A review of the steak marinade JL Kraft
It should probably come as no surprise that I am a kitchen product junkie. So I’ll skip the leadup on that one. But the surprise may come as where I am a kitchen product junkie- I am also kind of frugal. So the combination of the those two traits usually makes me hesitate to buy things.
My Kitchenaid mixer was a Christmas gift from Hubs (shout out to Him!) a few years (maybe 5 years) ago. I had been wanting the Kitchenaid mixer for the longest but I just couldn’t click “purchase.” Of course my mixer came with the standard mixer heads but I hadn’t purchased any attachments (because frugal). I just didn’t really see the need. The attachments weren’t that much more expensive but if I could do the same things for less money what difference did it make? Or so I thought.
This past Christmas my mother purchased the Kitchenaid Slicer/Prepper for me. I had been eyeing it for a while really for the slicing capabilities. Canning can be a tedious project and because I’ve been slicing more and more cucumbers for more and more pickles (COMING SOON, lol) I needed something to help with that effort.
This past weekend I made my infamous SECRET mac n cheese (exclusive to those in the Peach Crew) and decided to use the slicer to slice the cheese. For the record I do have a hand shredder (because of course I do) but I wanted to compare it to the kitchenaid shredder.
What I like about the shredder from the outset is it has various blades. There are three: There is a larger one shredder, a medium shredder and then a large “slicer.” The functionality and ability to connect the blades to the Kitchenaid mixer is not overly complicated.
When I first grabbed that and my Kitchenaid mixer I was questioning whether or not it was really “that serious” but after I had shredded 5 blocks of cheese in a quarter of the time it usually takes- it definitely is.
The price point of this plug in isn’t bad (even for a frugal Franny like me). $40.00 isn’t bad for saved time.
I would suggest this product if you have a LOT of something to shred. Otherwise the hand shredder or slicer can work for smaller dishes. To me taking down my kitchenaid off the shelf then getting the plug in blah blah blah- it’s just a lot. LOL I don’t like a lot of prep work so the faster the better. But in this case, it’s worth it.
You can use the bowl that comes with your kitchenaid but because of where the slices “come out” you’ll have to put the bowl off to the end to catch the slicings. I didn’t use my machine on anything higher than stir and 2 I tried to go higher but the cheese starting flying a little much. But…you can add a lot more to the feeding tube to make the process go faster. At first I was only a little at a time but then I realized this was literally a machine and could handle more cheese. I’m sure it’s a delicate balance between overwhelming the machine as well as maintaining the balance of consistent shreds but I think I did pretty good. I haven’t used it to slice yet- which i will but I highly suggest this product.
Very little product was wasted. When I took the slicers off of the attachment it was only a few pieces of debris. Which is expected with a shreddable item like cheese .
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