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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.

Grind your own beef or chicken for patties or tacos or 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… the possibilities are endless.

Whether you are cooking for a few people or planning to entertain a large crowd, forget about buying questionable supermarket ground meat. Grinding your own meat puts you in control.

Choose the exact cut of meat you want, and just let your imagination run wild: add your choice of ingredients – a pinch of this, a dollop of that for customized flavor and texture – and who knows? Your next creation might make you famous – at least among your friends and family.

FGA KitchenAid Grinder Main Features

KitchenAid food grinderThe FGA KitchenAid food grinder includes the housing, two grinding plates (one fine and one coarse), a grind worm, a securing ring, a knife and a hard wood stomper/wrench, together with an instruction manual with great tips and recipes.

The fine grinder plate will grind raw or cooked meat for spreads and bread for fresh bread crumbs.

The coarse grinder plate can be used to grind cooked or raw meats, as well as dried fruit and firm vegetables for salsas, dips or chutneys, and even to shred cheese.

Making your own mixtures for hamburgers, meatloaf or sausages has never been easier.

Dimensions

Weighing only 2.1 pounds and measuring 4 x 7 x 7 inches, the FGA food grinding attachment brings incredible versatility to the KitchenAid stand mixer.

The KitchenAid grinder attachment 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

And 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. You may want to try running a piece of bread through before dismantling the unit to make cleanup easier.

Kitchen Aid Grinder Friends & Related Items

For added flexibility, the meat grinding attachment 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.

KitchenAid Grinder Attachment Packs

For added flexibility, the FGA is also part of three KitchenAid stand mixer 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)

FGA Food Grinder Attachment Packs

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

The Fruit & Vegetable Strainer Parts (FVSP) turn unpeeled apple slices into smooth apple sauce or whip up apple butter in minutes, or make 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.

Each of the RVSA, FVSP, SSA and JE can be purchased separately.

The FVSP Did What…?

One more thing: the KitchenAid Fruit & Vegetable Strainer Parts (FVSP) teamed up with the FGA to create the FVSFGA Fruit & Vegetable Strainer Set.

Combine a fruit and vegetable strainer with a food grinder, and what do you get? A set of tools that quickly turn your chores into a walk in the park!

Grind meat...... strain fruit & veggiesGrind 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.

Altogether, a clever alliance…

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.

It also complements the FVSP fruit and vegetable strainer and the SSA sausage stuffer attachments.

KitchenAid Food Grinder Attachment BladeThe FGA Attachment Blade can also be bought separately in case you lose this piece which seems to be a common complaint.

Make sure you keep yours under lock and key – not expensive, but annoying…

Food for Thought

Tips

Some people have complained 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

KitchenAid FGA food grinderIt would be fair to say that many food grinders out there can’t live without, well, their grinder. 😉 Depending on their tastes or lifestyle, some find the SSA sausage stuffer to be indispensable, while others can’t live without the FVSP fruit & vegetable strainer. On the other hand, the JE citrus juicer comes in handy if you make brines for preserves.

Adding the KitchenAid meat grinder attachment to one of their sturdy stand mixers is a great way to expand its versatility and have it perform most of the cooking tasks that you would otherwise have to do manually.

Some enthusiastic owners even consider their KitchenAid food grinder pack to be an investment. Plus you don’t need to clutter up your counter space with yet another appliance devoted to one specific task.

One thing’s for sure, having the crowd over for a barbecue has never been easier. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead, get grinding…!

But first, you might want to take a look at the spiralizer KitchenAid attachment to help you balance that meal with mouthwatering veggies everyone will be ranting and raving about.

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