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KitchenAid Sausage Stuffer Kit Attachment - SSA

Abt Model: SSA | UPC Code: 050946000169
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Use With KitchenAid Food Grinder Attachment (FGA - Not Included)/ Includes Two Stuffing Tubes, 3/8 " And 5/8 ", And An Instruction Booklet
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KitchenAid Sausage Stuffer Kit Attachment, Model SSA

Expand the flexibility of your KitchenAid stand mixer with the KitchenAid SSA Sausage Stuffer Kit Attachment. The two stuffing tubes, which are included in this KitchenAid food grinder attachment, come in sizes of 3/8'' and 5/8". The 3/8'' tube can be used for making hand-made sausages by stuffing home-ground meat into natural casings, while the 5/8" tube can be used for making large links ideal for Italian sausage and more. With these stand mixer accessories, you can tryout more such delicious recipes like homemade bratwurst, kielbasa, and Polish sausage. Cleaning these KitchenAid sausage stuffer tubes is an easy task as they are dishwasher safe.

Features:

  • Use with KitchenAid's food grinder attachment (FGA - not included) to expand a stand mixer's flexibility.
  • Ideal for making homemade bratwurst, kielbasa, and Italian or Polish sausage
  • Includes two stuffing tubes, 3/8-inch and 5/8-inch, and an instruction booklet
  • All parts dishwasher safe for easy clean-up
  • Compatible with all KitchenAid Stand Mixers
More reasons to buy the KitchenAid SSA from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The KitchenAid SSA is Brand New.
  • The KitchenAid SSA Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
 

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KitchenAid Sausage Stuffer Kit Attachment
 
3.2

(based on 37 reviews)

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58%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)

Cons

No Cons

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    • Avid cook (8), Casual cook (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

No problems for me!

I must admit, I was a little leery about buying this attachment after reading all of the bad reviews. But, one of my main reasons for buying the Kitchenaid Artisan Mixer, besides baking...Read complete review

I must admit, I was a little leery about buying this attachment after reading all of the bad reviews. But, one of my main reasons for buying the Kitchenaid Artisan Mixer, besides baking of course, was to get the meat grinder and sausage stuffer attachment, so I could make home made kielbasa like my mom used to. I can't understand why these other reviewers had so many problems. I grew up helping my mom and dad make sausage, so I pretty much knew what I was doing. I didn't have any problems with air bubbles, and the plunger from the meat grinder worked fine to help push the meat through to stuff it. A full size casing fit onto the stuffer just fine, of course you have to bunch it up, but it fit. The end result was perfect kielbasa, and I'm proud to be able to carry on my mom and dad's legacy.

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Possible, just like herding cats.

It can be done. With some youtube research and a lot of stubborn determination, I made about 2 dozen satisfying-looking sausages. The other reviewers are largely correct, however - it's not very...Read complete review

It can be done. With some youtube research and a lot of stubborn determination, I made about 2 dozen satisfying-looking sausages. The other reviewers are largely correct, however - it's not very good.

I can attest to the meat-grinding potential of attachment. It does a fine job cutting pork, with which I've had significant trouble in the past due to its high fat content. Though the blade is prone to getting choked up on the gristle, I was able to get through 14 pounds of pork shoulder with only one stop to remove excess fat. I recommend following the 1-inch cube guide lines more or less, however, because a longer strand of meat, while within the capacity of the grinder, doesn't do well with the worm and causes excess strain on the mixer. 1.5 x 1.5 inch squares worked fine for me.

Then there's the sausage stuffer. With all that ground pork, I went out and bought the horn (they're sold separately at our local Fred Meyer) and followed the instructions to the T. This would be a great sausage maker for a proctology student, because I was basically stuffing the intestines by hand.

I think that the problem isn't with the horn being plastic, though. With the ring screwed on completely, I had no meat-leakage and no air getting in through the seal. The real problem with this is that the worm was definitively designed to grind cohesive meat, not push deconstructed granules. The worm has a significant-enough gap between it and the wall of the chamber that as it tries to push the meat forward, it squelches backward over the screw and makes no progress. The only way to get it to go forward is to pressurize the the meat from behind by pressing more into the chamber from above.

Here's where everyone is running into air. The push-bar/ring-loosener combo that comes with it is also designed for the grinder. While it serves its purpose well there, it was also given a nice gap around the sides, so it would be easy to use to push meat and vegetables with. That gap is where all the meat squirts up from, because in order to push a (practical) liquid, you need a seal. You won't find it here. The result is that when you pull up on your plunger, you create a large vacuum that the freshly squelched meat falls back on, making an air pocket. This gets into your sausage casing and you start over or struggle through to the end.

I won't recommend the procedure, but I followed a how-to-sausage video online which was titled "How to Make Homemade Sausage" by food farmer earth (I'm not affiliated, but I am grateful. I thumbs-upped it). In the video, the guy conveniently used this same system. His technique, and the one I followed, was to forgo the plunger and push the meat in by hand. The tunnel to the worm is long enough your fingers can't get in there, but I used three fingers at once anyway to be certain of my safety and to get enough pressure to move the sausage. What you're doing is essentially pressing the meat by hand through a long funnel into a casing. If you're careful, you get little or no air this way. My best was about 3 feet of sausage before air got in.

If you keep the air that gets in up at the horn, you can largely keep it out of your sausage. Poke holes in the links when you're all done to release any air you missed, and the spin it a little more to tighten it. Also, if you're doing multiple flavors like I did, I'd recommend a drop of food coloring on the end of one flavor to signal when the last of it has come out Slap the next flavor on top and keep forcing it through. That way you don't have to start this grueling process over from the beginning, since you already have a chamber-full of meat with no air in it. Oh, yeah, and you can get WAY more than "3 or 4 feet" of casing on there effectively.

TL;DR It's a good enough grinder for even fatty pork almost-warm meats, but the sausage stuffer horn was a nice afterthought that they didn't modify the grinder to work with it at all. Grinder: B+/A-, Stuffer: 60% D

Still Reading Because I'm Enraptured: Tomorrow I plan to grind the next 12 two pork shoulders (there was quite a sale) but instead of using the mixer, I'll poke the horn though a gallon ziploc bag, fill it with meat, and squirt it into the casing like it was frosting. That'll be a whole lot easier on my hands, back and feet, I think.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

worked great for me.... first timer

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from South Elgin, Il

Comments about KitchenAid Sausage Stuffer Kit Attachment:

Received it as a gift. First time ever attempting to make my own sausages. I cubed the meat, put it in the freezer for a 1/2 hr, then ran it through the grinder, then mixed in herbs and seasonings. Then put it back in the freezer for another 1/2 hr to stiffen it up again. I then ran it through the grinder into the prepared natural casing. I had to work it a bit the fill the casing evenly and push out a little air here and there. But I thought it went pretty smoothly considering it was the first time I used this thing. There was one thing that i didn't like but it wasn't a gamechanger. The grinder got a little warm after running it for a while. I put it in the freezer with the meat before grinding/stuffing the second round. As long as the meat was cold enough to start with, it never got too warm by the time I got into the casing. I'm no Abe Froman, but I think the negative reviews were due to user error or too high of expectations.... I thought this unit worked rather well, especially for the price. Just don't expect to crank out 100 sausages an hour.

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5.0

Worked fine for me.

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from Eau Claire, WI

Comments about KitchenAid Sausage Stuffer Kit Attachment:

Was totally impressed with the grinder attachment for processing deer, and wanted to try making sausage, too, so bought the sausage maker kit. I'm with the last reviewer -- I think the people with negative reviews must have been doing something wrong. I just made 5 lbs. of pepper sticks and it went very smoothly. Had none of the problems described below, with the exception of one or two air bubbles; even that was rare, and a pin hole solved it.

The meat I used was ground fine beforehand, which I'm guessing makes a big difference. Trying to grind AND stuff simultaneously doesn't seem to work, which is probably why the instructions don't recommend that.

I had a helper feeding the ground meat while I stuffed the casings, which definitely helped -- I think I could have done it single-handed, but it wouldn't have been as easy. All in all, the sausage maker worked fine, and I would definitely recommend it to a friend.

I was skeptical when my wife wanted to buy one of the pricier KitchenAid mixers. But I've processed eight deer in the last two months with it, and I'm a believer. Hobart it ain't, but it's pretty darn good.

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1.0

Worthless

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from Pittsburgh pa

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Wouldn't even work to stuff my balogna. Plunger is not worth using

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4.0

Don't believe the negative reviews, they're doing it wrong.

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from Chicago

Comments about KitchenAid Sausage Stuffer Kit Attachment:

The attachment works perfectly. The complaints about the plunger being too small and the air in the casing is due to user error. A little bit of air gets into every sausage maker. For the first pass, tie a knot in the casing for the end and add a tiny hole. Push all of the filling into the casing until it's one continuous tube. Start from the end and choose the length of sausage you want, then make a gap to get the end of the link. Twist the casing around to tighten. Continue down to the tube to keep making same sized sausages. Let the cool. Before or after cooking, depending on whether you smoke, grill, boil or fry, you can cut the spaces between the sausages. Go look at some youtube videos for how-to. The extra air is fine, you just have longer casings than you would otherwise

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(6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

The KitchenAid sausage stuffer doesn't work well at all

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from NH

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The KitchenAid sausage stuffer is the most aggravating piece of junk I've ever bought.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Bad design

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from Phoenix

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I have both the new and old stuffer grinder. the old one cracked after many years, not unexpected. Bought a new one with the magic all-in-one plunger wrench, its garbage. Luckily I still had the wooden plunger from the old grinder, which works wonderfully. Seems like the designer never actually used the new plunger.

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2.0

Disappointed

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from Ottawa, ON Canada

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Bought this product a week ago. Had my daughter and a good friend come over to have a sausage making party. Everyone who gave this product a critique about the plunger is correct. I was not grinding the meat as it was cut extremely small but used the auger to stuff the casings. Too much air got into the casing because the plunger didn't work well. The meat continually got stuck, squashed, oozed from gaps everywhere. So I came online to see if Kitchenaid makes a 1.5" attachment and found that I'm not the only one extremely disappointed. So sorry I wasted my money on this. There were a lot of other products comparable in price that would have been better. I trusted Kitchenaid name. I won't do that again

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1.0

Terrible plunger design

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from PA

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Like other reviewers have stated, the plunger's diameter is just too small and doesn't create any type of seal and also allows air in. While pushing the meat down the tube the meat just squishes around the edges. I even kept the meat in the freezer ahead of time to keep it cold as is recommended for sausage making. I abandoned attempting to make sausages altogether and ended up pan frying the meat in patties. This product is so bad it actually prompted me to write my first review of a product ever.

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(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
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Really flawed design

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from Ohio

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As others have noted, the plunger design is inadequate. As the plunger is smaller in diameter than the feed tube, there is no way to keep the auger full. If you use it, you will starve the casing and introduce air into the system. I would guess that a larger diameter plunger might work, but I'm not going to waste more money on this attachment.

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1.0

WRENCH PUSHER

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from SUN VALLEY

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I DO AGREE WITH EVERYONE ABOUT THE PUSHER.
I FIXED THE PROBLEM BY PURCHASING A WOODEN DOWEL THE SAME DIAMETER AS THE TUBE.
YOU CAN ROUND BOTH ENDS WITH SAND PAPER AND SOAK IN OLIVE OIL FOR A DAY YOU GET NO MEAT STICKING ON THE PUSHER AND NO AIR POCKETS.
HOPE THIS HELPS EVERYONE.

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