Stir, Spiralize, Slice – 10 Things You Didn’t Know Your KitchenAid Could Do
KitchenAid is the number one mixer brand in the world and it’s not hard to see why. The kitchen brand supplies home cooks with culinary gadgets that transform the family kitchen into a Michelin star hub.
KitchenAid’s stand mixers will open up your culinary prowess and allow you to create flavourful and exciting dishes in your own home.
From perfectly rolled pasta to spectacular spiralized vegetables, there is an attachment to suit your every need. We’ve listed some of the fantastic attachments below to inspire you to get creative in the kitchen.
Make homemade pasta any Italian Nonna would be proud of with this Pasta Press attachment, which has six discs that you can use to make pasta of all shapes and sizes. Try your hand at bucatini, fusilli, rigatoni or spaghetti.
The various shapes and sizes will make dinner time extra exciting, especially for the kids. Allow your little ones to pick their favourite shapes and personalise their pasta with an abundance of fresh vegetables (a carefully calculated way to sneak more goodness into their meals).
Rigatoni is a great option to use in pasta bakes. It’s like a bigger version of penne pasta, so it holds sauce extremely well in its hollow tubes. For an easy meal, try a chicken and bacon pasta bake with a rich creamy sauce and allow the oven to do most of the cooking. Or for a vegetarian option, try a tomato sauce with courgette, fresh mozzarella and sprinkle with fresh basil.
This is a must-have for any clean eating chef. This nifty little Spiralizer attachment turns everyday vegetables into thin spirals that can be used in almost any dish.
Swap out the carbohydrates in pasta dishes for spiralised courgette and carrots for a lighter and healthier alternative. Or use it to add texture and crunch in salads and make lunch time a much more exciting affair.
Make your very own gourmet sausages at home with this handy Sausage Stuffer attachment. Simply buy your preferred cuts of meat and try your hand at becoming a master butcher.
For a comforting and hearty meal, try pork sausages, mashed potato and caramelised apple. For a healthier option, swap out the pork for turkey or chicken mince and cook under the grill.
Rustle up a quick and easy dish for a delicious family dinner with this Pasta Roller attachment. Pre-packaged dried pasta is no comparison to freshly homemade pasta, and you can easily make your own in record time with the KitchenAid Pasta Roller.
Whip up family favourite dishes such as Spaghetti Bolognese or a decadent Tagliatelle Carbonara. The attachment has eight adjustable settings so you can make pasta in various sizes to suit your Italian feast.
Fruit & Vegetable Strainer
The Fruit & Vegetable Strainer attachment is invaluable if you want to make silky smooth sauces and purees. It will turn unpeeled sliced apples into applesauce in mere minutes. Or perhaps you would prefer to make a super smooth carrot or celeriac puree to serve with roast meats?
For a completely homemade meal, use the pasta press to create your own pasta and use the fruit and vegetable strainer to make a rich tomato sauce using fresh tomatoes – perfection.
Coming into the winter months, we tend to neglect our fruit and vegetable intake, often opting for more comforting and less nutritious foods. With this in mind, winter is actually the ideal time to use fruit and vegetables to boost our vitamin intake to ward off any colds or coughs.
Use this Juicer to get your daily vitamin hit by juicing some fresh oranges, carrots and ginger for an energising and nutrient-rich drink. Or try green apples, celery and kale for a green goddess style juice.
Shredder and Slicer
The Shredder and Slicer attachment is essential for any health-conscious cook out there. The 3mm slicing blade is ideal for vegetables like carrots, cucumbers and celery, making it easy to incorporate more fresh produce into your diet. Finely slice your favourite veggies and whip up a super simple salad for lunch on the go or as a main meal at dinner time.
The 4mm and 6mm shredding blades are perfect for hard cheese and firm vegetables. Use this is to shred fresh cabbage and make a rustic red cabbage slaw, the ideal accompaniment to any autumnal pork dish.
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Sinéad is a Culinary Arts graduate from DIT. She is a passionate cook with a love of fine dining and modern Irish cuisine. A gin lover, Sinéad loves seeking out cosy new pubs and sampling a variety of craft beers.
If she’s not dining out, Sinéad loves travelling the world exploring new cultures and cuisines. Working with TheTaste allows Sinéad to fully immerse herself in the Irish food industry.