Fine Edge Beater is metal with a flexible silicon edged blade that scrapes down the side of your mixing bowl to save time and effort. You can also use it like a spatula to wipe out bowls while pouring your mixture into a cake pan or baking dish. Keep in mind that no single beater style is the best at everything. You’ll have to experiment a little and many people prefer this for thinner batters rather than heavy ones. The video below shows it in action.It’s top-rack dishwasher safe and comes with a 1 year hassle-free warranty. This is a very well reviewed mixer attachment by users and critics alike. At this price it’s hard to find a reason not to buy.Food Grinder…The KitchenAid Food Grinder is a highly versatile tool that truly expands your stand mixer’s use. Shred hard cheeses with ease. Make spreads, dips, pates and salsas. Two different grinding plates – fine and course – give you options for grinding everything from meats to making bread crumbs. Clean up is kept to a minimum as most of the parts are dishwasher safe. Click below to see it in action.Inside the box you’ll also find tips and recipes. The food grinder is compatible with any KitchenAid stand mixer. Add on the Sausage Stuffing Kit that I report on below to add even more uses to this KitchenAid mixer attachment – number 7 in this list.
Food Processor attachment instantly makes one workhorse appliance into two. Hook it up to any KitchenAid stand mixer and you can slice, shred and julienne with ease. It also has a dicing kit that makes perfectly uniform 8mm cubes. A nice touch is KitchenAid’s exclusive Exact Slice System. A sliding lever on theside allows you to choose the precise thick or thinness you want. Here’s a high quality video demo.
Grain Mill lets you home-grind flour out of any low-moisture, non-oily grain. That means wheat, corn, rye, oats, rice, buckwheat, barley, and millet are all suitable grains. Coffee, peanuts and the like don’t work. See how it operates in the video below.It has all metal construction and allows you to set your grind from barely cracked to extra finely ground. Naturally, it works with any KitchenAid mixer. It comes with a small brush for cleaning, but if you must wash it do it by hand rather than dishwasher. Fresh, natural flour, homemade up to 10 cups at a time. That’s a healthy start to any recipe.
Ice Cream Maker…scream. You scream. We all scream for the KitchenAid Ice Cream maker! All you have to do is put the bowl in the freezer for 24 hours before filling it with you mixture and running the machine. 30 minutes later you’ve got your favorite frozen treat ready to eat. From gelato to frozen yoghurt, this thing does it all. Hook it up to any KitchenAid stand mixer and watch the dasher rotate to mix, spread, and mix your dessert. Take a look at the video below.
Pasta Roller And Cutter…Italian made in an all metal housing, the KitchenAid Pasta Roller and Cutter opens up a whole new culinary world. Fresh, homemade pasta that you can use right away, freeze or dry. It can make sheets for lasagna as well as cut 2 different strand widths to make perfectly uniform spaghetti or fettuccini. Multiple thickness settings give you the control to decide what texture you want in the final product. You can even use the sheets to cut out wide pappardelle noodles or ravioli by hand. Check out this nice video.
Sausage Stuffer Kit attaches to the KitchenAid Food Grinder, so you have to have the grinder to use the sausage stuffer. The good news is the sausage stuffer is quite inexpensive so it’s not a big deal. KitchenAid also has combo sets that are really well priced on Amazon.
Slicer Shredder would suggest, it slices and shreds. Amazing! But seriously, it’s a handy mixer attachment to be sure. It comes with 4 cones that do all the work – fine and course shredders, and thick and thin slicers. Make piles of cheese for pizza in seconds. Grate up a mountain of veggies for slaw or stir frying in a jiffy. This video demo displays it best.
Spiralizer…I love this KitchenAid mixer attachment! It’s just so cool. After all, we eat with our eyes first – and the KitchenAid Spiralizer certainly creates an amazing feast for the eyes. It includes 2 slicing blades, 2 spiralizing blades and a peeling blade. Just look at the incredible things it does from zucchini pasta noodles to applepie slices. See for yourself in the video below.As usual, this mixer attachment will fit any KitchenAid mixer. It also comes with a storage case for the attachment and accessories – which are dishwasher safe. Turn the ordinary into the extraordinary with this unique tool.
The KitchenAid 5-Quart Artisan Series Stand Mixer may be THE classic iconic mixer, but is not the only option…
Breville The Scraper Mixer Pro, $300: Designed with bakers in mind, the flexible edges of the scraper beater get to the sides and bottom of the five-quart bowl, so you don’t haveto pause the machine and scrape down the sides yourself.
Cuisinart 5.5 Quart Stand Mixer, $349: Just like the classic KitchenAid, this mixer has an attachment port that’ll let you process food, squeeze juices, make homemade pasta, or grind your own meats. Just note that the attachments are sold separately.
Dash Everyday Stand Mixer, $45: This little guy is basic, but it gets the job done when your arm muscles just can’t step up to the task at hand.
Hamilton Beach Orbital Stand Mixer, $120 at : According to the company, this soon-to-be-released model features the same mixing action as KitchenAid mixers.
Kenwood Cooking Chef Machine, $1,000: Yes, this is very expensive. But it’s not just a stand mixer with planetary mixing (the mixer head orbits one way while the attachment orbits another) for 360-degree coverage — it also features an induction heating element, so you can steam and cook right in the bowl.
Oster Planetary Stand Mixer, $160 at Oster: With 12 speeds, a 4.5-quart stainless steel bowl, and three beater attachments, this mixer does everything a casual baker needs it to do.
Smeg Stand Mixer, $460: To go with your retro fridge, this ’50s-style mixer comes in mint green, pastel blue, white, silver, black, and red.
Sunbeam 2371 MixMaster Stand Mixer, $80: If your grandmother had a stand mixer, chances are it was a Sunbeam. Use her vintage hand-me-down or get this updated version, which has 12 speeds and works like a hand mixer on overdrive.