Culinary Cooking School Professional Meat Grinder Food Chopper Fits Dough Mixer

Rating:
4/5,
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Price:
$148.00
By:
Hightower Kitchen
  • Culinary and cooking school quality. Virtually indestructible quality. Fits all KitchenAid standing dough mixers from 4.5 to 8 quart size. Original, Professional and Artisan models. This is a stainless steel attachment that is dishwasher safe. Includes 3 grinder plates for fine, burger and course meat. FAST shipping from Butcher-Baker. Shipping weight is 6 lbs. Will last for generations to come. Just like your Kitchenaid mixer.
  • EAN:
    6461124056832
    Label:
    Hightower Kitchen
    Manufacturer:
    Hightower Kitchen
    Publisher:
    Hightower Kitchen
    Studio:
    Hightower Kitchen
    Title:
    Culinary Cooking School Professional Meat Grinder Food Chopper Fits Dough Mixer
    Feature:
    Culinary Classroom quality Food Chopper Meat Grinder
    Stainless Steel. Dishwasher Safe. Gift boxed shipping.
    Great for home chefs classrooms who grind their own meats
    Very strong unit. Food grade stainless steel material
    3 sizes of meat grinder discs for a variety of textures
    Brand:
    Hightower Kitchen
    Size:
    5
    MPN:
    HKSSKAG
    Model:
    HK002
    Color:
    Silver
    Item Weight:
    5 pounds
    ProductGroup:
    Kitchen
    ProductTypeName:
    KITCHEN
    PackageQuantity:
    1
    PartNumber:
    HKSSKAG

Recent User Reviews

  1. pete
    "Great Addition to Your Kitchenaid"
    4/5,
    Pros - all metal construction
    Cons - small hopper, this set doesn't come with stuffing tubes
    If you are like me you have always found the "official" grinder attachment for the Kitchenaid stand mixer to be lacking.  It's plastic body and dull cutting blade would often get clogged or smear your meat into paste instead of cutting it into a proper grind.  So I was excited to try out the second party grinder attachment, by Hightower Kitchens, for the Kitchenaid.

    The first thing you notice, when picking up the box, is that it is heavy.  Upon opening the box you are presented with a heavy, thick walled grinder body cast in high grade stainless steel, along with 3 different size grinding plates, more than enough for most uses.  The cutting blade is nice and sharp, and being stainless steel, should hold its edge well unless you ground an exceptional amount of bone and sinew.

    Like most grinders, this one works best when chilled (frozen) and the meat is partially frozen.  When following these simple rules you should get a good clean grind with most meats.  I need notice that when I tried using the smallest grinding plate, with meat that had warmed up a bit, I did get some smearing, but I think this was as much the fault of the mixer as it was the grinder attachment.  I own a mid-priced (and medium powered) Kitchenaid and sometimes the machine really had to work to try and grind the meat, and a few times I did bog the motor down a bit.  Hightower Kitchens suggests that their grinder not be used on the entry level Kitchenaid stand mixers as there is the possibility that the workout of grinding meat could burn out the motor.  As with every grinder attachment to be used with a mixer (as opposed to a dedicated grinding machine) I always suggest you constantly monitor how hot your motor is getting and stopping every once in awhile to let the motor rest and cool a bit.

    One thing that I had been hoping for, with this new attachment was a larger hopper, in which to put your meat as you push it into the grinder.  Unfortunately, Hightower Kitchen doesn't improve upon this aspect much.  It is slightly larger and deeper than Kitchenaid's own, but not by much.  This is a small complaint, but one that annoys me, personally.

    The other issue is that this set does not come with stuffing tubes.  You can purchase some but those will need to be purchased separately.  I did not try using my Kitchenaid tubes, but those being plastic, and this grinder being all metal, I was afraid that I would crack the tubes, if they even fit.  My suggestion would be to spring for those as well.

    This upgrade does come at a cost.  This attachment set will run approximately 2 1/2-3 times what the Kitchenaid attachment will cost, but if you do a lot of grinding the additional investment is well worth it.  Of course this isn't as good a purchasing a fully dedicated electric grinder, but it is about the next best thing.


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  1. smokehouse chef
    The key to longevity for any meat grinder us usually a simple assembly tip.  When you tighten the closing ring be careful to not over-tighten, which we (men) instinctively tend to do.  That will put unnecessary stress on the motor that is powering the grinder by pressing the plate too tight against the knife and making the motor work much harder than necessary.  The tighter that you close the ring the harder it is for a motor to turn the auger.  You want the closing ring just snug enough to hold the plate and knife secure while allowing the auger to rotate effortlessly. 
     
    You will likely find that there is more torque on a small mixer mixer motor when the beater or dough hook is turning a bowl of dough than there will be when turning the auger of the meat grinder when it is assembled as mentioned.  And generally, you will be grinding on a low speed.  Fortunately, the Kitchenaid brand mixer still retains much of its Hobart pedigree in  the endurance and quality arena.  IMO the metal gears make it the best motor in its class for smaller food processing chores. 
  2. pete
    @nicko When it comes to endurance this grinder attachment is built to last.  In fact it would probably outlast your Kitchenaid mixer.  If you are someone that does a lot of meat grinding I would definitely recommend purchasing a dedicated grinder, these mixers, even the higher end Kitchenaid "Professional" model weren't built to take the punishment that grinding can inflict on a motor on a regular basis.
  3. nicko