I recently bought a 6 quart vertical stuffer. (12lb) - I have the small plate that doesn't press sausage very well. The meat passes around the edges of the plate to fast. I am going to cut a plastic disk from a $2.00 cutting board as soon as I figure out the best way to make the cut. This needs a good fit. I was going to buy the large plate until I seen the price. With shipping it's over $50.00. Maybe one will come up on ebay. Does anyone else use the old HEAVY stuffers? Even with meat leaking past the plate it stuffed way better than my grinder/stuffer.