I completely agree with
Here. I love that LEM 5lb stuffer. HOWEVER, in this one case where we are talking about KitchenAid usage specifically, there is a batch size issue that wasn't immediately apparent to me, but was important.
Here it is: most recipes are given in 5lb or 1kg increments. But 1kg is too small for the effort, so I scale up to 2 kg, so 4.4 lbs. WITH KITCHENAID. Because the KA 6.5qt mixer can mix 6 lbs meat in bowl, and the more common 4.5qt standard mixer can do about 4.5 lbs...maaaybe 5 if you're careful. Makes it easy to do and clean up. So you tend to do 4.5 to 5.5 lb batches after liquid is added, if using KA. The liquid additions always make it more than expected...
But that LEM 5lb stuffer doesn't really hold 5lbs. Even 4.5 squeeched out top without good seal sometimes. THEREFORE, I like to recommend the 7lb single speed stuffer from Walton’s, for KA startups. And yeah, mostly cuz I'm too lazy to stuff in 2 batches... but sticking whole recipe in there at once without issue or trying to keep it from squeezing out top, is way nicer. Same price and quality.
If you're sure you won't do actual 5lb or even 2kg batches, maxing out at 4 to 4.5 lbs, then that LEM is great, but might as well go juuust a bit bigger to easily fit 5lb or 2-3kg batches in one stuff :)
just my laziness here, but may apply to others too! ;)
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