looking to buy me a sausage stuffer, any suggestions. only have a small hand held jerky shooter style.any advice welcome
thanks for the info, i have sausage maker catalog coming.how do you start and stop your sausage with a calogen case. do you tie a knot in it, or how do you do it?
i have a kitchener i got from northern tool for $60... people here seem to advise to look for the metal gear driven vertical stuffer. mine has nylon ones. they must certainly be less strong than metal ones, but i've had mine for 3-4 years... not a ton of sausages but maybe 70 pds a year? and i don't see any wear or cracks. if i saw one for the same price with metal I would have gotten that one but for $60 i couldn't pass it up and have no regrets.
if you do have one of these. how do you get the meat out, without pulling it out?
You pretty much have to pull the meat out of the elbow. I have not seen many resources to push the meat out from the bottom of the piston thru the elbow.
Save the hassle and get a LEM or horizontal. In the end its your call and i'm sure you will do well.
nepas i am pretty well stuck with this stuffer, and yes it has a elbow on the bottom. should have done a little more research before i bought it. but i used it today to make summer sausage and it worked great.... even though it left some in the elbow. i fried it up. a little bit for me and the misses.
I have a Kitchener #5 If you are going to be an occasional user pretty much any of them will be fine. Now if you are making sausage all the time I'd look at some of the more heavy duty ones.