Kitchener 15-Lb. Stainless Steel Sausage Stuffer
used this to stuff 100 lbs summer sausage, 25 lbs hot sticks, worked great. Then stuffer 25 lbs brats and one of the welds broke on top of unit. Glad it didn't happen during the summer sausage or i would have been screwed. Got new replacement and found stuffing tube cracked! Probably wont use until next year again for venison summer sausage, hope another weld dosnt break, cause my warranty will be up. Hope this was a fluke...
February 19, 2014
One man operation
I looked around for a vertical stuffer since last year. A buddy helped me grind, stuff and smoke my venison and pork sausage last year, but this year I wanted to do it all on my own. I decided on this model for several reasons. The best reason is how sturdy it is. Metal gears and a base that can be clamped or bolted to a work surface makes it easier to stuff by yourself if you have to, no problem. Cleaning of this unit is also easy. The price was also less than any vertical stuffer I've researched. Having it shipped for free to the Northern Tool near my house also made this stuffer a great buy.
February 4, 2014
very heavy duty
just received this tool and it is very heavy duty nice and solid, came in four days, haven't put sausage through it yet but it works fine empty, cant wait to do deer pork mix soon I know it will be great and im glad I took the big one, its really not that big just right, well be using this alot
December 5, 2013
This stuffer will do anything you ask of it. It's easy to clean and has a strong gear train. The size is perfect... allowing a decent 1 load batch, or a big 50 pounder in about 3 loads. Good price, good quality. Get you one!
September 27, 2012
I was just about ready to give up....
I have tried using the #32 hand powered grinder that got me started, I have tried using an electric grinder that was given to me and have used the 5 lb. horn type stuffer. The grinders emulsified the meat and were very slow. The stuffing horn almost put me in the hospital with a hernia and strained back (very hard to use). I shopped like crazy not knowing which stuffer to buy, and finally decided on the Kitchner 15 lb stuffer from Northern Tool. I have had it for a couple of months but got the opportunity to use it yesterday. Oh my goodness...what had been taking hours took 15 minutes (the actual time is probably 8-10). I made 3 different types of sausage and I was very pleased with the results. Easy to use and clean.
May 27, 2012
I am very glad I purchased this stuffer. I researched a lot of different stuffers and this one seemed the best for the money. I'm glad I didn't buy a stuffer with plastic gears because after using this one I'm sure I would strip out plastic ones. It works great and clean up isn't bad at all. Definitely a great deal!
May 8, 2012
I purchased this stuffer as a upgrade from my smaller stuffer. I am impressed with the quality of this stuffer. I have used several stuffers over the last 20 years. This is by far the best stuffer i've used. Between me and my friends, we generally make over 200 pounds of stuffed sausage a year. The ability to stuff pounds without reloading is a real time saver.
May 7, 2012
15 lb sausage stuffer
This is an awesome machine. I have used many stuffers over the years froom the old cast iron ones to big water pressure stuffers and this one is the best based on function, ease of handling and very easy to clean up with the stainless steel body. The piston with a rubber ' O ' ring let no meat by-pass with very little mess. Great stuffer.
January 16, 2012
Identical to LEM model
I purchased the the LEM model for more money being concerned about availability of replacement parts and different size stuffer tubes.
Father in law purchased the Kitchener on sale through Northern.
---They are identical, minus the LEM sticker---
Save your money and buy the Kitchener fron Northern!
Built solid and it works great. Have used this stuffer to make 3 lb summer sausages and the smaller snack sticks.
November 29, 2011
Very good vaule
Overall this thing is built really well and looks pretty similar to the LEM one with one big exception. The plastic stuffing tubes were very hard to get the casing on. We soaked the casing plenty long and still they were hard to get on (even tried greasing the tube with pig fat and food grade silicon).
I hoped other brands metal stuffing tubes would fit, but no go. I measured the diameter of the base and they are different sizes. Also a pain if you want to try to make slim-jims and need to use a smaller tube, which Kitchener does not make.
If you just want to make normal sized link sausage, this is a really good value.
June 24, 2011