Review: Kitchenaid Pasta Maker Attachment

kitchenaid-pasta-maker-attachmentFirst of all, to use this attachment you need to own a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer.  Once you have one of these fantastic mixers then you can get yourself  all sorts of really great attachments  and one of these is the nifty pasta maker attachment.

I love fresh pasta. It seems to have a fresher, almost creamier texture. And of course, when making your own homemade pasta you know exactly what has gone into it so you know it is a healthy alternative for all the family.

The KitchenAid Pasta Maker Attachment only actually works if you have a Kitchenaid food grinder attachment but this is included in this particular pack. If you already have the food grinder you will want to just purchase the additional pieces separately. You can do that here – KitchenAid Pasta Maker Plates.

What’s Included:

  • Food Grinder
  • Thin spaghetti plate
  • Thick spaghetti plate
  • Flat noodle plate
  • Macaroni plate
  • Lasagne plate
  • Bowl clips
  • Cleaning tool
  • Plate storage case

Now this is one of those products that receives really mixed reviews from those who rave over how fantastic this product is to those who are bitterly disappointed.

A lot of the concerns relate to how the pasta mix had to be just right for this attachment to work. Those that seemed to get the right consistency found the product well worth the money.

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Review: Kitchenaid Food Grinder Stand Mixer Attachment

kitchenaid-food-grinder-stand-mixer-attachment1Kitchenaid make exceptionally good products and their stand mixers are no exception. With the variety of attachments that can be purchased separately to the stand mixers itself, it becomes a versatile kitchen appliance that any avid cook would love to own.

The Kitchenaid Food Grinder is yet another in the collection of attachments and it’s basic function is to…yes you guessed it… grind food. This means grinding meats, vegetables, fruits and even grating cheeses.

The food grinder comes with two plates – one for coarse grinding and one for fine grinding.

The food grinder also turns into a pasta maker which includes five interchangeable blades to make spaghetti, macaroni, lasagne and flat noodles. Note that this is at an extra cost however.

Overall the Kitchenaid Food Grinder has been rated extremely well by consumers.

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Kitchenaid Stand Mixer Attachment Pack

kitchenaid-stand-mixer-attachment-packIf you have a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer then you are probably on the look out for some of the great attachments to make your life easier.

The Kitchenaid Mixer Attachment Pack for stand mixers includes a food grinder, slicer and shredder and fruit and vegetable strainer.

1. Food Grinder Attachment

The food grinder is perfect for grinding meat but also useful for grating cheese and making bread crumbs.

It comes with fine and coarse grinding plates.

2. Slicer and Shredder Attachment

The slicer and shredder attachment includes 2 slicing cones and 2 shredding cones. You get a fine shredder and a coarse shredder and a thick slicer and a thin slicer.

3. Fruit and Vegetable Strainer

This is great for making applesauce, baby food and other fruit and vegetable sauces.

This strainer only actually works if you have a food grinder which you are getting with this pack anyway.

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Review: Kitchenaid Pasta Roller Attachment Set for Stand Mixers

kitchenaid-pasta-roller-attachment-set-for-stand-mixersIf you have a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer then you are probably already aware of all of the neat attachments available for it. (If not, check out our big list of Kitchenaid Attachments)

One of the most fun attachments to use is the Kitchenaid Pasta Roller Attachment which fits on all Kitchenaid stand mixers and comes with 3 pieces.

Making your own pasta has never been easier with this Kitchenaid stand mixer attachment set.

1. The Roller

kitchenaid-pasta-roller.JPGThe first piece is a roller that is used to knead your dough and roll it out to the desired thickness.

It comes with an adjustment knob which allows you to adjust the thickness level and has 8 different settings:

  • Settings 1 or 2 are for kneading and thinning dough.
  • Setting 3 is for thick kluski type egg noodles.
  • Setting 4 is for egg noodles.
  • Setting 4 or 5 is for lasagna noodles, fettuccine, spaghetti and ravioli.
  • Setting 6 or 7 is for tortellini, thin fettuccine and linguine fini.
  • Setting 7 or 8 is for angel hair type pasta or very fine linguine.

2. The Fettuccine Cutter

kitchenaid-fettuccine-cutter.JPGThe fettuccine cutter attaches in the same way as the roller and allows you to make…yes you guessed it…fettuccine!

So once you have used the roller your dough should be at the right thickness to feed into the fettuccine cutter.

There’s not much to it really, just feed it in and out it comes in the fettuccine shape ready for immediate use or drying or freezing for later use.

3. The Linguine Cutter

kitchenaid-linguini-cutter.JPGAlthough Kitchenaid calls this a spaghetti cutter in their instruction manual, you’re not going to get the round spaghetti shape with this. It is more of a linguine cutter which is what they call it in the rest of their promotional material.

So we’ll stick with calling it that as well since it makes a flatter shaped pasta.

This attachment works in exactly the same way as the Fettuccine Cutter. Just feed in the pasta and out comes your linguine. Too easy!

The instruction manual also came with a number of pasta recipes which is really handy.

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Review: Kitchenaid Pouring Shield Attachment Review

kitchenaid-pouring-shield-attachmentThe Kitchenaid Pouring Shield attaches to a Kitchenaid stand mixer to help with adding ingredients as well as preventing splashing when mixing.

The Kitchenaid Pouring Shield fits all Kitchenaid 4.5 qt stand mixers and 5qt stand mixers with the exception of the 5qt lift bowl models.

Consumer reviews are mixed for this product with some loving this handy attachment and others finding that it caused more problems than it was worth. The problem seemed to center around the attachment not fitting properly and coming loose.

I think the problem may be related to the fact that consumers have purchased the wrong size pouring shield for their stand mixer. As we have already indicated this does not fit 5qt lift bowl models and unfortunately a number of online cookware merchants do not indicate this in their description.

What We Like

  • This attachment is dishwasher safe.
  • It makes adding ingredients super easy.
  • It prevents foods from splashing around your kitchen.

What We Don’t Like

  • The issue with the pouring shield not fitting properly seems to be a widespread problem. Ensure that when purchasing that you check that you are getting the right size pouring shield for your Kitchenaid stand mixer.

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And if you don’t have a KitchenAid Stand Mixer, you don’t know what you are missing. Especially if you do a lot of baking or cooking. Why not read our review on the KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer and see what you are missing.