As soon as we could tolerate it, my sister and I were fed hand-milled baby food.
My folks even took this magic hand-crank device into restaurants (can you imagine?).
Sister and I ate baby food made from whatever they ate, mushed up tiny. Presumably this was part of the transition to solid food.
I'm not a parent, so don't ask me - we survived
So what can it be used for today? I'll post pictures as I clean it up and play.
never thought of making baby food with a meat grinder ! you can always use if for grinding choke cherries down to make them safe to eat. i have seen that done. i have also read in one Bill Mollisons books that you could take the blades out run a slurry through it to make a type of pelleted seed. the one you took a picture of looks like the standard one found in many a flea market so you might find some extra blades around for things like shredding stuff as apposed to mincing it. just found one in my parents home today actually.
Despite some issues, this seems like a really effective meat grinder. Made me some decent ground beef for dinner.
No wonder you can still buy something just like this after, like, 125 years!
I'm not totally sold on the necessity of a meat grinder in my kitchen.
What else can I use it for?
(By the way, I think this made transitional food. Not real baby food. It does not have a fine enough plate to make mushy texture a baby could digest without chewing.) Maybe good for when I get really old and can't chew much anymore.
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You can still buy them new... Might be cheap you-know-what, but then maybe not, I might part with $33 and find out. Universal #3 I wonder if the component parts are interchangeable and could be used to replace missing parts on older units.