Homemade sausage...Double Yum!

Expensive annoying sausage stuffer....Boo!

Homemade inexpensive easy to use stuffer....Yea!!

This stuffer was born from my frustration using the Kitchenaid sausage stuffer attachment.  It's awkward to use and would be a lot easier if one were to grow an extra arm.  I had no luck growing an extra arm and commercial stuffers cost almost as much as having one sewn on so I decided on the next best thing.  The total cost for a homemade sausage stuffer was around $30.

This design is basically a big syringe.  My measurements are based off of the size of the stainless steel container I found.  It was originally intended to be a utensil holder.  I like this size because it holds a full batch of sausage ~ 5lbs.  If you find a different container adjust your dimensions accordingly.  Just make sure your container is made of stainless steel and has smooth sides that don't taper much.

Step 1: Stuff You're Gonna Need


1 Stainless steel utensil holder 5" dia x 6" tall (try Walmart or Bed Bath and Beyond)

HDPE (High density polyethelyene aka plastic cutting board)
2 @ 5" x 7.5" x 1/2"
1 @ 2" x 2" x 1/2"

1 piece hardwood 2" x 7" x 3/4" 

1 piece wood 6" x 6" x 1"

2  3/8" bolts- 8" long & wingnuts

1 3/8" carriage bolt 8" long must be threaded most if not all the way (stainless if possible)

Kitchenaid sausage stuffer nozzles

1 casement window crank (try the re-store)

8 3/4" screws (brass or stainless)

A little bit of mineral oil  (a food grade oil that you can get at pharmacies)

A smallish clamp


Table saw
Asstd. drill bits
1 1/2" bi-metal holesaw 
3/4" paddle or Forstner bit
3/8" tap
<p>Great idea thanks!</p>
<p>can the nozzel go on the side? i would like to build this but i want one that can stand upright on the counter,, you think its possibe?</p>
I think that's a great idea. It would be a much more convenient setup. It may be a bit tricky to drill the hole and you will probably need some sort of gasket to seal the nozzle to the curved wall, but those are easy issues to deal with. I say try it &amp; post a picture of it here so we can all learn from your project.
This really is an excellent idea. I had one of those why didn't I think of that moments when I saw it.
Interesting simple and useful!!! T4S
Oooh, This will be a great additional to my (as yet unused) electric meat grinder. I wanted to start making sausage, but need to find a cheap supplier of meat in the UK. <br>I might tweak this idea as I have access to a large number of empty 2kg CO2 fire extinguishers. The cylinders for these are probably perfect and being rigid I could drill and tap some fittings/bolt holes. <br>Thanks for the inspiration.
If you are going to make a bunch of sausage look for someone who raises pigs and buy directly from the producer. Best way to know your quality and get a fair price. <br>Love the CO2 extinguisher idea!<br>Post pics&amp;or an instructable if you get one built.<br>Let me know if you have an questions along the way.
Nice work! This is awesome. <br /><br />I've basically stopped using casings on my homemade sausage because of frustration with the Kitchenaid stuffer attachment; this seems much better.
Thanks you guys!
I agree with canucksgirl and jessyratfink.
That's very creative. Great job!
This is awesome! Such a great idea.

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