After attempting to make brats and blowing out casings every 3 minutes using the Kitchenade mixer, I stopped and immediately ordered this before completing....haven't turned back. Fills brats in a fraction of the time. The Kitchenade unit is great if your making a pound or two at a time for dinner. Any more than that you'll chuck it out the window or slit your wrists. If your going for speed or volume, buy one of these. You can thank me later.