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.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Chris It's Okay
If you're planning on processing low volumes of food through this I'm sure it would work well. The problem I have with it is the attachment has several limitations that prevent it from being effective on large volumes. One is a hopper size, you really can only fit one or two quartered tomatoes on it at a time. Another is the throat size on the hopper. You really have to be sure to cut your tomatoes into small pieces. Another problem I have with it is with the ease-of-use. The hopper itself ends up being directly over top of the juice bowl which can result in unprocessed food falling into your sauce. This isn't so bad on the first pass but can be a pain when you're rerunning the skins. There are also space problems with everything. The juice and discard bowls are jammed up against one another which also bumps against the mixer itself. I was extremely excited to get away for my hand-cranked food strainer and sauce maker as I prepared to put 4 bushels through my new kitchen aide attachment this weekend. In the end though I ended up going back to my manual crank after the first bushel. While it was a pain to crank I could do more volume in less time.
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.