Rated 3 out of 5Â by Mae Disappointed
I was happy that I thought I found a replacement to my old Oster Power Puree 'n Ricer that attached to my Oster Kitchen Center. The Kitchen Aid Fruit/Vegetable Strainer Attachment did a very satisfactory job. I canned many jars of tomato juice and applesauce with good results. However, when I cleaned up I found that the cleaning out the strainer cone was a pain. The fibers from the tomatoes and apples didn't want to come off. Then I discovered that worm had a hollow center that was impossible to clean out. I just spent an hour poking in and out with the smallest brushes I owned. Then using my sink sprayer to "power" spray through the center. What came out was yucky brown stuff. Makes me wonder if it was old food from last season. I am very concerned about using this attachment.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Sarah's Gram Works great.....but...
I have been using my fruit and vegetable strainer mainly for pureeing tomatoes, for at least 15 years. It makes this chore a whole lot easier than using a hand strainer. Every time I use it I notice some of the juice goes back down the shaft of the strainer. I notice that on new vegetable strainer attachments, the shaft assembly has an "O" ring built into it, which mine does not have. Is this the reason the liquid leaks back into the motor area? Previously, I usually turned the mixer on end so the attachment hole faces down to drain any juice out, however, this year it seems that the juice may have gotten into the motor area because now the mixer does not work and I have to bring it to a repair facility (Marbeck in Kansas City, MO.). I have a Model #KP2671XGR Serial #WP1705892 that I've had since 2003. It gets quite a bit of use, mostly baking cookies, muffins, cakes, etc. I have tried to find this part to replace mine but have not been successful. Is my only alternative to buy the whole attachment, which I don't need because the rest of mine is still in excellent condition?
Rated 4 out of 5Â by 1SalsaQueen It's great for certain foods
This product is outstanding when it comes to tomatoes, but is not good for seeding and peeling grapes. A brush to clean the strainer would be nice. It takes a bit to clean the strainer. I haven't used it on anything other than tomatoes or grapes yet.
I've recommended it to several friends who also can tomatoes because it's so easy and fast. I've always peeled, seeded and chopped by hand and this is such a great time saver! But i wouldn't recommend for grapes
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Adam G. Great for home canning!
I inherited mine from my grandmother, we have used it every year for at least 10 years to can 30+ Qtrs. of tomato sauce and 200+ Pts. of apple sauce. I run everything through at least twice, you do have to disassemble it and clean it about every half bushel but at that point I need a break any way.