Gourmia is a reputed name in the kitchen appliance industry. They do not have so many products in their meat grinder product line. GMG525 electric meat grinder is one of the best meat grinders under 100 dollars. It is a popular meat mincer that has been trusted by thousands of users. In this article, I am going to review Gourmia GMG525 electric meat grinder so that you can understand the positives and negatives of this kitchen appliance.
Specifications of Gourmia GMG525
|Dimension (inches)||5.5 x 13.5 x 11.75|
|Material – Body||Plastic|
|Material – Feeding Tube||Stainless Steel|
|Material – Gear||Unknown|
|Material – Grinding Plates||Stainless Steel|
|Effective Motor Power||500 W|
|Maximum Motor Power||1000 W|
Size – Suitability for residential use
The manufacturer did not mention the size of the grinding plate and the feeding tube. But you should not expect more than a #8 meat grinder at a price of around 50 bucks. With this size of the feeding tube, you will have to put smaller sizes of meat on the hopper. Therefore, this meat grinder is suitable for you if you do not have any problem cutting down the meat input into small pieces.
The motor power rating by the manufacturer is 500/1000W. Does it seem confusing? The actual working power of the motor is 500W. However, the maximum power at the load that you will get with this motor is 1000W. When you compare with other meat grinders, you must consider the working motor power that is 500W. The motor power is sufficient for a regular residential user. However, I expected 300 to 350W as an equivalent of its price.
The output speed of the Gourmia GMG525 electric meat grinder is unknown. However, from the reviews of the users, it is evident that everybody is satisfied with the output speed. As the motor is powerful, I expect you will get more than 150 lbs/ hour meat that is sufficient for a regular user. The motor is capable of generating reverse speed. Therefore, it is easy to clean if the meat gets stuck.
What Accessories will you get?
The Gourmia GMG525 electric meat grinder comes with just sufficient accessories. It has three different sizes of stainless steel grinding plates for medium, coarse, and fine output. Other than these, you will get a meat pusher, a sausage stuffer, and a set of kibbeh makers.
|Grinding Plates||3 pc|
|Sausage Stuffer||1 pc|
|Meat Pusher||1 pc|
|Kibbeh Maker||1 pc|
Is the price of Gourmia GMG525 meat grinder Justified?
This is the most convincing attribute of Gourmia GMG525 meat grinder. It will cost you something around $50. The value it generates is more than you pay for it. Therefore, it has become the best value for the money meat grinder in the market.
As per the claim of the manufacturer, the feeding tube and meat tray is made of stainless steel. However, I have every doubt on this claim. You must not expect a stainless steel meat grinder at this price range. The body of the grinder is made of plastic. Although the grinding plates are made of durable steel. The metal parts except for the blades and plates are not dishwasher safe.
Weight and dimension
Gourmia GMG525 electric meat grinder is one of the most lightweight meat grinders in the market. The weight of this unit is around 7 lbs. The dimension of this machine is 5.5 x 13.5 x 11.8 inches. Therefore, it is suitable for a small kitchen. Also, if you wish to carry it during traveling, you can do it comfortably.
What is it good for?
Considering the above attributes, I must suggest Gourmia GMG525 from light to medium residential use. It will handle your daily kitchen grinding needs quite comfortably to make foods of delicious recipes. If you are a pet owner, you can grind soft bones with it. But you should not try hard bones such as turkey bones with it. As the motor is powerful, you can also try grinding dried bones for the preparation of organic fertilizer.
What we liked about Gourmia GMG525
The motor power of GMG525 electric meat grinder is one of its strongest advantages. Therefore, it is more powerful than other meat grinders of this range. The price of this meat grinder is also very reasonable. It is lightweight and portable. The reverse motor motion has made it easy to clean. Overall, GMG525 electric meat grinder is one of the best choices at its price range.
What we did not like
The assembling and disassembling process of GMG525 electric meat grinder is a little difficult. As a budget meat grinder, it is not dishwasher safe. Therefore, you need to be careful when washing it to keep it safe from the surface peeling off. Another problem that you may face is metal bits with the output meat. Therefore, we suggest you have some dry runs before using it.
Overall, if you are in a small to medium family, the frequency of meat grinding is moderate then I must suggest you Gourmia GMG525 meat grinder. Comparing with the competitors of this range, I will say that Gourmia has done a great job with this model. They do not have so many meat grinders to offer, but they have concentrated on one model and tried to produce the best values.