Best KitchenAid attachments – accessories for pasta, ice cream, cookies, and more

I've looked through all of KitchenAid's stand mixer attachments to find the ones you actually need (as well as the ones you don't).

One of the best KitchenAid attachments the KitchenAid pasta roller attachment making a sheet of pasta with two glasses of red wine beside it
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The best and most iconic stand mixer of all time is the KitchenAid. It whisks, kneads, and whips like no other appliance. If you invest in the best KitchenAid attachments, yours will be able to do so much more too.

There are over thirty different attachments and accessories which are compatible with these iconic stand mixers. They will transform your classic stand mixer into an ice cream maker, pasta roller, spiralizer, and meat grinder. 

I've looked through every single one to find those most worthy of a place in your kitchen. As you might expect, there are a few that I'm not sure you'll need. I've grouped my favorite KitchenAid appliances and attachments together and suggested some options that you might not want to waste your money on, too.

The Best KitchenAid Attachments

KitchenAid 5Qt Bowl

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These nine attachments help to transform your simple stand mixer into an ice cream maker, meat grinder, juicer, and so much more. Whilst they all perform close to faultlessly, I would caution that you think carefully before buying anything. If you know you need an ice cream maker, the KitchenAid attachment is an incredible investment. However, if it's never crossed your mind to churn home-made soft-serve, this will be clutter in your cupboards, rather than a useful investment.

Attachments to Avoid

I'll have to name and shame a few attachments. With a range of over 30 accessories, not every single one could be perfect.

First, let me stand up for the ice cream maker. It is incredible. The old 2020 design came with its faults, establishing a poor reputation for this compact churner. however, I tested the newer version a few months ago and have given you more details further up the page. If other buying guides warn you against it, it's because they tested the old version.


Which KitchenAid attachment is used the most?

The K-beater, one of their most basic attachments, is the most-used. I like the flexi-beater which you can buy, because it keeps the bowl clean and ensures every last ingredient is mixed into your batter.

What's the best KitchenAid attachment or accessory?

This depends on what kind of KitchenAid user you are. If you consider yourself to be more cheffy, the meat grinder or pasta roller are both excellent. If you have a sweet tooth, I strongly recommend the ice cream maker attachment.

Is the KitchenAid ice cream maker any good?

It's the best ice cream maker I've tested. The only reason it isn't top spot in our best ice cream makers buying guide is because it requires you to own a KitchenAid stand mixer.

Should I get the KitchenAid pastry attachment?

If you make a lot of pastry, it's excellent. Lots of people use it to mash potatoes and make pie dough too. However, if you need to buy just one attachment, there are plenty more useful accessories I'd go for first.

Final thoughts

KitchenAid Spiralizer

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Just when I thought KitchenAid stand mixers couldn't get any better, I discovered their vast range of accessories. These are incredibly useful for making the most of your stand mixer. They can cover the functions of juicers, food processors, meat grinders, and more. However, be careful not to invest in some of the more niche ones: they'll quickly become clutter.

Laura Honey
eCommerce Editor

Laura is our eCommerce editor. As a fully qualified barista, she's our expert in all things coffee and has tested over thirty of the best coffee makers on the market. She has also interviewed Q-Graders and world-leading experts in the coffee industry, so has an intimate knowledge of all things coffee. Before joining Homes & Gardens, she studied English at Oxford University. Whilst studying, she trained as a master perfumer and worked in the luxury fragrance industry for five years. Her collection of home fragrance is extensive and she's met and interviewed five of the world's finest perfumers (also known as 'noses'). As a result of this expansive fragrance knowledge, she always puts quality and style over quantity and fads. Laura looks for products which have been designed simply and with thoughtful finishes.