Rated 5 out of 5Â by John Great for tomato season
I've now been using this for a few years to strain some of my tomato crop. Before this I had a Squeezo Strainer with a hand crank. It was a real chore with the squeezo. Eventually I hooked up my electric drill and stripped the crank. This has made the job much easier, faster and more fun. This year I have a bumper crop and would never have been able to process this many tomatoes with the hand crank. You do need to find a way to keep the peels and seeds from falling into the sauce. I stand a cutting board in between the bowl and a container to catch the peels. I've made a few gallons of sauce so far.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Dirtgirl150 A mighty grinder!!
This is the first year in a long time I attempted to make cucidada, an Italian fig cookie, reason being...the grinding of the figs!!! What a pain. I usually used a food processer, with much ado. I purchased this attachment for my kitchen aid and when I received it I never thought it would handle the job since it was plastic and looked chintzy. Boy, was I surprised! 5 pounds of figs ground PERFECTLY in less than1/2 hour, a job usually taking about 2 hours. I AM HAPPY with this attachment thus far. Looking forward to making some sausage and jelly! So, don't be fooled by its looks. Works great and cleans just as easily.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by countrydook Terrific attidion to my Kitchen aid mixer
The vegetable strainer and food grinder attchement is an amazing attachment. It really expanded the capabilityes of my kitchen aid mixer. We have used it not only to grind meats and vegetables and nuts but also to juice grapes for grape juice, tomatoes for spagetti Sauce, and salsa, berries to make jelly, and apples for applesauce. If you have never had home made applesauce you don't know what you are missing. It makes it all so easy, the pulp and juice goes into the bowl and the skins and seeds go out the end of the cone. It makes it so easy and leaves so little waste. I liked mine so much I bought two more as gifts.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JennWA Great for applesauce!
I used this to make applesauce. No peeling or coring required. Just chop your apples, put them in a pot with a tiny bit of water and cook them until they are tender. Run it through the strainer and voila! Made my task so much easier and enjoyable. The reason the other reviewer may have had problems with chunks is because the apples probably weren't cooked to tender before processing.