STX International Electric Meat Grinder & Sausage Stuffer

Last updated date: February 9, 2020

DWYM Score
9.0

STX International Electric Meat Grinder & Sausage Stuffer

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 43 expert reviews, the STX International STX International Electric Meat Grinder & Sausage Stuffer placed 7th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
10.0
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
1,786 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
One reason we like this grinder is that it comes with an Advanced Variable Intake auger. This system will chew off more significant chunks of meat so that you can work faster and more reliably. The drill is made of high-quality materials so that it will last a long time.
- Home Verge
The STX Turboforce 3000 grinder is best for parties when we need to make plenty of mincemeat for burgers. The heavy-duty motor can grind a large number of cuts in a short time.
- Cooking Matt
STX 3000 TF Turboforce comes with three speed engine, 3000 Watt, sausage stuffing tubes and three cutting blades making it a very versatile grinder. The outside of STX 3000 TF Turboforce is made from cast aluminum. It is easy to assemble and disassemble.
- Meat Grinder Review
What experts didn't like
Motor may overheat when used for extended periods. Doesn’t work well with tendons or bones.
- Home Verge
Unfortunately, the stainless steel components coating can turn black if you do not clean it regularly.
- Cooking Matt
Can’t dish wash; like most other electric grinders, this model does not come with parts that you can disassemble and clean them in the dishwasher. This leaves you with the option of hand washing each part after grinding.
- Meat Grinder Review

From The Manufacturer

The Powerful STX International Turboforce 3000 Series "Classic Edition" Meat Grinder & Sausage Stuffer is a Heavy Duty Home Use Grinder. It has a Locked Motor Wattage of 3000 Watts but Normally Uses between 800 Watts & 1200 Watts “Under Load” (While Grinding). This Grinder Grinds between 180 and 240 Lbs of Meat per Hour (When Prepped for Grinding Properly - Stripped or Cubed). This also depends on the Size of Grinding Plate being used, the Type of Meat being Ground and the Consistency of the Meat being ground. Our Original STX Turboforce 3000 Series Electric Meat Grinder was Introduced to the USA Market in 2008 and we are currently selling an average of over 25,000 of these grinders every year. During all of the years we have been selling this grinder, we have had customers suggest some improvements and/or additional options that they would like to see added to this meat grinder. One Suggested Improvement was a High Capacity Meat Tray and we really liked that idea so we have changed our older 1 Lb. to a new 3 Lb Meat Tray. We have also added a couple of New Accessories of our own which you will see below. With these new improvements and additions, we are now offering the New "Classic Edition" of our Turboforce Electric Meat Grinder. The STX Turboforce 3000 Series Grinder is a Size #12 Meat Grinder and not a smaller Size #8 or Size #5 like most kitchen meat grinders. It Features 3 Speeds (High, Low & Reverse) and a Circuit Breaker for Safety. Includes: 1 - Size #12 Polished Aluminum (Food Grade) Grinding Head and Meat Hopper, 3 - 304 Grade Stainless Steel Cutting Blades, 3 - Sizes of Grinding Plates, 1 - Beaner (Sausage Stuffing) Plate, 3 - Sizes of Sausage Stuffing Tubes (1/2", 5/8" & 3/4"), 1 - Kubbe/Kibbe Making Attachment and 1 - Meat Pusher/Stuffer. We have also added 2 Free Meat Shredder Claws and a Free 3-in-1 Burger-Slider Press/Maker which you will find Very Useful! The Meat Auger that comes with this unit Features AVI (Advanced Variable Intake) Technology and when combined with the 2-1/8" Hopper Opening for feeding the meat, provides you with the capability of grinding larger portion sizes of meat. The Size #12 Grinding Plates included with this grinder are 2-5/8" in diameter which also allows much more meat to be ground in a much shorter time compared to Size #8 and Size #5 Meat Grinders. STX Turboforce Classic 3000 Series Product Specifications: Voltage: 110/120 Volts - 60 Hz Load Wattage: Between 800 Watts & 1200 Watts “Under Load” (While Grinding) Locked Motor Wattage: 3000 Watts Grinds between 180 and 240 Lbs of Meat Per Hour on High Speed (depending on the meat your are grinding) - Low Speed is normally used only for Stuffing Sausage 3 Speed Switch System - High, Low and Reverse 1 Stop and Reset Switch (Circuit Breaker) 3 Each Tempered Steel Grinding Plates 1 Each Beaner Plate - Sausage Stuffing Plate 3 Each Stainless Steel Cutting Blades 1 Set of 3 Sausage Stuffing Tubes with Adapter 1 Kubbe/Kibbe Attachment 2 Free Meat Claws 1 Free Burger-Slider Patty Press Size #12 Polished Cast Aluminum Grinding Head & Meat Hopper - NOT a Smaller Size #5 or Size #8 like most Kitchen Grinders Dimensions of Unit - Set Up - 19.0 Inches Front to Back by 8.0 Inches Wide by 14.0 Inches High Weight of Unit: 12 Lbs. Includes Complete Usage Instructions, Parts Diagram and Tips on how to use the Grinder PLEASE READ THIS: "DO NOT" grind Animal Tendons, Vegetables, Plants, Nuts or Fruits with this grinder. This is a "Heavy Duty" Household Meat Grinder and is Not Intended For Commercial Use. This MEAT grinder "WILL NOT" GRIND BONES! Although you may see customer comments/reviews indicating otherwise, results are not consistent and you will most likely be dissatisfied with your purchase of this product. STX International Turboforce "Classic Edition" Heavy Duty Meat Grinder. The Complete Home Grinding Package. STX Turboforce Platinum - Full Spread White The Powerful STX International Turboforce "Classic Edition" 3 Speed Electric Meat Grinder & Sausage Stuffer The Following are the New Improvements and Additions that now make up our "Classic Edition" Turboforce Meat Grinder. A High Capacity Meat Tray: This new Polished Food Grade Aluminum Tray now Measures 9.75" L x 7.25" W x 2" D and Easily Holds more than 3 Lbs. of Meat to be ground and/or for stuffing sausage. A "Free" Burger-Slider Press with Waxed Transfer Sheets: Make perfect burgers or sliders every time with this Burger-Slider Press. We have even included waxed transfer sheets to allow you to easily move your burger patties to the grill or place in the Freezer. 2 "Free" Durable Meat Claws for Shredding, Handling and Carving Meat: Shred your favorite meats in seconds or use the claws to pick up hot foods without burning your hands. Use the Multi-prong Claws to help carve hot foods or stabilize Meat for cutting into pieces or strips for grinding. A New Ergonomic Style of Meat Pusher for stuffing your raw meat down into the grinder. Although this grinder will normally just pull the meat down into the auger to be ground if you strip it properly for grinding, you can just use the palm of your hand on the top of this new pusher instead of gripping it with your hands when you need to use it. You can even store your Sausage Tubes inside of this new Meat Pusher. Now you have the Ultimate Home Grinding Package with the STX Turboforce "Classic Series" Meat Grinder! Turboforce "Classic Edition" Main Unit, 3 Speed Switch System with Stop/Reset & High Capacity 3 Lb. Meat Tray Main Beauty Image Turboforce Speed Buttons Turboforce - Meat Tray STX Turboforce 3000 Series Heavy Duty Meat Grinder STX International and Turboforce: names synonymous for quality, performance, and trusted value. Since its inception in 2009, STX International has averaged yearly sales of over 75,000 of its Award Winning Line of Meat Grinders per year. Tested, Improved, and Accepted for it's Time-Tested Performance and Reliability. 3-Speed Push Button Control Panel The Turboforce comes standard with a 3-Speed Push Button Control Panel. These Controls Last. Easily select SLOW, which is used for stuffing Sausage, HIGH which is used for normal meat grinding, or REVERSE, then the need arises. There is also a STOP & RESET Switch; a Circuit Breaker for safety.. "Classic Edition" New Feature - High Capacity 3 Lb. Meat Tray The Turboforce 3000 Series now features a High Capacity Meat Traythat can Easily hold over 3 lbs. of Meat. This tray is 9.75"L x 7.25"W x 2.00"D. The Feeder Tube Opening measures over 2 inches in diameter for High Volume meat delivery. Combining these features with the AVI(Advanced Variable Intake) Auger and you can easily grind over 250 lbs. of meat in an hour. Turboforce "Classic Edition" Complete Grinding Head, 3 Stainless Cutting Blades, 3 Sizes of Grinding Plates and Beaner Plate (Sausage Stuffing Plate). Turboforce Grinding Head Turboforce Cutting Blades Grinding Plates Turboforce Beaner Plate Size #12 Grinding Head Unlike smaller size #5 or #8 grinders, this size #12 grinder features a durable 100% polished cast aluminum grinding head, auger and meat pan. These parts are Not Coated. The auger features AVI Technology (Advanced Variable Intake) and, when combined with the 2 1/8 inch, High Capacity Meat Tray Feeder opening, you are capable of grinding larger portion sizes of meat in much shorter time. These parts should NOT be washed in the dishwasher, but should be washed with a mild detergent (like Dawn Liquid) and hot water, towel dried and stored in a dry place. 3 Stainless Steel Cutting Blades The STX Turboforce 3000 Series comes with 3 each Stainless Steel Cutting Blades. These high quality blades can be washed by hand or placed in the dishwasher. These cutting blades are manufactured from 304 Food Grade Stainless Steel and can be washed in the dishwasher or with a liquid dish washing detergent (like Dawn) and towel dried. 3 Tempered/Hardened Steel Grinding Plates 3 Sizes of Grinding Plates come standard with this unit. These Grinding Plates are manufactured from Hardened/Tempered Steel. 4mm - 0.156 Inch - 5/32" 10mm - 0.390 Inch - 25/64" Wagon Wheel Plate These plates should NOT be washed in the dishwasher, but should be washed with a mild liquid dish washing detergent and hot water, towel dried and stored in a dry place. Sausage (Beaner) Specialty Grinding Plate Along with the 3 Standard Grinding Plates, you get the Sausage Stuffing Plate, aka "Beaner Plate". This Tempered/Hardened Steel Plate is used in the Sausage Stuffing process and is an absolute MUST for the Complete Home Meat Grinding and Sausage Stuffing Package. This plates should NOT be washed in the dishwasher, but should be washed with a mild liquid dish washing detergent and hot water, towel dried and stored in a dry place. Turboforce "Classic Edition" Sausage Stuffing Tubes, Kubbe (Kibbe) Maker Attachment & Ergonomic Meat Pusher with Storage for Sausage Tubes Sausage Tubes Kubbe Pusher Open Meat Pusher 3 Sizes Sausage Tubes and Stuffing Adapter A Set of 3 Sizes of Sausage Stuffing Tubes along with the Adapter are also included with this grinder (shown in the 1st photo above). The Diameter of the Sausage Stuffing Tubes are 3/4 Inch, 5/8 Inch and 1/2 Inch and come with an adapter for stuffing with any of the 3 size Kubbe/Kibbe Attachment A Kubbe (also know as Kibbe) Attachment also comes with this grinder. For those of you who are not familiar with Kubbes, they are Traditional Middle Eastern Dish comprised of a cylinder-like shell made from meat which lamb and bulghar wheat. The center is then stuffed with a spiced minced lamb filling and the ends are sealed to form the Kubbe which is then Deep-Fried. New Style Ergonomic Meat Pusher with Storage for Sausage Tubes We have designed a New Ergonomic Style of Meat Pusher for stuffing your raw meat down into the grinder. Although this grinder will normally just pull the meat down into the auger to be ground if you strip it properly for grinding, you can just use the palm of your hand on the top of this pusher instead of gripping it with your hands when you need to use it. Parts Packed in One In the above photo you can see that the top of the Meat Pusher opens up and you can store your Sausage Tube Set inside of it. If you do store the Sausage Tubes inside this pusher, we suggest that you dry them thoroughly before storing them so condensation does not build up inside the pusher. Turboforce "Classic Edition" New "Free" Additions: 2 Meat Claws and a Burger-Slider Patty Maker Press Meat Claws Burger Press Burger Press - Beauty "Classic Edition" Addition - Meat Claws These Meat Claws are great for Shredding Cooked Meat, but we found that they are Great To Use to hold down a Piece of Meat to cut it into strips or cubes to be ground in this grinder. These Multi-Prong Claws also give you the solid grip that you need for transferring or cutting your favorite hot or slippery foods. And when you want to shred pork or other meats, no problem. These claws can get the job done. "Classic Edition" Addition - Burger-Slider Make Press The Complete Home Meat Grinding Package would not be complete without this Perfect Burger/Slider Press. Now you can be prepared for any big burger occasion in a snap. Have perfect burgers or sliders ready in your freezer using the waxed transfer sheets that also come with the Platinum Burger Press. "Classic Edition" Addition - Burger-Slider Make Press The STX Turboforce "Classic Edition" Complete Home Meat Grinding Package includes a Burger/Slider Press and Waxed Transfer Sheets. The natural addition to our Platinum Edition Collection of STX International Meat Grinders.

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