Rated 3 out of 5 by Long time KitchenAid customer Meat Grinder Cracked Housing
My husband bought our KitchenAid stand mixer during the spring of 1989 along with the accessory bundle. It is a fantastic appliance and I couldn't cook as easily without it. I have sung its praises ever since I started using it. As a matter of fact three of my friends/family have bought one based on my insistence that it is a quality product and our daughter and son in law were very happy to receive theirs as a wedding gift from us. That having been said, the housing on the meat grinder is cracked. I can't say when it did cracked as it has languished in the drawer for many years. Also, we have put it in the top tray of the dishwasher to clean and sanitize it and I don't know if we weren't supposed to do that. The plastic could have become brittle and just cracked. After reading the other reviews complaining about the same issue I am thinking my justifications as to why it cracked are less likely. The only reason I am writing this review now after all these years is because I am surprised and upset that it did crack as it really hasn't been used that often. Also when we were making sausage the meat would squish out around the plate area but I attributed that to it being plastic and not able to seal well. I see other people have had the same issue though. I'm sorry for the length of this review. I wanted to be clear on the reason for the complaint as I do like the mixer. So in summary, I fully recommend the stand mixer as it seems to be of good quality and still works great even though it is 25+ years old. I have also bought other KitchenAid appliances, including our refrigerator, based on the normal quality of the company. I cannot recommend buying the grinder accessory though. It seems to have a design or material flaw and just seems cheap in comparison to the rest of the appliance.
July 29, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Meat Master Would be great to upgrade this away from foriegn plastic.
Re-inventing the wheel didn't work here. Make at least two metal sizes, small and maximum output meat stuffer grinders. How about adding on a set of metal cuber/tenderizers Out of metal! These inferior plastics blow up! Stop it! How did this get past any kind of American quality control? Isn't it time to BEEF up!?
May 11, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Rob Best to stay away
Worked but plastic housing cracked after normal use - cheaply made. Better off buying a higher quality unit. Also, when I requested a repair or warranty info, I received no responses after several attempts to contact Kitchenaid. I own the pasta and ice cream makers and those units are still working very well.
January 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Grandma Alice I got my kitchenaid mixer 37 years ago, for Christmas
This has been the only item that has stayed with me for that long. My daughter is 22, married,1 child +one on the way. It is with great honor that I present her with her very own kitchenaid this Christmas! She will also get the accessories, even if she just uses the shredder for cheese, like I do! My machine has worked fine for 37 years,and the only complaint I have is they didn't come in all the pretty colors all those years ago!
November 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by marawilbur (grammy the 2nd) BEST ATTACHMENTS EVER!!!
My Dad bought my Mom her 1st Kitchenaid stand mixe when I was 9 yrs old. At the same time he got the 3 premium attatchment groups. I grew up with these and when I got married I informed my husband that if he ever wanted to eat that these same items were as necessary to my kitchen as the stove. My favorite piece is the shredder (great for shredding large blocks of cheese). Oh yeah, my Mom's original mixer... still going strong, being used by the 3rd generation of cooks in my family 44 years later.
November 14, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by CrumbyKitchen A pulp filled juicer
Bought this recieved yesterday. Made carrot juice withthe grading blade, made cucumber mess all over the counter. These blades are so dull andthe design is so poor the food just stays in the blades and plugs the center
December 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by justsuzeq AWESOME!
A must have for canning. The fruit and vegetable strainer makes an ease out of making juices or applesauce. Made tomato juice and apple sauce in a matter of minutes.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChattyPatty2 I use this so often
We bought the entire attachment pack which also includes the grinder and vegetable strainer/juicer. They are all great. I wash them by hand also and drain, then dry and keep in a plastic bin. Can't imagine why some are having trouble with rusting, etc. I've had mine for 3 years and absolutely no problems. I use this attachment at least weekly for grating cheeses, cabbage and carrots for coleslaw, potatoes for scalloped potatoes and potato chips.
October 20, 2014