HOW TO USE AN ATTACHMENT WITH YOUR STAND MIXER
If you are using an attachment with your KitchenAid® stand mixer, omit step #2 above about selecting and inserting an accessory. Instead, follow these steps to install your chosen attachment. The steps are the same no matter which model, type or size of stand mixer you have.
Although each attachment is a little different, all of the power hub attachments connect to your KitchenAid® stand mixer the same way.
With your stand mixer unplugged, remove or flip up the KitchenAid® metal power hub cover located on the front of the mixer head. Loosen the thumb screw to the right of the power hub.
Insert the attachment shaft into the power hub, making sure that the shaft fits correctly into the square hub socket. Rotate attachment if necessary until it fits properly. When in the correct position, the pin on the attachment fits into the notch on the hub rim.
Tighten the thumb screw by rotating clockwise until the attachment is completely secured into the stand mixer.
Place your bowl or container of choice under the attachment, as needed.
Check the directions that accompany your specific attachment to find the recommended mixer speed to use. This can vary from the slowest stir speed for the ice cream attachment up to speed 10 for the grain mill. Pay attention to your product guide for best results.
Bowl attachments such as the Ice Cream Maker and the Precise Heat Mixing Bowl fit under your stand mixer, replacing your usual mixing bowl with the specialized attachment bowl.
KitchenAid® attachments are a great gift idea. Buying someone their first stand mixer? Throw in an attachment to help them get the most out of it. For example, our food and meat grinder attachments open a world of new recipes. Or, help someone discover new ways to enjoy the stand mixer they already love. Give a friend or family member an attachment that will add to their culinary repertoire, or add one to your own wish list.