Last year I bought an inexpensive hand grinder from Northern Tool. I cut the meat into 1/2" and smaller bits. I cooled the meat to just above freezing. Then I tried to run it through the large plate on the grinder. It worked for a little while and then the grinder stopped feeding. When I took the ginder appart I found a smushed mess. I blammed a poorly made grinder and returned it but I'm wondering if a better grinder would help. I would like to here your suggestions and I would like to stick with a hand opperated grinder.