Opinion on craigs list find: stuffer, grinder and slicer

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by orlandosmoking, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. orlandosmoking

    orlandosmoking Smoking Fanatic

    Started looking for a stuffer and grinder after tasting all the great sausage treats and watching the demo at the N FL Gathering. Found this on craigs list but it is about an hour drive each way. The guy is asking $200 for all three items or individually priced as noted below. Curious as to the quality, durability, parts availability if anyone here is familiar with any of these. Should I grab all three or negotiate on one or two?

    Sausage Stuffer (Used Once)- $100 (sells for $180 and up on eBay)

    •Brand New MTN Kitchenware Commercial Manual Stainless Steel Sausage Stuffer
    •Made of Stainless Steel, including the gears and stuffing tubes (cheaper models have plastic gears and plastic stuffing tubes). This sucker is heavy duty.
    •Commercial Heavy Duty All Stainless Stell Sausage Stuffer (All Stainless Steel Base Plate, Cylinder, Stuffing Tubes & Canister. Piston includes an air release)
    •Tube sizes are; 1/2", 3/4", 1 1/8" & 1 1/2".
    •Meat Capacity- 15 LBS. Stainless Cylinder- 6" diameter x 12.5" high
    •Piston has a O-Ring Seal to keep product from leaking up above the piston.
    •Easy disassembly for easy cleaning.
    •Weight- 27 LBS
    •Dimensions: 27" x 12" x 12"

    CucinaPro 1718 Meat Grinder (Used Once) - $75 (sells for $100 on Amazon)
    Product Features:
    Fine, medium and coarse cutting discs
    275 watts of power
    On/off and reverse switch


    Waring Pro FS150 Food Slicer (Used Once) - $45 (sells for $60 and up on eBay)

    Thanks in advance

  2. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    That is a good price on the stuffer. I am not familiar with that grinder so I can't comment. The slicer isn't much of a deal price-wise.
  3. bigfish98

    bigfish98 Smoking Fanatic

    Not familiar with the grinder or slicer, but I have the stuffer.  Got mine on ebay in an auction for 112.50 plus shipping.  So 100 should be good if you don't have to pay shipping.  I would tell you how it works, but I haven't had it for long and I haven't used it yet.  I will be using it next weekend though.

  4. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    The stuffer would be the only thing i would buy.

    You can get a 1/2 hp ( 500 watt) kitchener grinder ,new w/ warranty on amazon for $99.

    I checked the reviews on the one you are looking at and it bogs down and gets hot easily. (not enough power.)

    Here is the review break down on the slicer.


    Customer Reviews

    Waring FS150 Food Slicer

    63 Reviews
    5 star:  (18)
    4 star:  (10)
    3 star:  (5)
    2 star:  (5)
    1 star:  (25)

    Seems like this unit is a pain to clean is the biggest complaint.
  5. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    All I can say is what has all ready been said, "Buy the stuffer"!
  6. orlandosmoking

    orlandosmoking Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks everyone so much for the advice. I offered the guy $80 for the stuffer and am waiting for a response.

    eman, do you know if the kitchener grinder on amazon is the same as the one northern tool has? Looks the same to me except the shape of the control buttons. There is a northern tool about 5 miles from my house so I wouldn't have to wait for the UPS guy.

    Thanks again. New toys are soooooo much fun.

  7. orlandosmoking

    orlandosmoking Smoking Fanatic

    Guess I'm not the only one in central florida shopping for a stuffer. All items sold already[​IMG]. My fault for a slow trigger finger.

    So the search continues.......... and I won't be making sausage tomorrow.

  8. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    same grinder . I have only used mine a few times but another member on the site uses his weekly and it holds up.

     1/2 hp =500 watts . i would not go w/ anything smaller.
  9. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Don't beat yourself up over missing the equipment.  A 2 hour roundtrip with today's gas prices would have added about $40 to your costs (unless you've got one of those magic vehicles that runs on hydrogen separated from water).


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