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Please help me find a Meatball Shaper/maker

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

I am looking for a small sized meatball shaper preferably a scoop/scissor style one. Has anyone seen one of these, or know where to get one?

 

I use dime to nickel sized spicy meatballs in my chili, and making them is the most time consuming/messy part of the whole process.

 

Help Please!!!

 

Like this but smaller.

 

post #2 of 11

Google "Meatballer" or "Meatball maker". You can also use a cookie dough scoop

post #3 of 11

That is what I use...is either a melon scoop or an ice cream one.

 

Kat

post #4 of 11

Yep, go to Amazon and type in 'scoop'....dozens should appear. Sounds like you're wanting about a  2 ounce size

post #5 of 11

Guess I'm old school, I just use my hands... I have used the scoops before but found it takes more time, and unless they are really cold the meat sticks a bunch and you spend more time picking out the meat than you do shaping them yourself. Not to mention you  get better meat balls (burgers too) the less you compress the meat when forming.

post #6 of 11

Perfect meatballs, or stuffed meatballs.

 

dcarch

post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 

I make around 100 meatballs out of a 16 oz chub. It is a lot of work, but well worth the final product. I am just looking for an easier way. If I can find something already made I will buy it, if not I will hopefully make something that can expedite the process.

post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by REDWOOD CARLOS View Post

I make around 100 meatballs out of a 16 oz chub. It is a lot of work, but well worth the final product. I am just looking for an easier way. If I can find something already made I will buy it, if not I will hopefully make something that can expedite the process.

I've never seen one that small, and I peruse the commercial restaurant supply regularly. Your best bet would be a set of stainless measuring spoons.

post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Chef Willie View Post

Yep, go to Amazon and type in 'scoop'....dozens should appear. Sounds like you're wanting about a  2 ounce size

When I googled it, a pic and listing of what you have is on Amazon.

post #10 of 11

OXO puts out a 1/2 Fluid ounce Cookie Scoop that will get you what you are looking for. A level scoop will result in a Nickle sized meatball, after cooking, and 1/2oz is the common size meatball in Italian Wedding Soup...Another option is to use a Sausage Stuffer with a 1/2 to 1 inch stuffing tube. As the desired sized Meatball exits, snip it off with scissors then final shape by hand... JJ

post #11 of 11

How about a melonball scoop. Nice and small.

 

 

chris

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