Stupid Question

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by flagg, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. flagg

    flagg Fire Starter

    My grinder has 2 speeds and reverse. I am not sure about using high speed. Wouldn't that heat everything up faster? Anybody use variable speed and why?
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2016
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    My mixer is also a two speed. The directions for mine said to use the high speed for grinding meats. Low for bones, cartilage, etc. I have never used the low speed. I have used the reverse a time or two.
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    The only way Speed can warm the meat is if the blade is spinning, very fast, in the meat causing friction. Think Food Processor or Buffalo Chopper. In a grinder a higher speed just moves more cold meat against the blade and plate where the meat is sheared and pushed through the plate faster. No issue running on high as the blade is still spinning way slower than the speed needed to chop through the meat...JJ

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