No matter whether you have your own restaurant or you just cook for your family, sharpening the meat grinder blades frequently will help you a lot.
By doing this, grinding the meat will be an easy job for you from now on. However, many people have come to me and complained about the process of sharpening and they don’t know how to sharpen meat grinder blades
They think that the steps are very complicated and difficult to follow. Thus, they always spend time looking for places of sharpening blades. That makes no sense at all! And of course, I will share all of my experience in this aspect and solve your problem immediately.
After through my whole article, you can know exactly what should you do without any difficulties at home.
How To Sharpen Meat Grinder Blades
In my opinion, having the best manual meat grinder is very necessary inside any kitchen nowadays. It will save more preparation time for you and your dishes will be more good-looking.
I am sure that all of the people tend to love the dishes where the meat are sliced evenly.
My family is totally a big fan of pork cushion meat. And without the manual meat grinder, I cannot have the perfect meal for them.
However, if you do not often sharpen the blades for the grinder, you cannot use it for a long time. As a consequence, you should sharpen the blades on a regular basis to have the delicious meal.
Step 1: Prepare The Necessary Items
First and foremost, you need to prepare some important items. In particular, there are a number of tools that you should have before getting started.
I recommend buying a couple of safety gloves, the sheet of glass, a clean cloth, a glass of water, a screwdriver and some needle nose pliers.
Furthermore, you cannot forget about the sandpapers as well as some scrap papers. For the sandpapers, I think that you should choose both 120 and 600 grits. I know that you will ask me the reason.
However, if you want to know clearly, you need to scroll down to the latter part of this article.
After finding out all of the necessary items, you need to find a flat surface which is suitable for sharpening the blades.
It should be solid and stable enough since we are going to put much strength onto this surface during the whole process. Now, you will get the sheet of glass and lay it on this surface.
Then, use the cloth to clean the glass sheet twice. Make sure that the cloth is a little damp instead of being totally wet.
I do not want the surface is going to drip any water. In addition, you need to put the 120-grit sandpaper on top of the glass. An important notice here is that the sandpaper should be the same size as the surface of the glass.
Are you curious why I ask you to clean the glass with the damp cloth? It will have a great effect now since the water will keep the sandpaper stick to the top of the glass.
Well, the first step is done, we can move onto the next thing.
Step 2: Remove The Grinder Blades
The second point is that you need to disassemble the grinder blades in order. You need to focus on this matter since you need to assemble the blades again later.
My tip is to put all of the particles on a paper and mark them with numbers. By this way, you do not need to remember a lot of things at the same time.
I used to struggle with assembling the items before, and of course, many people will face the same issue as me. Therefore, if you feel afraid and confused, you can apply my method as it is very useful and easy.
Oh well, if you see any scraps of meat that remain on the blades, you can use a piece of paper to wipe them away. After that, let’s go to the main part of today!
Step 3: Sharpen The Grinder Blades
Now, you need to make use of your safety gloves. If you forget this item, you will have a lot of problems. Wearing the gloves will protect your hands and prevent you from slipping the blades.
I am sure that you will have a firmer grip as well as reduce the cutting accidents during your work.
Moving to the next step, you need to test the sharp level of the blades before starting the process. You can use the blades to slice the scrap paper.
This will help you to check how sharp the blades are at this moment. And when you finish sharpening, you can do this step one more time. As a result, you can know if your work is efficient.
After testing the blades, you should press it to the sandpaper that you prepare. Ensure that the angle between the blades and the sandpaper is 45 degrees.
In addition, I highly suggest that you ought to move them in the circular motion. This movement will allow the edge of the blades to be sharpened excellently.
However, you need to be patient and repeat this process at least 10 times for the best result. If you only do this for 3 times and feel tired, you cannot have the sharp blades.
Believe me, since I have met this trouble before. After 10 times, you can test the blades again with the scrap paper. I have to say that you will be amazed by how easy it is.
Regarding the 600-grit sandpapers that I ask for, in the beginning, you can replace it with the 120 grits. By laying it on the surface of the glass, you can have a smoother finish to the grinder blades.
You also press the blades to the 600-grit sandpapers at the same degree and move them in the circle. The steps are similar to the previous one, so you will find it easy to perform.
Once completing, you need to use the cloth or a piece of paper to wipe away all of excess dirt and particles.
However, you need to immerse the blades in the water and rinse it. Do not forget to dry the blades completely before installing them back.
Otherwise, the wet blades may damage your grinder in the future. Lastly, you should remember to clean your whole grinder for the next use.
Note: My article wants to show you how to grind the meat grinder manually in a simple way (using sandpapers) but If you are a good technical guy, let make a DIY tool to sharpen your grinder blade better by using a grindstone. Just follow below video instructions of 2 Guys & A Cooler:
In summary, I hope that all of my sharing in this article will contribute to your knowledge. At this time, more and more people will know how to sharpen meat grinder blades with this easy tip.
You can do it at home without any complicated steps. During your process, in case you have any queries or confusion, please do not hesitate to keep in touch with me anytime.