Kitchenaid attachment or food mill?

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Kitchenaid attachment or food mill?
I have the grinder. does anyone have the strainer attachment that can vouch for it versus a manual mill? It's not really about a laziness factor, I just tend to do things big, and the more automation the better. Also, i'd rather buy an accompanying piece ot something i already have rather than a whole new piece. It has some pretty great reviews, so i'm thinking it's going to be a good buy, and all of the kitchenaid stuff i have is good. I also have the professional 600 mixer, so motor and resistance is not much of a problem. 

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It doesn't look like a bad option but I've never used it myself so I can't really vouch for it. My only concern is that it might over work potatoes and make them gluey if you plan on using this to make pommes puree or mashed potatoes. Again, never used it, so I can't know for sure, but it'd be interesting to test.

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I probably wouldn't be using this for pommes puree if i ever did. in fact, i have the grinder attachment which has 2 (maybe 3) different dies (dyes?). One is pretty small, and would probably work pretty well for pommes puree or something like that. 
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Stiking,

I've been eyeballing the grinder / sausage stuffer for a possible next purchase.  http://www.amazon.com/KitchenAid-KN12AP-Stand-Mixer-Attachment-Grinder/d...

Wold you recommend it? How do you like yours?

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Hey lance. Yea, I like it. The key thing is really the mixer. I don't think I'd be screwing arond with anything less than the professional 600 model that I have. I like doing stuff hard, so I would run thru smaller appliances. The grinder is sweet though. I actually don't have the stuffer, I plan on doing bulk sausage because I always remove the skins when cooking anyway.
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Thanks for the recommendation.  I'm really interested in starting to make my own sausage this grilling season. 

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The Kitchen Aid meat grinder and sausage stuffer that I own are perfect for small batches of sausage.  

If you want to make enough for 300 people I recommend you get to know your supermarket butcher.  He let's me use his equipment to grind and stuff as much sausage as I need.

The KA grinder holds less than a pound of meat, the butcher's holds 25 Lbs!  His stuffer is high cap, it can handle 25Lbs of filling and makes 100 wurst at once in minutes.

A real estate guru once said that you can get rich using "Other people's money" but you can do the same with "other people's equipment!"