The Kitchen Aid stand mixer is one of the most iconic pieces of cooking equipment there is at the moment. It seems to be in the background of every cooking show on the television. That is of course because it is not only stunning to look at but it is incredibly good at what it does. It’s also really versatile and you can add a whole host of attachments onto the front of it to start getting even more out of this amazing piece of tech. Fancy making your own pasta or using your Kitchen Aid as a powerful juicer? No problem at all, there is an attachment for that!
Of course these attachments don’t come free and you need to buy them separately so we decided to take a look at the very best attachments and give them a once over.
If you haven’t gotten into spiralizing yet then this is the prefect opportunity to start. Basically when you spiralize you are stripping veg into really then strips that you can then cook and use as a substitute for things like pasta and noodles. It’s really healthy and easy way to cut down on carbs, plus it is delicious. The best vegetables and fruits to spiralize are Zucchini, Carrots, Apples and Sweet Potato but you can basically do anything you fancy.
You can buy hand held spiralizers but they are a bit of a chore and you have to watch you don’t spiralize your fingers. So if you have a Kitchen Aid mixer already then the spiralizer attachment is brilliant. It makes short work of all vegetables and produces beautiful ribbons that are ready to cook.
It comes with 5 different blades that will produce varying thickness and different types of results. It also comes with a peeling attachment so you can peel (and core) an Apple perfectly in seconds.
We love to spiralize all kinds of things to make delicious healthy meals and this makes it so much easier and quicker. This is a surprisingly versatile tool and you are only limited by your imagination when it comes to spiralizing.
If you have never made fresh pasta before then you are missing out. We all become accustomed to the taste of pre made pasta that we just need to boil and eat. As soon as you start making your own you will never go back. The taste is fantastic. Plus it’s really easy to do and you know exactly what ingredients are going into it.
However getting those perfect spaghetti strands is pretty much impossible unless you have a tool. Enter the Kitchen Aid pasta set. This allows you to produce professional standard pasta in your own home with this really simple add on for your mixer. This set comes with 3 attachments. There is the pasta roller which produces lovely sheets that are ideal for making lasagna for example. Then there is the Spaghetti Cutter which cuts the pasta into perfect strands of spaghetti. Finally there is the Fettuccine Cutter that cuts pasta sheets into hearty Fettuccine noodles.
There are other sets that come with even more attachments for making noodles and other things.
Fancy making ice cream at home? Well of course you do, everyone loves ice cream. Now you can make it with your mixer! This handy attachment lets you make any flavor ice cream your heart desires in around 20-30 minutes. It comes with includes a freeze bowl, dasher and drive assembly which is everything you need to start making ice cream, sorbet or frozen yogurt.
It makes up to 2 quarts and you can put the bowl straight into the freezer. It’s also really easy to clean and you can even put it in the dishwasher if you prefer.
This attachment is a lot of fun and especially great for an activity to do with your children. It’s fun to make and even more fun the next day when you get to eat your own ice cream.
Make sure you get the right one that fits your mixer model. There are a few different sizes and you need to order the one that fits your model. Other than that it is really easy to use and fit onto your mixer. This is generally one of the cheaper attachments you can get as well and we think it is a bit of a bargain.
Need a food processor? Why not go for this Kitchen Aid attachment instead. Get all the power of your mixer in this handy food processing attachment. You can Dice, Slice, Shred or Julienne with the interchangeable blade. Comes with a little case to store your blade discs.
There’s a simple sliding lever on the side of the attachment that allows you to select the thickness of the processor.
I found the slicing disc to be really good and I regularly use it for slicing potatoes to make gratin. Because it uses the power of the mixers motor it can slice and dice most vegetables and fruits really easily. The feed tube is quite wide so you don’t have to do much prep work but we must admit it would be a bit wider in an ideal world.
It’s a great alternative to buying a full stand alone food processor and it takes up a lot less space. Simple and fun to use and really versatile thanks to it’s changeable blades.
It doesn’t get any simpler than this but man is this effective at what it does. It’s just the same as an old fashioned hand juicer but of course it spins round really fast meaning you just hold your fruit on the attachment. It gets a crazy amount of juice from whatever you are juicing.
Because this is quite a large attachment you can happily juice melons and other large fruits with ease. It also has a strainer so as the juice and, pulp and seeds run down the attachment only the juice gets through the strainer and into your container.
Such a simple idea but there is no better way to get fresh juice. For the price this attachment costs you would be crazy not to add this attachment to your mixers arsenal of abilities.
If you have ever made ravioli before you will know it is fiddly and time consuming work. Of course the end result is very satisfying if you get it right. This attachment takes away a lot of the frustration and ensures you get professional looking ravioli every time.
This attachment got some getting used to. The first couple of times we used it we thought it was pretty poor but after some perseverance and practice we have come to appreciate just how good it is and realized why it is such a big seller. Once you get the hang of it you will never look back and never return to making ravioli without this attachment.
Has 6-inch-wide rollers for 3 rows of large-pocket ravioli. It crimps and seals every piece as it moves through the rollers.
There are loads of great attachments for your Kitchen Aid Mixer. That is what makes this mixer such an incredible item, not only is it one of the best stand mixers on the market with great power and a beautiful design but you can get so much more out of it. All these attachments are great fun to use and add incredibly versatility to an all ready brilliant device.
Let us know which attachments you have and what is your favorite in the comments below.