You can make much more than just baked goods with these accessories.
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Nearly any baker will tell you the ultimate kitchen gadget to own is a KitchenAid stand mixer—but what many home cooks don't realize is that this sleek appliance can help you do much more than just bake.

That's because KitchenAid has designed a host of interchangeable attachments that fit onto nearly all KitchenAid models. Whether you have a mini 3.5-quart model or a full-sized Professional appliance (these are equipped with 6-quart bowls), the motorized mixer head comes fitted with an attachment port that enables you to simply attach your favorite accessory.

What do these attachments do, you may ask? They help you roll and slice pasta dough; spiralize vegetables; cut fruits and vegetables into ribbons; grind meat; process food; slice and shred multiple ingredients; and even mill grains. Each attachment is priced differently, but every option would make a great gift for the KitchenAid-obsessed home cook.

Best part? KitchenAid has introduced a few options that can revolutionize meals and everyday meal prep. Here are our favorites.

6 Best KitchenAid Attachments

KitchenAid Vegetable Sheet Cutter

Eating more fruits and vegetables has never been easier—especially when you have a way to expertly prepare them with the flip of a switch. This attachment makes beautiful ribbons of any produce you choose—from potatoes, to apples, zucchini, and even eggplant. This means you can make dishes like lighter lasagna or shaved salads without even breaking a sweat.

KitchenAid Spiralizer

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We've previously tasted the difference between store-bought spiralized veggies and DIY spiralized veggies and determined that the effort needed to spiralize veggies is just too great. But this handy KitchenAid spiralizer makes DIY zoodles so much easier than a hand-cranked model: it comes loaded with five different blades to make thin, spaghetti-like spirals out of almost any veggie.

KitchenAid Slicer and Shredder

Slice, dice, and shred any ingredient in a flash: whether its produce for a bountiful salad or a neat mound of cheese for a hearty pizza.

KitchenAid Sifter and Scale

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We previously covered the launch of this unique attachment, which is a must-have for any experienced baker. Sifting can seem time-consuming and intricate, so many bakers skip it or otp for their own approach. But this attachment makes quick work of the process, and comes equipped with a removable scale (which can be used for other ingredients, too!).  

KitchenAid Grain Mill

Making alternative flour at home is so much easier when you have this attachable mill, which can process corn, rice, wheat, and more. You can customize the consistency of your mix directly on the attachment, and simply feed the grain through the mill's chute.

KitchenAid Pasta Roller and Cutter

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Your date night is about to get a lot tastier. This attachment rolls 6-inch sheets of pasta, and can cut them into eight different thicknesses—from angel hair to fettuccine.