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CABELA'S Cabela's Commercial-Grade 1-3/4 hp Electric Grinder

Although Cabela's Commercial-Grade 1-3/4 hp Electric Grinder was designed with hunters in mind, it is a great investment for the do-it-yourselfer wanting to make hamburger, sausage and other meat products at home. Doing so not only can save money, but it also gives you greater control over the quality and content of the meat products that you consume. You’ll find Cabela's grinders to be reliable, durable and easy to clean when the work is done. Because we use top-notch components in the construction of our grinders, you can count on years of service with proper care of the equipment. Though this grinder is great for use at home, all of Cabela's electric grinders are UL Sanitation Certified for both household and commercial use in the United States and Canada. Heavy-duty air-cooled motors are housed in stainless steel and sit atop stainless steel bases for corrosion-free use and easy cleanup. Our motors include internal circuit breakers that are independently tested to ensure their performance exceeds expectations for the highest quality and safety standards. Motors are permanently lubricated for trouble-free use. Oval meat trays eliminate hard-to-reach corners for trouble-free loading. Our 1-3/4hp Grinder is the ultimate powerhouse on the market! The extra horsepower allows it to grind an amazing 18-22 pounds-per-minute. Larger cuts of meat slide easily through the massive stainless steel No. 42 neck (nearly 40% larger than the No. 32). Extra-large 545 cu.-in. hopper volume. Forward and reverse switch. 18-1/8" x 11-3/8" x 2-3/8" tray. Includes medium (7mm) and course (10mm) grinding plates, four sausage-stuffing funnels and a meat-pushing stomper. Necks, blades and grinding plates are dishwasher safe. Compatable with our optional grinder attachments. Imported. Weight: 78 lbs.
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Is there an attachment that will allow me to grind wheat as well?

I would prefer a multi use grider. I want to grind both meat and wheat (not at the same time). If I can combine those into the same grinder instead of buying two, that would be great.
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At this time an attachment for grinding grain is not available, nor is the grinder designed to grind grain.
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No. wont work. Grinding grains needs something that chops finer and faster. (like a coffee grinder). this is great for meats, pasta, and other large and 'soft' materials. wheat and other grains would pass right thru.
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will the #42 grinder accept grinder plates from other manufacturers?

I would like to have a wider variety of grinding plate orifices that is offered by cabela's I am wondering if other plates that are #42 will fit with this machine.
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Cabela's Commercial-Grade Electric Grinders (516401) does not accept grinder plates from other manufacturers.
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The numbers are a standard. So if you buy a #42, then you can buy any #42 plate and use it in this grinder.
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how many rpms should the 1 3/4 hp grinder be running

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The 1 3/4" Cabela's Commercial-Grade Electric Grinders, item # IK-516401, motor will run 1780 RPM's and the blade will run 108 RPM's.
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Click on the "Product Research" tab. It says all models run at 108 rpm.
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can u use the grinder attachments with the 13/4 horse grinder

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Per the manufacturer, the burger press attachment is not compatible with the 1 3/4 hp Cabela's Commercial-Grade Electric Grinders, item # IK-516401, but all other attachments will fit that size grinder.
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most grinder attachments will not. you will struggle to find attachements for any grinder larger than a size 32. for this reason alone, the horse and three quarters model isnt a wise choice in my opinion. not to mention the fact that the horse and a half is plenty of power. in fact, many companies only make up to 1 horse. 1 3/4 is simply overkill. dont spend the extra money for 1/4 hp. get the 1 1/2 and allow yourself the flexibility of attachments form cabelas and other brands.
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Grinding & stuffing

Currently I grind venison with the 1.5 hp (which I love) using the coarse/larger plate into a tub. When finished, I refill the hopper with ground meat, install the largest plastic tube per instructions, and fill 1.5 lb bags with ground meat for freezing. Instead, can I install the largest plastic tube when grinding meat and fill 1.5 lb bags simultaneously?
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The Cabela's Commercial-Grade Electric Grinders, Item: IK-516401, can be used to fill bags the first time through the grinder, the reason the manual suggests running it through a second time for filling bags/ casings is to achieve a finer texture.
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I would not recommend it. I think it's what broke my last one because the vibrations are stronger and it's only plastic. I think the pressure from grinding the meat pushes out stronger and tends to rip the casing (if that is what you mean by tube). It will have more air pockets, too which is bad for the sausage since it tends to mold in those. If you are not talking about casing I would still stick to the fact that you probably will get too much air in there and waste product that way.
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does this grinder have the power to tube sausage well? Or will i still need a sausage stuffer?

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The Cabela's Commercial-Grade Electric Grinder series, # IK-516401, will stuff sausage.
That said a dedicated stuffer will be able to handle a larger
variety of recipes and sizes though.
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I HAVE THE 1/2 HP GRINDER AND HAVE NO PROBLEM USING THE SAUSAGE STUFFING ATTACHMENT. I HAVE USED THE GRINDER TO MAKE BOTH SUMMER SAUSAGE AND SNACK STICKS. BOTH REQUIRE A SLOW AND STEADY FEEDING OF GROUND MEAT INTO THE GRINDER-SLOWER THAN I FEED MEAT INTO GRINDER FOR GRINDING. IF YOU TRY TO OVERFEED THE GROUND MEAT INTO THE NECK, IT WILL LEAK BACK AROUND THE PLUNGER.
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Is the auger dishwasher safe?

The description says most are (e.g., neck, plates, blade), but no mention is made about the auger. Is it dishwasher safe, and what material is it?
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The auger on the Cabela's Commercial-Grade Electric Grinders, item number IK-516401, is not dishwasher safe.
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I have put mine in the dishwasher with no ill effect as of yet. After washing I do coat it with a little food grade oil to protect it from rust.
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Stuffing tubes included?

Does the 3/4HP unit come with stuffing tubes?
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All models of the Cabela's Commercial-Grade Electric Grinders, item IK-516401, come included with Sausage-Stuffing Tubes.
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THE STUFFING TUBES ARE INCLUDED. THERE SEVERAL SIZES.
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What year did they redesign the plunger for the 1 HP model?

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The Cabela's Commercial-Grade Electric Grinders, item IK-516401, had some design changes to the plunger and the tray guard in 2009.
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I am guessing over the last year they redesigned the meat stomper. I know my 3/4 hp Cabelas grinder came with the stomper without the collar / stop molded into it.
My auger caught the plunger while grinding meat and I immediately shut the grinder off and removed my meat lug. I ended up tossing some meat away due to fear of plastic ground up into meat. I contacted Cabelas about this as well as put a review in about it. In the meantime, I drilled a hole through the handle and pushed a wooden dowel through the handel as a stop. That worked.
I purchased a redesigned stomeper earlier this year. The stop collar on the redesigned stomper works fine...no issues. Just be sure to order the correct size.
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can u get the grinding plates the same size as the ones that come in the 1 horse grinder for the 13/4 horse grinder

i am interested in a 13/4 horse grinder to grind up deer i have a 1 horse grinder and last year we ground up our burger with the smallest plate that comes with the one horse grinder can u get those size plates with the 13/4% horse grinder
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The plates available for the Cabela's Commercial-Grade Electric Grinders, item number IK-516401, can be viewed at the link below. Additional sizes are not available

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabe...
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The plates available for the Cabela's Commercial-Grade Electric Grinders, item number IK-516401, can be viewed at the link below. Additional sizes are not available
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why can't stuffing auger stuff 21mm casing?

I have the 13/4 meat grinder and when making snack stick mixed with cheese the plastic auger setup won't push meat out. It just rolls in housing. The meat is plenty cold. The other size stuffing tubes work well for bologna and kolbassi.
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When using the Cabela's Commercial-Grade 1-3/4 hp Electric Grinder, item # IK-516401, to stuff 21mm casings, it is recommended that the mixture to be close to room temperature (around 50-60 degrees F.). Due to the cheese being added the pressure at the tube is too high and the mixture is not able to pass by.
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Just add a little more water, stuffing becomes much easier and quality of product s better.
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What is the Guarantee on the grinders?

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The Cabela's Commercial-Grade Electric Grinders, item number IK-516401, have a five year warranty.
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I had the same question after I purchased my 3/4 hp Cabelas grinder.
They told me a 5 year warranty.
I have had mine for ~3 years now- no issues at all !
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Is the meat tray dish washer safe?

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We recommend washing all the grinder parts excluding the main body of the Cabela's Commercial-Grade Electric Grinders, item # IK-516401, in warm, soapy water.
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It's stainless steel......I like putting the parts in the dishwasher to sterilize them.
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Does anyone grease the gears or perform any maintenance on their grinder? If so,what do you do and how often do you do it ?

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Oiling Instructions are included in the owner's manual and are available upon request for the Cabela’s Commercial Grade Electric Grinder, IK-516401.
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I have not done any maintenance on my. I think it would help, but I have not used it much. So, there is no need at this time.

However, it's good practice to turn it off every 10 minutes to allow the system to cool off before you use it again. This would prevent premature failure.
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Need advise with processing venison sinew and hp variations

I cut up my own deer but I am not completely thorough taking off all the sinew/ligament, etc from my meat. Can these grinders work through this stuff or does the meat need to be completely cleaned up? Also, between the different models, does an increase in hp increase my ability to grind "tougher" things like sinew or does increased hp mainly make the job faster? With all this said, what makes the most sense (good function/good value) for me to use to grind deer and elk (and beef).
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It will not even slow the machine down just make sure there is no bone in your meat more HP means u can grind more meat faster because u have a bigger worm plate blade and hopper I have a 3/4 HP Cabela's grinder and grind everything including apples for mash for cider
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The grinder should do a very good job, but it is always best to remove as much of the sinew as possible. I find a good sharp filet knife works great! You start at an edge and turn the meat over and just filet the sinew and ligament right off just like filleting a fish. This make grinding cleaner and a better finished product.
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Is this product UL approved?

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The Cabela's Commercial-Grade 1-3/4 hp Electric Grinders, item IK-516401, are UL listed for Household, Commercial and Sanitation.
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Yes it is.
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What kind of warranty do the 1.5 hp meat grinder have

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The Cabela's Commercial-Grade Electric Grinders, item number IK-516401, have a five year warranty.
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5 year
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IK-516401 3/4 HP Commercial Grinder - Where is the Warranty Info?

IK-516401 3/4 HP Commercial Grinder Doesn't show 5yr warranty in Technical info. We don't have a Cabela's in our state, so I am taking a chance on the Q&A Cabela's Expert that this has a 5 yr warranty.

It's weird because the 1/2 HP and the 1 HP show the 5 yr warranty on the item description and product research page, but the 3/4 HP one does not.

I just completed my order for the 3/4 HP, so I hope someone can point me to a verification and possibly the terms of the warranty. Also the pdf manual does not mention the warranty at all. Just some items that will void the warranty with use.

weird!
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The Cabela's Commercial-Grade 3/4 hp Electric Grinder, item # IK-516401, has a 5 year manufacturer warranty.
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Thank you! We received the grinder and it does have a 5 yr warranty card in the box. We used it today and it is amazing. Night and day from our old, cheaper plastic one that died. Quality purchase. Very happy! All the 5 star reviews are spot on.
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Replacement Parts

If a part breaks on the grinder, can you reorder the part or do you have to buy a whole new grinder?

I am wanting to purchase this grinder as a gift and I want it to last a lifetime, am I expecting too much?
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I reorder parts as needed. Very easy to do and shipped pretty fast.
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I've seen a lot of parts at the Cabela's store. The blades and what-nots. I can't see what could possibly break. The way it is made I could see maybe some accessories wearing out over the years but so far I have processed around 17 deer in two years for myself and friends and it has not yet given me any reason to think it might croak on me.
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How do I get a part listing with address to order part for Cabela Grinder:

Model #: 04-3201
Size #: 32
HP: 1.5
Volts: 110
Watts: 1100
Made in Italy
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THROUGH WESTON THESE ARE WESTON GRINDERS. THEY ARE OUT OF NORTHERN OHIO
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Look closely at your item on the Cabelas website. That's where I found the specs, "blow-apart" drawings with part numbers, and all the detrails I could want.
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