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How do you attach bowls to a tilt-head mixer?

Find out how to attach compatible KitchenAid mixing bowls to a tilt-head mixer - all you need to do is follow these simple steps and you're ready to create...

NOTE: If you are buying a new mixing bowl, first make sure that it is compatible with your KitchenAid mixer. You can check the compatibility in the table at the bottom to see which bowl fits your mixer:

Here are the steps for how to attach bowls to a tilt-head mixer:

  1. Turn speed control to '0' and unplug. how do you attach bowls to a tilt head mixer step 1
  2. Slide the locking lever to the unlock position and lift the motor head. Once lifted, slide the locking lever to the lock position to keep the motor head up. how do you attach bowls to a tilt head mixer step 1
  3. Place the bowl on the bowl clamping plate and gently turn it in a clockwise direction to lock it into place. how do you attach bowls to a tilt head mixer step 3

NOTE: Your mixer is adjusted at the factory so the paddle (flat beater) just clears the bottom of the bowl. If, for any reason, the beater hits the bottom of the bowl or is too far away from the bowl, you can correct this easily. Please see 'How do you adjust the beater to bowl clearance?

Bowl compatibility - at a glance

BOWL PRODUCT CODE COMPATIBLE MIXERS
STAINLESS STEEL MIXING BOWL 3.3L 5KSM35SSFP Only the 3.3L Stand Mixer: 5KSM3311X
STAINLESS STEEL MIXING BOWL 4.3L 5K45SBWH All 4,3L and 4,8L Tilt Head Stand Mixer models: 5K45SS, 5KSM45, 5KSM95, 5KSM125, 5KSM150, 5KSM175, 5KSM180, 5KSM185
STAINLESS STEEL MIXING BOWL 4.8L 5K5THSBP All 4,3L and 4,8L Tilt Head Stand Mixer models: 5K45SS, 5KSM45, 5KSM95, 5KSM125, 5KSM150, 5KSM175, 5KSM180, 5KSM185
HEAVY DUTY 4.8 L BOWL K5ASB Only the 4.7L Heavy Duty Bowl Lift Stand Mixer: 5KSM3311X
STAINLESS STEEL MIXING BOWL 6.9L 5KC7SB Only the 6.9L Stand Mixers: 5KSM7580X, 5KSM7591X, 5KSM7990X
FROSTED GLASS BOWL 4,8L 5K5GBF All 4,3L and 4,8L Tilt Head Stand Mixer models: 5K45SS, 5KSM45, 5KSM95, 5KSM125, 5KSM150, 5KSM175, 5KSM180, 5KSM185
GLASS MIXING BOWL 4.7L 5KSM5GB All 4,3L and 4,8L Tilt Head Stand Mixer models: 5K45SS, 5KSM45, 5KSM95, 5KSM125, 5KSM150, 5KSM175, 5KSM180, 5KSM185
GLASS MIXING BOWL 3.3L 5KSM35GB Only the 3.3L Stand Mixer: 5KSM3311X
STAINLESS STEEL MIXING BOWL 6.9L 5KR7SB Only the 6.9L Stand Mixers: 5KSM7580X, 5KSM7591X, 5KSM7990X
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