Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 73
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gary great for arthritic cooks
I like to make foods like sausage cheese balls but mixing and grating ingredients is painful with arthritic hands. The grinder attachment ground and grated the moist ingredients easily. Using the dough hook made mixing and kneading the dry ingredients with the moist. This was the first time I made sausage cheese ball without having to pause because of the arthritis in my hands. I've also found that the whisk makes Quinoa Bisquik very easy. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
October 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by johnzee123 Dissapointed
I've used this attachment for grinding chuck, only. I've had it for about 6 months and have ground about 15 pounds of beef. With the first use, there has been a black viscous substance that comes out with/on the meat. I think it is lubricant from inside the shaft of the feeder screw. I end up have to pick threw the ground beef and remove what I can. This is kind of gross. I can only hope it is a food grade lubricant.
October 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jo Best grinder ever!
I was a little unsure when I ordered the grinder because of the reviews about the grinder not working correctly. When I received my grinder and used it I was very happy. I had no problems with he products function. I have used it several times and still have not had any problems. I have ground beef, Chicken and deer. It did a great job and very fast. I honk all you have to do is read the directions to make it work.
September 6, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Hibiscus47 Not a meat grinder!!
This was a birthday gift. The only purpose was to grind my own meats. All it does is mash meat and stop after a minute because of the build up of fat, muscle and grizzle. Have to take it apart to pry off glop just to have to do it again and again. Tried with beef and then pork with same results. There are grey pieces of meat dispersed among ground meat Very disappointed with this, even though have 2 mixers that are are by far the best I have used. One mixer was my mom's dating back from 1958 and still runs like a top and my newest is 20 years old in excellent condition.
September 11, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Not Dishwasher Safe!
Received this as a gift and used it grind venison, elk, and bacon with the coarse plate on our first use. Did a pretty good job, only had some leaking from the screw on guard that secures the grinding plate and cutting knife. Following the manual, we washed the hopper as well as the screw shaft in the dishwasher. The attachment point where the grinder and stand mixer meet has now discolored to a dark gray and has residue that comes off when it is touched. The end of the screw shaft where the cutting blade mounts is also showing signs of rust. I would not expect for such things to occur with dishwasher safe components! Very disappointed and not sure where to go from this point. Liked using the grinder, but I am very concerned with how it could further contaminate food in the future. Hoping that Kitchenaid is willing to stand by their product so we're not stuck with something that can't be used. Will be reading the user reviews prior to purchasing any other attachments!
October 2, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Julie Leaks grease into you food
I LOVE my Kitchen Aid stand mixer. I use it all the time for baking and cooking. For that purpose it works great. However, I have purchased the meat/food grinder attachement. My intention was to make homemade ground beef pattys for burgers. The machine will not grind the steak or roast to burger. It gets clogged right away. Even worse that the few bits of ground burger that make it out are coated in black greese from the axle. This machine is not cut out for use as a food grinder. I'm very unhappy with this aspect. More so disappointed. Much of my reason to invest in Kitchen Aid was because of the various accessories compatable with the machine.
July 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AG Fantastic! (Tip, Meat must be chilled!)
Fantastic attachment, highly recommend it. Make own burgers, chili, meatballs etc. Use chuck, sirloin and even ribeye (though not necessary). Tip is to have meat cut into 1" cubes and must be chilled! I put about 30 min in freezer (not frozen though) and leave cubes on stainless bowl on top of ice. Awesome (and healthier too!)
September 16, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by CoolMom2 Black Residue on Shaft
The shaft at the back has discolored in the dishwasher. When I touch it a black residue rubs off my hands.
September 25, 2016