Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 18
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Square footer Worked as advertised, very simple and efficient
Just used this to strain a small batch of tomatoes. My garden isn't large enough to get enough tomatoes all at once, so I strain and freeze until there's enough to can a few quarts. It took longer to set up than it did to do the straining. Cleanup was a breeze. Those who say it's tough to clean, dont let it set. A stream of water and a small bottle brush does the trick. Looking forward to trying it with applesauce.
October 1, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mae Disappointed
I was happy that I thought I found a replacement to my old Oster Power Puree 'n Ricer that attached to my Oster Kitchen Center. The Kitchen Aid Fruit/Vegetable Strainer Attachment did a very satisfactory job. I canned many jars of tomato juice and applesauce with good results. However, when I cleaned up I found that the cleaning out the strainer cone was a pain. The fibers from the tomatoes and apples didn't want to come off. Then I discovered that worm had a hollow center that was impossible to clean out. I just spent an hour poking in and out with the smallest brushes I owned. Then using my sink sprayer to "power" spray through the center. What came out was yucky brown stuff. Makes me wonder if it was old food from last season. I am very concerned about using this attachment.
September 1, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sarah's Gram Works great.....but...
I have been using my fruit and vegetable strainer mainly for pureeing tomatoes, for at least 15 years. It makes this chore a whole lot easier than using a hand strainer. Every time I use it I notice some of the juice goes back down the shaft of the strainer. I notice that on new vegetable strainer attachments, the shaft assembly has an "O" ring built into it, which mine does not have. Is this the reason the liquid leaks back into the motor area? Previously, I usually turned the mixer on end so the attachment hole faces down to drain any juice out, however, this year it seems that the juice may have gotten into the motor area because now the mixer does not work and I have to bring it to a repair facility (Marbeck in Kansas City, MO.). I have a Model #KP2671XGR Serial #WP1705892 that I've had since 2003. It gets quite a bit of use, mostly baking cookies, muffins, cakes, etc. I have tried to find this part to replace mine but have not been successful. Is my only alternative to buy the whole attachment, which I don't need because the rest of mine is still in excellent condition?
September 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Adam G. Great for home canning!
I inherited mine from my grandmother, we have used it every year for at least 10 years to can 30+ Qtrs. of tomato sauce and 200+ Pts. of apple sauce. I run everything through at least twice, you do have to disassemble it and clean it about every half bushel but at that point I need a break any way.
August 30, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by ltrigg Strainer Parts
When using the strainer for tomatoes, the shaft split.
August 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYJOE Wow! What a difference, making sauce.
I've had this vegetable strainer for 2 weeks. I couldn't be happier. I processed about 65 pounds of tomatoes so far & I have not had one single glitch. It is a little unjust that KitchenAid makes you buy the meat grinder unit as well....all in all I'm just glad that I'm not using my hand crank food mill. Everything is super easy to clean, store and even put together. Oh, and my 7 year old is a big fan too.
September 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Deb Fruit & Veggie strainer parts
I've had a kitchen Aid stand mixer for years with the grinder. We make our own pork sausage with it. Love it!! Will this fruit and vegetable strainer work with the grinder that I already have?
March 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HealthyEater Applesauce, berries, tomato sauce
I've had mine for over 10 years and have used it to make tomato sauce, apple & pear sauces, for removing seeds from blackberries, raspberries. Other than berries, I usually run the eliminated skins, etc. through a 2nd time which reduces that bulk by half again. Do NOT try to run berries through it twice as it could damage the machine.
September 26, 2015