A meat grinder is a culinary tool for grinding meat. Several varieties of the tool are available, although most people conjure the image of a hand-powered grinder which is cranked. The meat grinder was invented in the mid 19th Century by Karl Drais. Most meat grinders function by forcing the meat against and through small holes as it is cut. One of the only ways to keep your families and loved ones safe from food poisoning from toxic E. coli is to grind your own meat you feed them. Goodman's carries hand-crank and electric meat and food grinders.