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Will KitchenAid attachments fit Cuisinart?

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The current range of attachments available for your KitchenAid mixer is nothing less than mind-boggling. By my count, there are over 15 different attachments that you can attach to your trusty KitchenAid, all of which transform your mixer into a one-stop shop for all your tedious baking tasks. 

Although the current range of Kitchenaid attachments is pretty impressive, if you really want to see some interesting accessories, then you should have a look at some of these retro attachments.

Ranging from the somewhat bizarre, like the cutlery buffer and pea sheller, to the slightly-hazardous can opener or knife-sharpener, over the last 100 years KitchenAid has created almost every attachment you can imagine. It seems that the company has thought of it all, except for a damn coffee grinder, much to my annoyance. 

The coolest part? All of these accessories will fit any stand KitchenAid stand mixer ever made, including their original mixers from 1919. 

What if, however, you don’t have a KitchenAid stand mixer, yet still want to make the most of this amazing range of accessories? Will KitchenAid attachments fit Cuisinart stand mixers, for example? 

It is a good question. It’s also a question that is surprisingly difficult to find an answer to. I recently decided to embark on a journey of discovering in order to answer this question once and for all and share it with all you curious bakers out there.

Heads up: I currently don’t have a Cuisinart stand mixer handy, so my answer to this question will be based on some good old-fashioned research. That said, I have spent countless painstaking hours scouring the internet in pursuit of this answer. I also got in touch with both companies and spoke with some helpful customer support staff.

If you have any additional information you would like to add, I would love to hear from you in the comment section!

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Will KitchenAid attachments fit Cuisinart?

To properly answer this elusive question, I want to break up my answer into two separate sections. As with any stand mixer, I often group the stand mixer accessories as either mixing attachments (you know, the ones that spin around and… well, mix!) or multi-purpose attachments. 

Before we get into it, it’s important to know that I am answering this question in relation to the Cuisinart Precision Pro and Master mixers, as their previous mixers (SM-55 or SM-70) have now been discontinued. They also use a completely different mechanism for attaching accessories.

Mixing attachments

First up, let’s have a look at the mixing attachments. KitchenAid has a pretty similar range of mixing attachments to Cuisinart, with the exception of a flex edge beater. Because both brands use the same spring-loaded pin-mechanism on the beater shaft, KitchenAid mixing attachments will fit a Cuisinart stand mixer.

Beware though, there’s more to think about than just simply attaching a beater. It’s important to remember that beaters and whisks come in different shapes, all of which are designed to fit specific bowl sizes. The perfect harmony between the bowl and mixer attachments is an important element that helps create ‘full-bowl coverage’ and ensures there are no mixing dead spots within the bowl. 

Because the Cuisinart mixers use a 5.5-quart bowl many of KitchenAid’s mixing attachments won’t provide that perfect fit. The Cuisinart bowl is bigger than the 4.5 and 5-quart bowls of the KitchenAid Classic and Artisan tilt-head mixers, which means you are going to lose that full bow coverage and have noticeable bigger gaps between the beater and the sides/bottom of the mixing bowl.

It’s not all bad news though. During my research, I discovered this flex edge beater which is the perfect size for both a Cuisinart. Several customers confirmed that it worked perfectly for their Cuisinart stand mixer!

If you really want to use the KitchenAid flat beater or whisk, you will need to use them with the bowl size they are designed for. From my understanding, the bowls suitable for the KitchenAid Classic and Artisan will fit the Cuisinart. They both use a round lock-in base and I have seen bakers mention the bowls are compatible, although I was unable to get either KitchenAid or Cuisinart to confirm this.

Multi-purpose attachments 

Both KitchenAid and Cuisinart’s stand mixers are multi-tasking machines thanks to the attachment hubs on the front. So, how about these attachments, are they interchangeable between each machine?

As I mentioned earlier, KitchenAid has one of the most extensive ranges of multi-purpose attachments, so it’s only natural that other avid stand mixers users want to get in on the fun.

The good news is, that any Kitchenaid attachments designed to fit into the front hub will also work on a Cuisinart. 

Here’s a look inside both machines’ attachment hubs. 

Will kitchenaid attachments fit cuisinart

Notice that they both use the same square drive? This is what makes the attachments suitable for both machines. I have heard countless bakers and chefs confirm that many of KitchenAid’s most popular attachments work with their Cuisinart Precision Pro including the pasta roller, meat grinder, and juicer.

Ready to get baking?

So there you have it. After countless hours of scouring the internet, navigating customer support, and chatting with my baking buddies, I hope I have managed to offer some clarity to the question of whether KitchenAid attachments will fit a Cuisinart stand.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comment box below!

26 thoughts on “Will KitchenAid attachments fit Cuisinart?”

    1. Angeliki Papageorgiou

      Hey Randall,
      Don’t worry, this article will stay here for as long as I can keep it! It’s turning out to be very useful which I am really glad to see 🙂

      Angel

      1. Omg this article has just saved me a ton of money! My mother bought me a KitchenAid mixer that was the color of eggplant a few years back. However, it was stolen a few months back, so I bought a Cuisinart mixer to replace it. I did not have the $500 the KitchenAid mixer cost so I bought the Cuisinart for $200. Didn’t think of attachments at the time of the purchase! Now I can go dig out my kitchen aid attachments so glad I did not throw them away. Also going to buy the grinding attachment for the KitchenAid because it is a better deal than the Cuisinart. Thank you once again for this article please don’t let it be removed

  1. Thank you so much. Was about to ditch my mixer and start fresh, have adjusted that “screw” so many time it should be stripped by now. I will be buying the flex blade listed here and have been searching out replacement mixing bowls. Your article has made my holiday season, I hope to be doing my holiday baking with “so much” less stress this year.

    1. Angeliki Papageorgiou

      Hey Debbie,
      Definitely don’t ditch your mixer! I’m really glad to see that this article has helped you 🙂
      Angel

  2. Can anyone verify with photos and a video that this fits the 5.5 quart Cuisinart mixer please? The shape of the bowls appears different to me. The questions and answers on Amazon also give conflicting answers

    1. I have a kitchen aid mixer that gave up the ghost on me and Santa just delivered a quisinart 5.5 mixer to me, I have tested the fit of my attachments and bowl from my kitchenaid and they all fit!!! Yay!

  3. I love your article, I’ve always had a Kitchenaid, right now I’m borrowing one from my sister and thinking about buying a Cuisinart because I hate the Kirtchenaid speed regulator, but I have a lot of accessories and I wouldn’t want to lose them.

  4. Thank you so much for your research/article. I have searched high and low for the “bowl compatibility” answer between the two mixer brands and yours is the first definite answer i have found. Each brand has its pros and cons, so this is amazing news. Fantastic!

  5. Thank you again for the incredibly useful info about the adaptability of the Kitchenaid mixer bowls/attachments with the Cuisinart mixer. It was important to find out that the difference in bowl shape from one brand to another, varies, so the corresponding attachments need to be used. My Cuisinart machine, with some great features, does not allow for complete batter mixing on the sides of the bowl, (a common complaint in reviews), which is problematic, because it involves having to stop the machine, hand scraping the bowl and starting again. The Kitchenaid flex scraper attachment (rubberized on one or both sides), does a fantastic mixing/blending job. (can be purchased separately online and in many stores). So, being able to switch out the Cuisinart bowl and mixer attachment for the Kitchenaid brand is fantastic. It combined the best features of both machines to create a hybrid – the perfect solution. Thank you so much for your straight answers that I couldn’t find anywhere else online.

  6. Leanore Paradise

    The information in this article was invaluable!!! I’ve used KitchenAid forever. My machine is over twenty years old and have been advised that its probably a good choice to opt for a new machine because her repairs would most likely cost me more. I love my Cuisinart processor and am purchasing a mixer after reading this article!!!!
    Any recommendations on a paddle/scraper for a 6.5 quart bowl?

  7. This article is a life saver. I have been scoring the Internet for this information!! I came across this article by accident!! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!!!!!

  8. I have been looking for this information for years.
    *I have both a Cuisinart stand mixer and a meat grinder.
    I have NOT being able to find an attachment for making tomatoes sauce.
    On the other hand I find an infinite of attachments for KitcheAid. This is very frustrating.
    Why doesn’t Cuisinart sell the attachments?
    I’m just about to embark on the tomato sauce making season and DID NOT wanted to spend a lot of money on a new machine. Period.
    Thank you for answering the 64 thousand dollar question.
    To the Cuisinart industry loss, I am now ready to switch to KitchenAid sauce maker attachment for my Cuisinart Stand Mixer…and later to the pasta making attachment.
    There you have it, Cuisinart.

  9. Denise M Lewczynski

    Hello, I am wondering if the KitchenAid food processor blades are interchangeable with different KitchenAid food processors? Meaning can the blades for the 9 cup plus be used for the regular 9 cup?
    Thank you.

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