A KitchenAid mixer can be used to make a wide variety of foods, including bread and baked goods. Foods such as pasta, sausage, shredded vegetables, ice cream and juices can be made with additional KitchenAid mixer attachments and accessories.
All KitchenAid mixers come equipped with a flat beater, a wire mixing whip, and a dough hook. These three attachments are used to mix and blend different materials; for example, whipped cream requires use of the wire whip, a dough hook is needed to properly knead whole wheat bread dough, and simple batters are best blended with a flat paddle.
Additional attachments connect to the power hub located on the front of the mixer and can be ordered through retailers or directly from KitchenAid. These attachments expand the range of foods that can be made using a KitchenAid mixer. Attachments include a vegetable and cheese shredder, a pasta roller and cutters, a grain mill, an ice cream mixer, a food grinder and sausage stuffer, a citrus juicer, a food processor, and a fruit and vegetable strainer. Accessories can be ordered online as well, and include replacement mixer bowls, bowl covers, stand mixer covers, mixing shields and several styles of mixing paddles and whips.