Nesco BJX-5 Jumbo Jerky Works Kit
It is a jerky gun which works with the help of a stainless steel trigger and also has a ratchet bar for pushing the meat out through an attachment containing a tip that forms the jerky.
Aspects and Features
The BJX-5 is cylindrical in shape and comes in a red color. It has a transparent meat chamber that enables you to see how much meat remains inside so that you can make jerkies accordingly. The process of making jerkies takes about 4 hours if you use this device. The good part about it is that you can customize them the way you want and do not have to buy the standard jerkies that are available in retail stores.
The stainless steel trigger is used to operate the machine to get jerkies. A ratchet bar is inside the chamber of the device and the chamber can hold 1 pound of meat easily. You can set different types of jerkies by using the tips for strips, double strips or jerky sticks. The strips are produced by a tip that has a small slit through which the meat comes out. The double strips come out of a tip that has a slit that is split into two to produce 2 thin strips. When you use the tip which has a spout you will get a jerky stick.
The BJX-5 measures 11.5 x 3 x 6.2 inches and weighs 1.2 pounds. It is a small device and can be easily stored without taking up too much space in your kitchen at all. When you purchase it you will also get 3 attachments with different tips, and 5 flavors and cure packs.
Nesco BJX-8 Jumbo Jerky Works Kit
The device makes jerkies using a barrel shaped chamber to hold meat and compresses it with a ratchet rod and trigger mechanism, so that it comes out though a tip attachment in the form of a jerky.
Aspects and Features
The BJX-8 is a large capacity gun which can hold over a pound of ground meat. The device has a barrel shaped chamber which holds the meat and is transparent so that you can see how much of it is left inside. The trigger is made of stainless steel and helps push the meat forward so that it comes out through an attachment which has a special tip. At full capacity it can give you half pound of jerky ready to be prepared. There are 3 attachments – one for stick jerkies, a 2 for strip jerkies including a double strip.
The device measures 11.4×8.1×3.4 inches and weighs 1 pound. The compact size of the device makes it easy to store away after use. The package includes 8 flavors and cure packs and also 3 types of attachments. When you buy the BJX8 you will get a total of 8 spice packs including Hot and Spicy, Cracked Pepper and Garlic, Teriyaki, and 2 of Original.
What is the Difference Between the Nesco BJX-5 and BJX-8?
Both the devices are essentially the same except for a few minor differences. The BJX-8 is a bit larger in size and can hold more of meat than the BJX-5. Also the package includes 8 flavors and cure packs compared to 5 that you get with the BJX-5.