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FAQ about Grinder Plates and Blades
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What is my grinder size?
If you don't know the size of your grinder, simply measure the distance across the center of the grinder plate as shown below to determine the diameter. Then use the chart to determine your grinder size. Measuring the plate not the knife is the correct way to size a meat grinder.

Grinder Plate Diameter

Grinder Size

Plate Diameter

#5

2 1/8"

#8

2 1/2"

#10 / #12

2 3/4"

#20 / #22

3 1/4"

#32

3 7/8"

 

What hole sizes do plates come in and what are their uses?

Hole Size

Suggested use

3/32" & 1/8"

Fine grind - Bologna, Franks, Forcemeats, Hamburger & Beef Jerky

5/32" & 3/16"

Medium grind - Breakfast Sausage, Hamburger, Polish & Italian Sausage

1/4" & 5/16"

Coarse grind - Hamburger, Salami, Summer Sausage, Pepperoni & Bratwurst

3/8"

Coarse grind - First grind, Chili meat & Chorizo

1/2"

Very Coarse - First grind, Chili meat, Stew meat & Vegetables

3/4"Very Coarse - First grind or Chunking meat

 

The number of holes in my plate doesn't match the photo shown?
The number of holes in the grinder plate will vary by the diameter of the plate, so basically the larger the plate the more holes the plate can have. Example: 3/4" plate for a #10/12 grinder will have 5 holes while a #22 grinder plate will have 6 holes.

Is Stainless Steel better the Carbon Steel?
Stainless steel plates and blades will usually last up to three times longer then carbon steel. Stainless parts are still not dishwasher safe and can get surface rust since they contain steel.

What is the benefit to using a hubless plate?
A hubless plate can be used on both sides.

My meat is "mashing" and not coming through the plates correctly anymore, what is wrong?
Chances are the blade, plate or both are dull. Make sure your meat is very cold or partially frozen for a better grind. You could also have the grinder assembled incorrectly, make sure all parts fit where they should. 

I need to change my cutting blade, do I need to change the plate?
It is recommended to change them both together. If your hubless plate has an unused side you can use a new cutting blade with it.


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