Gourmia GMG7000 Prime Plus Commercial Grade Meat Grinder Review
Gourmia, the US based manufacturing company says their mission is to engineer cooking tools for a healthy lifestyle. I don’t know about that but what I do know is that their design team needs a raise. In a meat grinder world where the designs are pretty much generic, Gourmia have created one that is unique. It’s got an appealing look, an entrancing feel, a genial attitude. It’s the compact design. It’s the smooth curves along the body and corners. It’s the sleek build. It’s everything about the creation from body to meat pan. I’m talking about the Gourmia GMG7000 Prime Plus Commercial Grade Meat Grinder. When it comes to standing out from the crowd, they did it right with this appliance. But still, looks isn’t everything in the meat grinder world. In fact it’s not anything if the grinder hasn’t got the punch underneath its beauty. So we sought to take the GMG7000 out for a spin.
Gourmia GMG7000 Prime Plus Commercial Grade Meat Grinder Overview
This grinder is compact. Measuring only 10 inches by 14 inches by 10 inches, it’s got the perfect size for a home grinder. And the weight is just 10 pounds, light enough to haul about in the kitchen. In terms of portability, Gourmia scores points here. It’s clothed in an all metallic build that looks elegant and a little sophisticated. The corners are nicely rounded and the meat pan above has a pleasing curvy design. More good news, the insides are metallic as well. The gears, the motor, the blades, it’s all a metallic ensemble. To bring it home, this machine will cost you an affordable $100 on Amazon.
Gourmia GMG7000 Prime Plus Commercial Grade Meat Grinder Style and Design
Does it pack a punch? Well, the motor inside bears a powerful 800 watts output. Collaborating with the metallic gears, we do expect it to pack a mean punch. Reach out to the side towards the base and find the power switch. This button gives you three settings; on, off and reverse. Flick it on and the machine rouses to life. It roars and growls. The beauty instantly turns to a threatening beast. The motor whirs loudly, very loudly. The grinder rasps, revealing the power that’s tucked away beneath it. If you hate noise, you won’t like this at all. Pack the meat tray with chunks of meat and shove them down the chute using the meat push. You feel the Gourmia grinder munching away before it spits out the minced product almost a moment later. It’s fast. And it doesn’t seem to flinch at whatever loads you feed it. Even fat comes out easily without causing a jam.
Perhaps you prefer to change the size of the grind. Well, Gourmia includes three cutting plates for fine, coarse and medium grinds. Maybe you like to make sausages at home. That too is covered because this appliance comes bundled with the usual sausage stuffing funnels to help you make whatever kind of sausage you prefer.
So you’re done assigning it grinding duties. You now want to show it some TLC. You’ll be glad to know that cleaning it is a painless process. First, the parts disassemble beautifully. They come apart without a struggle, ready for you to clean. On purchase, you get a manual that offers explicit instructions on how to take the machine apart and put it back together. The whole process only takes a few minutes.
Gourmia Prime Plus Meat Grinder impresses on so many fronts. Let us now break down its pros and cons.
Gourmia GMG7000 Prime Plus Commercial Grade Meat Grinder Pros and Cons
- It looks good. No doubt, Gourmia made a pleasing appliance that won’t take up too much space in the kitchen.
- And that is pro number two; it’s compact and light weight. Portability isn’t compromised and storage won’t be a struggle.
- When it comes to performance, this beauty turns to a beast. With 800 watts of power tucked away inside the housing, the grinder minces meat with ease.
- And yes, the housing is metallic as well as the gears and blade. That’s a good thing because the metal can withstand the bustle of the grinding life.
- Then, it’s easy to clean. With the help of the user manual you can easily disassemble the machine, clean it and then just as easily reassemble it.
- Ladies and Gentlemen, this grinder is loud. I mean, it’s ear splitting loud. It causes such a racket that if you’re not used to the noise, you won’t stand using the machine.
- Also, the parts aren’t dishwasher safe. If you were planning on taking a shortcut there, then don’t.
- Finally, this is a light duty appliance. If you use it to its limit, you’ll notice it heating up.
Gourmia GMG7000 Prime Plus Commercial Grade Meat Grinder Ratings
My worry with the good looking meat grinders is they might not impress when put to the test. This one does. Gourmia say it’s a commercial grade meat grinder but, trust me, it is better left for light home use. However, it does an excellent job when needed to. Sure, the noise can be a deal breaker for some but remember it’s a grinder used only a few times a month. Surely, you can stand the noise those few times, can’t you? In any case, not many grinders in its class work silently. On that note, we hand the Gourmia GMG7000 Meat grinder a 4.6 out of 5.
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