When processing food at home, meat grinders are among things that we should have and use. They should allow us to prepare tasty meal. When choosing meat grinder, we should make sure that it’s easy to use and clean. If we are able to perform thorough cleaning easily, we will be able to ensure the sanitary of our meat grinder. By grinding meat, we also able to control the overall fat content and ground meat is also easier to digest. Pounding a couple pounds of meat can be performed in just a few minutes. Fat separates more easily when ground red meat is cooked and in some cases, we don’t need to add oil when sauteeing meat on a skillet. This will remove much of the fat from our meat, making it healthier. Cast iron grinder may cause meat to turn darker, because the reaction with the acid in the meat. For this reason, it is better to use meat grinder made from stainless steel to eliminate the reaction between metal surface and the substances inside the meat.
It is important to use common sense before using meat grinders. We should wash our hands with antiseptic soap for about 30 seconds and rinse the meat in clean water for a few minutes. This will prevent the contamination of the meat and we will be able to proceed with the food preparation tasks more conveniently. Knives and cutting board should also be sterilized with hot water before we use them. Some meat grinder includes meat slicer capability, which is also convenient depending on the type of meal that you want to prepare. Instead of using ground meat, thinly sliced meat can be sauteed with various seasoning, herbs and condiments for burger or sandwich. However, ground meat is better if the meat is tough and can’t be chewed easily. In this case, we should know about the texture of the meat, which can be different depending on the type of animal it comes from. Again, we should remember to wash our hands when we do this.
It would be much easier if we gring small cubes of meat, instead of a large slab of it. The grinder will work faster and we will get better results. We may experiment with different settings, such as fine, medium and coarse. These options should provide us with more options when preparing food. Meat grinder should provide us with continuous and ongoing creativity on how we should cook the meat. There are different types of meat grinder that we can choose. Meat grinder with aluminum components are lighter, but it may not be able to produce finer results. Stainless steel is heavier, but could grind meat more easily. We should be able to easily dismantle the meat grinder to speed up the cleaning process. Each component of the meat grinder can be washed individually. Make sure that they are dry before we store them. Bacteria don’t live on metal surface unless there are bits of meat and fat that we don’t clean.