I know what you mean, about strips of turkey...doesnt sound exciting LOL
As for the ground beef jerky, generally the recipes tell you to roll it out between plastic wrap, then slice it...non of which made me thrilled.
A friend of mine showed me the jerky he made using the jerky press I mentioned and its PERFECT. It all comes out mushed together in exact wide stips and thickness. If you want to make your own pepperoni stix it has that attachment too!
My son is into snowboarding so I like making him jerky to keep with him. The usual method is so time consuming that I dont make it often. Using the ground beef I can mix it up and press it out onto the racks in like 10 mins.
It really is exactly like the stuff from the store this way. lol can you tell I am a tad too excited about jerky??
I guess I am a gadget person. lol.
And no asbestos required!!!!! LOL.
I put a link to the jerky gun thing on my first response but it came out looking like an ad...if you google Nesco Jerky Works...you will find it. I bought mine at Home Hardware (BC). It was cheaper on the website there. lol figures.