Stand Mixer Attachments Buying Guide | KitchenAid (2024)

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Millions of professional and at-home chefs alike rely on their KitchenAid® Stand Mixer to create all kinds of delicious dishes and baked goods. A huge variety of attachments and accessories transform the stand mixer into a powerful and versatile small appliance. Beyond baking, you can process fruits and vegetables, grind meats, whip up desserts, and make fresh, homemade pasta.

This guide will help you learn about the many KitchenAid® Stand Mixer accessories and attachments so you can dream up your ideal stand mixer—complete with everything you’ll need to expand your culinary explorations and open a whole new world of possibilities.

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All KitchenAid® stand mixerscome with:

  • A mixing bowl

  • A dough hook

  • A flat beater

  • A wire whip

Some models also include a pouring shield. These accessories come in a variety of materials such as glass bowls and stainless steel beaters. The type of material depends on the model of stand mixer you buy, or you can purchase many of them separately as well so you always have the perfect tool for every task. With so many KitchenAid® accessories to choose from, what stand mixer attachment or accessory do you use to make chocolate chip cookies, meringues, pancakes, bread or mashed potatoes?

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Use the wire whip when you need to aerate something to make it light and fluffy, such as eggs, meringue, mousse, and whipped cream or to emulsify ingredients like mayonnaise and salad dressing. Master desserts likehomemade eclairsor pavlova, or whip up savory appetizers like goat cheese mousse crostini.

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When making cakes, brownies or cookies, the flat beater is the accessory you want. Flat beaters can also be used to pull pork, mash potatoes, make fresh guacamole or mix up ingredients for Thai chicken meatballs.

Whether it’s the included flat beater or the flex-edge beater accessory made with durable rubber for extra scraping ability, flat and flex-edge beaters are the mainstay of your mixing.

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For any type of homemade bread, pizza or pasta dough that requires kneading, the Dough Hook accessory provides quick and even kneading. Explore the world of breads from easy homemade Focaccia to pita bread and parmesan herb bagels.


Expand your culinary capabilities with KitchenAid® stand mixer accessories that let you streamline your process for consistently delicious meals.

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Be sure your choice of mixing bowl is the right size for your stand mixer and is made for your specific model, whether tilt-head or bowl-lift.Also be sure that your mixing bowl is the right material for the type of recipe you’re creating.

  • Stainless steel mixing bowls: Stainless steel is a great durable yet light-weight option for easily moving around the kitchen or transferring contents. Go with the classic handleless bowl, or try one with a flat handle for easy gripping. For elevated style, try the hammered stainless steel bowl for tilt-head mixers.

  • Glass mixing bowl: The clear glass mixing bowl is microwavable so you can easily melt or heat ingredients right in the bowl. It also has a handle, a pour spout and measuring markers, so it functions like a giant measuring cup. Here are a few options to choose from:

  • 3.5 Quart Tilt-Head Glass Mixing Bowl

  • 5-Quart Tilt-Head Glass Mixing Bowl with Lid

  • 6-Quart Bowl-Lift Glass Mixing Bowl

  • Ceramic mixing bowls: Compatible with most tilt-head stand mixers, ceramic bowls are available in many colors and patterns, they add a touch of personalized style to your kitchen and look great on the dining table. Learn more about the types of stand mixer bowls available to find the right one for your stand mixer.
  • Bread Bowl with Baking Lid: This bread bowl can help emulate a steam oven by trapping steam and retaining and distributing heat evenly for thorough baking and a deliciously crusty outer exterior and a fluffy and soft interior.


  • Pouring shield: Helps keep flour or liquid splatters inside the bowl and makes adding ingredients during mixing easier and less messy.

  • Mixing bowl lids: KitchenAid® bowl lids are perfect for covering dough that is resting or for saving leftovers. Get dishwasher-safe lids for your mixing bowls in a two-pack or choose a KitchenAid® lid for a glass mixing bowl with a pouring spout.Learn more about dishwasher-safe stand mixer attachments and bowls.


Combine form and function with KitchenAid® stand mixer bowls that are just as much a creative expression of your style as they are a go-to tool in your kitchen.

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As you explore new recipes and techniques, you can easily transform your KitchenAid®stand mixer into a variety of small kitchen appliances that keep up with you with the addition of an accessory or attachment. Simply connect attachments like the pasta maker, food processor and more to the mixer’s power hub, and create something new.

All KitchenAid brand hub attachments fit every stand mixer model. Be sure to use only authentic KitchenAid® stand mixer attachments with your mixer to protect your machine and your warranty.

Let’s take a look at the many KitchenAid® stand mixer attachments you can use to transform your stand mixer—and your recipes.

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KitchenAid® pasta maker attachments help you quickly and easily get the authentic taste of fresh pasta whenever you want, right in your own kitchen.

  • 5-Piece Pasta Deluxe Set: This ultimate set comes with the pasta roller and the capellini, spaghetti, fettuccine, and lasagnette cutters.

  • Gourmet Pasta Press: This press makes six different shapes of pasta, such as rigatoni and macaroni.
  • 2-Piece Pasta Cutter Set: Add some variety to your pasta creations with the capellini cutter for very thin noodles and a lasagnette cutter to make ribbon noodles.

  • Pasta Roller: Purchase just the basic pasta roller to create lasagna noodles or hand cut or stuffed pastas.

  • : This introductory set includes the pasta roller and the spaghetti and fettuccine cutters for the two most common types of pasta.

The best KitchenAid® pasta attachment is the one that matches whatever creations you’re cooking up each night. From family favorites like homemade spaghetti to unique butternut squash ravioli, there are plenty of options to keep your pasta-making fresh, fun and flavorful.


Make your favorite pasta dishes with your own creative twist with KitchenAid® pasta maker attachments. You'll be able to make a variety of pastas that range from classic spaghetti to macaroni for truly made-from-scratch macaroni and cheese.

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Grinding your own meat—or cheese, bread crumbs and more—is a snap with this attachment for your KitchenAid®stand mixer.

  • Food Grinder Attachment: With the food tray, food pusher, grinding auger, metal blade and grinding plates, you can grind coarse and fine textures.

  • Sausage Stuffer Kit: Show off your specialty charcuterie skills by making your own sausage in two sizes: breakfast sausage links or Italian sausage, bratwurst or other larger links.

  • Stand Mixer Metal Food Grinder Attachment: This durable and attractive all-metal attachment includes three grinding plates, a large food tray and two sausage tubes for every grinding need.

  • Slicer/Shredder + Grinder/Sausage Stuffer Attachment Pack: Combines two of our most popular and useful KitchenAid® attachments: the slicer/shredder and the grinder with sausage stuffer tubes.The shredder attachment allows you to use your stand mixer to shred foods like pulled pork and chicken for different recipes.

What meat grinder attachment is best for you and your lifestyle? Either KitchenAid® food grinder attachment will help you achieve quality results and will fit any stand mixer model. The metal food grinder attachment offers more durability and can be pre-chilled in the fridge for clean grinding when prepping meats. It also comes with a large food tray so you can process more ingredients in one batch. Whichever food grinder fits your needs, you’ll discover new flavors with pesto sage sausage stuffing, or wild salmon burgers– or even more inspirational uses of a meat grinder.


From making freshly ground beef for burgers to stuffing sausage with your own mix of spices, you can use your food grinder attachment to create quality dishes that always delight.

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Strain and puree fruits and vegetables for sauces, jams, jellies and homemade baby food with the Fruit and Vegetable Strainer Attachment for your KitchenAid®stand mixer.

  • Fruit and Vegetable Strainer: If you already have the Food Grinder, this attachment converts the grinder into a strainer.

  • Fruit and Vegetable Strainer Set: Comes with everything you need to begin finely pureeing and straining fruits and vegetables for your favorite recipes. Attach directly to your KitchenAid®stand mixer power hub for a standalone attachment.


Effortlessly make anything from fresh fruit jams and baby food to zoodles and vegetable sheets for vegan lasagna with the fruit and vegetable attachments available from KitchenAid brand.

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Thinking of adding to your countertop collection? Compare stand mixer food processor attachments to a food processor to find the best fit for you.

  • Food Processor Attachment: Allows you to slice and julienne vegetables for easy food prep with the two included discs.

  • Food Processor with Commercial Style Dicing Kit: Includes three discs for shredding, slicing, and julienning, as well as a dicing kit and storage case.


You'll make prepping for mise en place easy with food processor attachments that give you uniform results for all your favorite recipes ranging from salsas to slaws and beyond.

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The compact Fresh Prep Slicer/Shredder Attachment comes with three quick-change blades to handle a variety of ingredients for salads, classic ratatouille, pickled vegetables, and more.

  • 3mm. Slicing Blade is great for thinly sliced cucumbers, carrots, celery and zucchini for salads, soups, and stews.

  • 4mm. Medium Shredding Blade will allow you to shred your own fresh cheese or firm vegetables, such as carrots.

  • 6mm. Coarse Shredding Blade is your go-to for shredding cabbages for salads or slaw, potatoes for hash browns or breakfast casseroles, and plenty more.

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With this deluxe spiralizer attachment for your KitchenAid®stand mixer, you can make beautiful and delicious spiralized fruits and vegetables in minutes. It also cores and peels, so it’s great for potatoes, apples, and more. Choose from among several sets to select the blades you prefer, all packed and organized in their own storage cases. Learn how to use a spiralizer and explore the options below.

  • 7-blade Spiralizer with Peel, Core, and Slice: Includes 6 quick-change blades plus a peeling blade. Choose among 3 spiraling blades (medium, fine and extra fine) and 3 slicing blades (large core, small core, and thin slice).

  • 5-blade Spiralizer with Peel, Core, and Slice: Includes 4 quick-change blades plus a peeling blade: 2 spiralizing blades (medium and fine) and 2 slicing blades (large core and small core).

  • Spiralizer Thin Blade Set: If you already have the 5-blade spiralizer set, add two additional blades for thinner slices or angel hair veggie noodles or garnishes.


Core, peel, slice and spiralize your favorite fruits and veggies for a new take on some of your go-to recipes. You'll save time coring and slicing firmer produce like apples, carrots and cucumbers, while also elevating the finalized look of your recipe.

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  • The Vegetable Sheet Cutter Attachment lets you slice fruits and vegetables into lasagna-size sheets for layering or rolling. Use the veggie sheets anywhere you would use lasagna or other wide noodles to lighten up classic pasta dishes such as zucchini manicotti. Or use them to make a peanut butter and apple roll-ups, layered fruit desserts, and more. Comes with two blades so you can create thicker, more sturdy veggie or fruit sheets or thinner, more delicate ones.

  • Noodle Blade: Add the noodle blade to your sheet cutter and you can turn out fresh veggie pasta in either ribbon or fettuccine-width strands—all at the same time. Make gluten-free ramen, pho, or old-fashioned chicken noodle soup. Try your hand at making courgetti or “zoodles” from zucchini or other savory vegetables such as sweet potatoes, yellow squash, parsnips and more. Make fruit noodles from apples or pears and build beautiful rosettes for delicate desserts.


Put a vegetarian spin on your classic dishes for a healthier option using the KitchenAid® Vegetable Sheet Cutter Attachment that will create thin sheets of zucchini, apples and other sturdier fruits and veggies.

These attachments are availableseparately, or you can choose anall-in-one set.

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For quick and easy fresh orange or grapefruit juice in the morning, use the Citrus Juicer Attachment. It’s also excellent for making fresh lemonade or even margaritas.(Another must-have for frozen drinks and desserts is the Shave Ice Attachment, which lets you make baobing, frozen daiquiris and more.)

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Make fresh, delicious homemade ice cream with your KitchenAid®stand mixer using the Ice Cream Maker Attachment. Ice cream is ready in 20–30 minutes without any manual churning or cranking.1 Freeze the bowl at least 24 hours before use, or just keep the bowl in your freezer so it’s ready to go whenever you crave ice cream or frozen yogurt.Expand your knowledge and creativity in the kitchen and learn how to use an ice cream maker attachment for creamy, smooth ice cream made right in your kitchen.Looking to make different cold treats? The KitchenAid® Stand Mixer can help you make snow cones and other icy delights with the shave ice attachment.

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Master the genoise cake and other ambitious bakes by using the Sifter+Scale Attachment for precise measurements. The automatic, hands-free sifter aerates and breaks up clumps in the flour to create a finer consistency that mixes better.

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Control the consistency and blend of your grains and keep all of the nutrition.The Grain Mill Attachment features 12 grind settings from cracked to extra-fine for making banana bread, cakes and much more.


Large Food Tray: Add capacity to your food grinder or strainer attachment and feed more ingredients into the blades for an even mixture.


Whether you’re unboxing your KitchenAid®stand mixer for the first time or have been a KitchenAid® user for decades, you will find an attachment—or two or three—to help unleash your creativity and reimagine your culinary aspirations.


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What stand mixer attachment should I use? ›

The flat beater attachment, also known as the paddle attachment, is the most commonly used attachment for stand mixers because it is highly versatile and great for a wide variety of mixing tasks in the kitchen. If your recipe calls for ingredients to be creamed, beaten or mixed, this is the attachment to reach for.

What are the 3 attachments for the stand up mixer? ›

The beater accessories that come with a KitchenAid® stand mixer are the flat beater, dough hook and wire whisk/whip. Some mixers come with a flex edge beater, a double flex edge beater or a pastry beater as well. Look for a stand mixer with premium accessories for upgrades like the flex-edge beater or pastry beater.

Do all attachments fit all KitchenAid mixers? ›

All KitchenAid brand hub attachments fit every stand mixer model. Be sure to use only authentic KitchenAid® stand mixer attachments with your mixer to protect your machine and your warranty. Let's take a look at the many KitchenAid® stand mixer attachments you can use to transform your stand mixer—and your recipes.

Are all stand mixer attachments universal? ›

No, stand mixer parts are not universal, but all the mixer accessory parts from a particular manufacturer should work on their mixer.

Which stand mixer attachment to cream, butter, and sugar? ›

Nothing quite beats the effectiveness of an electric mixer for creaming ingredients. You can use your KitchenAid® hand mixer with beaters or stand mixer fitted with the flat beater attachment to cream the butter and sugar until it's light and fluffy.

What is a good wattage for a stand mixer? ›

Anyone who wants a high-powered stand mixer that can take on heavy-duty tasks with ease should opt for a stand mixer with a motor of at least 500 watts. However, a 200-to-300-watt motor will suffice if you'll only use it occasionally and mostly for lighter tasks, such as whipping cream or mixing batters.

Which KitchenAid attachment for beating eggs? ›

Fit your stand mixer with the wire whip accessory. Make sure your mixing bowl and wire whip are clean. Any residue from previous use, especially fats like oil or butter, may interfere with the process.

What is the most common size of KitchenAid mixer? ›


Five quart bowls can also be purchased separately and are available in the largest variety of styles, designs and materials. With the ability to mix up to 9 dozen cookies1 in one batch, 5 qt bowls are the most popular size and offer versatility for small and large batches.

Why is my KitchenAid mixer turning dough GREY? ›

Grayish Residue on Beater or in Food

If washed in the dishwasher or allowed to soak in the sink, the burnished aluminum finish may start to oxidize and form a grayish residue. This grayish residue is not harmful, but it may discolor food items mixed in the bowl.

Which KitchenAid attachment do I use for dough? ›


C-shaped dough hooks are the standard hook accessories that come with all KitchenAid® tilt-head stand mixers and select bowl-lift models. This dough hook kneads by pushing the ball of dough against the sides of the mixing bowl.

What are the basic mixer attachments? ›

Every mixer comes with a flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip. Some mixers come with a flex edge beater, a double flex edge beater, or a pastry beater as well. Each of these beaters has a unique purpose in your baking portfolio.

Do new attachments work on old KitchenAid mixers? ›

KitchenAid® stand mixers have a universal power hub, which means that all attachments that go into the power hub will fit all stand mixers, regardless of age. Printed on the box of each KitchenAid® attachment are the words, "Fits all KitchenAid® Stand Mixers."

Which KitchenAid attachment for frosting? ›

We recommend using the flat beater accessory for most frosting. We recommend using the Flex Edge Beater that mixes frosting and scrapes the sides of the bowl for you. For thinner frosting and icing, you can use the wire whip accessory.

Do you use a paddle or whisk for buttercream frosting? ›

Be sure to use the flat paddle attachment on your stand mixer. Using a whisk attachment will cause air bubbles to form. If your buttercream has been sitting for an extended period, you will need to re-mix on your mixer's lowest setting for a minute or two, or mix by hand with a rubber spatula for a few minutes.

Which KitchenAid attachment for kneading? ›

A dough hook is a curved, hook-shaped attachment specifically made for kneading dough. It helps gluten strands develop quickly, making for easy and thorough kneading with quick clean up.

What are the spiral mixer attachments for? ›

Both C-shape and spiral dough hooks connect to your stand mixer to knead dough by pushing it around in the mixing bowl. C-shape hooks help form gluten strands by pushing the ball of dough into the sides of the bowl, while spiral dough hooks push the dough against the bottom of the bowl.

Is a dough hook better than hand kneading? ›

A dough hook is the best tool you can use to knead dough. It does everything your hands would do, but more quickly. Not only does a stand mixer and dough hook do all the work—but you're more likely to get better results if you use them instead.

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