If you've used your Vitamix to grind beef for burgers & meatloaf, would you mind giving instuctions for how to do it? And does it look like the "store bought" ground meat? Thanks
I own a Vitamix and I don't care what they might say. I would never grind beef into ground beef in one. It will come out as paste and be gross. However, if you own a Cusinart Food Processor I think you might have better results. But thirdly??? you will have the best results if you have a meat grinder attachment for a Kitchen Aid mixer.
No matter what any of these companies claim. One machine can not do every job. Good Luck!
I just have the people at the meat counter grind it for me. I can choose how coarse I want it and they do it for free.
I saw a demo where the pieces of beef were cut into small chunks and while the machine was running, the beef was dropped in thru the lid opening. Also onions or whatever things you would add to make burgers were already in the cansiter and then as the beef was ground up, the other stuff was mixed in as well. Don't run it too lond or it will become mush. And maybe pulse it a few times.
The Vitamix can not grind meat. Grinding is an extrusion process. The Vitamix can only chop meat. I think when they showed the Vitamix doing that they dropped pieces from the top unto the blade that was running at a low speed. That should stop it from over processing it as it throws the meat to the sides of the container.
I've used my Cuisinart food processor to grind meat, also. Just cut it into cubes, put it in there, and pulse it until it is the way you want it. It doesn't come out with that creepy, 'wormy', texture you sometimes see at the store which is fine with me. :)
I imagine you could grind meat in your Vitamix. I never have. I don't see the point of grinding meat in a blender-type machine, however.
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Get a meat grinder for the KitchenAid Mixer and it does a better job than the food processors. I've done hundreds of pounds through mine.
I have used my Vitamix to grind raw chicken parts, bones and all, for my dogs. It works great! Never tried beef, but don't know why it wouldn't work.....sans any bones, of course as they are too tough to grind.
As far as I'm concerned, the Vitamix really CAN do it all! I have owned and used mine for over 11 years, with no problems at all.
A KitchenAid mixer with the meat grinder attachment is the way to go for grinding meat at home. The attachment will fit any KitchenAid mixer, no matter the model or age. I've used mine many times with great success.
I would never use my Vitamix to grind meat. I wouldn't take the chance of ruining my mixer or the meat.
It can do it all IMO. It grinds fast enough you do small amounts and dump it on wax paper and do the next batch. I put bacon in with mine.
Cheese with that whine?