I am probably why manufacturers put warning labels on things. Having to idiot proof everything knowm to man is because there are folks like me who open up a box and skip the directions. I am just so excited to get the gift that I want to set it up or try it RIGHT NOW.
A nice, nice person that I used to work with gave me the loviest gift for Christmas. She and I have had endless conversations about how much we love our red Kitchen Aid mixers. I have had mine for years and it's still chugging along. Much to my total surprise, Becky gave me a gift for my mixer. I got a grinder. So cool. I decided today that I wanted to use it.
I really didn't have meat to grind, only a huge chunk of Parmesan cheese.
So, I cut the chunk down to a smaller size in order to get it in the grinding shoot. I have done this many times with food processors. No big deal... right? I started up the mixer and then I was horrified. I never counted on what happened next. It wasn't what I expected and certainly wasn't very pretty. I felt like a doofus. See below...
I got Parmesan worms. Okay now...if I had read this...
I would know that the two discs that came with the grinder, weren't meant for grating cheese. This is why if all else fails, read the directions. Lesson learned.