Excerpt: This WORKS! I'm still perfecting technque-practice helps, but good initial results. I watched UTUBE video by K.A's Peter Pasta on making ravioli, actually read the directions and got goodness. It stuffs & SEALS "bite-size" pastas--not mini's, not cut into 3 pieces--just right. Formed like a page of postage stamps. Allow to dry a bit and they come right apart. Keep pushing the filling down & crank slowly.
Excerpt: I really wanted to like this ice cream maker, and initially I did. It made great ice cream and was fairly simple to use. However, after just a year, a small hole developed in the bottom of the bowl (despite meticulously following the care instructions), and the blue cooling liquid started to leak into the bowl. It also takes up a large amount of space in the freezer. Since it was out of warranty, I just ended up throwing it away.
Summary: This attachment allows making ice-cream in 24 hours. Combinine the ingredients in a bowl in the evening, cool in a fridge overnight. Then mix them in an ice-cream maker in the morning, place into a container, and cool in a freezer. Ice-cream is ready to eat on the following evening!
Pros: Easy to use! Allows me to make all-natural ice-cream with any tastes. So far, tried vanilla and rum-and-raisins ice-cream. Perfect texture, no ice pieces (as they would usually form when cooking without an ice-cream maker).
Cons: Along with the container of freshly made ready-to-eat dessert, this ice-cream maker takes a whole shelf in the freezer. May not fit into a usual freezer drawer.
Excerpt: I love my Kitchen Aid and use it constantly (bagels, pizza dough, cookies, whipped cream, frosting, cakes, etc.) But the ice cream attachment is not worth it. The bowl is huge and takes up a ton of freezer space. Mine leaked and the blue freezing liquid stained my cabinets and I had to throw it out. The cuisinart ice cream maker is so much better for less money and comes with a second bowl.
Excerpt: I have used this maker many times and it is just the best. Both the bowl and the mixture must be cold to achieve the perfect bowl. Then freeze the mixture and you won't be disappointed. Have also used on 2 different mixer models and again.......
Excerpt: Purchasing the product I knew there were some unfavorable reviews and that the parts are made of plastic, but I was giving KA the benefit of the doubt. It just stinks. It is impossible to get all of the mixture easily into the bowl. The paddle tension/gear mechanism is poorly made and nearly impossible to keep it inline if you want to try to keep things tidy by gently scraping off the extra that landed on the paddle or sides.
Excerpt: This set works exactly as advertised. Each unit quickly plugs right into my stand mixer. The first use, I played with them for a couple hours making fettuccine and spaghetti noodles. The mixer ran continuously without fail. Clean up is easy as well, simply brush off the bits of dough with the brush.