Powerful 1 hp motor grinds 5 pounds of meat per minute. Compact, lightweight design is portable and requires little storage space. The metal gear and gear shaft are designed for durability and years of service. The Stainless steel cutting blade and plates clean up easily in the dishwasher. Three cutting plates for fine, medium, and sausage gride are included as well as three plastic filling tubes for sausage and food storage bags. Included is a handy dust cover that fits below the head to catch ground meat. The meat stomper has removable lid to provide handy storage for blade, plates and tubes. Intergraded push-button switch panel is easy to use and wipes clean with little effort.