which KitchenAID Stand Mixer Attachement are must have?
I also bought the Meat attachmement (not from KitchenAID)
Otherwise which attachement do you consider vital?
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I want the glass bowl
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For the grinder, I think it depends on how much meat you're grinding. I don't grind a lot of meat at one time so I haven't really had much issue with mine. I usually buy one butt/shoulder and I cut pieces into maybe 1" size and almost freeze it before grinding - make sausage patties with it. Having said that if you're doing more than that, I'd probably buy something with higher "capacity".death_hawk wrote: ↑ I would 100% not buy their grinder. There's one on Amazon US for about $125USD that's all stainless and uses standard grind plates.
I've actually ended up with 4 of the Kitchenaid grinders and every single one ended up with the "grey ooze" problem.
Now it's been a few years so maybe they fixed their tolerances finally, but what was happening was the auger was rubbing on the grind plate and making fine metal shavings. This mixed with the fat and turned the ground meat grey.
They do have an all metal unit now, but it's aluminium which means it's not dishwasher safe. For me anything that touches meat should be dishwasher safe. Spend the extra money and get the stainless.
Also if you plan on making sausage, skip the stuffer. My first batch of sausage took me 30 minutes for 2 links. I went out and bought a proper stuffer the next day to finish my 10lbs of sausage and it took about 30 minutes to do the whole thing.
As for the other attachments, I have some to most of them:
-(Old) shredder (RVSA) I would recommend. The new one looks a little small in the feed tube. It already sucks breaking down a block of parm. I wouldn't want to break it down further.
-Pasta rollers I would recommend. Cutters are optional but I got a good price on all 3.
-Pasta press I would not recommend. It's fine, but it extrudes kinda thick throwing off the texture.
-Citrus reamer I would maybe recommend. It's fine again, but it's a lot of work.
-"Food Processor" I would maybe recommend. It's not cheap and I bought it solely because it's a pass through dicer. The problem is that the blade isn't that sharp so only extremely hard vegetables get diced nicely. It does do a decent job at dicing though.
-Vegetable sheeter sounds neat on paper so I bought one. I just haven't tested it yet.
EDIT: I don't count bowls/paddles/etc as "attachments" but I do have a spare bowl/paddle set for each mixer I have.
I also made sure I got the coated beaters because the aluminium ones aren't dishwasher safe.
Dec 7th, 2019 3:27 am
I mean... you're not wrong, but the issue I describe is a tolerance issue.
I've always kind of wanted one, but my kitchen is already full of single use things.For pasta....If you like that, I really like my Philips pasta maker. I know it's single use but it works and I use it to make Ramen as well.
Dec 7th, 2019 9:59 am
Hard for anyone to answer that given what you might want to prepare is different from what we do. Everyone is different.
Dec 7th, 2019 10:01 am
Probably just bad luck as both me and my Mom have had the same one for years with no ooze problem, grey or otherwise. KitchenAid is known to be a very quality product
Dec 7th, 2019 11:18 am
That Pasta machine works quite well if you like making pasta/ramen via extrusion which is so so much easier than making dough with my food processor and then chilling and then rolling out with my pasta roller over and over and over again as I reduced thickness. That roller is a bit messy as well with flour going all over the place.death_hawk wrote: ↑ I mean... you're not wrong, but the issue I describe is a tolerance issue.
You either have it or you don't.
If you don't, it's a perfectly cromulent grinder.
But if you are grinding large quantities, a better grinder would do better.
I've always kind of wanted one, but my kitchen is already full of single use things.
So now I basically just make tag. It's delicious and simple.
Sometimes rav too, but that doesn't require a cutter or a press.
It'd be nice to have, but I'm not sure it's worth a couple hundred bucks. For the Philips or the pasta press for the mixer.
Dec 7th, 2019 11:40 am
Dec 7th, 2019 1:58 pm
No question. I totally got unlucky.
KitchenAid is known to be a very quality product
Yeah it's easier making extrusion in the Kitchenaid too. Too bad the dies suck though.gr8dlr wrote: ↑
That Pasta machine works quite well if you like making pasta/ramen via extrusion which is so so much easier than making dough with my food processor and then chilling and then rolling out with my pasta roller over and over and over again as I reduced thickness. That roller is a bit messy as well with flour going all over the place.
How wide are the sheets?The machine also makes sheets which you can use to make lasagna or ravioli or dumplings...
Does it produce something that thin? I think I have a different image in my mind. I didn't think it could even do sheets.it is singular thickness (ie not adjustable although I could put a roller on it).
BRB looking. Now I'm curious.I'm sure if you have an alert on Kijiji someone is going to sell it for cheap judging by the number of ppl who have bought one when they went on sale and likely have lost their love for it. It is a pain to pull out if you don't have storage though.
Did you use the alkaline water?Fresh Ramen noodles was really quite good...noodles had slight chew and it doesn't seem to get soggy as it sits in the broth.
I haven't had pasta in a while either. I should go track down some parm....Now that I'm talking about it, maybe I'll make a batch for eating this weekend and for future eating. LOL.
Dec 7th, 2019 2:42 pm
From google..the comes with machine lasagna/ravioli sheet is 1.2mm thick. They sell another die that is 0.8 mm for dumplings if you want thinner. Dies if you can find them are not cheap though....some aren't sold here so you have to find a "overseas" friend to purchase.death_hawk wrote: ↑ How wide are the sheets?
Does it produce something that thin? I think I have a different image in my mind. I didn't think it could even do sheets.
BRB looking. Now I'm curious.
Damn. $150 for a "new" machine missing discs. Nah.
Did you use the alkaline water?
I haven't had pasta in a while either. I should go track down some parm....
Or vegan cheese
Dec 7th, 2019 2:51 pm
Oh that's narrow for ravs. Granted... you could do 2 sheets stacked I guess instead of folding over.
Or 15 minutes after someone posts a hot deal here.If you're looking on Kijiji, might be good after Christmas when gifts are turned into cash.