KITCHENAID® STAND MIXER ATTACHMENTS & ACCESSORIES BUYING GUIDE
Millions of professional and at-home chefs alike rely on their KitchenAid® Stand Mixer to create all kinds of delicious dishes and baked goods. A huge variety of attachments and accessories transform the stand mixer into a powerful and versatile small appliance. Beyond baking, you can process fruits and vegetables, grind meats, whip up desserts, and make fresh, homemade pasta.
This guide will help you learn about the many KitchenAid® Stand Mixer accessories and attachments so you can dream up your ideal stand mixer—complete with everything you’ll need to expand your culinary explorations and open a whole new world of possibilities.
WHAT KITCHENAID® MIXER ACCESSORY SHOULD I USE?
All KitchenAid® stand mixers come with:
A mixing bowl
A dough hook
A flat beater
A wire whip
Some models also include a pouring shield. These accessories come in a variety of materials such as glass bowls and stainless steel beaters. The type of material depends on the model of stand mixer you buy, or you can purchase many of them separately as well so you always have the perfect tool for every task. With so many KitchenAid® accessories to choose from, what stand mixer attachment or accessory do you use to make chocolate chip cookies, meringues, pancakes, bread or mashed potatoes?
Use the wire whip when you need to aerate something to make it light and fluffy, such as eggs, meringue, mousse, and whipped cream or to emulsify ingredients like mayonnaise and salad dressing. Master desserts like homemade eclairs or pavlova, or whip up savory appetizers like goat cheese mousse crostini.
When making cakes, brownies or cookies, the flat beater is the accessory you want. Flat beaters can also be used to pull pork, mash potatoes, make fresh guacamole or mix up ingredients for Thai chicken meatballs.
Expand your culinary capabilities with KitchenAid® stand mixer accessories that let you streamline your process for consistently delicious meals.
Be sure your choice of mixing bowl is the right size for your stand mixer and is made for your specific model, whether tilt-head or bowl-lift. Also be sure that your mixing bowl is the right material for the type of recipe you’re creating.
Stainless steel mixing bowls: Stainless steel is a great durable yet light-weight option for easily moving around the kitchen or transferring contents. Go with the classic handleless bowl, or try one with a flat handle for easy gripping. For elevated style, try the hammered stainless steel bowl for tilt-head mixers.
Glass mixing bowl: The clear glass mixing bowl is microwavable so you can easily melt or heat ingredients right in the bowl. It also has a handle, a pour spout and measuring markers, so it functions like a giant measuring cup. Here are a few options to choose from:
3.5 Quart Tilt-Head Glass Mixing Bowl
6-Quart Bowl-Lift Glass Mixing Bowl
- Ceramic mixing bowls: Compatible with most tilt-head stand mixers, ceramic bowls are available in many colors and patterns, they add a touch of personalized style to your kitchen and look great on the dining table. Learn more about the types of stand mixer bowls available to find the right one for your stand mixer.
- Bread Bowl with Baking Lid: This bread bowl can help emulate a steam oven by trapping steam and retaining and distributing heat evenly for thorough baking and a deliciously crusty outer exterior and a fluffy and soft interior.
MIXING BOWL LIDS AND POURING SHIELDS
Pouring shield: Helps keep flour or liquid splatters inside the bowl and makes adding ingredients during mixing easier and less messy.
- Mixing bowl lids: KitchenAid® bowl lids are perfect for covering dough that is resting or for saving leftovers. Get dishwasher-safe lids for your mixing bowls in a two-pack or choose a KitchenAid® lid for a glass mixing bowl with a pouring spout. Learn more about dishwasher-safe stand mixer attachments and bowls.
Combine form and function with KitchenAid® stand mixer bowls that are just as much a creative expression of your style as they are a go-to tool in your kitchen.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT STAND MIXER ATTACHMENTS?
As you explore new recipes and techniques, you can easily transform your KitchenAid® stand mixer into a variety of small kitchen appliances that keep up with you with the addition of an accessory or attachment. Simply connect attachments like the pasta maker, food processor and more to the mixer’s power hub, and create something new.
All KitchenAid brand hub attachments fit every stand mixer model. Be sure to use only authentic KitchenAid® stand mixer attachments with your mixer to protect your machine and your warranty.
Let’s take a look at the many KitchenAid® stand mixer attachments you can use to transform your stand mixer—and your recipes.
PASTA MAKER ATTACHMENTS
KitchenAid® pasta maker attachments help you quickly and easily get the authentic taste of fresh pasta whenever you want, right in your own kitchen.
5-Piece Pasta Deluxe Set: This ultimate set comes with the pasta roller and the capellini, spaghetti, fettuccine, and lasagnette cutters.
- Gourmet Pasta Press: This press makes six different shapes of pasta, such as rigatoni and macaroni.
2-Piece Pasta Cutter Set: Add some variety to your pasta creations with the capellini cutter for very thin noodles and a lasagnette cutter to make ribbon noodles.
Pasta Roller: Purchase just the basic pasta roller to create lasagna noodles or hand cut or stuffed pastas.
- 3-Piece Pasta Roller & Cutter Set: This introductory set includes the pasta roller and the spaghetti and fettuccine cutters for the two most common types of pasta.
The best KitchenAid® pasta attachment is the one that matches whatever creations you’re cooking up each night. From family favorites like homemade spaghetti to unique butternut squash ravioli, there are plenty of options to keep your pasta-making fresh, fun and flavorful.
Make your favorite pasta dishes with your own creative twist with KitchenAid® pasta maker attachments. You'll be able to make a variety of pastas that range from classic spaghetti to macaroni for truly made-from-scratch macaroni and cheese.
FOOD GRINDER ATTACHMENT FOR MEAT AND MORE
Grinding your own meat—or cheese, bread crumbs and more—is a snap with this attachment for your KitchenAid® stand mixer.
Food Grinder Attachment: With the food tray, food pusher, grinding auger, metal blade and grinding plates, you can grind coarse and fine textures.
Stand Mixer Metal Food Grinder Attachment: This durable and attractive all-metal attachment includes three grinding plates, a large food tray and two sausage tubes for every grinding need.
Slicer/Shredder + Grinder/Sausage Stuffer Attachment Pack: Combines two of our most popular and useful KitchenAid® attachments: the slicer/shredder and the grinder with sausage stuffer tubes. The shredder attachment allows you to use your stand mixer to shred foods like pulled pork and chicken for different recipes.
What meat grinder attachment is best for you and your lifestyle? Either KitchenAid® food grinder attachment will help you achieve quality results and will fit any stand mixer model. The metal food grinder attachment offers more durability and can be pre-chilled in the fridge for clean grinding when prepping meats. It also comes with a large food tray so you can process more ingredients in one batch. Whichever food grinder fits your needs, you’ll discover new flavors with pesto sage sausage stuffing, or wild salmon burgers – or even more inspirational uses of a meat grinder.
FRUIT VEGETABLE STRAINER ATTACHMENT
Strain and puree fruits and vegetables for sauces, jams, jellies and homemade baby food with the Fruit and Vegetable Strainer Attachment for your KitchenAid® stand mixer.
Fruit and Vegetable Strainer: If you already have the Food Grinder, this attachment converts the grinder into a strainer.
Fruit and Vegetable Strainer Set: Comes with everything you need to begin finely pureeing and straining fruits and vegetables for your favorite recipes. Attach directly to your KitchenAid® stand mixer power hub for a standalone attachment.
Effortlessly make anything from fresh fruit jams and baby food to zoodles and vegetable sheets for vegan lasagna with the fruit and vegetable attachments available from KitchenAid brand.
FOOD PROCESSOR ATTACHMENTS
Thinking of adding to your countertop collection? Compare stand mixer food processor attachments to a food processor to find the best fit for you.
You'll make prepping for mise en place easy with food processor attachments that give you uniform results for all your favorite recipes ranging from salsas to slaws and beyond.
FRESH PREP SLICER/SHREDDER ATTACHMENT
The compact Fresh Prep Slicer/Shredder Attachment comes with three quick-change blades to handle a variety of ingredients for salads, classic ratatouille, pickled vegetables, and more.
3mm. Slicing Blade is great for thinly sliced cucumbers, carrots, celery and zucchini for salads, soups, and stews.
4mm. Medium Shredding Blade will allow you to shred your own fresh cheese or firm vegetables, such as carrots.
6mm. Coarse Shredding Blade is your go-to for shredding cabbages for salads or slaw, potatoes for hash browns or breakfast casseroles, and plenty more.
SPIRALIZER WITH PEEL, CORE AND SLICE
With this deluxe spiralizer attachment for your KitchenAid® stand mixer, you can make beautiful and delicious spiralized fruits and vegetables in minutes. It also cores and peels, so it’s great for potatoes, apples, and more. Choose from among several sets to select the blades you prefer, all packed and organized in their own storage cases. Learn how to use a spiralizer and explore the options below.
7-blade Spiralizer with Peel, Core, and Slice: Includes 6 quick-change blades plus a peeling blade. Choose among 3 spiraling blades (medium, fine and extra fine) and 3 slicing blades (large core, small core, and thin slice).
5-blade Spiralizer with Peel, Core, and Slice: Includes 4 quick-change blades plus a peeling blade: 2 spiralizing blades (medium and fine) and 2 slicing blades (large core and small core).
- Spiralizer Thin Blade Set: If you already have the 5-blade spiralizer set, add two additional blades for thinner slices or angel hair veggie noodles or garnishes.
Core, peel, slice and spiralize your favorite fruits and veggies for a new take on some of your go-to recipes. You'll save time coring and slicing firmer produce like apples, carrots and cucumbers, while also elevating the finalized look of your recipe.
VEGETABLE SHEET CUTTER ATTACHMENT
The Vegetable Sheet Cutter Attachment lets you slice fruits and vegetables into lasagna-size sheets for layering or rolling. Use the veggie sheets anywhere you would use lasagna or other wide noodles to lighten up classic pasta dishes such as zucchini manicotti. Or use them to make a peanut butter and apple roll-ups, layered fruit desserts, and more. Comes with two blades so you can create thicker, more sturdy veggie or fruit sheets or thinner, more delicate ones.
- Noodle Blade: Add the noodle blade to your sheet cutter and you can turn out fresh veggie pasta in either ribbon or fettuccine-width strands—all at the same time. Make gluten-free ramen, pho, or old-fashioned chicken noodle soup. Try your hand at making courgetti or “zoodles” from zucchini or other savory vegetables such as sweet potatoes, yellow squash, parsnips and more. Make fruit noodles from apples or pears and build beautiful rosettes for delicate desserts.
Put a vegetarian spin on your classic dishes for a healthier option using the KitchenAid® Vegetable Sheet Cutter Attachment that will create thin sheets of zucchini, apples and other sturdier fruits and veggies.
For quick and easy fresh orange or grapefruit juice in the morning, use the Citrus Juicer Attachment. It’s also excellent for making fresh lemonade or even margaritas. (Another must-have for frozen drinks and desserts is the Shave Ice Attachment, which lets you make baobing, frozen daiquiris and more.)
ICE CREAM MAKER ATTACHMENT
Make fresh, delicious homemade ice cream with your KitchenAid® stand mixer using the Ice Cream Maker Attachment. Ice cream is ready in 20–30 minutes without any manual churning or cranking.1 Freeze the bowl at least 24 hours before use, or just keep the bowl in your freezer so it’s ready to go whenever you crave ice cream or frozen yogurt. Expand your knowledge and creativity in the kitchen and learn how to use an ice cream maker attachment for creamy, smooth ice cream made right in your kitchen. Looking to make different cold treats? The KitchenAid® Stand Mixer can help you make snow cones and other icy delights with the shave ice attachment.
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Master the genoise cake and other ambitious bakes by using the Sifter+Scale Attachment for precise measurements. The automatic, hands-free sifter aerates and breaks up clumps in the flour to create a finer consistency that mixes better.
Large Food Tray: Add capacity to your food grinder or strainer attachment and feed more ingredients into the blades for an even mixture.
A KITCHENAID® ATTACHMENT OR ACCESSORY FOR EVERY NEED
Whether you’re unboxing your KitchenAid® stand mixer for the first time or have been a KitchenAid® user for decades, you will find an attachment—or two or three—to help unleash your creativity and reimagine your culinary aspirations.