Kitchen Aid Stuffer/ Frustration!

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by fishwrestler, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. fishwrestler

    fishwrestler Smoking Fanatic Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    So I have had my stuffer for over two years now and in a hurry tonight I used my stuffer on my kitchen aid instead.

    Poor choice. I remember using it for years and thinking how great it was. NOT!

    Had to fight air bubble and was not able to control the feed as I do with the Sausage stuffer. If anyone is using the kitchen aid stuffer, save your money and get a dedicated stuffer/press. I was so frustrated I wanted to throw out all the meat. I struggled through and got it done.
    I will  never use the stuffer on my kitchen aid again.
     
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    As a grinder the KA is ok for 5# of Sausage but the stuffer is worthless...I feel your pain...JJ
     
  3. fishwrestler

    fishwrestler Smoking Fanatic Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Yeah, I only had 6# of mixed meat and was thinking it would work better then taking out the 11# stuffer. Nope. anything over 5 lbs I will be using my stuffer from now on not the KA one
     
  4. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I struggled with my grinder/stuffer.  This was a dedicated grinder, not a mixer attachment.  I was trying to keep my toy budget in check.  (not a good choice, there is always a new toy)  I finally broke down and bought a small stuffer.  It is a world of difference.  I love it.  Yes, it is another expense.  Yes, it is something else to wash and sanitize.  Yes it is another thing to find storage space for. But I would never be without it again!

    Having said that, you can get by without it.  People did for centuries before us.  But I still love my stuffer.  LOL

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I agree a 5# stuffer is inexpensive & a must have item if your going to make sausage.
     
  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Been there done that got the Tshirt. Grinder works fine but if I had to use the stuffer all the time my sausages would all be done without casings. Hated that thing.
     
     
  7. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Give the KA to your wife for breads and cakes.
     
  8. fishwrestler

    fishwrestler Smoking Fanatic Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member


    It is the wife's to begin with lol. I still use the grinder but have a stuffer. Next purchase will be a dedicated  grinder.

    Robert
     

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