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Old 10-05-2015, 03:05 PM   #11
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As far as the attachments, I have many of them. I think my all-time favorites are the pasta rollers & cutters (including the ravioli maker) and meat grinder/sausage stuffer. I have the old-style pasta extruders, which are just OK. The newer ones look like they might work better.

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You might want to check and see if they make aftermarket dies for pasta. They have them for the grinder/stuffer and the new aftermarket cutters work WAY better than the ones that come with the KA. We bought a set for the KA before we got the dedicated appliances for grinding/stuffing and they made a world of difference as far as the grinding in particular. But it still gets too warm and takes too long if you are working with more than about 5 pounds at a time. I got the aftermarket cutters and dies off Amazon.

That reminds me, I think we might have the pasta set kicking around somewhere. I think we tried to use it once and had an epic fail and never tried again. Maybe we'll give it another go.
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Old 10-05-2015, 03:22 PM   #12
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The most recent thing I used it for was to make Swedish meatballs. The Cooks Illustrated recipe calls for using the stand mixer to whip the mixture; it makes very light meatballs.
Some of the sausage we make suggest putting the mix in the KA with paddle to get a more homogenized product. Adding a couple Tbsp of ice cold water makes a remarkable difference in the texture.
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Old 10-06-2015, 02:57 PM   #13
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Bread
souffles
Cookies
Cheese cake
Awesome for banana bread - no need to mash bananas, just dump it all in the bowl and start it up
Cakes
Icings
Meringues

I rarely use the shredder - lots of work to clean and also never use the pouring shield - same reason ;)

Start with some toll house cookies :)
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Old 10-06-2015, 03:22 PM   #14
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I have the pasta set.woks great.
Ice cream maker (used once)
Can't stand that annoying shield.

Couldn't live without the shredder attachments. We buy large blocks of cheese.The KA shreds them nicely.I just hold a ziplock bag under it.Mark and freeze the bags.Washing them by hand in hot water makes it an easy clean up.Towel dry them.

The same attachments work great for making your own bread crumbs.

Also have the sausage attachments.We use that one for jerky strips.
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Old 10-06-2015, 04:44 PM   #15
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-I use the pasta roller for sheeting small amounts of fondant - awesome!
-The shredder/slicer attachment is invaluable when making carrot cake or grating large amounts of cheese.
- I haven't had a lot of luck with the sausage maker but the grinder suits my needs

Mind you, I have the 600 professional so the motor is a bit stronger and the bowl bigger.

When I am doing a cake my two bowls get a workout making the cake batters, fondant, buttercream, Chantilly cream, etc. I have also purchase a couple of extra paddles - one has one rubber scraper and the other has two which help with certain mixes.

I find it great for
- cookies (even add chocolate chips on the stir setting and works like a charm)
- mayonnaise, aioli, etc.
- meringues
- pizza dough
- mixing meatloaf (with the hook on stir) as my hands can't do it anymore)
- the list goes on!
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Old 10-06-2015, 05:00 PM   #16
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Question on the cheese. Are these hard or soft cheeses?
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Old 10-06-2015, 05:06 PM   #17
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Question on the cheese. Are these hard or soft cheeses?
I'm going to guess hard. Soft cheeses don't shred well with anything.
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Old 10-06-2015, 05:08 PM   #18
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Thanks. I won't try shredding my white cheese. I know it is soft.
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Old 10-06-2015, 06:04 PM   #19
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I have shredded mozzarella and very old white cheddar (not soft but crumbly) and it has gone well. Much better than my food processor or hand grater.
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:03 PM   #20
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The cheese is "queso asadero"
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