Mincer what is it?

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Apr 8, 2017
Is a mincer the exact same as a meat grinder? Sorta like U.S. auto hood vs Brit bonnet, or trunk v boot?
i think mincers are usually just smaller then grinders but will grind meat, not 100% on this but it's my best guess.
I was thinking maybe mincers have rotating cutting blades not unlike a food processor while grinders move the meat chunks with an auger past a blade scraping on a grinder plate. The latter I've used for decades but as I am getting older was considering downsizing to a smaller product to chop my meats. I don't want to emulsify my meat like you may want for a frankfurter though.
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Medium plate mince with a cheapo hand grinder.

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