If you’re an experienced cook or baker, chances are you already have a Kitchenaid stand mixer. But did you know that the company makes a wide range of additional attachments for its popular mixers? While some of them are specialized, others will expand your mixer’s capabilities to include things you would typically use in a food processor or juicer.
Some of the most popular Kitchenaid attachments are for making fresh pasta, spiralizing vegetables or whipping up cake batter. Some have a more niche purpose such as sifting and scaling, but all are designed to save you time and effort in the kitchen.
The Kitchenaid whisk attachment works just like a traditional handheld whisk, but with the added power of a stand mixer. It’s the perfect tool for quickly incorporating air into light, liquid mixtures, such as frosting, egg whites and whipped cream. It also helps to beat ingredients and lightens up heavier recipes, such as cookies or cakes.
Another useful Kitchenaid mixer attachment is the dough hook, which is a good alternative to the standard flat-edge beater. It’s especially helpful when kneading bread and pizza dough. It’s also ideal for mashing potatoes or other ingredients that require a lot of beating.
For the serious cook, this Kitchenaid attachment is a must. It uses the power of your mixer to grind grains, such as wheat, oats or rice, into flour that can be used in baking. It’s less expensive than other standalone grain mills and is easy to use.
If you’re looking to cut down on pre-packaged foods, this is a great option to add to your collection of Kitchenaid attachments. It has two blades that can be switched out to create different cuts, from shredded cheese to thin spaghetti-like spirals, which can then be used to make fresh zoodles or other vegetable dishes.
This attachment is an absolute must-have if you’re into cooking with whole grains, but don’t have the time or patience to hand-crank a grinder. It’s easy to use and offers a range of sizes from extra-fine to coarse, so you can adjust the consistency of your flour.
This is one of the most affordable Kitchenaid mixer attachments, and it’s also a great addition to any home barista’s kit. The high-quality stainless steel construction is durable and the blades are top-rack dishwasher safe.