How To Customize a KitchenAid® Stand Mixer

Few countertop appliances are as versatile as a KitchenAid® stand mixer. With its wide array of attachments, accessories and colors, your stand mixer is just as much a tool that helps bring your recipes to life as it is a unique creative expression of your style. Add in the different designs and patterns available for bowls, and you can creatively customize a stand mixer that is uniquely yours.

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Things to Consider when Choosing a Stand Mixer

When it comes to KitchenAid® stand mixers, there is a wide variety to choose from—depending on your culinary and capacity needs as well as your personal style (or your giftee’s style). From the Artisan® Mini Tilt-Head Stand Mixer perfect for small batches, to the Pro Line® Series 7 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer that can handle heavy mixtures made for a crowd, you can find your perfect stand mixer to create seamlessly in the kitchen. Here are some things to consider when choosing a stand mixer for yourself or your lucky someone:

How to personalize a stand mixer in 4 steps

If you have your eye on the Artisan® 5 Qt Tilt-Head Stand Mixer, the customization tool is a great way to easily customize your color and bowl combo as well as bundle the attachments of your choice. A complimentary custom engraving can help add a truly personalized touch for yourself or as an extra special gift for someone and is exclusively available when designing your stand mixer with this tool. Learn how to customize a stand mixer for yourself or someone else in 4 easy steps:   

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Step 1: Choose Stand Mixer Color

There are over 20 different colors to choose from, including bright pastels and muted neutrals as well as bold reds, blues, greens and yellows. When choosing your stand mixer color, you can pick a favorite hue, a vibrant accent color, or one that will coordinate with your kitchen style. If you like to redecorate frequently, consider a neutral tone that will go with anything. Remember, you can switch out colorful bowls to refresh your stand mixer’s look over time. 

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Step 2: Engrave your mixer

You'll also be able to add custom laser engraving to the Trimband for an extra touch of personalization. You'll have 24 characters to work with, which gives you plenty of space for names, initials or a sweet message for a wedding, anniversary, Mother's Day gift and beyond. This free engraving is exclusively available when designing your stand mixer using the customization tool on

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Step 3: Add extra stand mixer bowls

While each Artisan® 5 Qt Tilt-Head Stand Mixer comes with a stainless steel mixing bowl, you can also add additional bowls to customize the look of your stand mixer. Choose from over 10 different mixing bowls in various materials, colors, textures and patterns that can complement your stand mixer, kitchen decor or even the season, while also adding extra functionality. Choose a glass or ceramic bowl that can go directly into your microwave or oven,1 or a textured, lightweight stainless steel bowl that shines up your overall look.

Additional mixing bowls can also help streamline your creativity by allowing you to make larger batches or multiple components of a recipe at once. Learn more about which stand mixer bowls are interchangeable.

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Step 4: Select stand mixer attachments

You can further expand the capabilities of your custom stand mixer with additional attachments. If you enjoy making pasta from scratch, adding pasta attachments can streamline your process and help you discover new varieties like bucatini and capellini.

You can also make food prepping easier for mise en place with the KitchenAid® Fresh Prep Slicer/Shredder Attachment, or even grind your own meat blends with the Metal Food Grinder Attachment. With over 10 different attachments to choose from, adding more versatility to your customized stand mixer is easy.

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Additional Tips For Customizing a KitchenAid®Stand Mixer

When it comes to customizing your stand mixer, let your culinary curiosity be your guide. Think about the kinds of dishes you enjoy making the most, and the ones you'd like to try when choosing attachments and additional bowls. You can design your stand mixer to be the perfect culinary reflection of your creativity. Add the attachments and accessories that you know you'll use time and again, and pick the style and color combos that speak to you, but can also complement your kitchen decor and style.

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Reimagine your repertoire of recipes with KitchenAid® stand mixers, attachments and accessories. If you're not sure which stand mixer is best for your needs, the KitchenAid® stand mixer comparison chart can help you narrow down your choices. From different colors and capacities to different attachments and accessories that make creating a smooth and streamlined process, you can elevate the everyday with KitchenAid brand.

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