After three weeks of looking at my brand new Northern Tools Kitchener #12 grinder, I finally got a chance to put 'er to use. 20lbs of ground chuck, 10lbs of breakfast sausage, and 10lbs of sweet italian sausage so far. This thing chews faster than I can feed it. Definitely shouldn't have put up with the Kitchenaid grinder for so long. And at 100 bucks, it feels like a steal.