If you already own a stand mixer like the highly coveted KitchenAid and you’re looking to invest in a meat grinder, you’re in luck! KitchenAid just so happens to make their own attachment in both metal and plastic options to easily fit onto a stand mixer, making it even more versatile than you thought. This is a great choice if you’re tight on space or don’t want more stuff cluttering your kitchen.
The KitchenAid meat grinder attachment is a light-duty home model, great for beginners looking to process one to five pounds of meat. While this grinder includes a sausage stuffer attachment, it has been said by users that the model makes a better grinder than sausage stuffer, so it won’t be the choice for you if that’s your main goal.
Reviewers of the KitchenAid meat grinder attachment recommend that you pre-chill your attachment in the fridge or freezer to maintain a neat, clean grind each time and also say to be careful not to overtighten the attachment; allow the shaft to move more freely so as not to put tension on the mixer’s motor.
While the plastic attachment may be easier to clean, it is smaller and may not last as long as the metal option. While the collar, food pusher, and tray are dishwasher safe, the rest of the components of this meat grinder attachment should be hand washed to avoid damage.
The KitchenAid meat grinder attachment comes with its own storage case designed for easy storage and quick access, a removable food tray, three different grinding plates, a cleaning brush, food pusher, sausage stuffer tubes, and a sausage stuffer plate.