There are a few small kitchen appliances that have been around for many decades. One item that has been used in the preparation of food for a long time is the grinder of meat. The traditional meat grinders are the manual type where you put your chunks of meat into the chute and turn the crank to have the blades chop it up. You can still purchase the traditional manual grinder that comes as a table top model or one that attaches to the side of your table like a vise.
There are also several electric models of grinders available that also are table models. The electric grinders will usually have a large tray located at the top of the machine where you place your meat. The tray is connected with a tube that acts as the chute to the grinding mechanism. The main body of the electric model is made up of the motor encased in stainless steel housing. Some deluxe models of the electric type of grinder will include a variety of blades you can interchange to chop or grind different foods. Some include attachments to turn your machine into a juicer or pasta maker.
When using any type of small appliance to help in food preparation it is wise to have a large working area. The counters made as islands in a kitchen usually have a large surface area that is well suited to making all types of foods. You can even be seated at this counter while you work by choosing some stools from the line of kitchen island furniture available at most stores. Processing and grinding foods can be a time consuming task for some people, so having the advantage of being able to sit while you do it will make your food preparation job much easier.