this is the Bang for the Buck
You can not feed the beast fast enough to keep up
Big Bite #22 1 HP
Grinds meet about average as compared to other grinders I have owned. The meat does not flow down the throat smoothly even when I cut the meat into small pieces. It always gets hung up in the same place and I have to stop the machine to clear it. This delay in grinding causes the meat to get mushy. I always keep the meat and head cold prior to grinding, Stuffing casings for sausage is poor and very slow also causing the meat to get mushy. I have to use a separate sausage stuffer to make a satisfactory product. I had purchased the #12 3/4HP and had the same issues. I exchanged it for the #22 1 HP hoping my results would improve, The did not improve. For the price I expected better performance, I would not purchase this again.
Owner Response: Hello, If the meat is getting mushy during the grind, please double check the head is assembled properly. Proper head assembly- Bushing inside the back of the head. Then the auger. Knife on the auger stud with the flat side against the plate. Plate with the notch on the plate lined up with the nipple on the head. The plate should stick out about 1/8 inch past the head. Retaining ring should be on firmly but not overly tight.
Big Bite Grinders
I purchased the LEM #22 1hp Big Bite Grinder, The only thing I regret is waiting so long to make the purchase. My wife and I have been making sausage for over 30yrs. We have upgraded equipment over the years, but this Big Bite has been the best ever. Puts the joy back in making sausage, absolutely would make the purchase again.
LEM #22 Grinder
LEM #22 Grinder is a beast! It will take meat as fast as two people can put it in. Great power, will not plug! Easy to clean and take apart! It is bad fast and high quality. Well worth the money!
Big Bite 22 Grinder
The grinder performed well in grinding meat, deer, pork and beef, but did not do well at all when I tried to stuff sausage to make country style sausage. The stuffing process of 10 pounds of mixed meat into hog casings took almost 30 minutes. This is not what I had expected from this machine. I will now need to buy a separate stuffer. 0 star on stuffing. 5 star on grinding and low noise.
LEM #22 Grinder
Bought this grinder to replace a smaller LEM machine. Processed a cow elk and could not keep up with it! I should have bought this one to begin with. As the saying goes, " BUY ONCE, CRY ONCE ". Not too crazy about the so called guard in the meat tray but would definitely recommend this machine.
I've had this 1 hp grinder for several years and put many of my own and friends elk through it, I've lost count! I was worried about not having a reverse feature but this thing will not be stopped! I've added the foot pedal switch and recently got the 25 lb tilting mixer. Breezes though bulk meat and stuffed links as quick as you can shove it through. Lem products are worth the investment!
I've had this 1 hp grinder for several years and put many of my own and friends elk through it, like 20! I was worried about not having a reverse feature but this thing will not be stopped! I've added the foot pedal switch and recently got the 25 lb tilting mixer. Breezes though bulk meat and stuffed links as quick as you can shove through. Lem products are worth the investment!
I bought this grinder for the purpose of making Raw food diet for my Canecorsos. I deeply research for a durable grinder that will grind chicken meat and its bones in it.The first try to use it really surpass my expectations. its quite, powerful and by the looks of it, it says what it means, just like like my Canecorso Lol! one thing I can only say to LEM. you make one of the best grinders out there in the market. I will definitely suggest your wonderful product to my family and friends.
Got this grinder for 2015 hunting season. I processed 5 whitetail + 1 axis. LEM customer service was great. There were some missing parts from my box and they replaced them. I will purchase a stand alone sausage stuffer next. 4 stars due to the cheap plastic stuffing tubes.
Great product YOU need one
Have to say this grinder is the real deal . It's very well made and durable . Grinds through meat like a champ , just freeze it for like 30 minutes before grinding . Also , be careful not to lose little plastic bushing , I lost that part after the very first use , had to replace it . 5 stars great product !
Review of the Improved Big Bite #22 Grinder
This grinder sailed through meat while staying quiet enough to hold a normal volume conversation, and without bothering anyone else in the house. Preparation and cleaning take far more time than actually grinding. Overall the unit is well built, and HEAVY duty. I would recommend it to my friends and family, BUT it could be improved to perfection with a few changes.
This was my first time making sausage, This grinder went right through the meat as fast as my husband and I could feed . Both grinds , I was looking for an American made quality grinder after making approximately 50# pork sausage I believe I made the right choice. Our next project is going to be butchering a grass fed steer looking forward to making hamburger. Here's to feeding my family healthy clean meat that I know exactly what is in it. THANKS LEM your grinder makes it a lot easier.
What an awesome grinder
This grinder is so powerful, it is perfect for what I do at home. The first time i used it I fell in love, I decided to make 50# of pork sausage. I used the stuffing plate to do my first grind. I chewed though that pork shoulder in 6 minutes, my second grind took less than 15 minutes. Talk about making quick work of it. With my old #8 grinder it would have taken me almost 2 hours. If you want a machine that can power though anything, this is it.