When you think of mixers, you probably think about baking, but these KitchenAid mixer attachments will make you rethink what your mixer can do. If you’re prepping for a big family gathering this Christmas, a mixer could be the perfect present to buy for yourself.

1) Bread, Mashed Potatoes, and Dessert

The KitchenAid mixer comes with a few attachments that will help you prep half of your Christmas dinner. The flat beater can be used for mashed potatoes or cookies, the dough hook for bread, and the wire whip for whipped cream to go with pie. Almost anything you would slow mix, beat, cream, or whip can be done with the standard attachments.

2) Fresh Pasta for Baked Mac and Cheese

Homemade pasta will wow your guests at Christmas, and the KitchenAid gourmet pasta press attachment makes it easy to prepare spaghetti, bucatini, rigatoni, fusilli, or macaroni.

KitchenAid Gourmet Pasta Press Attachment with 6 Interchangeable Plates available from Amazon

3) Cut Down on Prep Work

Your KitchenAid mixer can also power a food processor attachment that will cut (literally) down on prep work. The attachment quickly dices, slices, shreds, and juliennes fruits, vegetables, or cheeses. Think of this attachment as your sous chef.

KitchenAid Food Processor Attachment with Dicing Kit available from Amazon

4) Grind It Up

The KitchenAid food grinder attachment is great for Christmas stuffing and sausages. The grinder handles meats, cheese, and dried bread (for bread crumbs).

KitchenAid Food Grinder Attachment available from Amazon