One of the reasons the KitchenAid mixer maintains its position as the go-to small appliance among home chefs is the number of KitchenAid attachments and KitchenAid accessories that can help broaden your baking horizons. You can make original pasta dishes, create ice cream sensations, grind meats to make sausage and more with the right KitchenAid attachments. Grind your own corn, wheat, oats, rice or other grains with the grain mill attachment that features 12 grind levels. Make your own homemade ravioli with tasty fillings using the ravioli maker attachment. And the ice cream maker attachment produces more than just a bowl of ice cream — it can help you create dozens of frozen desserts. There are KitchenAid mixer attachments that will help you create a number of diverse dishes, perhaps eliminating your need for small appliances like a juicer, food processor, strainer, or meat and food grinder.
Most KitchenAid stand mixer attachments will fit the KitchenAid classic mixer, the KitchenAid Artisan and any other KitchenAid stand mixers, by connecting to the mixer's universal power hub — with a few exceptions. For example, KitchenAid's ice cream maker attachment and precise heat mixing bowl will not fit the KitchenAid Artisan mini. But KitchenAid guarantees most attachments will fit your mixer.
The Best KitchenAid Attachments Used by Pro Chefs and Home Bakers
KitchenAid mixers range from the mini, ideal for bakers in small apartments, to high-end mixers like the KitchenAid Pro 500 and KitchenAid Professional 600, larger machines used by professional bakers and hard-core home chefs. No matter its size, each stand mixer includes three essential KitchenAid stand mixer accessories: a flat edge beater that serves as an all-purpose tool, useful for small and large baking projects; a dough hook that tackles kneading heavy dough; and a six-wire whip attachment for adding volume to whipped cream, egg whites and light icings.
Many chefs count on other KitchenAid mixer accessories to strain, cut or spiralize fruits and vegetables, to grind meat, cheeses and hard breads, to mill their own flour, and to roll and cut their own pasta. Choose the best KitchenAid attachments for you in order to transform your mixer into an ice cream machine, a pasta machine, a juicer or some other small kitchen appliance.