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grinder for stuffing sausages minces meat!

Postby Clarey » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:51 pm

I have tried twice to make pork sausages using an electric meat grinder with stuffer attachment (Kenwood). Both times it has produced slimy sausages. The meat is cold, I have tried oiling the parts but the meat seems to get stuck as it goes into the nozzle and gets pushed backwards and then gets squished into a paste. The result is dry paste-like texture that noone likes. p.s. recipe is 13.75% rusk;15% water; 70% meat and 1.25% salt.
Wondering now whether to get a stuffer but would it do the same? HELP PLEASE - need to make sausages as I have 25 kg of meat!!
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Postby tommix » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:16 pm

A grinder is a grinder and a stuffer is a stuffer. I have not heard anyone say that one machine can do both jobs well.

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Postby Clarey » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:37 pm

Thanks for reply but the machine was sold for the dual purposes mentioned.
Has anyone else had a similar problem and did they manage to make nice sausages with the stuffer attachment of a mincer? If so how?
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Postby grisell » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:46 pm

My Kenwood had exactly the same problem. The meat that came out looked like toothpaste, and the smaller the casings, the more serious the problem. It was not until I bought a manual stuffer that I realized the difference.

You really should get a stuffer. It's probably impossible to get acceptable results otherwise.
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Postby grisell » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:29 pm

Welcome to the forum by the way! :D
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Postby golfermd » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:33 pm

These words of recommendation backup the thoughts of this newbie, buy a separate stuffer.
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Postby froginoz » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:21 am

I also got caught with the same problem.

I had a small grinder but I purchased a larger one because it had a "Sausage stuffing attachement"
Also it works for 1 or 2 sausages, it is just not practical. I struggled for hours making that 1st batch with it.

I then purchased a stainless steel stuffer (from ebay) and it makes it 200% easier.
The only problem I have now is for cleaning. The stuffer is larger than my kitchen sink.
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Postby BriCan » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:40 am

froginoz wrote:The only problem I have now is for cleaning. The stuffer is larger than my kitchen sink.


One could take it out into the back yard (if one has one) and use the hose on it :lol: :lol:
But what do I know
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Postby DanMcG » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:50 am

BriCan wrote:
froginoz wrote:The only problem I have now is for cleaning. The stuffer is larger than my kitchen sink.


One could take it out into the back yard (if one has one) and use the hose on it :lol: :lol:


Or the bathtub :wink:
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Postby crustyo44 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:43 am

I own a 5 litre upright stuffer. It certainly makes filling sausage skins rather easy.
If I would have known the actual size before, I would have bought a 3 litre model. The upright models are easy to reload too.
I clean the stuffer and mixer with a pressure cleaner.
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Postby poundofslingers » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:25 pm

Mine's a small upright bought from Northern Tools complete with plastic nozzles and holds about 5lb of meat. If you are looking to buy a filler/stuffer look for one with stainless nozzles, they make the job a lot easier as the casings slide on metal a lot better than on plastic ones.
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Postby Clarey » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:42 pm

Thank you so much for replies - I have now bought a stuffer and it is great! Made the sausages - lovely texture and taste great. Have sent back the Kenwood for refund. Very cross as have wasted hours with the stupid Kenwood. I concur with everyone else - always buy a bespoke stuffer!! thanks again.
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Postby saucisson » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:11 am

A very similar experience here :) Those wasted hours make you really appreciate the manual stuffer when you get one :)

What are you grinding with if you've sent the Kenwood back?
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Postby Clarey » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:54 pm

I don't do any mincing (there's a joke in there somewhere!) as my butcher does the mincing (an even better joke waiting!). Do you think I could sue Kenwood for all that wasted time?!!!!
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Postby saucisson » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:47 pm

Ah I see, thanks!
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