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Which mixer attachment should I use?

Your stand mixer is a hub for lots of exciting attachments that allow you to expand your creative repertoire. Find out which one you need for the job...

You can open up a world of culinary possiblities by adding optional attachments to your mixer. Here are all the attachments available - and what they can do:

For making fresh pasta

Attachment Description Speed
5KSMPRA Pasta cutters and roller set This stainless steel 3-piece set includes a pasta roller, a fettuccine cutter and a spaghetti cutter. Roll out sheets of dough any thickness you like using the 8 thickness settings – eg, thick for tagliolini, medium for lasagne or thin for linguine or ‘angel hair’ pasta. 2 or 4
5KSMPEXTA Pasta press - 6 shapes. This attachment allows you to make authentic, fresh homemade spaghetti, bucatini, rigatoni, fusilli, and large or small macaroni, simply by changing the pasta disc. Just feed the dough into the press and cut it with the built-in wire pasta cutters. 6-10
5KPDR Pasta dryer Our pasta dryer spirals out to give over 3 metres of drying space for homemade pasta strands. n/a

For grinding meat, vegetables, fish, cheeses and more

Attachment Description Speed
5KSMMGA Meat grinder and sausage stuffer This comes with fine, medium and coarse grinding plates and 2 sausage stuffer tubes. You can of course use it for grinding meat and sausages, but it does much more than that. Use it for vegetables, cheese, fish, breadcrumbs and all sorts of creative dishes. 4
5KSMFGA Meat grinder Quickly mince, grate and grind all sorts of different ingredients and make tasty foods such as meatloaf, falafel, salsa and burgers from scratch. You can use the coarse (6 mm) or the fine (4.5mm) stainless steel grinding plates to grind and mince all your ingredients. It’s also ideal for crumbling and grating dry bread, vegetables, fruit, nuts and cheese. 4
5KSMSSA Sausage stuffer extension pack Two stuffer tubes that complement the 5KSMFGA Meat grinder, which is sold separately, to create authentic and tasty sausages. Prepare your ingredients (meat, fish, vegetables, herbs, breadcrumbs, hard cheeses, spices and so on) first in the meat grinder. Then, you can use the sausage stuffer tubes to easily make anything from small breakfast to large Italian sausages. 4

For shredding, slicing vegetables and more

Attachment Description Speed
5KSM2FPA Food processor for mixer This handy attachment replaces the need for a separate food processor. Slice, dice, shred and julienne your way to wholesome meals. Create perfect slices of fruit, vegetables and cheese with our exclusive ExactSlice System, or neat, bite-sized cubes with the dicing kit. The shredding and julienne discs offer the choice of fine or coarse shreds and strips. varies
5KSMVSA Vegetable slicer and shredder Makes it easy to prepare fresh food in a flash, used for any slicing and shredding task. Use for healthy dishes like cauliflower rice, cucumbers for salads, carrots for stir fry, cheese for tacos, cabbage for coleslaw, potatoes for hash browns, courgette for casseroles and more. Just choose your preferred blade for either slicing, or medium and coarse shredding. 4
5KSMEMVSC Vegetable slice and shredder extension pack This pack gives you 3 additional drums to use with the 5KSMVSA Vegetable slicer and shredder, sold separately. It consists of a purée drum, a stripping (Julienne) drum and a fine shredding drum to give you even greater control over the texture of your ingredients. From fruit purées to rainbow salads or neat strips of carrots or courgette for a healthy snack. 4

For creative processing of vegetables and fruits

Attachment Description Speed
5KSM1APC Spiralizer to peel, core and slice Spiralize, peel, core and slice with this versatile attachment. Make spirals of your favourite fruits and vegetables, such as zucchini, beets, cucumbers, pears, cabbages and carrots. You can also save time and effort by slicing, coring and peeling with the various blades of the spiralizer assembly. Slice up apples for pies, peel sweet potatoes or create veggie crisps. 4 or 6
5KSMSCA Vegetable sheet cutter Unlike any other attachment, this creates perfect thin sheets of vegetables or fruits that you can use to make inventive and healthy dishes. Make thick or thin sheets of zucchini, apples, cucumber, potatoes and other hard fruits and vegetables. 2

For juicing or straining fresh ingredients

Attachment Description Speed
5KSM1JA Slow juice for mixer The slow extraction technology preserves all the nutrients of the fruit and vegetables. Make fresh juices, interesting herby sauces to dress up a meal, and real homemade fruit purées and jams. The 2-in-1 extra wide feed tube sends roughly cut fruit, vegetables and herbs of all shapes and sizes down to be crushed, pummelled and pulped through one of three pulp screens. 10
5JE Orange juice for mixer As well as juicing oranges, our juicer can juice all kinds of citrus fruits like limes, grapefruits and lemons. It’s simple to use and can give you nutrient-rich juices every day – as refreshing drinks, or to add to your recipes. 6
5KSMFVSFGA Food grinder and strainer set This kit gives you both the Food grinder attachment (5KSMFGA) and the Fruit and vegetable strainer extension pack (5KSMFVSP) for mixers. Enjoy everything you need to process raw meat and fish, vegetables, hard cheeses and fruits and create burgers, jams, salsa, sauces, baby food and more. The Food grinder (meat grinder) quickly transforms ingredients like meat, fish or vegetables with a choice of fine or coarse grinding plates. The Fruit and vegetable strainer works in addition to the grinder, to remove peels and pips and create fine purées. 4
5KSMFVSP Food strainer extension pack The Food strainer extension pack is designed to be used in combination with the KitchenAid 5KSMFGA Meat grinder (sold separately) to get deliciously smooth results. Experiment with your favourite ingredients to make your own jams, purées, sauces, compotes, or baby food. First, the meat grinder breaks down your fruit or vegetable ingredients, and then the strainer cone removes any peel, stems or rinds, leaving you with perfectly smooth textures. 4

For milling and sifting grains or flour

Attachment Description Speed
5KGM Grain mill Our Grain mill attachment gives you the power to grind your own flour to make your recipes burst with authentic taste. You can use it to mill wheat, oats, rice, corn, barley, buckwheat, millet and other low-moisture non-oily grains. It can be adjusted to deliver any consistency, from extra fine flour to rougher flour and coarsely cracked grains. 10
5KSMSFTA Sifter and scale This all-in-one attachment allows you to precisely weigh and gradually sift dry ingredients into the bowl. With the integrated digital scale, you can weigh the flour and other ingredients with precision. The sifter will automatically sieve your ingredients, although it can be removed for ingredients that don't need to be sifted, like chocolate buttons. The chute slowly and neatly incorporates the ingredients into the bowl while the mixer is running. varies

For making ice cream or frozen desserts

Attachment Description Speed
5KICA0WH Ice cream maker Experiment with making your own ice cream from scratch, as well as all kinds of interesting and fun frozen desserts. Create soft or hard vanilla ice cream, a lively margarita cocktail, juicy berry sorbet or even a cola slushie. Not just fun for children, it’s a great tool for dinner parties and weekend treats with the capacity to make up to 1.9L of ice cream. Please note that this ice cream maker is designed to work exclusively with 4.3L and 4.8L tilt-head mixers and bowl-lift mixers (NOT the mixer 3.3L model). 1

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