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post #41 of 53
Anyone on here have any experience with the Chef's Choice attachment for Kitchenaid mixers? I'm really interested in this one, especially since it's a grinder and stuffer in one, which would save storage space, less parts to clean, etc...

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Originally Posted by OldVirginiaJoe View Post


I just stuff right off the horn of my old Hobart tabletop electric grinder. Why clean two machines when you can get the job done with just one machine you already had to get dirty with the grinding?


 



Is this the same attachment that you use by chance?

http://www.amazon.com/Grinder-Attachment-Kitchenaid-Stainless-Stuffing/dp/B00CRH6YD6/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1388164665&sr=8-13&keywords=kitchenaid+meat+grinder


I also found this add-on, and was wondering if it might cure the issue with overgrinding when stuffing...


http://www.amazon.com/Sausage-Stuffer-grinder-chopper-Kitchenaid/dp/B00H0NSYNU/ref=sr_1_28?ie=UTF8&qid=1388165186&sr=8-28&keywords=kitchenaid+sausage+stuffer
post #42 of 53
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Originally Posted by Jimmy Jam View Post

Anyone on here have any experience with the Chef's Choice attachment for Kitchenaid mixers? I'm really interested in this one, especially since it's a grinder and stuffer in one, which would save storage space, less parts to clean, etc...

Jimmy, morning.....I'm sure that unit is better than the KA add on unit....
The problem I have found using a grinder as a stuffer.....
You pretty much need to grind and stuff in the same operation.... Once the meat is ground, unless the auger fits extremely tight inside the housing, the ground meat squeezes out past the auger.... hence stuffing is a PITA and doesn't work well.... You need to cube the meat, season and add all the other stuff..... protein, phosphate, cure #1 etc. and grind and stuff in one operation.....
There are stand alone grinders and stuffers you can get for about $180 for the two that will perform without any headaches......

Kitchener #12 grinder for about $90-100
Grizzly 5# vertical stuffer for about $80-90

Both of these items go on sale at different times of the year....

Both perform well.... I have both of those and am satisfied.....

There are higher end units that I'm sure are better made and will be heirloom material for the family......
post #43 of 53
Ok here's another one for debate....LEM 575 watt #8 grinder for 99.99 on amazon, good price or no?
post #44 of 53
We have the Stainless Steel version of the Kitchenaid meat grinder attachment. It works well for those days when we only want to grind 40 lbs or less and I don''t have to drag out (and clean) my larger #22 grinder. This one says SmokehouseChef on it. The wife likes it because it is diswasher safe unlike the aluminum Chefs Choice that we have. She got it on the web for Christmas...not sure where.

Ours came with stainless steel stuffer tubes. They work fine for small batches. Wouldn't want to make 100 lbs at at time though with it.
post #45 of 53

I own the 606SS 5lb Lem SS stuffer.

post #46 of 53

I have a home made water powered stuffer.  Just made my first run last night.  6 pounds of sausage into 3 casings in less than 30 minutes.  And that included some hiccups along the way.

post #47 of 53

Seems like most folks here own vertical stuffers. What are the pros and cons of horizontal stuffers vs vertical?  Thanks.

post #48 of 53

I made Andouille with the Kitchenaid and because I added 1/4" cubes it turned into a mess texture was horrible? . Never will use a grinder/stuffer again. Looking for a small vertical or horizontal unit.

post #49 of 53

I ended up getting the Hakka 3L/7lb horizontal from Amazon and like it very much. So much easier than the Kitchenaid. 

They have two versions, one with plastic tubes and one with stainless. I got the one with plastic tubes- it's less expensive.

post #50 of 53

Does anyone have experience with the heavier duty 15 lb Sausage Maker stuffer, the one with the gearbox not the one that looks like a LEM?

 

The"Especially hardened resin gears" part concerns me a bit.  We wouldn't be using it for really small stuff like snack sticks.  The product code is 18-1012.

 

Thanks

 

 

Lance

post #51 of 53
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Originally Posted by bregent View Post
 

I ended up getting the Hakka 3L/7lb horizontal from Amazon and like it very much. So much easier than the Kitchenaid. 

They have two versions, one with plastic tubes and one with stainless. I got the one with plastic tubes- it's less expensive.


I bought the Hakka SS 3L as a backup, really nice for the price and you can replace the entire metal gear box assy if needed. Im happy with the purchase. For my smaller 5lb batches i still can't beat my LEM. Its served me well with way over 3k lbs without any issues.

post #52 of 53

Does anyone here use the Dakotah Water Sausage stuffer? 

post #53 of 53

I'm quite happy with my LEM vertical stuff.

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