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4 Things to Consider When Buying a Sausage Stuffer

July 01, 2019

Posted under:   getting startedhints & tips

I generally stuff approximately 40 to 50 lb of sausage per season. I use LEM products to streamline my sausage making process. The only time I have said that I wish I had bought something different is my upright stuffer. I bought the 5 lb stuffer. I wish I had bought the 15 lb stuffer. It’s a small thing, but stopping to reload the stuffer takes more time. Once I have everything the way I like it I just want to roll with it. 

Sausage Stuffers vary widely. Don’t jump on the first one you see. Take the time to determine which type of Stuffer is best for you and how you’ll use it. Here are the 3 types of Sausage Stuffers you’ll find at LEM:

Manual Stuffers - sometimes called Horn Stuffers - are low cost, low maintenance but require additional effort and time to stuff each casing. This is a great Stuffer for the person who makes a small quantity of sausage.

Vertical Stuffers are typically gear driven, enabling you to stuff your casings much quicker and with little effort. The powerful steel gears allow you to stuff like a pro, plus the cylinder removes for easy cleaning. This is our most popular model of Stuffers - a definite customer favorite. Our Dual Gear Stuffer has a huge drive gear, notched piston rod and all metal gears are built to deliver and withstand the pressure needed to stuff even small sausages, plus the cylinder removes for easy cleaning. Two speeds allow you to adjust the speed you stuff your casings or retract your piston.

Motorized or Electric Stuffers are just right for the serious sausage maker who makes large quantities of sausage on a frequent basis. Our Big Bite Motorized Sausage Stuffers are equipped with a 15-watt motor that pushes with more than one TON of force to quickly and efficiently stuff any size sausage, even snack sticks. The variable speed control lowers and raises the piston letting you stuff at your own pace, slow to fast. The included electric foot switch allows you to stuff with both hands on the casings so you don't have to worry about how fast or slow to crank. The sturdy stainless steel body, base, and removable cylinder makes filling and clean up easy. This Stuffer is built to last - and is the most expensive.

So which stuffer is for you? Well - ask yourself these 4 questions:

  1. How much sausage am I going to make at a time? How often?
  2. How hard do I want to work to stuff casings?
  3. How quickly do I want to stuff casings?
  4. What sort of clean-up and maintenance should I expect?

Consider your answers and decide which style suits you best, then gear up and Get Stuffing!