild detergent (like Dawn liquid) and hot water, towel dried and stored in a dry place. Cutting Blades (Set of 3) - 2nd Photo Above: These 3 cutting blades as manufactured from 304 grade stainless steel.
We include 3 cutting blades so you can match up one cutting blade with each of the three grinding plates included so they are a matched set. When you match up a cutting blade with a grinding plate as a set, this keeps the cutting blades much sharper and you will get a much faster and more precise "Grind" with your meat. Since the cutting blades are manufactured from stainless steel, you can wash these by hand or put them in the dishwasher. Grinding Plates (Set of 3) & 1 Beaner Plate - 3rd Photo Above: 3 hardened tempered steel grinding plates (course, medium & fine) and a beaner plate (used only for stuffing sausage) are included with this grinder. The diameter of the grinding plates are 2-5/8 inches (the standard for a size #12 meat grinder) which makes for a much faster grinding session due to the larger diameter output for the meat that you are grinding.The grinding plate that looks like a wagon wheel is used for a coarse grind, the grinding plate with the medium holes (1/4" diameter holes) is used for a medium grind and the grinding plate with the smallest holes (5/32" diameter holes) is used for a fine grind. Please note that these grinding plates (like the grinding head parts) should NOT be washed in the dishwasher. They should also be washed with a mild detergent (like Dawn liquid) and hot water and towel dried immediately. We suggest coating them with a food grade oil or food grade silicone and storing them in a plastic bag ready for their next use. Also shown above in the third photo above is what is called a modified beaner plate which is used for stuffing sausage "Only".
These plates are made specifically for use in electric meat grinders when you want to stuff sausage as they let more sausage flow through the grinding head into the sausage casing. When stuffing sausage with this grinder DO NOT use a cutting blade while doing this. To stuff sausage: Insert the auger (or snake as some people call it) into the grinding head, then insert the beaner plate next to keep the auger centered. Next insert one of the 3 sizes of stuffing tubes into the back of the round white adapter (sausage stuffing parts shown below). Hold these connected sausage tube parts to the front of the grinding head and secure them by placing the head locking cap over them and tightening them to the grinding head.You are now ready to stuff your sausage. Sausage Tubes - 1st Photo Above. 3 sizes of sausage tubes plus the adapter are include with this grinder. The Diameter of the Sausage Stuffing Tubes are 3/4 Inch, 5/8 Inch and 1/2 Inch.
Kubbe (Kibbe) Attachment - 2nd Photo Above: A kubbe (also known as a kibbe) attachment is also included with this grinder. For those of you who are not familiar with kubbes, they are Traditional Middle Eastern Dish comprised of a cylinder-like shell made from meat which lamb and bulghar wheat.
The center is then stuffed with a spiced minced lamb filling and the ends are sealed to form the kubbe which is then deep-fried. Meat Pusher - 3rd Photo Above: The meat pusher with this grinder will help you stuff the meat down the feed hole of this grinder. Note that if you strip or cube your meat to the correct size (see instructions) before grinding it, you may not need to use this to grind the meat, but this helps a lot when you are stuffing sausage. Course Grind - 1st Photo Above: If you want a course grind for your meat, the wagon wheel grinding plate is the best plate to use for this purpose.
Course ground meat is normally used for stuffing sausage like polish sausage, bratwursts, kielbasa, etc. This plate is also used when you wish to "double grind" your meat for a natural mix of the lean meat and fat in your mix.
Medium Grind - 2nd Photo Above: You will get a medium grind by using the 1/4 grinding plate. This plate is also using quite a bit of the time for stuffing sausages when you want a less course grind stuffed in the sausages. This plate can also be used for the 1st grind of a double ground batch of meat. Fine Grind - 3rd Photo Above: The 5/32 grinding plate is most used for grinding meat for burgers that you fry on the grill or in a pan on the stove.
As mentioned above, if you want to get the best natural mix of lean meat and fat for your burgers, we highly suggest that you use either the course or the medium plate first to grind your meat and then run it through again (double grind) with this fine plate. The photo above of this grind was taken after a double grind. All STX International Products come with 3-Year Guarantee, valid only in the 48 Contiguous United States.
The remainder of the 3 Years (after the first 30 days) is covered by a FREE REPAIR Guarantee (parts and labor included). The Following is a Testimonial from one of our customers we thought you might like to read. I operate a guide service in NW Missouri offering deer, turkey and waterfowl hunts and when not guiding clients, we like to relax by hunting ourselves.
Several years ago we implemented a Quality Deer Management Program that resulted in an increased harvest of whitetail does. Looking for new ways to utilize our meat we began grinding venison. We learned a lot about food processing equipment in those early days, particularly meat grinders. Our group had burned through more grinders than I care to tell you about until we used one of your STX units.
Early last year one of our regular clients gave us one of your Turboforce Meat Grinders which we used for the first time last Winter. On that day we processed nearly 700 lbs of meat in just 5 hours using the grinder! We did not experience any of the problems such as overheating or bogging down that we were used to using our older grinders and have been using your STX grinder ever since. We cannot wait to use your unit on Snow Geese next Spring to make some Down Home Missouri Goose Jerky.
If you are ever in my part of the country, give me a call and we'll take you on a hunt and feel free to use this letter as a testimonial if you wish as there is no doubt in my mind that your grinder is Second To None! Gabe Hays - Northwest Missouri Outfitters Guide Service - Mound, Missouri. Here's another one for you..
The STX Turboforce 3000 is one of those Rare Experiences as your machine is the Real Deal. The Mercantile Station 2 will NOT be getting this unit back because I Love It! The item "Electric Meat Grinder STX International 3 Speed Turboforce 3000 with Stuffer" is in sale since Saturday, January 14, 2012.
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