The Universal 2 meat grinder is sanitary when used in combination with proper food handling techniques, prompt disassembly and thorough cleaning. The grinder breaks down into component pieces for hand washing in hot, soapy water. Hand drying immediately after washing inhibits rust development on the metal pieces of the grinder.
Grinding sliced bread prior to disassembly removes fat deposits and larger food particles to simplify cleaning. Placing meat in the freezer 30 minutes before grinding makes the process more effective and keeps it colder during handling. Food safety guidelines state that ground meat should be refrigerated as soon as possible after processing and should be cooked or frozen within two days.