KITCHENAID MIXER ATTACHMENTS
One of the most amazing things about KitchenAid products is the attachments are completely universal. All of the KitchenAid stand mixers have an attachment hub that houses all of the attachments KitchenAid makes. These attachments vary from pasta rollers to meat grinders and everything in between you can possibly think of.
There are a few different attachments that work with pasta on the KitchenAid stand mixers. They each fit all of the mixers and can be interchanged very easily. They are also all very simple to assemble, disassemble and clean.
Pasta Roller – The 3 pasta roller attachments are all made from stainless steel. These three attachments will be able to roll pasta, cut fettuccine and cut fine linguine. Each of the attachments fits all KitchenAid stand mixers and comes with the cleaning tools. You will need to use the wooden cleaning brush and some toothpicks to thoroughly clean out the rollers. These roughly measure 3 inches wide by 9 inches long.
Pasta Extruder – The pasta extruder attachment lets you create your own pasta in your own home. You can bring the taste of Italy to your own kitchen. This extruder also fits all KitchenAid stand mixers and comes with 6 different pasta plates. It also comes with a storage case to hold your extruder and the plates in one place. Most of the pieces are hand wash only but this kit comes with the cleaning tools. You can now make your very own macaroni and cheese using this extruder.
Ravioli Maker – Have you ever tried making your own ravioli and messed up the pasta dough completely? With the KitchenAid ravioli attachment, you will have perfectly and evenly sized ravioli every time. This roller is 6 inches wide and makes 3 large raviolis at once. There is a scoop that spreads the filling evenly into the pockets to ensure precise distribution. This roller is also hand wash only but a cleaning brush and instructions are included.
Food Grinder – You no longer have to purchase multiple appliances to get certain jobs done. If you want to grind your own meat, instead of buying an expensive meat grinder, you can buy this grinder attachment and use your KitchenAid stand mixer. This particular grinder will grind meats, bread crumbs, cheese and can make salsas and dips. There are a couple of plates included with the grinder to give you more variety. Most of these parts are dishwasher safe so clean up is a breeze.
Slicer/Shredder – If you like slicing vegetables and shredding lettuce you probably have a mandolin or food chopper already. You now only need one KitchenAid stand mixer with the slicer/shredder attachment to get all of these jobs done. You will get two shredding cones, one for coarse and one for fine, and two slicing cones, one for thin and one for thick. Each one of these cones fits perfectly into the plastic housing that attaches to the KitchenAid mixer.
Grain Mill – Many people like to experiment with grinding their own grains. This grain mill attachment will let you grind low-oil and low-moisture grains on your own. The entire attachment is made from metal to ensure durability. You can choose your consistency of the ground grains. You can choose from extra-fine to barely cracked consistencies. Some of the grains you can grind are rice, wheat, oats and even corn.
Ice Cream Maker – This might be the best attachment ever when it comes to KitchenAid stand mixers. Making your own ice cream is not only very tasty, it is also very fun to do at home. There are 3 version of this attachment. The smallest holds 5-6 quarts, medium holds 7 quarts and the largest holds 8 quarts. Every 2 quarts of ice cream, frozen yogurt or sorbet takes about 25 minutes. Ice cream makers on their own can cost a lot of money and take up a ridiculous amount of counter space. This attachment is relatively small and inexpensive. Don’t have a mixer? You can still make ice cream- read our Ice Cream Maker Reviews