Rated 3.8 out of 5Â by 17
Rated 1 out of 5Â by tina612 poor quality parts
My husband gave me the attachment for Christmas and did not even last through one use before it broke!
July 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by bobk56 WORKED GREAT
I HAVE HAD THIS FOOD GRINDER FOR A WHILE NOW US IT TO MAKE HAMBURGER AND HAM SALAD/ WAS USING LAST WEEK AND THE LITTLE FOUR SIDED KNIFE BEHIND THE COURSENESS PLATES BROKE I AM TRING TO FIND THAT PART TO REPLACE CANNOT FIND HERE ON LINE
July 2, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by DMSOregon My food grinder
We live on a farm, I home can a load of food every year and I love this grinder. We have our beef butchered and I save a lot of the scrap meat to grind up and add to our dogs food. We have two working herd dogs and they need the extra goodies in their diets. Sadly after only three years of use my grinder cracked along the side where the set pin is and I will have to replace it.
June 2, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Malena519 Gray junk coming out
I purchased this grinder and used it once to grind some pork. It works fine, however, every now and so often a chunk of gray stuff falls into the ground meat. I researched what the problem was, and apparently this model is known for the problem. It appears as if metal shavings get mixed in with the meat (fat), attach to it and fall out. There is no help for it. The Chef's Choice meat grinder for KitchenAid stand mixers seams to be doing a much better job. This one is very disappointing.
April 13, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Poppa1 Absolutely awful. It may be ok for simple tasks and minimal amounts but...
I have been making sausage since i was a child and this was simply the wurst!
Seriously, we tried to make 10 lbs of chicken/feta spiced sausage and it was barely useable. To be honest i will go out and buy a cast hand-crank grinder before i would use this again. The slop between the feed gear and the wall of the grinder is so large that unless you force the meat down the shoot it will barely self feed and. Additionally, once ground you cannot use this tool to stuff the casing. Once ground the meat will squeeze past the gear and stay in the tube unless you force it through with the plunger. The plunger should only be needed to knock meat into the worm gear, which SHOULD be doing the work. After 1/2 hour and maybe 10 finger length sausages i traveled 9 miles to go get the old hand crank stuffer to finish the job. This grinder and stuffer are going back today.
I am sure someone will state that the picture shows stuffing the sausgae directly from the initial grind. You could do that if you want a poorly mixed products. I highly doubt that it would have the power to stuff a casing because the design is so poor.
Additionally, If you think of it you want to be able to stuff your casing at the same level as the stuffer tube. With this you have to either hang the sausgae in the air and break the casing regularly, or you have to build some sort of table to receive the sausage. Look at any commercial stuffer and you will see the tube exits at table level.
This is simply an introductory tool and not for any regular use. It's one of those gadgets that will sit at the back of the closet.
April 7, 2014