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#1 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:56 PM

I know I can't use a US Kitchenaid without a transformer, but are the attachments OK?

Also which ones do you find useful.

#2 solongsuckers

Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:28 PM

As far as I am aware, no you can't, the way they attach is different I think

#3 lexington

Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:31 PM

I have read that everything else fits except for the ice cream maker.

#4 unicorn

Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:39 PM

The ice cream attachment is different but I have bought other stuff, bowls, beaters, and grater attachments without any problems.

#5 purplekitty

Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:44 PM

The ones that attach to the front of the machine it doesn't matter what motor drives them.
I've just bought the extra grating and slicing attachments but haven't used them yet because I've been using my  food processor(I bought extra attachments for this through Amazon as well).
I have the citrus juicer as well but only use if doing large quantities.

Bowls etc. vary between the different models.

#6 Bunsen the feral

Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:53 PM

If you look at the bit where the beaters etc attach, on the Australian ones there is a round plate around the stem - this isn't there on the US ones, it's a health thingy that is required here but not there apparently. So most attachments go under this so it doesn't affect it, as far as I know only the ice cream maker isn't compatible.

Sorry, that's about as clear as mud but I can't find any pics online to explain it!

#7 Maniacal_laugh

Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:54 PM

There's a fix for the ice cream maker too. I saw it on YouTube. Sorry, can't get it load in phone at the moment but will edit if I find it. It looked reasonably easy and would be reversible. Still tossing up if I should get the icecream maker, but would get from US and try the fix if I did.

#8 purplekitty

Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:11 PM

The icecream maker does sound a problem.
There are some ingenious  solutions people have found.


#9 RainyDays

Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:58 PM

Sorry for the hijack, but while we're asking KitchenAid questions - how many bowls comes standard with it, and can you buy them in extra sizes?  I tend to make things requiring 2 bowls on the go, and my cheapo Breville mixer has 2 bowls, but looking at the KA it doesn't seem to?

#10 jewel2

Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:06 PM

You only get one bowl with the mixer.

I got the ice cream maker for xmas and it is excellent. Amazon reviews say that the Ben & Jerry ice cream recipe book is brill .


#11 jewel2

Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:06 PM

You only get one bowl with the mixer.

I got the ice cream maker for xmas and it is excellent. Amazon reviews say that the Ben & Jerry ice cream recipe book is brill .


#12 purplekitty

Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:14 PM

You can get extra bowls in copper and glass as well.
I just bought a small metal bowl from Kitchendirect for cream or icing and it sits inside the one on my kitchenaid so no extra storage room required.

#13 Cranky Kitten

Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:24 PM

Ok, how on earth do you fool Amazon into posting KA stuff here? Every time I've tried it's come back with "can't post to that location"  cry1.gif

#14 purplekitty

Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:29 PM

QUOTE (Cranky Kitten @ 25/01/2013, 05:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ok, how on earth do you fool Amazon into posting KA stuff here? Every time I've tried it's come back with "can't post to that location"  cry1.gif
I don't know. It was all through the Amazon site but one lot was through another supplier.
Maybe the size?

#15 FloralArrangement

Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:48 PM

CK do your KA search then look in the left column not far down it will say Amazon Global eligible, click on that, and it will show what will come here.

#16 purplekitty

Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:57 PM

Actually maybe there is no logic to it because I wanted a appliance cover for it and they didn't ship that.

#17 Cranky Kitten

Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:58 PM

Oooh, yay - thankyou!

#18 FloralArrangement

Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

Saves me a lot of time compared to before someone told me.

#19 Cranky Kitten

Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:21 PM

Humph. No citrus juicer for me.

Though seriously, I wound up paying $24.95 for the sausage stuffers locally when they go for $6.95 on Amazon. Peevish I was, I tells you!

#20 TheGreenSheep

Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:29 PM

You acan also buy a smaller bowl too, 3/4 metal size one. Comes in handy when you don't have big amounts. I want a glass one just cause I saw them on the fancy cooking shows. biggrin.gif

#21 BRB

Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:59 PM

I bought an ice cream maker and took it to a register kitchen aide repair guy and he changed the attachment to fit Oz KA. I think I paid about $45

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