Has anyone here used the KA sausage stuffer attachment?
The KA attachment is kinda a PITA to use, you have to hold the casing in one hand and apply pressure with the other. 10lbs of sausage is a bit of a chore that way.
Skip the KA attachment and get a Grizzly http://www.grizzly.com/products/H6252
I think I got mine off ebay for a few bucks less and still directly from Grizzly.
It's the difference between taking hour(s) to fill casings as opposed to minutes.
I won't disagree that the Grizzly (or similar) vertical stuffer is easy to use, and wicked fast once you get the process down...but I can't begin to imagine why stuffing 10 lbs of sausage using the KA mixer attachment should take "hours" .
I make sausage on a fairly regular basis primarily
using a KA setup, and once all the other preps are done and the casing is threaded onto the tube, 10 lbs usually takes no more than 10 or 15 minutes to go through (I never actually timed it, but it's probably closer to 10 min.).
I would only tag the KA attachment with one caveat: if you routinely want to make sausages that use extremely finely ground or nearly emusified meat (such as hot dogs, knockwurst, and the like) the KA is not an ideal tool for that (it can
be done, but not with the speed and ease of making kolbasz/kielbasa or Italian type sausages.
If one already has a KA mixer, the sausage kit can be had on eBay for dirt cheap and it's a great way to try out sausage making. For 5 or 10 lb batches (typically what I make), it's a pretty much hassle free and easy cleanup operation (aside from the exception noted above).