KitchenAid Grinder, Slicer & Strainer Attachment Pack
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I bought this to process tomatoes for salsa and marinara and the slicing attachment as a bonus--I have not used the slicer yet.
No trouble setting it up, I read some reviews where people thought that was difficult. However, I had to use the plunger to push everything though, I expected the auger to draw the fruit in and only have to use the plunger if it got clogged. I expected that I would just drop the fruit in the chute and continue cutting the tomatoes while it strained them, a continuous operation. Instead, I had to cut all tomatoes then push them through, therefore, using more time. Prior to purchasing this strainer, I borrowed a hand crank one. Though I like this strainer, I think I liked the hand crank one better because I could process the fruit faster with cranking than with having to push to fruit in all the time. Since my hands were plunging with this attachment instead of cranking with the borrowed one, it made no difference which I did. This attachment did not free my hands for something else like I expected and it was slower than cranking manually.
Can't say I'm sorry I bought it, but knowing what I now know, I probably would have just bought a hand crank.
Once again I have not tried the slicer, I may love that--who knows.
Great but had to return
The quality of the attachments were great. The reason I had to return it was because I have very limited use of my hands and wrists and that proved difficult for me when attempting to attach the accessories to my kitchen aide. I wish I could of used it!!
I used the juicer/strainer attachment to make spaghetti sauce and I LOVE it. I did enough tomatoes to make 72 jars. It made my job so much easier. I boiled the tomatoes till the skins cracked then ran them through the machine and then ran what came out the end a second time. It saved my hands so much work. I love it and it is a great product!!!
these attachments are wonderful the price was fabulous. I have made spaghetti sauce and shredded cheese so far. I have a friend that has the attachments and when I seen them work I knew I had to have them. Great decision I don't know how I lived with out them. the spaghetti sauce was a snap compared to the old way (cooking and straining).No cooking the tomatoes or whatever your using, just juice them the skin and seeds are pushed out a hole all in a nice compact little tube shape. I just used the shredder to do a block of cheese great job. I have not used the slicer attachment yet but I will get to it. I have always wanted a kitchen aid mixer but didn't want to pay the price for it so I asked my husband for one last year for Christmas. I just posted a comment on face book ( the 2 best things I ever got for Christmas are the kindle and Kitchen Aid mixer) maybe I'll ask for the pasta attachment. I have heard that fresh pasta is nothing like the store bought in the box or even the pasta that is classified as fresh in the stores maybe we'll find out soon.
So far so good
So far, I've only used the shredder and that was FANTASTIC. I tried the sllicers, but both sliced the potatoes WAY too thin. Do they have a thicker slicer? I would so buy that. They all worked great!!!! Very easy to use. And they were all much bigger than I thought they'd be. Thanks.
Great Set of Attachments for Kitchen Aid Mixer
I have used the cheese shredder twice and the cabbage shredder once. All three episodes were flawless. I am looking forward to using the meat grinder one day. The manual explains which of the four shredder blades to use. Don't think I will use the juicer much, though. Highly recommend this as an additional purchase with a Kitchen Aid mixer.
This is the best purchase that I have ever made, besides the mixer of course! They are so easy to use and also look great. Everyone should have this.
I have this and more attachments for my kitchen aid professional stand mixer. I call it my one stop great gadget for preparing meals in your kitchen. The clean up is very easy too. If you just love your stand mixer...then I suggest you purchase this item. Sweet prepping and cooking everyone.
A MUST HAVE!
If ya got the mixer, get this too! I have used it everyday since I received it. Shreds cheese in cute curly Q's and make everything a breeze. All of it is easy to clean up and the value far exceeds the price. :)