The KitchenAid FGA Food Grinder Attachment can make your KitchenAid mixer the most versatile appliance you’ve ever owned. It can grind meat, grate cheese, make bread crumbs, and combine ingredients for dips and spreads. With the addition of the sausage stuffer attachment you can even make your own sausages.
It’s Fun to Use! Remember when you were a kid, and you used the Play Dough extruder to make hair grow or grass and how much fun it was? The KitchenAid Food Grinder Attachment has that same “fun factor”. You put the cubes of meat in the top tray, stomp them down with the wooden stomper, and out wriggles the ground meat you can use for patties, tacos, or sausage mixtures. The parts are easy to put together and use. And the clean up is a lot easier then trying to get the Play Dough off your old toys. Simply pop the parts into your dishwasher.
It’s Healthier! With all the concern about e-coli and salmonella in store bought ground meat, the best way to avoid this is to grind your own. It’s been proven that meat ground at home contains less harmful bacteria. So, if you want your burgers rare, you need to be grinding your own beef. If you’re using it to grind baby food or meat for sausage there’s an added bonus. No Preservatives!
More Power! This attachment can do the tasks of a food processor. With 325-550-watts of power behind it, you don’t have to worry about it bogging down. It fits all models of KitchenAid Mixers. I had given up on using my food processor for grating cheese because it just couldn’t handle the workload. I could smell the motor heating up and it was just a matter of time before it would freeze up and be useless. With this attachment I can grate large quantities of cheese easily. And, with the coarse and fine plates that are included, get just the size shred I want.
When using the KitchenAid Food Grinder Attachment, it is best to use the wrench that comes with it to tighten down the attachment. If it isn’t tightened down properly food can seep out around the joints. Also, although the parts can be placed in the dishwasher, the metal parts will retain their sharpness longer if they are washed by hand and dried immediately following washing. Mixer speed should be set to 3 or 4 when using this attachment.
The Food Grinder Attachment comes with a book of tips on using it, and recipes.
Ms. Galli states;
I’ve used this attachment more times than I ever thought I would. I’ve used it to prepare food items for my family as well as food items for crowds as large as 200 and regardless of what it is I’ve been making, this attachment has rolled through it without complaint. In combination with other pieces such as the sausage stuffer or the fruit attachments, you may well find that this single attachment stays on your machine the longest.
I am absoultely stunned at how easy it is to put together and how simple it is to get wonderfully ground items out of it. I’ve had no trouble grinding any cut of meat (marbled or lean), type of meat (venison, beef, pork, chicken), or state of meat (cooked or raw). Things like chickpeas also get ground just the way I like them. The two, differently sized grinding plates give you just what you need in texture. My biggest pleasure in using this attachment is during hunting season when my husband brings home more than one deer. Venison burger meat and sausage processing never went faster. No more late nights with a hand-crank grinder!
It’s a Multi-Tasker! You only have so much room for storage in your kitchen. With your KitchenAid Mixer’s Attachments you can do so many things, there’s no need for a lot of bulky appliances. You can grind meat, puree, grate cheese, make pasta, make ice cream, mix frostings and cake batter, stuff sausage, slice, and juice. All this versatility, that would take a whole closet full of separate appliances, can be accomplished with your stand mixer’s attachments.