Avantco MG12 #12 Meat Grinder - 110V, 1 hp

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Item #: 177MG12

  • Powerful 1 hp motor powers through up to 260lb. of meat per hour
  • Heavy duty stainless steel body with carrying handle makes this unit easy to transport
  • Built for commercial use with a direct gear driven transmission for consistent grinding speeds
  • Includes (2) grinder plates, plastic pusher, sausage stuffing tube, and a replacement knife
  • Stainless steel feed tray and grinding hopper are easily disassembled for cleaning

Create ground beef, sausage, wild game, and other high-demand, delicious foods with the Avantco MG12 #12 1 hp meat grinder! This reliable grinder has a stainless steel body built to withstand heavy duty use in your commercial kitchen or butcher shop environment. It can process up to 260 lb. of meat per hour and is designed for daily use. The powerful 1 hp motor works well for grinding popular meat while the large and well-supported feed tray, direct drive gears, and stainless steel knives and plates produce perfectly ground meat every time. Both a 1/4" and 5/16" grinder plate are included so you can produce different sizes of ground product.

On the bottom, this unit has non-skid feet to ensure that it won't move during use. Plus, the included plastic pusher allows the user to push meat through while keeping hands far away from the moving parts. This ultimately contributes to the safety of you and your staff while grinding, as it reduces the risk of injury. For convenience, this model also comes with a replacement knife, gasket, sausage stuffer tube, and stainless steel meat tray. With so many accessories, you can always be sure you have the right tools on hand to process various types of meat. For optimal sausage stuffing, compatible MG12PSTUF sausage stuffing plate is sold separately to create the perfect sausage. The bench style design even easily fits a meat lug under the grinding head. A stainless steel handle is attached on top for easy transportation and the unit can be disassembled for a thorough cleaning after use, making this a robust unit sure to be an asset for any foodservice establishment!

Overall Dimensions:
Width: 9 1/2"
Depth: 16 1/2"
Height: 18"

Customer Reviews

Take the work out of meat grinding with this superb grinder from avantco. Easy to maintain.

Taylor Pelton from
Posted on 9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM

The MG12 makes processing meats unbelievably easy. I've never used a machine that was so easy to use. Calling this grinder "Heavy Duty" doesn't do it justice, the weight of the machine alone confirms that this is a commercial grinder. I will definitely be recommending this grinder to anyone looking for a serious meat grinder. As far as appliances go, this is the best purchase I've ever made.

Sherri Allason from Sherri A
Posted on 9/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

This is a great grinder. It has worked well for our charcuterie program, which is mostly terrines and sausages. The only small drawback is that it is extremely heavy.

Carolyn Johnson from
Posted on 7/25/2017 12:00:00 AM

This grinder has done a marvelous job for us. We mostly use it to convert the remnants of sliced brisket into chopped beef for sandwiches, but on a substantial scale. The grinder is very sturdy--the only complaint being that the input tray moves around some. That can be solved by clamping it to the carrying handle. I bought a grease tubes along with the grinder and add grease into the port before every use.

Lane Hartsock from Wimberley Lions
Posted on 7/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

There really is nothing like being able to use a meat grinder that you don't have to grind yourself. It is very easy to use and a very reasonable price.

Dorothy Turka from
Posted on 4/8/2013 12:00:00 AM

What a great asset!! Pays for its self the first time you do not have to buy a case of ground beef. I would recommend getting some spare Washers (MG12) to have on hand.

James Costello from
Posted on 4/27/2017 12:00:00 AM

This Avantco 1hp grinder has been a workhorse for us and never failed. I give it 4 stars instead of 3 because the 1 1/2 HP model is only slightly more expensive but works soooo much better. Even if you don't grind a lot of meat there is a clear ROI on time and energy between the 2 models. Go with the 1.5 hp for the extra cost..

Hoang Vu from Ninja Fit Meals LLC
Posted on 4/11/2021 12:00:00 AM

This mid size grinder has worked very well for me in my little diner. We grind burger and sausage twice a week for the last two and half years. Good Buy.

Daniel Pratt from Barney's Family Diner
Posted on 3/7/2019 12:00:00 AM

excellent cooking equipment with warranty and good service of packing and protection at the time of transportation. We can recommend this company at the best prices of equipment for restaurants and cooking utensils. they guarantee excellent care transport

Piedad Diaz from Diaz
Posted on 3/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

I purchased this grinder as an upgrade from a locally bought smaller unit that just couldn't keep up with deer processing duty. What an upgrade! We were finally able to use it once our schedule settled down and processed about 35lbs of meat in what seemed like a couple minutes time. Cleanup was easy and the included plate sizes were perfect for the pepparjack-wurst sausage that we like to make. Excited to see how it performs next season with hopefully putting it through more of a workout. It is easy to tell this unit was made for the long haul with how heavy it is and the beautiful construction of the components. Includes a couple spare parts as well.

Matthew Wendler from
Posted on 3/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

We purchased the Avantco MG12 grinder last year to replace a very old Hobart unit. I have been pleasantly surprised in how the Avantco keeps up with our grinding needs.

Jon Thornhill from
Posted on 2/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

Good for the price. No problems. Not a perfect grind, and did not like the stuffer, but works for what we need. Will order again when needed.

Kali Gajewski from
Posted on 2/12/2019 12:00:00 AM

This meat grinder is great for all types of meat and fish. it is perfect for a smaller operation, it cuts through sinue easily without overheating

Evan Bennett from Jack & Alice LLC.
Posted on 2/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

We love this grinder. It grinds as fast as you can feed it and does not seem to strain at all. Even deer meat does not have to have all the silver removed. I highly recommend this grinder.

Elle Robinson from
Posted on 12/4/2015 12:00:00 AM

Needed to get a good heavy duty meat grinder at a reasonable price. No need to look further this unit is a great unit for any small hunter or deli or food establishment that wants to grind there own meat .

Steven Getman from
Posted on 12/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

This is a great heavy duty meat grinder! It works best when you store all the lose parts in the freezer before hand to keep the meat as cold as possible when grinding!!

Eric KNOLL from
Posted on 11/18/2012 12:00:00 AM

Very good and helpful! Grinded meat very quick, strong and very durable! Save lot of time from using this machine! Will recommended this to other for sure!

Santo from
Posted on 11/17/2018 12:00:00 AM

this grinder is a commercial grade grinder with plenty of power. my only complaint is that it ships with sausage stuffing funnels but you have to order the disc for it to be able to stuff into casings.should be included with the machine

Robert P Merrow from Robert Merrow
Posted on 10/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

The item has been great for my business. We have used it for all types of events and the food stays warm for hours while traveling to customer locations.

Keith Richards from Hell's BBQ
Posted on 10/29/2014 12:00:00 AM