Bass Pro Shops® Electric Meat Grinders by LEM® Products
- Durable, commercial-quality meat grinders for the home
- Large capacity stainless steel meat pan
- Easy to clean stainless steel housing, grinder head, and auger
- 110 volt, permanently lubricated motor
- All-metal gears and circuit breaker inside
- Includes one stainless steel grinder knife, and one course and one fine stuffing plate
- Large stainless steel meat pan
- Three stuffing tubes
- Meat stomper
- 2-year manufacturer's warranty
An unbeatable service and parts guarantee!
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In addition to their superior line of quality products, LEM Products has an experienced staff of technicians ready to handle any service problem you may have. Warranty issues are quickly handled by trained experts in the United States, who provide parts and service for all of Bass Pro Shops/LEM Products meat processing processing products. LEM Products prides itself on the professional, friendly service customers have grown to expect over the years. Parts and service: 877-536-7769.
Why process your own game?
Our electric grinders are built to stringent standards so that performance and quality are a part of every unit, assuring you commercial quality in your kitchen. Each features an easy-to-clean stainless steel housing, grinder head, and auger. All units have 110 volts, permanently lubricated motor, all-metal gears, and a built-in circuit breaker. Other accessories include stainless steel coarse and fine plates, stainless knife, large-capacity stainless meat pan, 3 stuffing tubes, a stuffing spacer, a meat stamper, and a heavy-duty handle. Combine this with a 2-year warranty (the best in the industry) and you have the best grinders available.
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 74 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by CindyinTallahassee Awesome! This LEM #22 Grinder delivers all that it pormises. It is easy to use and easy to clean. In no time we were completed with a job that would usually have taken a LOT longer. We are very pleased with the performance of this grinder. We definately got vallue for our product. January 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NMZMAN love my big bite grinder I decided this year i would purchase my own grinder. In the past I always processed with my buddy using his kitchen top grinder. Don't get me wrong it did the job...it just took all day! I did a lot of research and comparisons and found LEM to be the best choice. I purchased the #12 big bite grinder. WHAT A GREAT SURPRISE! What used to take us all day took less than 2 hours! We even made sausage! The Backwoods Trail Bologna seasoning is the absolute best! Thank you Bass Pro for carrying LEM Products so i can just pick it up at the store. My next purchase will be the tilt mixer and the jerky slicer! Love the products! Keep up the good work! January 9, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by zipeezastrow It's supposed to be commercial grade I cannot believe nobody has caught this! Of course this machine will handle alot of meat! The filler neck has been cut down to make sure of it! I've worked with grinders before and I'm sure I'm spoiled because of it. I ordered the biggest I could get from lem to handle lots of meat and to do it quickly. If you look at the filler neck on the horn they've cut the size down with several flanges at the top of the horn. Then lem sized it down again with an even smaller top to the meat tray!! Are you kidding me! Down to 2 1/2 inches!! I called lem and the lady told me it was a safety feature so you can't get your hand in the grinder. Well, you can't get meat in there either!! Now I have to cut my meat in strips just the same as before. I told the woman I'm used to working with Hobart. She said maybe I should have bought a Hobart. Nice. I'm now making modifications to the grinder to make it commercial grade. December 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by LEFTOVERS LEM #5 vs #8 In late Nov 2011 I bought the #8 LEM, but couldn't find the time to use it during the hunting season as we were processing our deer. Quick successful wkend hunts, 2hr drive back home each Sunday or Monday back to work, & school for the kids. So we just hung the deer a few days as some butcher friends highly recommended, then cut up the best cuts, bagged & froze the rest to be ground later into breakfast sausage and jerky when we had the time. Because I needed to allot enough time for the grinding and clean up job....or so I thought. My only experience around any other grinders was a friend who for the last 5 or 6 yrs had been allowing me to come over when he was doing his grinding, we'd make a day and event out of it....and it took several hours of time and somewhat back aching labor. His grinder was electric, but all plastic parts. Did the job, but finally decided it was time to cash in some of my Bass Pro Rewards Points and get my own grinder now that my kids were getting old enough to add to the # of deer that we needed to process each year. After reading reviews decided I'd buy something hopefully a little better than his. Had a really tough time deciding between the #8 and #5, cost differential was big but wanted to have one that would do that job and last for may years, always like to Go Big with just about everything else so just bit the bullet and bought the #8. Well.....never even opened the box for about 45 days just because we didn't have that long down day that I thought we'd need for the job, based on past experience. Then noticed by mid Jan Bass Pro puts the #5 LEM on sale, less than half what I spent for the #8. Read the reviews, scared to go too small and regret it but finally decided to return the #8 unopened box and exchange it for the #5 which the savings would way more than pay for the dehydrator that I'd also been wanting to buy. Opened this box as soon as I got it, first thing I noticed was just how heavy the box was, pulled the grinder out and inspected it. All metal, lots of stainless, the only plastic part was the stuffer. Heavy Duty rig, very happy right off the bat. Once we put it to work, had 4 deer to grind minus the tender loins and a few of the more choice cuts, so we had a lot of meat to grind. Did not have to cut the meat up into such small pieces like we always did with the buddies small plastic grinder, this #5 would take it as fast as my son and I could feed it, never bogged down a bit like my buddies always did, and we were off & running grinding with our first grinder....faster than the wife & daughter could keep up on the other end. I was totally & completely impressed and satisfied. On Super Bowl Sunday we ground up 4 deer with little effort and little time. Prepping a place to work and cleaning all the pans and bowls and grinder parts took longer than the grinding. Absolutely Incredible. I've regretted a few purchases after the fact over the yrs, but sure love it when we got the bargain unexpectedly, the savings paid for the dehydrator, heck I could have bought 4 dehydrators with the savings, and it did the job superbly. Yep felt like a genius that day. Already ground 3 deer from this current 2012 season, if the kids get lucky may have 1 or 2 more over the holidays. Boys I can assure you the lesser expensive #5 will do the job. I'm not sure what need would have to arise to justify the #8 or bigger ,other than commercial processing. The #5 is that good. Hope that helps some other single household hunters, or even partnerships of 2 or 4 hunting buddies, brothers, etc.. I had a tough time making my decision on which one to get. Got lucky on my deal, exchanged the #8 for the #5 while I still could, saved a ton, bought my dehydrator with the savings, and don't regret it a single bit. Oh yea, and if you're into making jerky and don't have the jerky cannon......well just keep fighting it with labor and time for a year or two like I did thru about 6 deer and 60 or 70 lbs of jerky... then go get yourself the LEM jerky cannon, not the gun....and you won't regret it, you'll be recommending it the say way I am. With a #5, a dehydrator, and the jerky cannon, you can make some serious amounts of breakfast sausage and jerky, with very little time and effort, I can say that...so take it from a cheap nucklehead hardhead who did it the long way and the hard way for the first couple years. Good Luck December 23, 2012
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Details:I feed my pets a raw diet that calls for raw chicken thighs with bone. Wondering if this can handle the small bones in chicken thighs.
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A:i'd recommend a minimum of the #12.LEM for grinding poultry bones. i have the #22 unit and grind whole chickens and Turkeys and it doesn't flinch. beef and pork bones are to strong and would probably destroy any unit other than a wood chipper lol.
A:Machine is powerful but even small bones are not what it is designed for. I wouldn't do it.
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A:I know my LEM grinder can handle just about anything but haven't purposely put in bones. Suggest calling LEM and seeing what they suggest on model.
A:The #22 unit does not have reverse
A:noise, does it matter? unless you're grinding @ 3am and kids are asleep it shouldn't really matter. it's loud but not yell over it loud. i have the LEM#22 and my Dyson Vacum is louder.
A:They make about as much noise a using a drill or vacuum cleaner.
A:Yes it does make noise. can you hold a coversation over it yes. if you are worried about noise pay to have your meat ground or get a hand grinder.
A:In my experience they are a little noisy. This is explained on my machine as being because of the heavy duty build and all steel gearing
A:They will never be accused of being silent running! From my experience, the noise level is about what you would expect from a powerful device like these. I am able to carry on a conversation while grinding meat.
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A:I've had a lot of people that help me process meat, that have done there own before, say that it is very quiet. It is certainly not noise free, but you can talk right beside it while you're grinding meat and still carry a conversation easily! I love mine!
Details:The latest production of LEM #5 meat grinders use a new style auger called "Big Bite" technology.
Is the LEM #5 supplied by Bass Pro the latest production called a LEM #5 Big Bite meat grinder?
A:Yes; the ones now carried are. It does make a differance so make sure you are purchasing the newer model.
A:Yes, my new #5 has the Big Bite auger and it works GREAT, no clogging at all.
A:Yes it is. Bass pro has all the new models in stock.
A:I purchased the #5 .25 hp Lem/Bass Pro grinder on 10/19/10. It was on sale for $199.94 and it DID come with the new BigBite auger. I love this grinder. I posted a review of it also.
A:i grinding head feeds into the gear and not the motor so i see no way it could get into the motor.
A:Yes, you also receive an extra seal. The seal slides on the back part of the auger shaft and can be removed for cleaning.
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A:You don't have to worry about that. Lem grinders are good grinders. I have the larger one and I got my daughter the next size down and we never had any problem at all.
I have the #22 grinder and it has a teflon washer that is on the meat screw between the screw and motorshft. I have used it several times so far and nothing and I mean nothing has come close to going into the motor area. The screw is in there real tight when you put the knife and disc on the end with the coller at the end. I recommend there grinders highly.
A:yes... th 1/3 HP does have the big bite
A:Yes,i just bought one.Awesome grinder.
A:LEM's #8 (.35hp) grinder does have the Big Bite auger. It works GREAT!
A:All models at bass pro have the new auger.
A:Instructions say to wash head, parts and pan by hand. While I believe you could put in dishwasher, I am sure the caustic characteristics of dishwashing detergent will negatively impact the excellent finish on the parts, roughing them up over time.
A:According to the manufacturer, all parts need to be washed by hand. Please do not place any parts in the dishwasher.
A:For all of you who are still asking this question, as stated in a previous post, the manufacturer recommendation is to NOT put parts in the dishwasher.
My experience with stainless steel food safe parts is they will turn dark and have a light coating of some type of film that has to be washed and/or scrubbed off with soap and water. This would have end results of still having to hand wash the parts. I have not found out the substance of the coating but I don't want it in my finished product.
The manufacturer would not have recommended not putting the parts in the dishwasher without a reason.
My recommendation from experience is: "DO NOT PUT PARTS IN DISHWASHER!"
A:yes, they are dishwasher safe-----------DD
A:In the instructions it says not to put in dishwasher. They just need a good hand wash in warm soapy water with a little bleach.
A:they are all stainless steel so i would say yes.
A:yes they are as all items are stainless.
A:Every thing about these units is really well made. I clean all internal parts of the grinder by hand and then place them in the dishwasher for sanitizing. couple of my friends just rinse the parts in a bleach solution and air dry them. Quality stainless parts are easy to clean and keep clean.
Details:does it handle as well as the more horse power ones. i cant aford the bigger ones but dont want one that will get jammed up all the time.
A:I do have to stop occasionally and clean the sinew out of the cutting wheel, but it's quick and easy to do
A:I just used my 1/3 HP for the first time. Make sure your meat is "chilled" very firm and I doubt you will have any problems even with the 1/4 HP. All sizes look very similar in design. Mine has the big bite but am not sure if the 1/4 HP has it or not. I am very very pleased with my grinder.
A:Absolutely handles like the more powerful ones. My wife and I ran 10 lbs of deer and another 2 lbs of pork fat though our new #5 with NO hang ups or clogging. Plus we ran another 5 lbs thorugh with the fat for the dogs. We ran the deer though first than the pork though the course plate, put all the meat together though the medium plate. We ran the meat though the fine plate as we package it for freezing with no problems at all. I also put 4 lbs of ham through same results, no problems. GREAT product and value for the price, you wont be disappointed.
A:Had a .25 hp one and it clogged constantly with gristle in ir
A:..will clog up the head and grinding knife.
A:I have the .35 hp grinder and I can't imagine that there is a whole lot of difference other than capacity per minute in the two. With my #8 .35hp ginder it works great for grinding up deer meat with no clogs or jams as long as you follow the directions. From my lesson learned the hard way you must coarse grind the meat first (chili meat) then do the final fine grind (burger meat) last. No short cuts. If you do it that way no problems.
A:My approach is that if it doesn't add to the quality of the finished product - get rid of it. Trim it.
A:You don't have to but if you don't it gives the meat a much stronger flavor. My 1 Hp doesn't have any problems grinding it but you can taste it in the finished product.
A:Nope, just run it on thru. It will be removed when the burger comes out and you'll never even know it was there. It may cause you to have to stop and clean the grinder blade off mid way through processing but not always.
A:If your grinding straight venison, you should cut off as much as possible to avoid getting that "gamey" taste. If your mixing pork or beef fat into the meat you shouldn't have much of a problem with a "gamey" taste. I would recommend cutting off as much as possible either way.
A:I haven't. It grinds just fine.
A:nope, but it all depends if you like eating that stuff in your ground meat
A:yes it would be best to cut away these items which will help with the grinding process.
A:i have the 1hp it has reverse
A:The 1hp is not. Not sure about the 3/4 but I doubt it is.
A:No. So much power no need for reverse.
A:nope, why would you want it to be???? these things are so powerful they dont get bogged down at all