- 1 The 3 Types of KitchenAid Mixer Bowls
- 2 KitchenAid Mixer Bowl Sizes
- 3 Where to Buy KitchenAid Mixer Bowls
- 4 Do I need a Replacement Bowl?
- 5 KitchenAid Bowl FAQ’s
KitchenAid has created quite a reputation for itself in the baking world. Since rolling out their first mixer in 1919, these American-made machines have become known as some of the most durable, versatile, and downright beautiful mixers on the market.
I am sure you know by now that the KitchenAid stand mixer range is split into two distinct camps, the tilt-head or bowl lift mixers. A tilt head has a mechanism that tilts the head back with the push of a button. A bowl-lift stand mixer is much bigger than a tilt-head and, instead of moving the head of the mixer, the bowl moves up and down with a lever.
Really, it’s the amazing range of attachments and accessories that sets KitchenAid stand mixers apart from the rest of the pack. KitchenAid boasts over 40 attachments, ranging from the standard mixing attachments, like the flat beater and wire whip, to an amazing array of multi-purpose hub attachments.
There are also plenty of third-party attachments available too, making your choice in accessories virtually endless.
It’s not just the mixing attachments that come in an extensive selection though. The variety of replacement KitchenAid bowls is equally mind-boggling, allowing you to customize your fashion-conscious mixer until your heart’s content.
Want a steel bowl that could survive a nuclear apocalypse? You got it.
How about a microwave-safe ceramic bowl with a beautiful design? Easy.
Or just looking for a plain jane glass bowl? No problem!
With your trusted KitchenAid mixer, you will get the standard stainless steel mixing bowl, if you are anything like me, and are multiple bakes on the go, then having a few extra bowls to play with is unbelievably helpful.
So, what are your options for KitchenAid replacement mixer bowls? The good news is you aren’t exactly short of options here!
Disclaimer: Every bowl on this is an official KitchenAid mixer bowl. While there are other mixing bowls available from third-party manufactures, using these might void your stand mixer warranty. If you choose to use any third-party accessories be extra careful to ensure they are compatible with your machine!
The 3 Types of KitchenAid Mixer Bowls
When you boil it down, KitchenAid has 3 distinct types of mixing bowls you can choose from; stainless steel, glass and ceramic.
Almost every KitchenAid stand mixer will come with a standard stainless steel mixing bowl. These might not exactly be the prettiest bowl you will ever lay eyes on but this KitchenAid classic is durable, dishwasher safe, high wearing and built to last a lifetime or two.
The stainless steel bowls range in sizes between 3 and 7 quart and they are available for both tilt-head and bowl-lift stand mixers. Remember though, not all bowls are interchangeable, so make sure to check your replacement bowl is compatible with your model before purchasing it.
For both the tilt-head and bowl-lift mixers, you can find both mixers with handles and without.
For some of the smaller stand mixers, like the 3.5 quarts, the only available bowl is stainless steel without handles. Sorry Artisan Mini owners!
If you are looking for a little more style, but don’t want to sacrifice the brilliant benefits of stainless steel, I have the perfect thing for you.
Why not upgrade your tilt-head stand mixer with a radiate gold, radiant copper or dried rose stainless steel bowl. The classic stainless steel bowl is also available polished, hammered, quilted or brushed.
My Favorite KitchenAid Steel Bowl Replacements
|Image||Title||Bowl Size||Mixer Type||Prime||Buy|
|Dried Rose Painted Stainless Steel||5 Quart||Tilt Head||Prime||Check Price|
|Top||Victoria Gold Painted Stainless Steel||5 Quart||Tilt Head||Prime||Check Price|
|Hammered Stainless Steel||5 Quart||Tilt Head||Prime||Check Price|
|Top||Polished Stainless Steel Bowl with Handle||3.5 Quart||Tilt Head||Prime||Check Price|
|Stainless Steel Bowl||4.5-Quart||Tilt Head||Prime||Check Price|
|Quilted Stainless Steel||5 Quart||Tilt Head||Prime||Check Price|
|Stainless Steel Bowl & Combi-Whip||3 Quart||Bowl Lift||Prime||Check Price|
|Brushed Stainless Steel||5 Quart||Bowl Lift||Prime||Check Price|
|Stainless Steel Bowl with Handle||6 Quart||Bowl Lift||Prime||Check Price|
Freezer, microwave and dishwasher safe, this ceramic mixing bowl is resistant to chipping, cracking, crazing and staining. So much so that KitchenAid offers up to a 5-year warranty on these bad boys! The ceramic bowls fit all 4.5 and 5-quart tilt-head stand mixers.
The ceramic bowls are not available for the bowl-lift models as none of the ceramic bowls have the nails at the side of the bowl to attach to the stand mixer.
The great thing about the ceramic mixing bowls is the pouring spout. This prevents any spillage and overflow when you are transferring mixtures from the bowl to another container.
The ceramic bowls are definitely the most stylish in the Kitchenaid mixing bowls in their collection. They come in all sorts of different designs and colors, like the all-black ceramic bowl, the tropical bowl or the KitchenAid hobnail white ceramic bowl.
My Favorite KitchenAid Ceramic Bowl Replacements
|Image||Title||Bowl Size||Mixer Type||Prime||Buy|
|Top||Confetti Sprinkle Ceramic Bowl||5 Quart||Tilt Head||Prime||Check Price|
|White Hobnail Ceramic||5 Quart||Tilt Head||Prime||Check Price|
|White Chocolate Ceramic||5 Quart||Tilt Head||Prime||Check Price|
|Conifer Ceramic Bowl||5 Quart||Tilt Head||Prime||Check Price|
|Tropical Floral Ceramic||5 Quart||Tilt Head||Prime||Check Price|
|Black Shell Ceramic Bowl||5 Quart||Tilt Head||Prime||Check Price|
|White Gardenia Ceramic||5 Quart||Tilt Head||Prime||Check Price|
The KitchenAid glass mixing bowl is great for when you want to measure all your ingredients straight into the bowl. The glass bowls offer a see-through design that allows you to see the contents of your bowl. The measuring markings make it easy to know how much mixture is in your bowl and the handy bowl covers allow you to store any leftover batter with ease.
Just like the ceramic bowls, the glass ones also have a pouring spout, making it easy to pour out mixtures without spillage.
The glass mixing bowls are dishwasher safe, microwave safe and can go in the oven for up to 450F.
My Favorite KitchenAid Glass Bowl Replacements
|Image||Title||Bowl Size||Mixer Type||Prime||Buy|
|KitchenAid Glass Bowl||3.5 Quart||Tilt Head||Prime||Check Price|
|KitchenAid Glass Bowl with Measurement Markings||5 Quart||Tilt Head||Prime||Check Price|
|Hammered Glass Bowl with Lid||5 Quart||Tilt Head||Prime||Check Price|
|Frosted Glass Bowl with Measurement Markings and Lid||5 Quart||Tilt Head||Prime||Check Price|
|Glass Bowl with Metal Reinforcements||6 Quart||Bowl Lift||Prime||Check Price|
KitchenAid Mixer Bowl Sizes
KitchenAid mixing bowls come in many different sizes. You can find bowls running from 3 to 8 quarts. Each bowl size will depend on the type of stand mixer you have.
For a tilt-head stand mixer, you will get a bowl between 3-5 quarts. For the KitchenAid mini, you get a 3.5 quart bowl and for the residential bowl-lift stand mixers you can get anything between 5-7 quart. For commercial bowl lift stand mixers you can get up to 8 quart.
KitchenAid Bowl Size Chart
|Included with your mixer||Additional purchases||Material|
|Mini Tilt-Head||3-5 Quart||–||Stainless Steel, Glass|
|Tilt-Head||3-5 Quart||3-5 Quart||Stainless Steel, Glass, Ceramic|
|Bowl-Lift||5-7 Quart||3-8 Quart||Stainless Steel, Glass|
|Bowl-Lift Commercial||Up to 8 Quart||Up to 8 Quart||Stainless Steel|
Where to Buy KitchenAid Mixer Bowls
A good place to start your hunt for a replacement Kitchenaid bow is their official website. You will find their whole selection here. Currently, they have 34 different bowls on offer.
My favorite place to buy replacement KitchenAid bowls is the official KitchenAid Amazon store. You can find many of their bowls here, although their stock runs out pretty fast here. The biggest benefit of using Amazon is, of course, their get next-day Prime delivery. If your bowl breaks mid birthday cake making, you might even be able to get a new bowl that every same day!
If you aren’t a big online shopper, you might be able to find some replacements in your local stores. I have seen a few available at the Home Depot before. Be warned though, from my experience, it’s pretty difficult to find replacement bowls in-store. Your best bet would be to find your nearest official KitchenAid retailer via their store finder tool.
Do I need a Replacement Bowl?
Let’s face it, KitchenAid mixers and their accessories aren’t exactly the cheapest appliances, so it’s reasonable to question whether you even need a replacement stand mixer bowl or not.
In truth, although it’s really helpful to have an extra bowl or two, it’s not exactly essential. The bowl that came standard with your stand mixer will work perfectly fine. That said, there are a few reasons why you might want to replace or upgrade your current bowl.
You’re making multiple things at the same time
In my opinion, this is the main reason why I think you should get an extra mixing bowl.
One bowl is great if you bake occasionally and stick to simple things like brownies and cupcakes. However, if you make large batches, having more than one bowl means you can make various batters and mixtures without needing to empty and clean out your only bowl each time.
Sure, it means there’s a little bit more cleaning waiting for you at the end, but the convenience is totally worth it!
Your bowl is broken
Nothing is indestructible, not even a KitchenAid mixing bowl. Don’t get me wrong, their bowls are very durable and can withstand general wear and tear, but if your bowl has suffered one too many drops on the ground, it might be forced into an early retirement.
So if your stainless steel bowl bends, your glass bowl cracks, or a ceramic bowl is rocking some serious chips, it’s probably time to fork out for a new one.
You want something more from your bowl
Each type of bowl boasts different functions. You might want a bowl with a pouring spout so you can transfer batter easily, or a glass bowl to measure ingredients without the need for an extra measuring jug.
Or perhaps you simply want a different size bowl to deal with varying sizes of batter. The perfect example of this is the 3 Quart replacement for bowl-lift mixers, which typically come with a 6 or 7 Quart bowl.
KitchenAid Bowl FAQ’s
Do you have some burning bowl FAQ’s we haven’t covered yet? Let me try to answer some more common questions!