Read this review by Lee O'Hara author of Beef Secrets Straight From the Butcher.
The Maverick, Model 5501, is my new “find.” I just bought a whole brisket, cut 5 lbs. off the plate end, cut it into long strips, about 8” x 1.5” x 1.5”, and ran it through the 3/16” grinding plate. Nice!
(If you use ground beef, you won’t believe the difference between what you grind and what the supermarket calls, “fresh.”)
The Maverick was quieter than most grinders of its class. It took less than 10 minutes, from preparing and grinding the beef, through washing, drying and putting away the grinder. It did a perfect job. Clean up is fast and easy.
Weighing only 7.5 lbs., along with it’s compact design, makes taking it out of the cabinet and replacing it when finished, fast and easy. The compact and aesthetic designs of the Maverick are features new to the field of home grinders.
I’ve burned up the motors of more than one grinder of this class by not knowing when to give it a rest. The Maverick has a thermostat to prevent that from happening.
Another “bonus” on the Maverick that I’ve never seen before was the discovery of a replacement feed screw gear in the shipping container. The feed screw gear is the only non-steel working part of the machine. Made of Teflon, as are all screw gears on grinders of this class, it’s unlikely I’ll ever need to replace it.
Replacement parts are available at the lowest prices I’ve seen offered, although it’s doubtful anyone would wear out any of the parts of this grinder.
Plastic and Teflon home grinders are available at lower prices, but if you want a grinder that with ordinary care should serve you for a lifetime, you can’t do better than the Maverick 5501.
See Pleasant Hill Grain for the Maverick Meat Grinder as well as commercial meat grinder options.