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Gander Mountain #5 Electric Meat Grinder

Item # 401783
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Key Features

  • Motor blocks up to 1 hp, with 0.2 hp output

  • Auto safety switch-off

  • Grinds up to 2 lbs. of meat per minute

  • #5 die-cast metal head, feed neck and auger

  • Includes three stuffing tubes


Our Price   $129.99

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Product Description
gander_mountain Prepare your own ground meat and sausage at home. Grinds up to 2 lbs. of meat per minute with its powerful 250W motor. The #5 die-cast metal head, feed neck, and auger easily grind heavy loads. The 0.5", 0.75", and 0.88" stuffing tubes produce a variety of sausage sizes. Grinder automatically switches off during a jam. Includes stainless-steel cutting knife and plates, stuffing plate, stuffing tubes, receiving tray, and meat stomper. UL-listed. 14.58"H x 7.09"W x 13.79"D. One-year warranty.

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Gander Mountain #5 Electric Meat Grinder
 
3.8

(based on 111 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (36)
  • Easy to clean (31)
  • Works well (23)
  • Compact (22)
  • Lightweight (20)

Cons

  • Difficult to clean (4)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Big game hunting (20)
  • Hunting (19)
  • Cold climate (3)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort driven (24), Survivalist / minimalist (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Hunter / fisherman (33), Casual/ recreational (30), Experienced hunter (14), Avid adventurer (8), Beginner (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (44), Yes (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

put 7 deer thru it this year

For the money it has worked well, just trim your meat of fat and silver skin and keep it smaller than the shoot diameter, also let the grinder pull the meat in as opposed...Read complete review

For the money it has worked well, just trim your meat of fat and silver skin and keep it smaller than the shoot diameter, also let the grinder pull the meat in as opposed to forcing the meat into the grinder (use the plunger to clear the shoot not to force product in). Remember its not a professional grade grinder but if you use common sense it will pay for itself (related to processing fees) in no time. 1st grind with the wedge shape blade then use the middle size grind blade, colder the meat the better but not frozen.
Do not grind more than 1 average deer at a time (could over heat motor), if you grind in a colder climate both the meat and the grinder will remain cooler longer-- just like a slaughter house does, heat is your enemy.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

You get what you pay for.

I bought this product to do very small scale sausage making. I do not hunt often and have meat processed if I do. So this was meant for the occasional 5 pound roast. ...Read complete review

I bought this product to do very small scale sausage making. I do not hunt often and have meat processed if I do. So this was meant for the occasional 5 pound roast. I bought 5.5 pound of (pre ground) Boston butt thinking that would shave time on the front end. After seasoning was added I want to use the fine plate to make a very pasty andouille sausage. It became clogged instantly. So I went to the coarsest plate I could. It ground for a little while but had to be cleaned several times before the 5 pounds was done. I then went to stuffing the casing. Again it had to be cleaned several time before the process was complete. It does not appear that the metal parts are dishwasher safe (as they seemed to turn blackish, and some rusted) but I would not know seeing how little was in the manual.
It also put off a strong smell of machine oil which I thought was due to newness (we will see) also where the neck screws to the body it is held by one screw and appears to be plastic on metal. This looks like a good place for future breakage as you must put pressure on this joint when grinding.

I say if you are serious save your money and get something better.

Reviewed by 111 customers

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5.0

Its been a workhorse for me

By Deerman

from Ohio

About Me Advanced

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    Comments about Gander Mountain #5 Electric Meat Grinder:

    I bought this model about 7 years ago. I am assuming it is still made the same way. Its been a workhorse. I think I've put about 15 deer through it, and maybe 60 pounds of pork that I made in to sausage. I can't believe its still going. I got this one after I blew the gears out on some retail one I bought in like 2 uses. I've bogged this down so many times but it just pushes through it and keeps going. I'm on here looking for a replacement blade as my dad managed to lose mine. I'd buy the next size bigger because I put enough use on it, but this is perfect for a couple of deer a year.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    would not hesitate to buy this again

    By Turkeytrotter

    from Greensburg, PA

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Gander Mountain #5 Electric Meat Grinder:

        This grinder, albeit inexpensive, powered through at least 30lb of venison with no problem whatsoever. Very easy to take apart and clean, which is great. Has 3 plates for coarse, medium, and fine, as well as being able to stuff sausage. I was very pleasantly surprised at how well this product worked and would not hesitate to recommend it. Just read the directions and make sure the auger & tray are engaged properly. A great product for the price. Glad I bought it.

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        • No
         
        5.0

        Great bang for your buck

        By rlytle

        from Jasper , Texas

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Clean

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Gander Mountain #5 Electric Meat Grinder:

            I use this product to make sausage from wild pigs and to also grind up venison for burger meat. I thought this product was a great buy and have been very happy with it. It can sometimes get a little bogged down with large cubes of meat. For the recreational hunter it is the perfect size.

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Comfort Driven
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Works just fine

            By Keith

            from Louisiana

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Clean

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Gander Mountain #5 Electric Meat Grinder:

                I purchased this grinder several years ago and use it every year to process 3-4 deer in the fall and one hog in the spring. While it is not the fastest it has never failed to do the job when used properly. I spray the inside parts with non stick spray before every use and if I'm processing a lot of meat I rinse and spray in the middle of the job also. This helps.

                • What Is Your Gear Style:
                • Comfort Driven
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great little workhorse - would buy again

                By Golfin Granny

                from Florida

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy To Clean
                • Stable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Gander Mountain #5 Electric Meat Grinder:

                    About six times a year we buy a whole boneless pork loin and about 10 pounds of beef at the same time. Grind, package and freeze. This machine is an absolute breeze to use and clean up (not in the dishwasher, please). We make sure all parts are completely dry (in a 200 degree oven) and store cutters and blades in zip-lock bag with a little veg. oil. . No complaints at all.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    • Q:

                      I made a mistake and put the meat tray to this grinder in the dishwasher and it turned black. Can I get it shiny again or can I purchase a replacement for it?
                      Asked on 6/26/2013 by CK from Mtn Iron MN

                      0 answers

                    • Q:

                      I want to know if this will grind a chicken breast with the skin on especially if the chicken breast has significant fat on it without getting clogged.
                      Asked on 4/22/2010 by Anonymous

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                    • Q:

                      I was wondering if you can purchase new steel grinding plates for the #5 Electric Meat Grinder? We recently lost some of ours.
                      Asked on 3/25/2010 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • A:

                        YES OR GOTO STORE OUTLET ...EASY TO FIND

                        Answered on 3/30/2010 by DALE from WNY
                    • Q:

                      What size is the hole on the plate? I need 1/2"
                      Asked on 1/26/2010 by Anonymous from Columbus, OH

                      2 answers

                      • A:

                        i would plates from 3mm or 4.5 mm up to 12 mm

                        Answered on 3/2/2010 by scyko from philadelphia,n.y.13673
                      • VERIFIED BUYER

                        A:

                        The largest plate has 1/4" holes. The sausage stuffing plate has triangular holes 1/2"x1/8"

                        Answered on 2/18/2010 by Sunny1 from Lakeland, Florida
                    • Q:

                      Does this have the capacity to grind bones?
                      Asked on 1/23/2010 by Jen from Madison, WI

                      1 answer

                      • A:

                        NO! it barely has the power to grind pork.

                        Answered on 4/12/2010 by D from Knoxville TN
                    • Q:

                      the unit does not show you how to put together and use the bologna stuffer.i dont know how to put it together and use it ,can you put pictures and instuctions out for me . thanks austin
                      Asked on 1/17/2010 by captian from schellsburg pa

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                    • Q:

                      How many watts is 1hp
                      Asked on 1/9/2010 by Anonymous

                      2 answers

                      • VERIFIED BUYER

                        A:

                        746

                        Answered on 1/12/2010 by Rastus from Texarkana, Arkansas
                      • A:

                        735 watts

                        Answered on 2/20/2012 by Sully from Saint Paul, MN
                    • Q:

                      The parts (auger, tray, tube, blade etc) were run through the dishwasher and as a result the coating was worn off. Can the unit still be used or can you direct me to where to purchase new parts. The grinder is identical to the picture, purchased at Gander Mt, but labeled CreekSide?
                      Any help would be very helpful.
                      Asked on 12/13/2009 by Anonymous from Keene Valley, NY

                      1 answer

                      • VERIFIED BUYER

                        A:

                        Ours did the same thing and we just used some stainless steel cleaner and it polished right up. We have used it since with no problems.

                        Answered on 12/20/2009 by iwuzajeepgirl from Benton, AR
                    • Q:

                      how to get replacement parts?
                      Asked on 12/11/2009 by virgil bagwell from mount airy,maryland

                      2 answers

                      • A:

                        They have most parts at Gander Mountain Stores or you may get them online.

                        Answered on 1/13/2010 by star from jacksonville
                      • A:

                        no one seems to know, can never find them in the store, can't seem to order them anywhere. great grinder, you would think they'd sell the parts!

                        Answered on 3/1/2010 by Ellen from Glenfield, NY
                    • Q:

                      what is the brand? do you have any sales on them right now?
                      Asked on 11/29/2009 by Anonymous

                      2 answers

                      • A:

                        brand is guide series
                        in store price in mooresville, nc is $49.99

                        Answered on 12/2/2009 by chuck from statesville, nc
                      • A:

                        Yes they are on sale right now for 79.99 was 99.99.
                        Online at gandermoutain.com The brand is guide serice which is a great brand. Very trustworthy!

                        Answered on 1/13/2010 by kim from jacksonville
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