Cleaning Sausage Stuffer

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  1. countryrocker212

    countryrocker212 Fire Starter

    Hi i just picked up an new LEM ultimate 10lb stuffer. Im extremely impressed with the quality but as far as instructions there is really nothing. Does anyone have this stuffer that nows how far to break it down to clean it? Im assuming remove the cylinder head and piston and sanitize everything else? Any imput would be appreciated.

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  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I'm curious too...I have only used Stuffing tubes on Grinders...JJ
     
  3. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    wash in warm soapy water. towel dry then I use a sanitizer. to finish I spray everything with a silicone spray

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  4. countryrocker212

    countryrocker212 Fire Starter

    I can't submerge my entire stuffer though. Here is a picture [​IMG]

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  5. Nice looking piece. 
     
  6. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    the chassis I wipe down and sanitize. the canister and everything else I take out wash

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  7. countryrocker212

    countryrocker212 Fire Starter

    On yours does the rod that the piston rides on come out?

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  8. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Your plunger that has the o-ring around it should thread/screw clockwise on to the bottom geared/threaded shaft.
     
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  10. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    you shouldnt need to take the main shaft out.
     
  11. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Some good info here
     
  12. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice stuffer........ The only parts that need to be cleaned are the parts that come in contact with meat or your hands.. For parts that do not touch the meat like the base and upper part you can place saran wrap over it before stuffing to keep it clean so you wont have to wash it. Just remove the saran rap after stuffing and its stays clean. Most of the time you should only wash the canister tubes and pusher parts and handle.

    When cleaning I use dawn liquid, Sanitizer is really not needed but if you prefer, use it and a clean, bleached light scour pad and a tooth brush to clean the equipment. Don't use that  old stinky dish rag or pad that's full of bacteria poo that's been sitting there........ It is very important to get all the nooks and crannies to get any residual meat out of the stuffer or grinder. I have seen people not remove the o-ring or the relief valve and just wash the pusher... This is not good. We talk about safe meat handling practices a lot but we don't talk about proper cleaning of our equipment. Through my years of making sausage I have seen improperly cleaned equipment with residual meat residue and is the cause of ( sorry but I have to say this ) diarrhea. Properly/thoroughly cleaned equipment will ensure your next sausage experience will be a pleasant one for you and your friends.

    I also would recommend not lubricating your stuffer for storage. The lubricant will attract dust. Lightly oil the o-ring and run the pusher down into the canister and place a kitchen trash bag over the top of the stuffer or grinder and store.....

    Joe
     
  13. countryrocker212

    countryrocker212 Fire Starter

    Alright thanks for all of the advice.

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    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

  16. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LEM has a factory refurbished 15 lb. for $239.99 and Northern Tool has a Kitchener 15 lb. for $229.99.
     
  17. countryrocker212

    countryrocker212 Fire Starter

    Yep thats exactly what i have and where i got it from. Great customer service and fast shipping.

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