I have the pasta maker/grinder attachment--I haven't used the grinder, but I haven't had any problems with the pasta maker. Yes, it does strain your mixer, according to the directions, but my KA seems to do well with it. Making the pasta takes PRACTICE, and can be a little bit of a pain. I am not sure that I don't prefer my own hand cranked pasta maker...but anyway, it hasn't caused my mixer to implode or anything. I just follow the directions.