One of the best things about KitchenAid stand mixers is undoubtedly the amazing array of attachments and accessories. A pasta maker, juicer, shredder, and even an ice cream maker – If you can think of it – the chances are KitchenAid has already made it.
If you love KitchenAid as much as I do, you probably have an endless collection of KitchenAid attachments and accessories scattered across your kitchen. It seems like every other day I find another attachment that I need to buy. As your collection of KitchenAid attachments begins to grow, another problem begins to present itself: how the hell do you store them all?!
When I first got my stand mixer, I would store the attachments in the bowl (not a bad solution when a small collection), but once I began to expand my collection to pasta rollers and meat grinders, I quickly ran out of space.
Desperately, I was looking for KitchenAid accessory storage cases. To store my attachments, I would either shove them in a drawer or in a flimsy plastic box. Not only did this run the risk of chipping my attachments, but it was also a pain to constantly search through everything just to find the one attachment I needed.
In pursuit of a better way to store my KitchenAid attachments and accessories, so I set out on a mission to find the perfect storage solution. As it turns out, KitchenAid doesn’t offer any such products themselves. But don’t worry – I came across plenty of other options available if you want to store your KitchenAid attachments and accessories safely and securely.
HEADS UP: I have also written a post about KitchenAId mixer storage ideas if you are looking for some more inspiration!
How To Store KitchenAid Mixer Attachments
Here are some of the best KitchenAid accessory storage solutions I discovered. Some are were made specifically for KitchenAid attachments, others are more general storage containers.
Inside The Bowl
Let’s start with where to store the standard attachments that come with your stand mixer. That’s the flat beater, the wire whip and the dough hook. These can be a bit awkward to store together due to their different shapes.
If these are the only attachments you own, leaving them inside the bowl is probably your best option. If you are really running out of space, this will not only save you space but you will have all your attachments and the mixer in the same place.
All of the attachments fit well in the bowl and there is even room for the power cord. This option will also save you from having to fish through a drawer or box every time you need to use a different attachment.
Make sure you line the bowl with a kitchen towel first before placing your attachments. Some attachments are heavier than others and can dent or scratch the bowl. The towel will act as a pad so you don’t chip or scratch the bowl.
Use An Attachment Mount
If you decide that storing them in the bowl is not for you, then one of the best kitchenaid accessory storage solutions are these accessory storage mounts that are designed especially to hold KitchenAid mixing attachments.
Installation is easy and can be done in two different ways. There are screws to mount the hold for more stability or you can use the adhesive tape to stick the storage holder. Simply stick or screw the holders at the bottom of a cabinet and lock in the attachment.
This mount is ideal if you have limited space in your kitchen. It makes it easy to organize your mixer attachments and you have your attachments at hands reach every time. No more searching through a kitchen drawer! The mount can hold all the attachments that come with your mixer. The biggest drawback of these clever little mounts is that they are unable to accommodate the pasta attachments or any extra accessories you can get for your stand mixer.
If you are feeling really adventurous, you can even make these hooks yourself! Take a look at this video and see how it’s done.
Use Wall Hooks
Hanging the attachments inside your kitchen cabinets with hooks is also another option. Cabinet doors remain universally unused so it’s time to take advantage of that empty space.
I use my cabinet doors to store all sorts of things like kitchen towels, mugs and my bin bags. By utilizing every inch of my kitchen, it saves me so much space and makes my kitchen look organized.
Using hooks for your attachments is really simple. They don’t need to be fancy hooks, just plain ones with adhesive will do just fine.
Just make sure you are careful when opening or shutting your cabinet doors as the attachments can shift or cling against the door.
The only downfall with storing your attachments on the inside door of your cabinets is that they can, in time, wear down and scratch the door or become dusty. Just make sure you open the door carefully and give them a quick wipe down every now and then.
Accessories: Pasta rollers, meat grinders, spiralizers
These accessories are a little harder to store as some are bulky and the pasta attachments are long and awkward.
In The Original box
Storing them in the box the attachments arrive in is probably the best option. This way they will be well protected and you can keep the instruction manual with them.
The great thing about using the original boxes is that they are already labeled with the name of the attachment. This will make it so much easier to find the attachments when you need them as opposed to rummaging through a box full of accessories.
The only problem with this option is that the boxes take up a lot of space. If you have a small kitchen, this might not be the best option for you.
Another problem with using the original boxes is that they can get damaged or torn over time and become unusable.
Use clear boxes
You could also use clear plastic storage boxes. This way you can see what is inside the box without having to open it every time.
If you have multiple attachments, this might be the best option for you as you can store them all in one place. Just make sure you label the boxes so you know which attachment is in which box.
The great thing about using clear storage boxes is that they are stackable. This will save you a lot of space if you have a small kitchen.
How to store KitchenAid food processor blades
The food processor is one of the most versatile kitchen appliances. It can shred cheese, slice vegetables, and even make julienne fries.
There are a few different ways you can store your food processor attachments. Before we begin, it’s worth noting that KitchenAid does have storage cases specifically for the food processor accessories, but this has been extremely hard to source.
In The Original box
The first way is to keep them in the box they came in. This is a great option if you have a lot of attachments for your food processor. It keeps everything in the same place and it is easy to find the attachment you are looking for.
The only downside to this option is that the box takes up a lot of space. If you have a small kitchen, this might not be the best option for you.
Another downside to this option is that the boxes can get damaged or torn over time and become unusable.
Inside the food processor
One of the most obvious options is to use the actual food processor to store your attachments. The food processor bowl is designed to work as an all-in-one storage compartment.
WIth A Magnetic Strip
Since the food processor attachments are made from stainless steel, another great option is to use a magnetic knife strip.
This is a great option if you have limited counter space. The magnetic strip can be mounted on the wall or inside a cabinet door. It keeps thing neat and organized with the attachments all being within reach.
In A Plastic Container
Like with most things, the food processor accessories can be stored in a plastic container along with any other KitchenAid accessories.
This way, you keep all the accessories together in one place and they are easy to find when you need them. Just make sure you use clear boxes that are labeled so you know which attachments are inside.
These are just a few ideas on how to store your KitchenAid attachments and accessories. Choose the option that works best for you and your kitchen. With a little bit of organization, your attachments will be easy to find and within reach when you need them.
If you are like me and have a mountain of KitchenAid accessories to store, using plastic containers that can be stacked is probably your best option. It keeps everything tidy and you can store them away neatly.