I've always wanted a meat grinder at home. While this seems like an odd thing, I grew up in a restaurant family and we had the big industrial one and I thought it was super cool how you could drop in a chopped up steak and a burger would come out the other side. The KitchenAid meat grinder gives me that experience at home. No more guessing what's in the pre-ground meat at the store. I buy the cuts I want and make my hamburgers, meatballs, and sausages to the texture and flavor I want. The only catch with this one if the meat is fatty, it needs to be fairly firm going into the grinder or it will jam, so I find it helps to pre-cut then freeze the meat for several hours before grinding. It doesn't need to be rock hard, but it shouldn't be "palm soft" either. The meat grinder works quickly and efficiently though I wish the meat would drop down instead of horizontally because sometimes it can make a mess when there's a clog that suddenly gets cleared. The attachment is easy to disassemble and clean.