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Great for at home use!
I purchased the plastic attachment version since having my own Kitchen Aid mixer, as we store lots of bulk meat in our freezer. It's pretty easy, straight forward + sturdy to use, grinds better with meat that is still partly frozen/cold. Easy for home cooking portions e.g. feeding 4 people, might take a while if you're trying to cater for parties etc. The mixed does heat up a little bit, especially if meat/thicker fat portions can get stuck but comes unstuck easily + still continues to grind fine. We've used this to make mince for pasta sauces ...and burger patties with beef + pork. The 2 different grinding sizes do look similar in size but you can tell there is a difference once the meat is grinded. I like to soak the parts in hot water and soap to allow any meat inside to soften and clean easier.
Good for small batch meat grinding
Purchased this unit as the wife had a Kitchen Aid mixer. I purchased the unit from the Amazon in the US as the pricing locally was ridiculous. No fault with the mixer so figured the mincer would be the same. The neck of the mincer is nice and wide and being that the unit is made out of plastic is not subject nor retain the heat generated when grinding large batches of meat. My first effort at sausage making was only 7kg of pork. My second effort was 22kg of pork then an additional 4kg of back fat. If you go to the effort of removing the "string...y" type fat the unit whips through well diced meat. I found the mixer heated up a bit as did the blade and plate interface after 2-3kg of meat. This required me to stop and clean and put the auger, blade and plate back in the freezer to re-chill and put the meat back in the fridge to re-chill. As with any grinding, it all works best when cold. The unit I found easy to take apart and clean, although the end of the auger closest to the Mixer motor can generate or accumulate what looks like black grease/rubber. It could be the metal from the drive shaft of the auger, but as yet haven't had it taint any batches of mince. As such if you are making small batches of mince and don't want to stash a whole meat grinder this unit is suitable. If you are going to do larger batches of grinding I would recommend either forking out for a butcher to grind it for you, or get a dedicated unit.
|Category||Manual Food Mincers|
|Release date||Mar 2012|
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