KitchenAid Food Grinder Attachment : Attachment for grinding meats and produce, with fine and coarse grinding plates and wrench. Ideal for making homemade sausage (use with the sausage stuffer attachment sold separately). Designed exclusively for use with all KitchenAid household stand mixers. Model: FGA. Product Features Grinds meat, vegetables, fruit, cheese and more Enhance the versatility with the optional fruit and vegetable strainer (Model: FVSFGA), pasta maker plates (Model: SNPA), sausage stuffer (Model: SSA) and food tray (Model: FT) accessories that are sold separately. Easy to use One year full warranty Instruction and recipe booklet in English, French and Spanish included Imported
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I've had mine for several years now and have not experienced any malfunctions. The metal parts have not "Rusted", like some other brands. The tray is not a problem - since KitchenAid makes a larger capacity tray, that attaches to the grinder - for those people who like to put 10 gallons of water in a 5 gallon bucket.
The pusher does "Leak" - Soft/liquid foods will turn into mush if you push them too hard. The pusher does not have an air-tight seal.... by design. If it had a tight seal, you would not be able to push the tool in - Air Lock.
My wife loves it! She makes Mexican Tamales and it's a real time saver.
Calphalon Unison Nonstick Omelette Pan : The Calphalon Unison Nonstick Omelette/Fry Pan's innovative Slide nonstick surface cooks and releases foods effortlessly without the use of oils. This advanced nonstick surface features three interlocking layers with a scratch-and stain-resistant surface engineered for years of service. Slide technology ensures delicate omelettes, scrambled eggs, seafoods and vegetables cook thoroughly without sticking to the pan. Heavy-gauge anodized aluminum with protective base provides even heating, prevents burning and eliminates hot spots. The sloped sides make blending or turning of ingredients easy. Ergonomic stainless steel handle stays comfortably cool to the touch on the stove top. The Unison fry pan is oven safe to keep foods warm. Dishwasher safe. Made in the USA. Since the 1960s, both professional and home chefs have come to count on Calphalon for premium cookware, bakeware and a full line of kitchen products. In 2009 Calphalon introduced its Calphalon Unison Nonstick cookware for restaurant-quality results with dishwasher safe convenience. The Calphalon Unison Nonstick cookware set reflects the culinary company's attention to remarkable style and performance. Product Features Slide technology ensures delicate omelettes, scrambled eggs, seafoods and vegetables cook thoroughly without sticking to the pan Heavy-gauge, hard-anodized aluminum construction offers optimum strength and durability Triple-layer Calphalon proprietary nonstick interior requires little or no oils or fats Healthy, low-fat way to cook endless recipes Anodized aluminum distributes heat evenly to ensure every ingredient cooks at the identical temperature No hot spots Spacious design accommodates additional servings Use with nylon, coated or wooden utensils to protect the cookware surface Triple-riveted stainless steel handle is expertly balanced and ergonomical Long loop handle with large eyelet for convenient hanging Stain-resistant and scratch-resistant PFOA-free Safe for gas, ceramic, glass, electric and halogen stove tops Oven safe to 500 F; not safe for broiler use Dishwasher safe; hand washing recommended By Calphalon, the first manufacturer of anodized aluminum Made in the USA Lifetime warranty
We purchased the pan last year and love the results. It makes great Spanish Omelettes! The two pans are also very convenient, when you need to sauté small amounts of vegetables or only cooking for two people
Although the product is not "Idiot Proof ", it does perform well. Due to the shallow depth of the pans and the protruding rivets, the omelette does stick to them. The design team should have spent more time developing this product. I would have installed counter-sunk rivets and coated them with the same non-stick material. (That would probably cost extra).
Overall, its an excellent product, with the exception on the protruding rivets. I would highly recommend it to all my friends.
BTW - I worked around the sticky situation - by brushig the rivets with oil (vegetable or Olive).