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Meat grinder

I want to buy a decent meat grinder but don't want to spend a small fortune. Recommendations? Has anyone used the KitchenAid attachment?

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Frontalgirl added about 2 years ago

I just got my kitchenaid grinder two weeks ago and love it! I made my own meatloaf mix and it turned out great. Do follow the directions though and thoroughly chill or slightly freeze the meat before grinding.I am so happy I got this.


Chris_in_oslo

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added about 2 years ago

I also have the KitchenAid attachment. I don't use it often, but I have no complaints.

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SKK added about 2 years ago

Have used my KitchenAid grinder attachment for 15 years with never a problem. Love it.

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pianogirl added about 2 years ago

The great news about the Kitchenaid grinder is that you can use it for other things as well like dried bread, cheese and dried fruits but as a meat grinder, it is excellent. Just be sure you cut of the parts of the meat that will cause it to sieze up otherwise it becomes a mess to clean. The instructions are very helpful.

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MTMitchell added about 2 years ago

We love the KitchenAid attachment. It's easy to use and pretty easy to clean. Ditto on following the directions. I can't say enough about how much better the meat we grind ourselves (even just for burgers or chili) is that buying it pre-ground (and I felt that way before I learned about the "pink slime"). I didn't realize we could use it for so many other things. Thanks for that info!

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Helen's All Night Diner added about 2 years ago

I love my KitchenAid grinder as well! You may want to invest in the sausage attachment as well, it's fun...

Zester_003

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added about 2 years ago

Yep, KitchenAid here too. One good thing about using this tool is that you most likely will be grinding meat from a single cow whereas the risks that go with using packaged supermarket ground meat are substantially higher as the meat parts could come from one hundred cows, spreading e-coli contamination etc.

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angiegeyser added about 2 years ago

You sold me! I just ordered it. Thanks so much everyone for the advice.

Melissa_mitchell
MTMitchell added about 2 years ago

Great! Enjoy it! Wait do we all get some kind of referral bonus or something from KitchenAid...? I've had my eye on the pasta extruder attachment...

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