How to Attach a Shredding Attachment to a KitchenAid Mixer


The KitchenAid mixer is a handy appliance for cooks that mix batters on a regular basis. The KitchenAid mixer is more than just a way to whip up a batch of bread. KitchenAid makes an attachment that fits over the front of the mixer for shredding. Attaching the shredding attachment to a KitchenAid mixer requires using an attachment that is recommended or sold by KitchenAid. Once you attach the shredder, it is just a matter of setting a bowl under it and grating your favorite cheese or shredding lettuce for a cool summer salad.

  • Unplug the KitchenAid mixer power cord from the wall outlet. If you have a mixing paddle in the mixer, remove it before attaching the shredder.

  • Locate and loosen the attachment knob on the front of the mixer. The attachment knob is on the right front of the mixer. Turn the knob counterclockwise to loosen. Pull the attachment housing cap off the front of the mixer. The housing cap is on the center front of the mixer and pulls out with your fingers once you loosen the attachment knob.

  • Insert the shredder attachment housing shaft into the attachment housing hole in the front of the mixer. There is a square hub socket inside the mixer housing that fits over the shredder attachment housing shaft. Turn the attachment knob on the mixer clockwise to secure the shredder attachment housing.

  • Grab the cone shaft by the stem. The shredder cone shaft is a long shaft with a flat plate. The plate has fingers that are raised above the plate slightly. Place the back end of the shredder cone on top of the cone shaft place, inserting the plate fingers into the grooves on the cone. Twist the cone to lock it over the plate fingers.

  • Insert the cone shaft into the shredder housing. Lift the lever on the right side of the shredder housing with your finger and push the shredder cone assembly into the center hole of the shredder housing until it locks into place.

Tips & Warnings

  • Blades and shredders are sharp. Use care when handling to avoid cuts.

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