Concerned about additives? Like to cook with the freshest ingredients? Check out the following 5 KitchenAid stand mixer attachments we recommend to help!
While the convenience of processed foods can save time, the true culinary connoisseur knows the value of processing their own ingredients.
But you don’t have to be a marvel home chef to appreciate what goes into your food. Making your own food at home means you can control what goes into your meals, and more importantly, what doesn’t.
Sure, it may take a little longer, but the quality and freshness of your products that are the end result are worth the effort.
KitchenAid has made it easier than ever to process your own ingredients, and they have introduced five attachments for your KitchenAid Stand Mixer that are well worth the investment.
Meat/Food Grinder Attachment
Compatible with any KitchenAid stand unit, the KitchenAid Food Grinder is an innovative piece of equipment that opens up the ability to tackle a number of tasks. Its powerful motor moves the coarse grinding plate, enabling users to grind meat to be used for hamburgers or meatloaf. The beauty doesn’t stop at meat, however. Owners of the KitchenAid Food Grinder can also transform products such as onions, tomatoes, and peppers into a tasty salsa. Not to mention, cumbersome tasks such as grating cheese is a cinch. The appliance’s grinding plate can tackle hard cheese, and users can even make breadcrumbs. For less than $100 and a little planning, fresh, preservative-free food is at your fingertips.
Ice Cream Maker
Few things are better during the hot summer months than indulging in a delicious scoop of your favorite flavor of ice cream. You can take that summertime favorite and step it up a notch with KitchenAid’s Ice Cream Maker. This device makes the traditional task of preparing homemade ice cream simple. After placing all of the necessary ingredients into the appliance, users are rewarded with up to two quarts of delectable ice cream, sorbet, or other frozen desserts within minutes. Imagine hosting your next event with a homemade dessert you can take pride in. The process is a breeze as the dasher rotates inside of the bowl, effectively spreading, scraping, and mixing the batter. Best of all, the included Use and Care guide provides a number of delicious new recipes to try out.
Pasta Roller and Cutter Set
Anyone can now enjoy the taste of Italy with KitchenAid’s Pasta Roller and Cutter Set. This attachment is easily set up on any stand up KitchenAid mixer to transform the unit into a device capable of guiding sheets of freshly-made dough to the thickness you desire. Whether you are in the mood for thick pappardelle noodles, square raviolis, or even fettuccine or spaghetti, this magnificent attachment can get the job done. The finished product will be perfectly uniform, and those enjoying your meal will have a hard time believing you did it all by yourself. This product is a must have for any kitchen.
Anyone who has spent time in the kitchen knows that hours can quickly pass as meats are sliced, cheese is grated, and fruits and vegetables are chopped. Not only is this exhausting, but it also creates quite a mess to be cleaned up after the meal is finished. KitchenAid has provided a solution. Their Shredder/Slicer Set allows cooks to shred, slice, and dice foods up instantly. Best of all, cleanup is a cinch. Simply place the shredding cones in the dishwasher after use, and you are finished. The shredding cones come in coarse and fine versions, so your options are vast. Never has enjoying a home-cooked meal been so delicious.
Fruit/Vegetable Strainer Set
In a world full of convenience foods and unhealthful snacks, KitchenAid’s Fruit/Vegetable Strainer is a breath of fresh air. It has never been easier to procure a delectable puree of delicious fruits and vegetables. This simple attachment goes to work using its coarse and fine grinding plates to strain or puree fruits and vegetables to your liking. With the help of the grinder, the strainer breaks down ingredients and removes peels. Within just seconds, the user can make tomato sauce, fruit butters, baby foods, and so much more.
*Note: This set includes the food grinder we talk about toward the top of this article.