How to use KitchenAid stand mixer attachments

Maximize your machine's uses with KitchenAid mixer attachments that slice, grind, puree, and so much more

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While you'll consistently find us shouting out praise for the iconic KitchenAid stand mixer, its versatility goes far beyond kneading dough, mixing batter, and making whipped cream. KitchenAid has a rich assortment of stand mixer attachments that can help you accomplish a whole range of functions you might not have known about – from grinding meat to making ice cream to rolling pasta. 

Here, we tell you how these attachments can be used to maximize KitchenAid stand mixers, each of which comes with a flat-edge beater, whisk, and dough hook, with upgraded and replacement parts readily available. 

However, you also can boost your KitchenAid by using the attachment hub at the head of each stand mixer. This works with a range of extra accessories that you can buy separately. The good news? Our reviews team has tested them all, so we can speak with authority.

KitchenAid attachments come in several categories: Fresh Prep, Grinders, Pasta and Grain, and Dessert. Most attachments compatible across all KitchenAid stand mixers, whether a tilt-head or a bowl-lift design and our review team loved their functionality, effectiveness, quality and durability.

How to use KitchenAid stand mixer attachments

KitchenAid differentiates itself from many of the best stand mixers in offering a vast range of extra attachments. And while other brands like Cuisinart and Wolf also offer mixer attachments, their offerings are not as robust. 

Fresh Prep

Don't be shocked that your KitchenAid could replace the some of the best food processors and juicers. If it can automate your mixing, you bet it can also take on slicing and dicing. 


KitchenAid offers two core food grinders, a sturdy metal design, and a plastic one that has its own accessories that sell separately including a larger food tray, fruit and vegetable strainer, and a sausage stuffing kit.

Pasta & Grains

Expand your horizons with what you can do with dough, from mills to sifters, and pasta makers. From scratch is the way to go. 


Everyone's favorite topic: sweet treats, featuring home made ice cream and shaved ice.