Stand Mixer Attachment Buying Guide
KitchenAid® Stand Mixers have become an essential tool for many professional and at-home chefs, helping them create a variety of delicious meals and baked treats. With KitchenAid(R) Stand Mixer attachments and accessories, you can tap into the versatility of your stand mixer and do everything from grinding meat, processing fruits and vegetables, whipping up deserts and even making a batch of fresh pasta.
The goal of this guide is to introduce you to the many KitchenAid® Stand Mixer attachments and accessories, which is the first step toward dreaming up and creating your ideal stand mixer.
After reading this article, you should be ready to expand your culinary creativity and enjoy a whole new world of food possibilities.
KITCHENAID STAND MIXER ATTACHMENTS AND ACCESSORIES
All KitchenAid® Stand Mixers come with the following:
- Wire whip
- Mixing bowl
- Dough hook
Certain models also come with a useful pouring shield.
With so many KitchenAid® accessories on the market, the question becomes what stand mixer attachment or accessory is best to make pancakes or cookies or a loaf of bread?
The whip is designed for aerating ingredients so that they become fluffy and light, such as eggs, meringue, and whipped cream or to emulsify ingredients like salad dressing.
These accessories can even help you make eclairs or savoury appetizers like a goat cheese mousse crostini.
The beaters are your key to successful mixing. Whether it’s the flat beater (included with appliance) or the flex-edge beater made with durable rubber for extra scraping ability, you will come to rely on the versatility of these stand mixer’s accessories.
This is the accessory you want when making yummy cookies, rich cakes or gooey brownies. Flat beaters are also adept at pulling pork, making guacamole, mashing potatoes so that they’re velvety and smooth or mixing up ingredients for that new Thai chicken meatball recipe you’ve been dying to try.
Kneading can be strenuous, which is why the Dough Hook accessory is especially useful. It provides quick and even kneading and lets you explore the world of bread-making so you can make homemade Focaccia, pita bread or even something much more challenging like parmesan herb bagels.
Stainless steel mixing bowls
The value of stainless steel is that it is durable yet light-weight, meaning you can easily transfer contents. You can opt to go with the classic handleless bowl, or a flat handle for easy gripping. If you prefer an elevated style, give the hammered stainless steel bowl for tilt-head mixers a shot.
Glass mixing bowl
The clear glass mixing bowl is microwave-friendly, allowing you to easily melt or heat ingredients right in the bowl. There is also a handle, a pour spout and measuring markers, so you can treat it like a giant measuring cup. Choose from these options:
Ceramic mixing bowls
Compatible with most tilt-head stand mixers, ceramic bowls come in a variety of stunning colours and patterns, giving you the freedom to add a pop of colour to your kitchen.
POURING SHIELDS AND MIXING BOWL LIDS
Mixing bowl lids
KitchenAid® bowl lids are designed to cover dough as it rests or for keeping your leftovers safe and fresh enough to eat the next day. These dishwasher-safe lids are available in a two-pack or you can select a KitchenAid® lid for a glass mixing bowl with a pouring spout.
Prevent flour or liquid from splattering and add ingredients during mixing without making a mess.
KitchenAid® Stand Mixers can help pique your culinary interests. Think of it this way, as you try exciting new recipes and techniques, your KitchenAid® Stand Mixer can evolve at the same speed as your skills.
You can also transform your stand mixer into a variety of small kitchen appliances. All you have to do is connect an attachment to the mixer’s power hub and you’re all set. All KitchenAid® hub attachments are designed to fit every model of stand mixer.
Only use authentic KitchenAid® Stand Mixer attachments with your KitchenAid Stand Mixer. This will protect your machine and warranty.
Here are the KitchenAid® Stand Mixer attachments that can transform your stand mixer and help you tackle the most challenging recipes.
PASTA MAKER ATTACHMENTS
The KitchenAid® pasta maker attachment is your ticket to making fresh and authentic pasta whenever you want, right at home.
Comes with the pasta roller and the capellini, spaghetti, fettuccine, and lasagnette cutters so you can make all your favourites.
Gourmet Pasta Press
Makes six different shapes of pasta like macaroni and rigatoni.
2-Piece Pasta Cutter Set
Enjoy a capellini cutter to make very thin noodles and a lasagnette cutter to create noodle ribbons.
Basic pasta roller to create lasagna noodles or stuffed pastas.
3-Piece Pasta Roller & Cutter Set
This set is a great introduction to pasta-making. It includes the pasta roller and the spaghetti and fettuccine cutters, so you can make two of the more popular types of pasta.
So, what’s the best KitchenAid® pasta attachment? The answer is simple: whichever one matches whatever you’re cooking that day.
FOOD GRINDER ATTACHMENT, SAUSAGE STUFFING KIT & MORE
Grinding your own meat, cheese or bread crumbs is easy with this KitchenAid® Stand Mixer attachment.
Food Grinder Attachment
With the metal blade, food tray, grinding auger, food pusher, and grinding plates, you can grind textures ranging from coarse and fine.
Metal Food Grinder Attachment
This durable and sleek looking all-metal attachment consists of three grinding plates, a large food tray and two sausage tubes.
Sausage Stuffer Kit
Share your specialty charcuterie skills with others by making your own sausage. Make either breakfast sausages or larger links like Italian sausage or bratwurst.
Consider your lifestyle when thinking about which grinder attachment is best for you. Either KitchenAid® food grinder attachments can help you achieve the desirable results and will fit any stand mixer. The metal food grinder attachment is durable and can be pre-chilled for clean grinding when prepping meats. It also comes with a large food tray allowing more ingredients to be processed in a single batch.
FRUIT VEGETABLE STRAINER ATTACHMENT
Strain and puree fruits and vegetables to make delicious sauces, jellies, jams and even baby food with one attachment: the Fruit and Vegetable Strainer for your KitchenAid® Stand Mixer.
Fruit and Vegetable Strainer
If you already own the Food Grinder, this attachment easily converts it into a strainer.
Fruit and Vegetable Strainer Set
Get everything you need to start pureeing and straining fruits and vegetables. Attach directly to your KitchenAid® Stand Mixer power hub for a standalone attachment.
FOOD PROCESSOR ATTACHMENTS
The food processor attachment for your stand mixer helps simplify food prep and makes it more efficient. You can enjoy prepping tasks in a fraction of the time it would take to do it manually.
FRESH PREP SLICER/SHREDDER ATTACHMENT
The compact Fresh Prep Slicer/Shredder Attachment comes with three quick-change blades so you can tackle ingredients for pickled vegetables, salads, ratatouille and more.
3mm Slicing Blad
Thinly slice carrots, cucumbers, zucchini and other crisp vegetables for salads, soups, and stews.
4mm Medium Shredding Blade
Allows you to shred cheese or firm vegetables like carrots.
6mm Coarse Shredding Blade
Expertly shred cabbage to make a hearty slaw or potatoes for hash browns and much more.
SPIRALIZER WITH PEEL, CORE AND SLICE
Add a deluxe spiralizer attachment to your KitchenAid® Stand Mixer, and create spiralized fruits and vegetables in mere minutes. You can also core and peel everything from potatoes to apples and more. There are several sets of blades to choose from, all of which are packed in their own storage cases.
5-blade Spiralizer with Peel, Core, and Slice
Comes with 4 quick-change blades plus a peeling blade: 2 slicing blades (large core and small core) and 2 spiralizing blades (medium and fine).
7-blade Spiralizer with Peel, Core, and Slice
Comes with 6 quick-change blades plus a peeling blade. You can choose from 3 spiraling blades (medium, fine and extra fine) and 3 slicing blades (large core, small core, and thin slice).
VEGETABLE SHEET CUTTER ATTACHMENT
Add the noodle blade to your sheet cutter and crank out fresh veggie pasta in either ribbon or strands the width of fettuccine at the same time. This is your key to making hearty and spicy pho, gluten-free ramen or traditional chicken noodle soup. Try making “zoodles” from zucchini or other fresh and delicious vegetables like sweet potatoes or parsnips. Also craft elaborate rosettes from apples and whip up delicate desserts that will wow your dinner party guests.
The Vegetable Sheet Cutter Attachment
Slices vegetables and fruits into lasagna-size sheets that can be layered or rolled and used in the same ways you would use lasagna sheets or other wide noodles. This attachment includes two blades so you can alternate between making thicker sheets or thinner and more delicate ones.
Attachments are sold separately.
To quickly make fresh orange or grapefruit juice just use the Citrus Juicer Attachment. You can also make a pitcher of refreshing lemonade or even margaritas.
ICE CREAM MAKER ATTACHMENT
Make rich and creamy ice cream in only 20-30 minutes without breaking a sweat with the Ice Cream Maker Attachment. We recommend freezing the bowl at least 24 hours in advance, so it’s ready to go whenever you get hit by that craving for ice cream or frozen yogurt.
SLOW JUICER & SAUCE ATTACHMENT
Do you enjoy cold-pressed juices? The Slow Juicer & Sauce Attachment creates cold-pressed juices, by not removing any of the nutrients and enzymes found in fruits and vegetables. Kale fans need not worry as your KitchenAid® mixer’s powerful motor can turn tougher greens like kale into silky smooth liquids.
GRAIN MILL ATTACHMENT
Control the consistency and blend of your grains without sacrificing any of the nutritional value. The Grain Mill Attachment has 12 grind settings, ranging from cracked to extra-fine.
Master ambitious bakes with the Sifter+Scale Attachment that provides precise measurements. The automatic, hands-free sifter aerates flour so that it can achieve a finer consistency and mix better.
A KITCHENAID® ATTACHMENT OR ACCESSORY FOR EVERY OCCASION
Whether you’re the proud first-time owner of a KitchenAid® Stand Mixer or have been a seasoned KitchenAid® pro for the last decade, you will discover an attachment—or several—that will help you uncover new levels of your culinary creativity.
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