Which stuffing tubes?

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Which stuffing tubes?

Postby senorkevin » Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:14 pm

What is the difference between plastic and stainless steel stuffing tubes?
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Re: Which stuffing tubes?

Postby johngaltsmotor » Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:48 pm

Stainless you can run through a dishwasher heated dry cycle.
Stainless is less likely to break (crack) if abused.
Stainless are easier to get in a variety of sizes as they are welded instead of being molded like plastic.

In the end it's a matter of personal preference. Both work.
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Re: Which stuffing tubes?

Postby Tasso » Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:54 am

If I might barge in, I've noticed that some stuffing tubes are tapered, and some are straight. Why is that?
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Re: Which stuffing tubes?

Postby BriCan » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:57 am

To help people with big fingers to get the small casings on the horns :wink:
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Re: Which stuffing tubes?

Postby johngaltsmotor » Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:45 pm

It's probably in part because it is easier to push meat through a larger tube (more area=more force pushing), but like BriCan said, it's easier to start them on a tube that is smaller than the casing.
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Re: Which stuffing tubes?

Postby Tasso » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:26 am

The fat fingers / easier to start idea makes sense. I have some plastic tapered horns that came with my grinder, but my vertical stuffer came with stainless straight tubes. The plastic ones don't fit my vertical stuffer, unfortunately.
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Re: Which stuffing tubes?

Postby BriCan » Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:05 am

Tasso wrote:The fat fingers / easier to start idea makes sense.


Many a truer word has been spoken in jest :wink: but its true :D

I have some plastic tapered horns that came with my grinder, but my vertical stuffer came with stainless straight tubes. The plastic ones don't fit my vertical stuffer, unfortunately.


Be thankful that they do not fit :)

Get yourself (or pinch the misses, if she has one)a turkey baster

http://www.amazon.com/OXO-Grips-Turkey- ... B000079XWC

get rid of the rubber bulb on top as this will allow you to introduce water into the casing that you now have threaded onto the bottom of the turkey baster :lol: :lol:
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Re: Which stuffing tubes?

Postby Tasso » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:34 pm

I actually have one of those, BriCan. It's a stainless one like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Norpro-5898-Stain ... key+baster
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Re: Which stuffing tubes?

Postby kmm » Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:41 am

Hi,

Can anyone suggest a supplier of Hard Rod casing tubes and the flat ones..

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Re: Which stuffing tubes?

Postby NCPaul » Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:37 pm

Welcome to the forum. :D Where in the world are you located?
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Re: Which stuffing tubes?

Postby gsevelle » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:21 pm

johngaltsmotor wrote:Stainless you can run through a dishwasher heated dry cycle.
Stainless is less likely to break (crack) if abused.
Stainless are easier to get in a variety of sizes as they are welded instead of being molded like plastic.

In the end it's a matter of personal preference. Both work.


I have both my three larger horns are plastic my smaller horn is stainless. Good plastic horns are made of a low friction plastic which reduces drag on loading casings and pushing mix through. I've used my plastic horns for several years with no issues with cracking or breakage. I've yet to use the stainless horn, I added it to be able to stuff smaller 20mm-22mm casings.

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