- The Best Third Party KitchenAid Attachments
- Standard Mixing Attachments
- Are 3rd party KitchenAid attachments worth it?
The prized KitchenAid mixer is popular among home bakers for a good reason. While the mixers are appreciated for their world-class build, powerful motors and stunning design, these are also incredibly versatile machines.
If you have only been using your KitchenAid mixer for baking jobs, you’re not making use of its full potential! One of the biggest advantages of a KitchenAid stand mixer, by far, is the abundance of attachments available.
These mixers come with a multipurpose power hub that allows you to attach or remove any accessory you need.
The hub enables you to turn the mixer into anything from a juicer to a grain mill or a pasta press. This obviously makes these stand mixers one of the best nifty tools at a home baker’s disposal. But, these attachments, like the mixer, aren’t exactly cheap. Sadly, for the average home baker, buying these attachments requires a lot of money. Collecting these extra attachments isn’t a cheap hobby unless you have a few hundred dollars of spare cash lying around.
Thankfully, there are options out there that mean you don’t have to shell out a lot of cash or sadly carry on without using these handy accessories. The good news is that there are so many great third party KitchenAid attachments available in the market.
I have scoured the internet in search of the best third party attachments for your KitchenAid stand mixer so you don’t have to.
The Best Third Party KitchenAid Attachments
Both the stand mixers and multiple attachments from KitchenAid tend to be expensive. But you have many 3rd party manufacturers who design attachments compatible with your stand mixer.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that all of them are made with cheap materials simply because they cost less. A few are sturdy, more durable, and more costly than your KitchenAid attachment. Here are a few of our favorite third party KitchenAid attachments.
These stone mill attachments help you grind all kinds of cereals, grains, lentils, beans, and even coffee and dry spices.
Mockmill Grain Mill
This white-coated, all-metal flour mill attachment is designed and manufactured in Germany. It grinds everything from whole wheat to chickpeas and coffee beans.
Mockmill is fitted with high-quality ceramic grinding stones which are adjustable and help you grind up to 600gm of raw ingredients in an hour. The attachment comes with a hopper, a discharge plate made of stainless steel and a long fixing screw.
You can adjust the grinding settings from coarse to fine. While these attachments do a great job of grinding 3-4 lb of raw grains, it can be time-consuming (5-6 hours with extra breaks) if you want to grind 10-12 cups of grains.
Another disadvantage of grain mill attachments, in general, is that they aren’t as effective with the smaller motor of your Artisan Mixer. These work best with the Pro-line or Commercial series.
This flour mill attachment comes with a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty for home use but is twice as expensive as the KitchenAid grinder attachment which is priced at around $129.
You can mince or grind meat, fruits, vegetables, bread and cheese with a food grinder attachment. These come with grinding plates as well as tubes for stuffing meat and vegetables.
If the KitchenAid Metal Food Grinder ($49.99) doesn’t fit your budget or meet your grinding requirements, here are a few food grinder alternatives.
AMZCHEF Metal Food Grinder
The AMZCHEF is an all-metal grinder attachment that comes with similar features as a KitchenAid version.
The food grinder kit includes 2 sausage tubes- small and large, 4 grinding plates – coarse, medium-fine, fine, and kidney, along with 2 grinding blades, a food tray, a food pusher and a cleaning brush.
This brand attachment is costlier than the KitchenAid grinder, but it comes with 2 extra grinding plates.
Leixe Metal Food Grinder
Leixe is again an all-metal grinder attachment that comes with similar features as a KitchenAid one.
You get 4 grinding plates (including a kidney grinding plate), 2 grinding blades, 2 sausage tubes, a food pusher and a cleaning brush.
While it has the same accessories compared to AMZCHEF, it is much cheaper than both.
Antree Meat Grinder
Unlike the AMZCHEF or the original KitchenAid attachment, Antree meat grinder comes with a hard plastic casing and costs half the price.
It comes with 2 grinding plates, 2 sausage tubes, a food pusher, a cleaning brush and a wire whisk.
The metal-based grinder attachments are likely to last longer and are more efficient than the all-plastic one from Antree.
These juicers come in handy to make a quick and nutritious juice when you’re in a rush to work.
Aikee Citrus Juicer
This hard plastic citrus juicer makes juicing large quantities of limes, oranges and grapefruit an easy chore.
The dishwasher-safe Aikee juicer attachment comes with a straining attachment to remove pulp and seeds.
Although cheaper than the $19.87 juicer attachment from KitchenAid, the Aikee model is only compatible with 4- and 5-quart stand mixers.
The pasta roller helps you make a variety of fresh pasta with homemade dough. Simply flatten the dough and use the specific blade to make the pasta shape of your choice.
Aikeec Pasta Roller
This white, stainless steel attachment comes with 3 blades that allow you to make fettuccine, linguine, spaghetti and lasagna. The 3 rollers are integrated into one attachment which means you can unroll three types of pasta or noodles at the same time.
This is a much cheaper alternative to the KitchenAid Roller with 2 standard attachments that cost an eye-watering $149.99.
Kitchood Pasta Roller
Another plain stainless steel roller attachment with 3 sets of rollerblades to make fettuccine, spaghetti and lasagna.
Unlike the Aikeec model, each rollerblade from Kitchood is attached separately to the stand mixer. These are not dishwater safe and have to be washed by hand.
With this attachment, you can say goodbye to all those pieces of shredders and slicers lying in the kitchen drawer that you probably never use. From shredding cheese to slicing vegetables, your meal prep job just got easier with the attachable slicers and shredders.
For perspective on price, the KitchenAid slice and shredder attachment comes with 3 blades and is priced at $49.99.
This plastic body device has been kept simple with a minimal number of metal blades. You have a fine shredder blade that works well for cheese, nuts and chocolate.
The coarse shredder is good for hard and root vegetables, and with the slicing blade, you cut any suitable vegetable for chips or crisps.
All the blades and the attachment body are dishwater safe.
InnoMoon Slicer Shredder
Another plastic body attachment with 3 metal blade attachments. You have a fine shredder blade, a coarse shredder, a slicing blade and a food pusher.
The blades and the housing are dishwater friendly.
Airpro Slicer Shredder
A food-grade plastic body housing from Airpro but this one comes with 4 metal blade attachments. In addition to the fine and coarse shredder and the slicer, you have a grinding blade.
The blades and the housing are dishwater-friendly, but hand wash is recommended for long-term use.
Standard Mixing Attachments
All KitchenAid stand mixers come with standard baking accessories like the flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip or balloon whisk. If you use your stand mixer for baking often, then you might start to notice your nylon coated or burnished aluminium attachments starting to wear, chip or oxidize. Once this happens, most KitchenAid owners opt for stainless steel attachments or better quality ones. Here are some of my favorite third party mixing tools you might like.
Kitchpower Balloon Whisk
The wire whip is an essential KitchenAid accessory. This replacement wire whip is made with stainless steel and works with KSM15, KSM110, KSM103, KSM75, KN15, K45, and KSM90 stand mixers
Compared to the $24 replacement whisk offered by KitchenAid, this one is much cheaper and pretty durable too!
Flex Edge Beaters
A popular upgrade among baking accessories is the flex edge beater for tilt-head models. This is a handy tool for sticky foods that need constant scraping.
Vaxaape Flex Edge Beater
This flex edge beater is designed for 4- and 5-quart tilt-head stand mixers. This beater is made with die-cast aluminum and comes with a Teflon coating and a silicone-based edge. It is safer and better than normal paddle attachments.
At $12.99, this beater from Vaxaape is cheaper than the replacement beater from KitchenAid priced at $37.99.
Are 3rd party KitchenAid attachments worth it?
The answer is: It depends. If you cannot afford some of the costlier attachments from the KitchenAid stable like the pasta roller or flex edge beater, buying a good quality attachment from a third-party manufacturer makes perfect sense.
When it comes to cheaper accessories like the citrus juicer, flat beater or balloon whisk, don’t settle for less. Getting a KitchenAid accessory is a better option for these kinds of attachments.
Remember though, the company considers the warranty void if you use knock-off KitchenAid attachments with your stand mixer. In the unlikely scenario that your mixer develops problems during the 1 to 5-year warranty period, this is something you should keep in mind.
So, which third-party KitchenAid attachment was your favorite?