I have been smashing the bones with a meat tenderizing hammer. Bounces off the chicken necks though, I use the cleaver to chop between the vertebra and divide up necks. The hammer works nicely for the bigger wing bones and chicken thigh bones
If you have an Asian grocery near by they usually sell Asian style cleavers for a reasonable price ~$20. I think you mentioned you live in Toronto now, you should be able to find them easily in China town.
Anything that feels heavy to the hand will work well on bone. You want a blade at least 6" in length, 7" is better. Also one that is a single piece forge rather than one that has a shorter metal bit sticking into a handle. I got a Thomas on a good deal.
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Im new at this too. But have played with my blenders some. Its not just the blades, but the motors too! They get hot fast when trying to break or shred raw stuff. Probably not good for them
I need some good knives as well. Does anyone recommend a good brand Clever?
Well that was why I was contemplating using the ninja, because it pulses in powerful blasts with the 450watt power pod. I am so tempted to try it...... >.< But I don't wanna break my blender I use it for smoothies/food processing way too often.
Has anyone tried this? I really don't want to break my blender but I want to chop/grind the chicken necks I bought into smaller pieces for Rolo to eat. So far, he will sit and lick at the whole neck for about 10-15 minutes, but then gets frustrated I guess because he doesn't know how to eat it. I figure blending it into more manageable pieces would be helpful. For now he's happy because he's getting premade duck along with his kibble which he loves lol.
Also, I'm so pleased - he has started eating his raw food from his bowl again, no more hand feeding! Plus he is getting way more accurate about using his two litter boxes. It's weird though, this time around he seems more accurate using the box in my room, and tends to make a mess of his cage. Weird.
These blenders grind chicken bones perfectly, but not all models. You should look for more professional ones. I have a Ninja BL770 and I can safely use it to grind bones. Here are reviews of several Ninja blender models devices4home.com/best-ninja-blender/ But it might be better to ask this question on the manufacturer's website. I think they can recommend a suitable blender for you
We have been using a blendtec blender for years. My last one was before I got the meat grinder it lasted 3 years until the Jar and motor went out. But the Blendtech, has a no questions asked warranty for 7 - 10 years (depending on where you purchased it) They sent me a new one.
Once I got my meat grinder, and last year picked up a new Blendtech For $179 (black friday deal) It is used just to blend for soup for sick Ferts. (I blend the already grind into soup.)