Does not fit our LEM Model 780
We thought we would take a chance on this since the description said it MIGHT fit on the older models, unfortunately it does not fit our Model 780. The description should be changed to reflect this. We have been very happy with the grinder so we will be ordering one that this attachment will fit.
GETTING THE JOB DONE .
This attachment is the best item I have bought to speed the process for making tomato juice. I have been using the old crank style for years. We process juice, salsa and pasta sauce. It has really helped get the job done in a timely manner. Thanks LEM / Need to find a auger that will let us use it for processing grapes with seeds ?
BIG BITE JUICER ATTACHMENT SKU: 1227
I was very pleasantly surprised at how well the BIG BITE JUICER ATTACHMENT SKU: 1227 worked both easily / quickly after I attached it to a LEM 1/3 hp #8 Big Bite Grinder. Both of these are a great equipment adds in my small foot print of a processing kitchen in our basement. I did pass twice the discard bowl back into the feeder to extract just as much as possible of the 15 pounds of home grown tomatoes. It took no time at all to go through this total process! I remember my mother doing all of this by hand with her funnel shaped juicer from 60 years ago. The clean up for her may have been easer only because she only had the cone and masher to clean. The real difference is the ease of and the time that it takes to complete this task from a complete start (pull out the grinder and set it up) to finish (when everything washed dried and put back into their storage spot all covered back up). It was really very quick and easy. The real helper was in the cleanup by using a couple of the accessory brushes that I bought with the Big Bite Grinder. During my first use of this attachment, I made a homemade knock off version of V-8 that I found after searching various recipes on the net. Tomatoes that are picked, washed and cut to size that allow them to pass down the throat will work flawlessly. Tougher stems from spinach you might want to trim as that would be helpful, I did not try the beet stems. Onions, skins removed and carrots scrubbed only was No Problem. Bottom line is,,,,pleasantly surprised and pleased with my first try.
Survivalists outdoors man
Too much plastic on screen stays, stopped up. Save your money; not happy at all. If you are only going to do 15 to 20 jars then it would probably be ok, but it took all day to do just 200 pounds of tomatoes.