Kitchenaid mixer for 5lb batches of sausage?
Hey guys! So I have a 40lb meat mixer currently and am not too happy with it’s mixing capability. It’s a PITA to take apart and clean, and it doesn’t mix well. I’m constantly having to scrape the sides and fins. I’m just curious if anyone has used the Kitchenaid mixer to mix smaller batches of sausage, say 5lb batches at a time. If so what kind of extraction are you getting? Does it work well for mixing sausage? Which attachment are you using(paddle or bread sprial)?
Thanks a ton.
Was using the kitchen aid stand mixer to mix with but could only do small batches at a time. Have since switched over to a dry wall mud mixing attachment that is used with a drill. Now I can mix 10lbs at once, get good protein extraction, and easy peasy to clean. I mix in a food grade 5 gallon bucket.
knifemaker3 how many pounds of meat could you do in the kitchenaid at a time? Which were you using the paddle or the corkscrew thing?
About 2 1/2lbs comfortably. Used the paddle, not the bread hook.
Only problem with the kitchen aid is when doing more than you can mix at one time you have to weigh the meat and mix accordingly. Just easier for me to it in 5-10 lb lots at a time
I use a Kitchen Aid stand mixer, it’s what I have. My wife suggested I try using it, and getting a meat grinder attachment for it.
I was on that like stink on dog-doo. I went shopping and found a Stainless Steel grinder attachment for it.
It works OK, but I think a real meat grinder would be much better.
Once I’ve ground my meat, I put it into the 6 quart SS bowl with the paddle type mixer. I use the OEM paddle, and leave my wife’s fancy cookie paddle alone. (My Momma didn’t raise no fool!)
I typically do 4-5 pound batches, and they work great in the mixer. I just did a 4 pound batch of Willie’s Snack Sticks last week. (Because I found two packages of 50/50 Beef/Pork I had put up in the freezer.) They each had 1 pound of each meat. LOL, My 50/50 freezer pack of grind fodder.
I course ground the meat, refrigerated it for a couple of hours, then did the mixing adding my proportioned Willie’s Mix with some Prague Powder added and mixed into it. Mixed it long enough to get it gooey, then reground it with a medium plate (3/16", I think?), anyway, reground it finer.
I did something new for me when mixing my small batch, I kicked up the speed towards the end. The meat separated from the paddle nicely and was able to get some boogy in the mixin. But it didn’t fly out. Whew!
Then I stuffed it in my sausage stuffer (5 pound) and made rope with it.
But I think using a Kitchen Aid stand mixer is the cats meow for small batches like I always make.
Seems to work good.
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I can do 5 lbs in my 7 qt Kitchen Aid, the motor is a lot stronger than the smaller ones as well. I use the paddle. You need to start and run slow, otherwise you will wear what you are trying to mix and really over mix you meat. Also the colder, the better. The corkscrew is a doughhook and won’t mix well.
The corkscrew is a doughhook and won’t mix well.
Well, it would probably mix dough ok.
armyguy Those are Abpits i just bought a hand held double auger cement mixer on Amazon. Used it twice so far a 9lb. And 24lb. Batch in a large stainless stock pot so far works like a charm fast and incredible extraction.
rhjbarney Interesting! I’d be interested in how it does long term.
I’m close to doing something really stupid…Talsa Mix30PV…lol but that’s going to be a HUGE hit to take.
armyguy I found that it was a waste of time to use a Kitchenaid. It’s really not designed for the kind of mixing we are doing for sausages. The are expensive to replace if you burn up the motor. You can buy a good grinder and mixer for about the same price as a Kitchenaid. I know firsthand.
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