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Ritzsengupta May 6, 2012 06:38 AM

Where can I buy a sausage filler machine/sausage stuffer in philadelphia and how much does it approximately cost?

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    cwdonald May 6, 2012 11:14 AM

    If you have a Kitchen Aid Mixer, you can buy an attachment for about 10 dollars.

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      Boognish May 6, 2012 01:57 PM

      If you're serious at all about making sausage, I'd avoid the KA attachment. It's pretty terrible.

      You can check Fante's, but I recommend a Grizzly 5 lb available online for about $80 + shipping.

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      danbee1 May 7, 2012 05:24 AM

      I've used the KA attachement for both grinding and stuffing and find it works just fine. Some folks feel the mixer itself is not powerfull enough but I've not had any problems. Depending on the texture you want, you might have to grind twice. The grinder costs about $40-45, it's the stuffing tubes that costs $10.

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        Boognish May 7, 2012 06:09 AM

        To each his own, but if you google a little, you'll see that most folks try a couple batches with the KA and then find it woefully inadequate. I used it twice and realized that the investment in dedicated machines was worth my money. So much "smear" with the KA that it became a detriment to the process.

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          borntolovefood May 8, 2012 07:03 AM

          I went to the local kitchen supply chain store (can't remember the name but it's not in a mall be next to a Home Depot somewhere). Bought a designated machine (for <$100) and used it several times before I realized I needed a better one. Went back and got the "expensive" (~$200) designated machine they had and I LIKE that one a whole lot.

          What I found was the machine needs a sturdy motor and it's important to have a "large-hole" extrusion plate.

          Question: where do you all buy your casings? The natural kind.

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            Boognish May 8, 2012 08:03 AM

            You can buy hog casings packed in salt at Cannuli's House of Pork. That's where I get them!

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        FriedClamFanatic May 7, 2012 03:28 PM

        At the risk of alienating local strores..which I try and support.....may I suggest you look at Sausagemaker.com

        http://www.sausagemaker.com/

        They have EVERYTHING you need. And if you are over 50 or make lots of sausage, definitely get electric models.My arms ache (I'm over 60) every time I make up 5 lbs of Sausage on their 22 model grinder that is manual

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          jeanmarieok May 8, 2012 07:25 AM

          The sausage maker site is the best!!!

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          Ritzsengupta May 8, 2012 07:19 AM

          Thank you so much everybody for the enthusiastic replies but I am again in a bit of fix here. I live in India and was trying to get a sausage maker from a friend who was visiting Philly because its not available in India and amazon doesnt deliver in India. But now it appears her trip is cancelled and I will have to wait till she plans her trip again. Any online sources you'll know of who will deliver to India? sorry to be such a bother but am grateful for all your help :)

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            Boognish May 8, 2012 08:06 AM

            Without question, I would email sausage maker.

            Just to clarify, you're looking for a sausage stuffer, not a grinder, correct? I know most dedicated grinders come with stuffing attachments, but once I bought a grinder, I went ahead a bought the stuffer separately.

            I'm surprised there's nothing in India you can use. I know there are some great sausages in Goa.

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              Ritzsengupta May 8, 2012 08:33 AM

              i just cant find anything online that will give me an indication of where one can get sausage makers in india. I buy ready made ground meat and then add the spices and make the mixture for the sausages. So what I am essentially looking for is a filler/stuffer. I did try to do some manually through a funnel but by hand one doesnt have a control over the casings and they tear easily and it is a very tedious job to do by hand

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                PattiCakes May 11, 2012 11:27 AM

                Try eBay. I searched for "sausage stuffer", and came up with a lot of results. Sausage Maker can ship via UPS, which delivers worldwide.

                Have you tried improvising with a pastry bag? http://www.ehow.com/how_7224261_build...

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