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Great. Just great. I may as well ask.
Are there different attachments? I'm not sure how many KitchenAid mixers there are but, I have the magnum one from Bed Bath and Beyond, (the non tilt one)
What one should I get?
It looks like the KA grinder on Amazon has some pretty poor reviews. Mostly they say it doesnt grind meat well but does grind metal shavings into your "smooshed" meat.
You guys have any of those problems?
I just did my first grinding about two weeks ago. I bought the grinder / stuffer attachment for my Kitchen Aid Mixer. After I learned from this forum to get the meat very cold, it worked fine. Since then, I've ground 12 pounds of pork for sausage and stuffed them.
I have never had to cool the meat or cut it into 1" chunks I always cut it into the biggest strips I can get to go down the attachment and I put alot of meat through when I grind and never any clogs or metal. I have also used the sausage stuffer by myself and its easy you just have to get the sausage long enough to reach the counter and your good to go. I don't remember how much meat this was but over 10 pounds and my 600 professional KA grinder made short work of it. Short ribs, chuck, and tri tip went into these burgers and seasoned 3 ways.
I use the Kitchener #12. Great grinder and stuffer. Not the best in the world, but have used it on up to 15 lbs batches and it works like a charm
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