Did you know that KitchenAid attachments can transform your stand mixer into a veritable Swiss army knife in seconds? With their help, you can quickly and easily cook for an army without a whole platoon of small appliances cluttering up your work space…
Let’s look at the various KitchenAid mixer attachments uses and find out which of those little wizards are best suited for your cooking preferences.
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KitchenAid Grinder FGA
Use the fine grinding plate for meats and the coarse plate for firm vegetables or cheese to make burgers, meatloaf, breadcrumbs, salsa or grate hard cheese. The KitchenAid food grinder attachment includes:
*two grinding plates (one fine and one coarse)
*hard wood stomper/wrench
Also part of FPPA Pack 1, KGSSA Pack 2 and KN12AP Pack 3 below.
Read our full review of the KitchenAid meat grinder attachment here.
Various complementary components exclusive to the FGA have shown up over the years to make this attachment one of the most popular and versatile tools savvy home cooks have come to rely on.
Sausage Stuffer SSA
Make your own healthy sausage mix and know exactly what you are eating whether for breakfast, barbecue, sausage patties and more. The KitchenAid SSA Sausage Stuffer Kit Attachment includes:
*3/8″ stuffing tube for breakfast and other smaller sausages
*5/8″ stuffing tube for larger varieties (Bratwurst, Italian, Polish)
Requires FGA (available separately).
Also part of KGSSA, KGSSA Pack 2 and KN12AP Pack 3.
Fruit & Vegetable Strainer Parts FVSP
Use this KitchenAid FVSP Fruit & Vegetable Strainer Parts Attachment to make homemade applesauce, jelly or baby food in minutes. It includes:
Requires FGA (available separately).
Also part of FPPA Pack 1 below.
Fruit & Vegetable Strainer Set FVSFGA
This KitchenAid FVSFGA Fruit & Vegetable Strainer Set with Food Grinder Attachment is a simple grouping of the FGA Food Grinder and the above FVSP KitchenAid strainer parts. Apple sauce, jam & jelly, sauces, baby food can be done in a snap compared to the time it would take to do everything by hand.
Also part of FPPA Pack 1 below.
KitchenAid Mixer Attachment Packs
FPPA Attachment Pack 1
Make apple sauce, salsa, breadcrumbs, shred cheese, slice, strain or puree fruit and vegetables. With the KitchenAid FPPA Stand Mixer Attachment Pack 1 with Food Grinder, Fruit & Vegetable Strainer (FVSP), and Rotor Slicer & Shredder (RVSA), possibilities are endless.
KGSSA Attachment Pack 2
The KitchenAid KSMGSSA Stand Mixer Attachment Pack 2 with Food Grinder, Rotor Slicer & Shredder and Sausage Stuffer allows you to grind raw meat or vegetables for homemade sausage, shred cheese or slice vegetables. This KitchenAid attachment pack does away with the Fruit & Vegetable Strainer and provides you with the Sausage Stuffer instead.
KN12AP Attachment Pack 3
The KitchenAid KN12AP Stand Mixer Attachment Pack 3 with Food Grinder, Citrus Juicer and Sausage Stuffer increases versatility even further. Attach the food tray to the food grinder, and you are able to grind larger quantities of vegetables for salsa – or grind raw meat for homemade sausage using the sausage stuffer. Add the citrus juicer, and you can create marinades or sauces in a cinch.
As health statistics keep spiraling downwards, it is becoming increasingly urgent to adopt healthier dietary lifestyles. Replacing carbs with vegetables has never been easy – we do love our pastas after all! But once again, you can turn to your Kitchen Aide mixer for help in creating intriguing courses that are appealing and delicious. The following Kitchen Aid attachments are quickly gaining in popularity, as they make cooking healthy classic or trending dishes quick and easy.
KitchenAid spiralizer attachments are quickly gaining in popularity as they open up a new window of possibilities for those who put an emphasis on cooking healthy. The basic KitchenAid KSM1APC attachment includes:
*2 Spiralizing blades:
-Fine spiralizing blade
-Medium spiralizing blade
*2 Slicing blades:
-Spiral slicing blade with 12 mm corer
-Spiral slicing blade with 23 mm corer
*Fruit and vegetable skewer
The KitchenAid Spiralizer Plus adds two components to the above KSM1APC:
*Extra Fine spiralizing blade
*Thin slice (Small core)
These KitchenAid mixer spiralizers allow you to let your creative juices flow and reinvent classic recipes while making them healthier: spaghetti carbonara made with spiralized sweet potatoes, zucchini linguine, and the list goes on… So much fun, you’ll find everyone wants to get involved – specially the kids! It’s a win-win-win: they help with prepping healthy food that they just can’t resist!
Fresh Prep Slicer/Shredder KSMVSA
Of the two KitchenAid slicer shredder attachments, the KitchenAid KSMVSA Fresh Prep Slicer/Shredder attachment has quickly become a favorite. This new KitchenAid attachment is easily eclipsing the RVSA as the utensil of choice for prepping vegetables for salads, side dishes or entrees. Use it to shred cheese for pizza, pasta or tacos, or vegetables for slaw or stir fry. Included are:
*3mm Slicing blade for cucumbers, carrots, celery, zucchini
*4mm Medium Shredding blade for cheeses and firm vegetables
*6mm Coarse Shredding blade for shredding cabbages, potatoes, etc.
*2-in-1 Food Pusher for both large and small diameter fruit and vegetables
Kitchen Aid Rotor Slicer & Shredder RVSA
Use this KitchenAid RVSA Slicer & Shredder Attachment to slice fruit and vegetables or shred hard cheese. It includes:
*2 slicing cones, thin and thick
*2 shredding cones, fine and coarse
Also part of FPPA Pack 1 and KGSSA Pack 2.
Vegetable Sheet Cutter KSMSCA
Think low carb lasagna with zucchini sheets instead of flat pasta, vegetable wraps, or how about a scrumptious apple ‘cake’ made with sheets of apples layered with deliciously spiced raisin and nut stuffing.
Made of premium metal construction, all parts are dishwasher safe on the top rack except for the body which can be wiped clean with a warm damp cloth. Yet another attachment that helps you eat healthy! The KitchenAid Vegetable Sheet Cutter lets you create sheets out of vegetables (zucchini, cucumbers, etc.) or fruit such as apples. The KSMSCA vegetable cutter includes:
Food Processor Attachments
The KSM1FPA KitchenAid food processor attachment allows you to slice, shred and julienne fruit, vegetables as well as hard cheeses but, as you will see below, it has its limits compared to the following KSM2FPA model.
Just be aware that the KSM1FPA model does not allow you to dice, as it does not include the dicing disc.
This KitchenAid KSM2FPA Food Processor with Dicing attachment comes with a wide feed tube and the exclusive ExactSlice System but includes an extra dicing disc for increased versatility. Slice, shred, julienne and dice fruit, veggies and hard cheeses to your heart’s content with the help of:
Ice Cream Maker
Hugely popular, the KitchenAid KICA0WH Ice Cream Maker attachment lets you create all sorts of frozen desserts with minimal fuss. Nothing more refreshing than an ice cold sorbet to end a summer meal on the patio, or a ‘grown up’ ice cream (just add a hint or two of liqueur) for a touch of refinement. You’ll be growing a fan club in no time… The KICA0WH includes:
*Freeze bowl adapter ring
Fits all KitchenAid stand mixers except KSM6573C and KSM7 models.
Read our review of the KICA0WH KitchenAid Ice Cream maker.
The KAICA ice cream attachment was created specifically to fit stand mixer models KSM6573C and KSM7.
Citrus Juicer JE
The KitchenAid JE Citrus Juicer Attachment quickly juice limes, lemons, oranges or grapefruit straight into your container of choice – no fuss, no muss! Included are:
*heavy-duty aluminum shaft
*strainer basket catches seeds and pulp as it extracts juice from the reamer
Masticating Juicer & Sauce Maker KSM1JA
The KitchenAid KSM1JA Masticating Juicer and Sauce Attachment features an extra wide feed tube and stainless steel slicing blade to accommodate various sizes of soft, hard or leafy fruits and vegetables with less prep work. It allows for nutrient-rich extraction of juice from fruit and vegetables (whether soft, hard or leafy) by first slicing and then processing them to make low or high pulp juices, sauces and jams. This KitchenAid juicer attachment includes:
*3 Pulp screens
Sifter & Scale KSMSFTA
The KitchenAid KSMSFTA Sifter + Scale Attachment was created with serious bakers in mind. Sifting ingredients together helps combine them perfectly for a more even distribution of flavors; measuring ingredients by weight is also important for precision baking, sifted flour being lighter than unsifted.
Hands-free sifting straight into your mixing bowl saves time and eliminates a messy work space. While sifter and scale work together to ensure lighter baked goods, the battery operated scale can also be used separately on your countertop in combination with its scale plate. This KitchenAid flour sifter includes:
*Scale Accessory Plate
Grain Mill KGM
While this KitchenAid KGM All Metal Grain Mill Attachment may not be as widely in demand as other KitchenAid mixer attachments, home millers are wildly enthusiastic about its 12 grind levels: without a dedicated flour mill, they can easily mill low-moisture grains (fresh wheat, corn, oats, rye, rice, buckwheat) so they can cook from scratch. Once you have tasted the difference between fresh bread made with freshly milled flour versus store bought, you will never go back. The KitchenAid grain mill attachment is also easy to clean: just brush it with the small brush included in the kit, then wash by hand if needed – not in the dishwasher.
While it is hard to deny that the Food Grinder, Spiralizer and Ice Cream Maker have done their best to hog the limelight, it is fair to say that other Kitchen Aid attachments have also received their fair share of kudos. KitchenAid stand mixer attachments have been getting great reviews over the years. Many home chefs love using their KitchenAid mixer as the hub of their cooking adventures and appreciate the ease with which these attachments allow them to move from one activity to the next fluidly. They also appreciate not having to expand their kitchen in order to store more small appliances!
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