Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 17
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DAVID WRENCH PUSHER
I DO AGREE WITH EVERYONE ABOUT THE PUSHER. I FIXED THE PROBLEM BY PURCHASING A WOODEN DOWEL THE SAME DIAMETER AS THE TUBE. YOU CAN ROUND BOTH ENDS WITH SAND PAPER AND SOAK IN OLIVE OIL FOR A DAY YOU GET NO MEAT STICKING ON THE PUSHER AND NO AIR POCKETS. HOPE THIS HELPS EVERYONE.
March 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Great product
I found this to be a very easy to use accessory. I don't understand the negative reviews unless it's simply user error. It worked great for me.
February 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Nichjake Worst product I've ever dealt with
Products that work poorly or break quickly are annoying, but not nearly as annoying as products that do not work at all and do more harm than good. Such is the case with this piece. I tried it twice, once as directed and once trying to troubleshoot...no matter what I tried this piece does not work for stuffing. I managed to get a few links, in about an hour. This is unacceptabe. It takes too long and works too poorly to produce decent quality sausage. The meat gets too warm, the machine turns it into a nasty paste and it incorporates so much air that what little is produced, is a terrible product. This will be going in the trash. The grinder portion is OK, very slow but it get the job done. The stuffer is where the problem lies.
December 31, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by frustrated stuffer WOW!
After 3 years of trying everything to make this piece of junk work, I finally went out and bought an authentic stuffer. KitchenAid out to be ashamed of themselves.
November 29, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by GUTORUTS The solution for the stuffer
I agree with most of the people that are positively reviewing the grinder and complaining about the stuffer. If you follow the instructions you will not be happy. BUT ... if you don't use the worm retainer that should stay between the worm and the horn, hell turns into heaven! Meet is pushed flawlessly and quickly. Try it and review your review of this product! Actually if you think about it, this retainer is actually useless. It was meant to hold the worm back in place. But as the worm pushes the meat forward while stuffing, it tends to push itself back (action-reaction) so that the retainer is only giving you trouble. I'm giving an average because I had to troubleshoot the product to find a solution for it, but I actually love it.
June 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bonnie B17 No problems for me!
I must admit, I was a little leery about buying this attachment after reading all of the bad reviews. But, one of my main reasons for buying the Kitchenaid Artisan Mixer, besides baking of course, was to get the meat grinder and sausage stuffer attachment, so I could make home made kielbasa like my mom used to. I can't understand why these other reviewers had so many problems. I grew up helping my mom and dad make sausage, so I pretty much knew what I was doing. I didn't have any problems with air bubbles, and the plunger from the meat grinder worked fine to help push the meat through to stuff it. A full size casing fit onto the stuffer just fine, of course you have to bunch it up, but it fit. The end result was perfect kielbasa, and I'm proud to be able to carry on my mom and dad's legacy.
May 30, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Deviate Pretty awful
Don't waste your money. It seems like a good/cheap accessory to add to your food grinder, but it's way more frustrating than its worth. Took me and my roommate over an hour to get ~2lbs of bratwurst stuffed with this thing. Inconsistent feed, tons of air bubbles, the meat pusher they include with the grinder kit works well for grinding but is worthless for stuffing already ground foods... It's a terrible system.
December 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Indica So easy its sinful!
The Sausage Maker was simple to attach to the meat grinder. This attachment is a dream come true. We used to make Swedish Sausage the old fashioned way with hand grinding the meat and hand stuffing the sausage which was an all day event. I just love this new attachment!
January 20, 2015