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KitchenAid Grinder Attachment

FGA KitchenAid Grinder AttachmentThe KitchenAid grinder attachment is among the most popular KitchenAid stand mixer attachments for good reason: it comes with endless possibilities, much like a magician’s wand.

Grind your own beef or chicken for patties or tacos to make the perfect sauce bolognese, create your own sausage mix from scratch, or use it for grating cheese, making bread crumbs or combining dips, salsas and spreads… this little wizard easily adapts to your every need!

FGA KitchenAid Grinder Main Features

Making your own mixtures for hamburgers, meatloaf or sausages has never been easier with the help of the KitchenAid Food Grinder Attachment. It includes:
KitchenAid food grinder*housing;
*two grinding plates:
– a fine grinder plate to grind raw or cooked meat for spreads and bread for fresh bread crumbs;
– a coarse grinder plate to grind cooked or raw meats, as well as dried fruit and firm vegetables for salsas, dips or chutneys, and even to shred cheese;
*grind worm;
*securing ring;
*knife;
*hard wood stomper/wrench;
*instruction manual with great tips and recipes.

Dimensions
Weighing only 2.1 pounds and measuring 4″x7″x7″, the KitchenAid meat grinder attachment brings incredible versatility to the KitchenAid stand mixer. The FGA can also easily be stored away. Let’s face it, who needs another 30-pound appliance cluttering your kitchen countertop when you have another option?

Cleaning
This unit almost cleans itself as most parts go straight in the dishwasher, except for the grinding plates, wooden stomper and knife which must be hand washed in warm, sudsy water and dried thoroughly. Try running a piece of bread through before dismantling the unit to make cleanup easier.

KitchenAid Food Grinder Attachment Packs

For added flexibility, the FGA also works well in conjunction with KitchenAid’s SSA Sausage Stuffer Kit and FVSP Fruit & Vegetable Strainer Parts (both made exclusively for it), as well as the RVSA Rotor Slicer Shredder. These can be bought separately or combined with the FGA in the following packs:

FGA Food Grinder Attachment Packs

FPPA Stand Mixer Attachment Pack 1
*Food Grinder (FGA)
*Fruit & Vegetable Strainer Parts (FVSP)
*Rotor Slicer & Shredder (RVSA)

KGSSA Stand Mixer Attachment Pack 2
*Food Grinder (FGA)
*Rotor Slicer & Shredder (RVSA)
*Sausage Stuffer (SSA)

KN12AP Stand Mixer Attachment Pack 3
*Food Grinder (FGA)
*Food Tray (FT)
*Sausage Stuffer (SSA)
*Citrus Juicer (JE)

The FVSP Did What…?
Grind meat...... strain fruit & veggiesAnd if joining a pack is not your thing, you can always make your own set – and that’s exactly what the FVSP (KitchenAid Fruit & Vegetable Strainer Parts) and the FGA did: they created the FVSFGA Fruit & Vegetable Strainer Set! Altogether, a clever alliance as you will see below…

More FGA Relatives

KitchenAid FT Food Tray AttachmentSlide the KitchenAid FT Food Tray Attachment over the FGA food tray to increase capacity and make processing more efficient.

Note that the FT also complements the FVSP fruit and vegetable strainer as well as the SSA sausage stuffer attachments.

KitchenAid Food Grinder Attachment BladeThe FGA Attachment Blade can also be bought separately in case you lose this piece. It might surprise you to learn that this is a common complaint – so just make sure you keep yours under lock and key! Not expensive, but very annoying…

KitchenAid Mixer Attachments Uses

Here’s a quick overview of what each of the above attachment combos can accomplish:

The Fruit & Vegetable Strainer Parts (FVSP) turn unpeeled apple slices into smooth apple sauce or whips up apple butter in minutes; it also makes jelly or fresh, healthy baby food;

The Rotor Slicer & Shredder (RVSA) makes quick work of slicing vegetables for a variety of dishes (potato chips, scalloped potatoes, hash browns, coleslaw, apples for pies, etc.) or shredding cheeses (cheddar with the coarser cone, parmesan with the finer one);

The Sausage Stuffer (SSA) helps you make sausages out of your ground meat or mixtures;

The Citrus Juicer (JE) quickly extracts juice from citrus fruit and catches the seeds in a built-in strainer – a great investment if you’re into making home preserves.

The Vegetable & Fruit Strainer Set (FVSFGA) lets you grind meat or make breadcrumbs with the food grinder; slice vegetables to make veggie chips or coleslaw; shred carrots for a carrot cake, potatoes for hash browns or cheese for pasta or tacos; use the strainer to make sauces, jams or baby food. A well rounded set of tools that accomplishes A LOT!

Food for Thought

Tips

There have been a few complaints about a crack developing in the base of the housing. Here are some tips to help you fully enjoy your FGA mixer grinder:
*Make sure you follow manufacturer’s instructions when installing the attachment and use the wrench for removal only, not to tighten the ring;
*Remove chunks of gristle and larger pieces of sinew from your meat;
*Keep your meat really cold or even freeze it as you grind to facilitate the grinding process;
*Avoid grinding hard, dried homemade bread; use fresh bread that has been oven or air dried instead;
*Cheese will slice or grate more easily if left in your freezer for 10-15 minutes before you start.

Feedback

FGA food grinder burgersIt would be fair to say that many food grinder enthusiasts out there can’t live without their the KitchenAid meat grinder attachment. They find that it expands their stand mixer’s versatility and frees up their time: no more tedious prepping!

Forget about buying questionable supermarket ground meat. Take control and just grind your favorite cut of meat; a pinch of this and a dollop of that to customize flavor and enhance texture, and who knows? Your next creation might make you famous – at least among friends and family.

Want to balance that meal with a tantalizing array of mouth-watering veggies everyone will be ranting and raving about? Take a look at the marvels that the KitchenAid mixer spiralizer attachment can produce…

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