500 Watt Stainless Steel Food Grinder (FG-180)


  • Stainless steel wrapped base with 500 watt motor
  • Power indicator light with reverse, stuff and grind functions
  • Easy to remove aluminum #5 grinding head and die-cast hopper
  • 3 grinding plate options (fine, medium, coarse) with built-in plate storage
  • Includes food pusher and sausage stuffing accessories
  • Grinds up to 3 lbs. of meat per minute

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SKU FG-180 Category


The NESCO FG-180 Food Grinder is perfect for processing wild game into sausage, hamburger and other ground meat. The 500 watt motor and die-cast hopper allow you to grind generous portions of meat in a short amount of time, quickly and efficiently. The heavy duty cutting blade and grinding plates can process up to 3 pounds of meat per minute. The three grinder plates conveniently nest inside the integrated storage area. This grinder has two speed settings, high for grinding and low for stuffing. The reverse auger function eliminates jamming and ensures continuous use, while the stable design prevents tipping. The hopper and aluminum #5 grinder head assembly are removable for easy clean up. Includes a sausage stuffing tube, two stuffing plate attachments, and a food pusher. Whether you’re processing beef for your famous family cookout or creating a sandwich spread for busy work days, the NESCO FG-180 Food Grinder provides gourmet results and puts you in control of the grind.

FG-180 Food Grinder Manual



 WARNING: This product can expose you to Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.


Additional information

Weight 12 lbs
Dimensions 15 × 15 × 12 in

2 reviews for 500 Watt Stainless Steel Food Grinder (FG-180)

  1. Diane K Sheffield Village, OH (verified owner)

    My 1970’s manual grinder finally gave up the ghost when the suction pad deteriorated. I don’t regularly use the grinder so I was determined to not spend a lot of money on an electric replacement. After comparing grinders it became apparent to me that the price difference between a manual grinder and a mid range electric one wasn’t all that enormous, especially when I took into consideration the convenience factor. Of all the comparable units out there, I decided to go with the NESCO one because of the durability of my Garden Master dehydrator. Well, my FG-180 arrived yesterday, and today I was able to finish my grinding project. I can’t believe that I lived without this for so long! I was done in no time. I didn’t have to stop every few minutes to refill the hopper and my right arm doesn’t ache from manual grinding. When I did have to refill the hopper on the FG-180, I discovered that the power button is in a very convenient place; on top of the unit. It’s relatively quiet and a breeze to disassemble, clean and reassemble. I also appreciate the stainless steel plates and blade – unlike the mystery metal of my old grinder. Small things like the washers not coming off the auger and the storage compartment for the extras are a real plus, too. There are a couple features not mentioned in the product description that pleasantly surprised me. One is the red button on top. That is a switch to select low or high speed. The second is that it comes with a kebbe attachment. I have no idea what kebbe is, but I think I need to find out and make some!

  2. Paul P Aurora, CO (verified owner)

    I received my FG 180 as a gift. My FG 180 along with my Food Saver made it possible for me to turn 4 lbs of thick pork chops into 4 pounds of ground pork for pork-bacon cheese burgers and pork stir fry. Thanks to all of you at NESCO, I will put my FG 180 to work on 4-6 lbs of chicken.

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