STX-3000 Turboforce Meat Grinder – Item of the Day

Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.

Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the STX-3000 Turboforce Meat Grinder.  I spent a lot of time in 2017 deciding on what meat grinder I wanted to buy.  I was pretty much in love with the Cabela’s Carnivore but had a real hard time paying 400-500 dollars for a grinder.  Specifically since I use on heavily 2-3 times a year during hunting season, then only about 1-2 times a month for small amounts throughout the year.

So I looked at a lot of options but came down on the STX-3000 Turboforce Meat Grinder because I firmly believe it is the best value under 300 dollars on the market.  First it is a size 12, in other words big, it has great capacity.  It also has two speeds and a reverse setting, which at times can be important.

It comes with three blades, most only come with one and while such blades are a standard product in all grinders they usually cost 12-20 bucks a piece to replace.  It is powerful, I put 20lbs of deer and pork though it in about 15 minutes and it worked flawlessly.  This weekend I had a beef roast that I wasn’t thrilled with as a roast, so I picked up some pork an ground both with the wagon wheel for chili meat.  It took longer to take it out than it did to put 6 lbs of meat though it.

After months of research, using several different grinders and finally buying and using this one I have found THE GRINDER I recommend.  I can promise you that you will not be disappointed with this one.

On another note we made about 20 lbs of sausage with this grinder using the sausage stuffer attachment.  Dorothy and I ended up getting pretty good at it, but it will be the last time I use a grinder, any grinder to stuff sausage.  I will be adding a LEM 5 pound stuffer to our pantry soon.  The grinder worked fine but likely it took 2-4 times as long as using a dedicated stuffer.

But for grinding you just can’t beat the STX-3000 Turboforce Meat Grinder unless you spend hundreds of dollars more, and then, you don’t beat it by that much.  So if you need a grinder in your kitchen, I can’t recommend this highly neough.

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 P.S.  – Here are a few videos I posted to facebook using this grinder.

Even though these videos are on facebook, you should be able to see them even if you don’t have a facebook account as they are publicly posted.

5 Responses to STX-3000 Turboforce Meat Grinder – Item of the Day

  1. Scott Atherton

    You can’t go wrong with the LEM 5lb stuffer.
    I would however recommend either going for the one with stainless tubes, or buying stainless tubes. The plastic is harder to clean, gets scratched and holds contaminants in the scratches.

    I’ll check out the grinder as I am going to kill the Kitchenaid if I keep using the grinder attachment. It works for small batches, but 20lbs at a time get’s it pretty hot. I was looking at the 5 or 8 LEM grinders.

  2. Dear Jack,

    You bring a lot of good info, and a number of useful items, to the attention of a lot of people who can use that info and those items.  Thanks!

    Are you aware that Amazon is developing  a reputation for… unfair dealing with the small vendors, the small business owners, who market products through their site?  It might be worth checking into…

    • Modern Survival

      I swear to God everyone bitches about everything.    If a vendor doesn’t want to sell on Amazon they don’t have to, Amazon operates at about a 1.5% margin.    Vendors set their own prices with known terms.  It’s called a free market.

  3. Does anyone have a grinder to recommend that can handle bones?

    Like for preparing dog food from livestock raised on the farm or homestead, and/or game ?

    Thank you!

  4. Hi Jack,

    A meat grinder is a great addition to any preppring situation in my opinion. Also, one should not be too concerned on the initial $300 investment. I personally have been grinding meat for 10 years. I have a large Cabelas grinder that has paid for itself 2x in 10 years. It’s saving me more every year as the family grows.

    For those that are questioning diving into this let me outline what makes this device so cost effective.

    Like gardening, only process what you eat! Annually I shoot a couple deer with a cheap rifle and clothing I have owned for years. I skin, 1/4, and debone my own kills. I grind straight venison with beef talo. I do not supplement my meat with store bought pork or beef. It only raises the $/lbs. I used to package a lot of breakfast sausage but come to find my family doesn’t eat a lot of it. So why make it? We do consume a lot of browned hamburger annually. Browned hamburger is typically drained of fat (why supplement pork and beef when I drain the fat for cooking?), so I grind 50-60 lbs of straight venison with beef fat. I only buy ground beef for greasy, delicious burgers.

    I package with the cheap LEM meatlocker bags. No expensive vacuum sealer. I use a bagging tube on the end of the grind and away I go. Reduce the cost of packaging. I don’t worry about longer term storage because by next Nov I need more meat! My family doesn’t consume venison roasts so we grind everything.

    I use multiple smaller freezers for storage. Instead of investing in a large deep freeze, I started with a small one and added a 2nd as the family grew. When one is empty I shut it down until it is refilled.

    If your an avid outdoors person, this investment really does save $ in the long run. The grocery wants to charge me $4+ for a pound of pink slime. I figure I save at least $150 a year on ground meat just packaging venison. That amount could be more but my joy for hunting does offset some of my cost savings.

    Just a few thoughts from someone that has been doing this for a while.