I bought the hightower kitchen stainless steel meat grinder directly from smokehouse chef, off of their web site. Keith was super helpful and answered all of my questions. I’ve been using the grinder for about two weeks now. Have ground up around 20 lbs of beef, chicken, bones, plus vegetables and fruits for my family and my dog and cat (meat and bones only for the cat). To grind bones for our dog and cat, i pressure cook the chicken and beef bones till they are on the soft side and then i grind them with this grinder. It easily grinds the pressure cooked bones. Chicken bones take about 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours to pressure cook so you need to use a good amount of water in the pressure cooker (fill it half full with water) so it doesn’t cook dry while cooking the bones. Grinding the bones turns them into a pâté that our dog and cat just love. We use the bone broth as soup stock or we feed it to our pets, they love it too. We have an older 300 watt hobart kitchenaid (bought new in the 1980’s) which doesn’t even get warm when grinding lots of meat and vegetables.
Very heavy duty and easy to clean in the dishwasher.
I’ve used this grinder now to grind beef and pork with great results on both. The only thing i noticed was that pieces of meat can wrap around the interface between the worm drive and the cutting blade. It doesn’t impede the operation at all, just something to be aware of and maybe extract it before finalizing all your cuts. I just remove it and hand mince with a knife – we’re talking less than an ounce of meat. Don’t know why ka got out of the business of supplying a durable attachment but this is a great replacement.
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, Best meat grinder we found after searching for quite a while! Awesome high quality overall.
, Good Grinder, Excellent Customer Service
I bought this since maybe around two years for my mother. She still uses it and loves it.
This grinder attachment is made of heavy cast stainless steel. It has high quality machining work as claimed. It fits the kitchen aid mixer perfectly. The little unit is compact and a little heavy weight. My only complaint is that the throat is only 1. Meat strips have to be cut not much larger than a big ball park frank to fit the throat. My mixer does not bog down much when i feed it fast. I don’t need to use the wooden tamper very much which needs special attention cleaning. The three grind plates are hd in ss too.
Have used it a few times works great.
Now i grind my own meat for burgers, much better.
Work good, not much more to say.
Grinds pretty tough meat even on low setting (2-4), which is quiet and can be safely done at night:) easy to use and clean. Pretty heavy, which is good, because no plastic can handle meat.
Bought this attachment as a gift for my husband. Our 1960 kitchen aid belonged to his late mother and is very special to both of us. The attachment fits perfectly. Thank you for a great product and your speedy delivery.
I was pleasantly surprised by the durability of this grinder and glad i chose it over the plastic kitchenaid version. It fit my kitchenaid stand mixer perfectly and gave great results when grinding partially frozen beef tenderloin.
We were a little hesitant to purchase this for our kitchen aide mixer, after all the negative reviews online with the multitude of meat grinder attachments. Well all i can say is that we sure got a winner here. The quality is a 4 star for sure. The company is very receptive to any questions and helpful. I cannot state enough how impressed we are with this product after reading horror stories with the other brands. I would gladly recommend this hightower heavy duty meat grinder to my best friends with out any hesitation.
Owner this for about a year now and used it for two deer seasons. This makes very easy work of grinding meat and is super easy to clean. Many times better than the plastic kitchen aid attachment and much easier to both store and clean than a dedicated grinder.
This was more expensive than the other items but so worth it.
This is sooo much better then the cheap plastic ones sold in the stores. It grinds bones and is really amazing.
I’ve used this meat grinder twice making ground pork and chicken. Partially freezing the meat chunks made the meat grinding a breeze. Immediately cleaning the discs with warm soapy water made the cleanup job easy. Prior to finding this grinder attachment online i had purchased the plastic kitchenaid grinder attachment. Upon receipt and inspection of the plastic one i decided to return it (unused) since i didn’t think it would stand the test-of-time. This heavy duty stainless meat grinder attachment fit my kitchenaid lift-style mixer perfectly and i can confidently say i believe it will meet my needs for many years to come.
I used this for the first time yesterday to make up a 10# batch of pork sausage. The difference between this unit and the kitchenaid unit is night and day. First the metal housing looks, feels and works like a finely tuned machine and appears that this will last a really long time. My first ka grinder split just behind the ‘screw on die holder’ when doing some really course and hard meats, but i just don’t see this one doing that any time soon. The die’s and cutter work extremely well and i really like the coarser dies that ka doesn’t offer (i did buy the die’s from this same company for the ka and i do really like them too). If there were 1 con i could come up with would be the funky dowel in the side of the push stick – i understand that it is there so people don’t eat up the push rod in the worm gear, and was probably put there by their lawyers incase somebody choked on a piece of wood, but really?. I guess that is sort of like the warning sticker on a clothes iron that says not to iron you clothes on your body 🙂 off my soapbox. I would highly recommend this product to anyone that is serious about grinding meats that owns a ka stand mixer. 5qt (about 25+ yrs old) and a newer 6qt and used both in my sausage making endeavor and both worked extremely well with this grinder.
High quality very sturdy would recommend.
Arrived on time and the product is well.
After reading many reviews on lesser quality units i ordered this one and i’m glad i did. I have nothing to compare it to other than my own high standards and expectations. . It meets them all with ease.
Works amazingmuch stronger then the plastic one’seasy to clean and to get parts.
Absolutely wonderful product.
Well worth the money to make homemade hamburger.