Rated 1 out of 5Â by Deviate Pretty awful
Don't waste your money. It seems like a good/cheap accessory to add to your food grinder, but it's way more frustrating than its worth. Took me and my roommate over an hour to get ~2lbs of bratwurst stuffed with this thing. Inconsistent feed, tons of air bubbles, the meat pusher they include with the grinder kit works well for grinding but is worthless for stuffing already ground foods... It's a terrible system.
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Nick F Absolutely Useless
This is absolutely useless for stuffing sausage. If the plunger had the same diameter as the throat - so that it could act more like a piston - it might have some value, but it would still take an inordinate amount of effort. As it is, it took me forever to stuff just three links' worth and the continuous plunging up and down turned the sausage into an emulsified paste.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by turbofrank KitchenAid Sausage Stuffer
We tried making Swedish potato sausage this Christmas season without the sausage stuffer and were able to, but the actual stuffing did not go as fast as we would have liked. So we ordered the sausage stuffer. We are going to make homemade bratwurst next and are convinced that will go faster, now that we have the proper attachment.
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Tim King decent meat grinder, unacceptable sausage stuffer
Last night, I used the KitchenAid FGA to grind 20 pounds of pork butt. Although it was a bit slower than dedicated grinders, and required me to cut the raw meat into smaller chunks, I knew what I was probably getting into with an entry-level attachment for an existing appliance and was generally pleased with the results.
After refrigerating the ground meat overnight, I expected to have an equally satisfying experience putting the ground pork into casings using the KitchenAid SSA. Unfortunately, that was not the case.
The tapered stuffing horn isn't long enough to accommodate a standard length of hog casing without bunching up, and the reduced diameter of the nozzle output increases resistance and makes pushing the ground meat into the throat of the FGA a real chore.
The critical flaw it that the pusher/wrench tool (while it works fine for pushing meat into the auger/worm mechanism for grinding) is not properly designed for pushing already ground meat into the auger/worm mechanism for stuffing sausages. It doesn't make an airtight seal with the throat of the FGA like you get with single-purpose stuffers that have an o-ring, and it doesn't have an escape valve for trapped air to get pushed out. The result is a messy and ineffectual stuffing effort that's more frustrating than anything else.
I love all my KitchenAid appliances and accessories, but this is the exception. I will continue to use the KitchenAid FGA for grinding small batches of meat, but I will be going out to get a real stuffer tomorrow. Today's experience with the SSA was bad enough that I have no desire to repeat it again.