KitchenAid KSMFGA Food Grinder Attachment, White
- Designed, engineered, and tested by KitchenAid
- Simply attach the food grinder to the power hub of any KitchenAid stand mixer. Then let the mixer do all the work. Stand mixer sold separately.
- Convenient front pocket
- Expand your creativity with the sausage stuffer kit (ksmssa) or fruit and vegetable strainer (ksmfvsp). sold separately
- Model KSMFGA includes (1) food grinder, (1) food tray, (1) fine grinding plate, (1) coarse grinding plate, (1) food pusher
Transform ingredients for wholesome, fresh recipes. Using pre-packaged foods can leave you with little control over the ingredients included, and limited ability to be creative.
The KitchenAid food grinder allows you to make from scratch with fresh, wholesome ingredients, as well as experiment with adding different flavors such as parsley, garlic, rosemary and more.
Specification: KitchenAid KSMFGA Food Grinder Attachment, White
|Dimensions||8 × 5 × 8 in|
15 reviews for KitchenAid KSMFGA Food Grinder Attachment, White
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Where to start… I read people having metal shavings in their food, but I thought that was an operator error and went ahead and purchased the grinder anyway. Boy, was I wrong.Bottom line: if you need extra iron in your diet, look no further, this is the product for you. For the rest of us, stay far away. It just sucks I’m 2 days over 1 month return policy… I’d give zero start if it was an option.
I have had a KA grinder attachment for many years, but due to a few moves I was left with only one grinding plate, and the housing had begun to crack (where it connects to the mixer) from use, so I thought “why not just buy a new one?”I unpacked the new unit and put the old one up on the shelf (fortunately I didn’t toss it), and my first surprise was the new (improved?) design of the pusher. As shown in the picture, the old pusher was a nice, smooth, tubular unit, while the new one was basically a flat piece with a clumsy cutout for your hand, and a round disk at the bottom for pushing the food. I not only found this to be odd-looking and clumsy to use, but the worst part is that the food easily works its way around the small disk and accumulates to the thinner shaft so that after pushing, you lift it to add more food, and some of the clinging bits then fall off and land in various places. I put up with this for maybe 10 minutes, then cleaned it, tossed it in the drawer and grabbed the pusher from my old unit.The second surprise was the redesigned cutting blade, as part of the draw for buying a new unit was to have a nice, new, SHARP blade. As I have tried to show in the photos, the old blade appears to be a part that may have started as cast iron, then machined as needed, whereas the new blade (albeit nice and shiny) appears to be stamped from a piece of metal (assuming steel). I didn’t think this would be a problem, but I could not have been more wrong.I have bought boneless lamb legs to make my own ground lamb for years, and have never had a problem till now. I know what I am doing, and I cut the lamb into the usual pieces, roughly 3/4” square. Shortly into the process it not only became difficult to push, but what was coming out was more like mush and could not be easily pulled off the grinding plate. I unscrewed the retainer and found that bits of sinew had wound all around the prongs of the blade, and also around numerous holes in the disk, and it took several minutes to clean before I could resume. Again I stress that I have done this numerous times with the old unit and never had this problem!Unfortunately I had purchased this 5 to 6 weeks before my first use. Had I used it sooner it would have been returned, but now I am stuck with it. Fortunately I kept the old unit, so I have at least salvaged the pusher, the blade, and the cutting disc on the old unit was also different than the two that came with the new one, so I now have three discs to use. But shame on KitchenAid for cutting quality on what WAS an outstanding attachment!
I didn’t want to believe the negative reviews about this attachment but, sadly, they were true for me. I received the package earlier today with the intent of grinding up some pork. Having read the negative reviews, I made sure to read the included manual thoroughly. It gave me info on how to cut the meat and that you should freeze it for a bit before grinding. I followed those instructions. I disassembled the grinder to “get to know” each piece and to also clean each piece prior to grinding. I read about the dark bits of meat that could, potentially, come out so I made sure nothing left a residue on the paper towels I used to dry the grinder parts.Once I started the process of grinding the semi-ground pork, everything was fine. The manual recommends grinding meat twice and I was happy with the texture on the second grind. However, it was then that I noticed grayish spots in parts of the pork that were coming out of the grinder. Once I saw that 3 times, I stopped grinding, cleaned up, disassembled the parts, cleaned those, went on Amazon, printed out a return shipping label for the box, packed the grinder up and will be taking it to a UPS outlet tomorrow. I’m THAT disappointed. I’ve never returned a product so quickly but I can’t stand by this product and recommend it.
Wes Ensign –
I initially purchased this meat grinder attachment to grind my own sausage however, I ended up using it after a hunting trip to grind up some elk. While I didn’t fully anticipate that the grinder would make it through the grinding process given how much meat we needed to grind (roughly 40lbs), I was pleasantly surprised that the grinder held up and seems like it is ready for more. I have listed a few pros and cons for the product below:Pros:1) While the product is plastic, the material quality is exceptional and is very durable.2) Having two grind sizes was very beneficial, I did a double grind (large first, then the smaller size) and the quality of the ground meat was as good if not better than the store.3) The attachment was very easy to take apart and clean. The product material cleaned very easily and all of the mechanical pieces were easy to remove and reassemble.Cons:1) This grinder had a very hard time grinding fat. As we processes the elk meat, we added beef fat to accommodate for the lean meat and the fat caked to the inside of the grinder and auger forcing me to take the grinder apart and clean it every few pounds of grinding making it very time consuming. I was able to work around this by grinding all the meat on the larger grinder setting without fat and when I came back to do the finer grind, I added the fat and it didn’t bind up as much. With that said, this would concern me if I were grinding up even a few pounds of fatty beef or pork.2) The cutter needed to be cleaned throughout the grinding process to remove gristle that would tend to wrap around the cutter, which would add resistance to the grinder making it so that I had to push pretty hard to get the meat to grind.3) The plunger seemed a little flimsy and wasn’t very comfortable to push the meat into the grinder. it could start to hurt your hand after a while.All in all, I was very satisfied that with the product especially considering the cost compared to standalone meat grinders. I don’t believe that the product is intended to grind 40 lbs of meat in one shot however, for general use at home a few pounds at a time, this is a great product and I would certainly buy it again.
So far I have used this to grind beef and breadcrumbs, I was expecting it to be very slow and not very good but it was the complete opposite. I ran my round steak through it twice in about 2 minutes, I was a bit disappointed that I didn’t get to use it for longer since it was so much fun. I won’t be buying packets of mince anymore, now I know exactly what is in my minced meat, not just mystery cuts from the supermarket.
Amazon Customer –
I am surprised this hasn’t been recalled. Every single time I have used this to grind meat, after a few minutes, some of the meat comes out with a dark grey substance. I ended up tracing it back to the center of the plate. The two metal components (blade and plate) are rubbing up against each other during the grinding process, and metal shavings are getting mixed into the meat. I am pretty sure that if you were to do a blood taste after eating this meat, there’d be high levels of METAL found in your results even if you were to remove as much of the grey substance as you can. I am shocked that this has such a high review. It is dangerous to be using this.
Karol Kaminski –
I would not recommend this product, it’s probably better to go with the stainless steel version of this as mine broke after first use – adjusting ring snapped and now it’s not holding the blade and I still waiting for response from seller
Got this product a month ago and finally decided to put it to use. It’s great, it does take a little time to grind the meat. But the issue, sometimes there will be black liquid that oozes out and is mixed into the grinded meat, I had to stop and pick it out and wipe the liquid and restart. After everything was done and I started to clean it… to my surprise, the washers in the back disintegrated from the friction and turning, that was the issue with the black liquid and spots. The pics show that one of the washer is totally destroyed, and what ever remained is stuck there and in the gap, there was supposed to be another washer but that is totally disintegrated.In the end… I had to throw out the meat that i have grinded…..
It is good quality product. But KitchenAid should have explain more clear communication on how to use the mincer. There are bits that don’t work until you have to find out yourself. I had a problem when using at first because I didn’t know how to operate effectively. I now know. You will need to trim vines and grease then thinly slice meat then cut into small dice approx. 1 cm. You then push the on button to highest speed before putting meat in, it seems to mince quicker. I cut thicker meat it stuck, so this is not suitable for commercial as it is slow. If you want to get it done quick like fast lane in catering. You will need bigger machine, this one only suitable when you are not in a hurry. You have to put a little at the time,it will flow better than put too much and use the pusher push it. This will make your job slower than put little at the time. I just noticed another utube she put too much and force to push the meat, not good demo.
OK so it is a little tricky making sausages. There must be a knack to adopt so that one person can do it but we haven’t managed it yet but the benefits of making your own sausages cannot be over-stated so it is well worth the effort. It is also quite enjoyable and satisfying.
Amazon Customer –
Horrible product. Purchased it, and after a while black sludge started seeping out along with the ground meat. Amazon was nice enough to replace it. the new one came, the same thing is happening. yes, we’re hand washing and air-drying all the parts. VERY disappointed. And I saw a lot of people complaining about the same things.
J S –
No matter how hard the retaining collar is tightened, it unwinds itself and becomes loose. I have complained twice to Kitchenaid but they have ignored both emails.
Jeremiah Smith –
Excellent product, fits perfectly, does the job as described.Meat must cool, slightly frozen for best results.
Fits perfectly but a bit disappointed about the amount of plastic. I did expect the body to be metal bearing in mind the machine it fits into!Some Chinese copies claim to be alloy.
Very disappointed with this equipment that I bought for my dad for Christmas. I doesn’t grind wet or dry food, instead chewing up and blocking the machine.