10:39AM | 10/27/07
Member Since: 09/17/07
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This is probably a long shot, but I bought a vintage Magic Hostess Chopper Grinder Model 5600 at an estate sale. I am hoping to use it to make home made sausage for barbecue contests ( and if you like this sort of thing).

Anyway does anybody have or know where to find instruction or shop manuals for this hefty old beast? 180 watt motor, and easily weighs over 15 lbs! When they say they don't make 'em like they used to, its probably because no company could afford to ship them anywhere .

The motor seems to run fine and all the parts seem to be there, but it would be nice to find some instructions before I start using it so I don't mess it up.

If nobody has any information on this dinosaur, maybe someone could refer me to an online forum which discusses vintage appliances.


Marty B

(When all else fails, read the manual.)


06:04PM | 10/27/07
Member Since: 11/11/02
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Is there an identification tag on it that says whom manufactured it?

Dan O.


09:16PM | 10/27/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
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Here is a reference to a recipe book and manual.

But it is very old.

Might try some old book dealers. There is an online collection of used book dealers that has a common search engine.

Here are a couple.

Also check with your libary and see if they can find it in a inter library loan.

And since it was apparantly make in KC and you appear to be in KC check with Mar-Beck appliacnes and see if they know anything about it.


08:51PM | 10/29/07
Member Since: 09/17/07
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Thanks for the info. Very astute that this product was made here in KC by Magic Hostess, now long since defunct, so long that I never even heard of them before. The used book links are interesting but especially your Mar-Beck suggestion is right on. I don't know why that didn't occur to me, but they are definitely the local gurus of household repair. My mom went there often for supplies and repairs when I was a kid (and I am 50something if that tells you anything). if anyone around KC will know anything about old kitchen appliances made in KC, they will. Thanks for the suggestion!


When all else fails, read the instructions
5852 re magic hostess


08:54PM | 10/29/07
Member Since: 09/17/07
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Thanks Dan,

See the rest of the thread on this old dinosaur. I think I found a source for information on it. However I am attaching a bottom view photo with mfg info for your perusal. It appears this item was made in the 40's or perhaps early 50's. Thanks for your reply.

When all else fails, read the instructions
5853 re manufacturer re v


12:06PM | 09/27/08
Member Since: 09/26/08
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Regarding The Magic Hostess grinder I Have one and am interested in the info you found please post it for me I need a part for mine.



08:37AM | 09/29/08
Member Since: 09/17/07
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I never did find a manual or recipe book for this grinder. You can follow any recipes, of course, but the manuals seem to be extinct.

I thought I could locate this info when I realized it was made here in KC but never could turn up anything, and Magic Chef seems to be extinct as well.

MartyB in KC

When all else fails, read the instructions


10:59AM | 08/31/13
Here's another used book link you may find useful:


06:33PM | 09/24/13
I own this grinder along with the 12 page original instruction booklet.
Dan H. - Connecticut


04:24PM | 03/03/14
Member Since: 03/03/14
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I too have one of these grinders. Until the most resent time I used it it operated great. Well it started making ill sounds. I opened it to find dry grease. Does any one know what grease to use? Thanks for any help. BTW, Dan H. from Conn.,if you are willing, would you e-mail me a file of the manual please?
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