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Efficient bit of kit.
on 26 November 2008
I bought one of these (not from Amazon I must admit) and find it excellent. I used to use my great-grandmother's Spong mixer but saw the Kitchen Craft one and thought I'd give it a go. It works very well and is well designed - the suction base mechanism also holds the rest of the assembly together, and the handle can be used on a flat work surface. By that I mean that some mincers need to be hung over the edge of the table to give you room to wind the handle whereas this one does not. I often mince 10lb of beef for the freezer and it takes about 15 minutes to do. I find the blades on this mincer well machined and efficient. I can only surmise that the previous reviewer was unfortunate and received a faulty mincer. (Also unfortunate is that Kitchen Craft don't keep spares for this product, but one extremely helpful lady there did send me a spare mincing blade which she sourced from one of the company's reps, and didn't even charge me.)
You'll need a good sturdy work surface or granite worktop protector to use this on, and here's a tip - try mincing with about half of the meat frozen; that's what I was taught to do when I worked at a butcher's shop in my teens. i.e. freeze half of the meat then feed through meat in a 50/50 ratio of frozen and unfrozen meat.