5 KitchenAid Stand Mixer Attachments You Need to Cook Like a Professional Chef at Home
A stand-mixer is the most versatile piece of equipment in any kitchen. It can knead dough, mix cake batter, whip up a meringue in minutes—and those are only the basics. The most iconic and best-performing mixer is the KitchenAid (and trust us—we use them every day in our test kitchens). The brand's proven durability and classic look has made it a favorite amongst serious bakers, but our favorite way to mix things up (sorry) with a KitchenAid is to add attachments.
With the help of these clever add-ons you can roll out and cut fresh pasta, mix up your own ice cream and even make your own ground burger blend. Read on to check out our five favorites below.
The Best KitchenAid Stand Mixer Attachments
- Best for Making Pasta: KitchenAid Pasta Roller & Cutter Attachment Set
- Best for Cutting Spiralled Vegetables: KitchenAid Spiralizer Attachment
- Best for Juicing Citrus: KitchenAid Citrus Juicer Attachment
- Best for Grinding Meat: KitchenAid Attachment Food Grinder Accessory
- Best for Churning Ice Cream: KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment
Best for Making Pasta: KitchenAid Pasta Roller & Cutter Attachment Set
Make fresh spaghetti a weeknight possibility with his pasta attachment set. It includes a roller to compress the dough into thin, uniform sheets and two cutters for a thin spaghetti-like noodle or a wider fettuccine noodle. Make your dough the night before (it benefits from some resting time in the fridge) and then roll it out when you get home. When the pasta is this fresh, all you need is a simple sauce to round it out.
To buy: $180 (originally $199) at amazon.com
Best for Cutting Spiralled Vegetables: KitchenAid Spiralizer Attachment
A spiralizer attachment is great for everyone from health-conscious cooks to avid bakers. This clever attachment will peel, core, and slice fruits and vegetables, so you can make your own zucchini noodles or quickly prep apples for a big pie.
To buy: $90 (originally $130) at amazon.com
Best for Juicing Citrus: KitchenAid Citrus Juicer Attachment
If you aspire to make freshly squeezed OJ in the morning, but don't want to splurge on another piece of equipment, this juicer attachment is the answer. It's designed to ream every drop of liquid out of citrus fruits, from lemons to blood oranges, with a lot less effort and energy that it would take you to do by hand first thing in the morning.
To buy: $29 (originally $35) at amazon.com
Best for Grinding Meat: KitchenAid Attachment Food Grinder Accessory
This is the best attachment for that serious griller who wants to make their own burger blend. Pop the clean metal pieces in your freezer or a bowl of ice water before grinding so the fat stays cold in the meat before pushing each piece through the machine. This way, the fat melts into the meat when it hits the grill or skillet, giving you the juiciest results. If you're feeling ambitious, you can also try making your own fresh sausage.
To buy: $50 (originally $60) at amazon.com
Best for Churning Ice Cream: KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment
An ice cream maker always seems like a luxury for someone without kitchen space to spare, but now you can make your own ice cream from scratch with this attachment. All you need is this insulated bowl that you chill in your freezer beforehand to make the creamiest, freshest homemade blends. It's easy to use and doesn't clutter your kitchen with yet another appliance.
To buy: $80 (originally $90) at amazon.com