linnburg Posted 18 Nov 2004 , 9:32pm
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I have a Kitchenaid 6qt. mixer that I just love, but wonder if the attachments are worth the money. Specifically, I'm curious about the can opener as I have dexterity problems. Does anyone have the can opener? Is it easy to use with very large, very small, or odd size cans? How about the shredder/slicer? Can it grind nuts? Is it easy to operate and clean? Are any of the other extras worth considering?

Thanks,
Sandi

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Tuffy Posted 21 Nov 2004 , 9:05pm
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I recently bought the pasta attachments for the KitchenAid mixer, they are fabulous! We have fresh homemade pasta at least once a week. Very easy to use.

Cakeman66 Posted 29 Nov 2004 , 4:45pm
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If you have a Sur La Table store near you, go there and ask them to demo the Kitchen Aid can opener, the one near me is very nice about it. Then again I spend lots of money there too.

I have the meat grinder and sausage stuffer attachments, but nothing more, since I really only use it more for baking. I have a pasta maker already, can opener already, and cheese/veggie grater. I feel I don't need the rest of the attachments, but only you will know for sure if you need it or not, when you try it out.

linnburg Posted 29 Nov 2004 , 6:19pm
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Thanks! I don't have a Sur La Table near me, but I have relatives that would be willing to go demo it for me. I hadn't thought of asking retailers and I figured if I asked about it on the Kitchenaid web site I might not get an unbiased opinion. Great idea!

Sandi

Cakeman66 Posted 30 Nov 2004 , 3:41am
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no problem.

I have a great contact at my local SLT, who knows if he helps me with good advice, I'll spend the money. It's amazing the power of money.

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