I can't believe nobody did a review of this gem yet
I'm an NJ DIY kind of guy who has been using a manual grinder for the longest time just as my grandparents did. Fast forward I'm engaged to a chef now who suggested my sausage making took "too long" by doing everything by hand. I was a bit skeptic to try a grinder attachment, but colored me impressed she was so right about getting a kitchen aid attachment. I was used to work with iron cast, plastic and tin cheap grinders thinking that was the only thing available online, so I wanted now something durable and reliable that would last a lifetime so my quest began. To my surprise, I found out that Kitchen aid makes plastic and aluminum grinder attachments only, materials which I know for a fact have let me down in the past. I owned many grinders which would eventually rust, degrade or leave "shaving" residues of either plastic or metal respectively ruining a batch of fresh meat... until I stumbled with this website recommended by an article from a chef I have read online. I bought it about a week ago and I waited to test this fully before writing a review and I have to say that I'm incredibly pleased. It's a superior piece of craftsmanship with no glaring weaknesses in comparison in everything I have tried in my 38 years. This grinder attachment is 100% full stainless steel and all parts fit like a glove. I had almost no spills or waste compared to other tools I used for the same job. Stainless steel things like this will never rust, shave or degrade like iron cast, tin, plastic and aluminum pieces of other brands and it's dishwasher safe. So far my fiance and I made about 25 lbs of sausages and this is by far the best tool for a non industrial job. I will wholeheartedly recommend it to anybody who owns a kitchen aid and loves to make sausages or grind their own fresh meat for burgers and people who are tired of manually grinding for 4 hours and are disappointed by other grinders that will eventually break or rust. This were the best 140 bucks I've ever spent on a kitchen equipment. Thumbs up for Smokehouse Chef.