Grinder pro's / con's help please

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by daveomak, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. daveomak

    daveomak OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Since the KitchenAid is broke, I been checkin grinders. Maybe I've narrowed it down.

    Northern Industrial #12

    Kitchener #12

    I think they are the same grinders.

    Northern says all carbon steel cutter and plates. $129

    Kitchener says SS cutter and plates. $99

    If you have use one of these grinders, "a heads up" good or bad would be appreciated.

    What is a Kubbe attachment?

    I have the Griz 5# stuffer so I won't be using it as a stuffer.(best thing since sliced bread).

    Thanks Dave
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly OTBS Member

    Dont have any experience with either grinder but here is what I found for you on the Kubbe attachment

    What is a kubbe attachment used for?

    I got a meat grinder and it has a kubbe attachment. What would one use that for?
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    Kubbe is a traditional Middle Eastern dish comprised of a cylinder-like shell made from meat, usually lamb and bulghur wheat, the centre is then stuffed with a spiced minced lamb filling and the ends are sealed to form a parcel. These are then deep-fried. To make the outer shell requires great expertise; the Kubbe attachment should shape the outer shell ready for stuffing.
  3. I have the Northern and it is a great grinder...  Also they are both the same grinder I believe...  Northern gives the best warranty though...
  4. I bought a Kitchen Aid grinder to make small batches of turkey sausage.

    Haven't used it yet.

    After seeing your's I'm having second thoughts about even trying it out.

  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver OTBS Member

  6. Sorry about jumping in but I too was thinking about getting the grinder and stuffer attachment for the Kitchen aid are they good or bad?
  7. Differences in Red...

    <<<I Have this one>>>

    It's almost always on sale for $99, which is what I paid for it, and what it costs now.

    Manufacturer Warranty 12 months limited parts / No labor

    Northern also has this one for $129.

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    Manufacturer Warranty 12 months parts / 12 months labor
  8. daveomak

    daveomak OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The Kitchener grinder is on it's way. I've got to get stuff done. ABT's, buttermilk sausage, boil some bacon and give a review. Poker night. BBB is in the fridge. I've got pictures to post. The KitchenAid is on the kitchen table in pieces.

    I think it is MILLER TIME!!!

    Thank you one and all.
  9. fpnmf

    fpnmf OTBS Member

  10. I have the exact same model (See his other thread, it is the 525W Professional 6). I have used it to grind and stuff Bratwurst for about 5 years. I make about 5-6 pounds at a time and have worn out one stuffing tube. I do understand what everyone says about it being a pain to grind and stuff with it, but mine has stood up tot he test of time.

    Now, I do admit that I just got the Cabela's 11 lb vertical suffer for Christmas. I haven't had a chance to try it out, yet but I will soon! I just wanted to reassure some of the people who were asking that my Kitchen Aid has done OK for a while.
  11. bearcarver

    bearcarver OTBS Member

    That's it?

    Weird---You would think if that was all it was, they would just advertise the one, and offer the better warranty for another $30.

  12. daveomak

    daveomak OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Bear, Morning. I am getting the 2 yr extended warrenty for $30 I think, can't remember for sure. So for $130 I get 3 yrs full replacement. Dave
  13. I have heard nothing but good comments about the Northern Tool grinder.  I wish I had bought that one, but my little no name one works fine for the small batches I do.

    Good luck and good smoking!

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