A thread over at the Harvest Forum got me to wondering about meat grinders.
I consider a meat grinder an essential kitchen utensil; one I'd be lost without. But how common are they?
Do y'all use meat grinders? If not, how come? If you do, do you prefer a manual or electric model?
We always had a manual meat grinder in the house, when I grew up. And for years afterwards that's all I used. Then, when I got heavily into sausage making, one year, I decided I needed a power unit. A wise decision, and I'd have trouble going back to a hand-cranked one.
What about everyone else?