Hi. I’m hoping I can get some help or tips here. I live in Malaysia and make my own sausages here for my family and other expat friends, previously using an LEM hand grinder but recently I upgraded to a 1/2HP electric one, made in Taiwan. Living in Malaysia means I have pretty limited options when it comes to purchasing certain products, most of which I have to import (some of which my bro helps me with as he lives in the US and gets from places like meatgistics, then sends to me… a meat grinder however, was a bit too big and heavy for that). The new grinder I got was recommended to me but surprisingly comes with no user manual (weird) and has a bearing inside the throat which is impossible to keep clean. I’ve attached some photos of the inside of the grinder throat showing the bearing. I’ve only used it about 4 times and have done my best at keeping the bearing clean but when I got it out to use it just now I gave it a smell and it’s not good. The issue is that every time you grind meat, blood/juice gets inside the bearing and you can’t open it to clean it properly, it remains inside. When I started to turn the bearing with my finger just now I could see some greasy stuff coming out of it, stinky and not hygienic. I can’t find anything online about similar grinder set ups in the US so any helpful tips or tricks would be very much appreciated! Cheers!!
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