Rated 5 out of 5 by Tracy Makes the job alot easier
I purchased this product to work in conjunction with my kitchen cutter. The kitchen cutter suctions to my counter tops but comes unattached half way through use, making it very difficult to use. This attachment works just as well as my kitchen cutter only better because the mixer is the weight and all of my kitchen cutter blades work with this attachment. This makes wonderful fresh cut shredded potatoes and cheese. I saw another review about cabbage. I have not tried it with this attachment but i know it worked well with the kitchen cutter so i cant imagine it being an issue. I use this on almost a daily basis. Since having this product, i have not used my food processor.
September 5, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Squash shredder Good idea, poorly executed
Bought to shred summer squash, returned it hours later. Was shredding some overgrown yellow squash which had somewhat hard skins, and after the first two, the shaft became lodged in the housing and would no longer rotate and could not be removed. I think many of the problems with this attachment start with the fact that the blades are extremely dull. I have butter knives that are sharper. Other people have reported that vegetables are turned to mush rather than sliced -- dull blades. Also, others report stress cracks and broken parts, probably from having to apply more pressure to cut due to the dull blades. This would probably be a decent attachment if the blades were sharp enough to actually cut. I returned mine to Bed, Bath & Beyond, who took it back with no problems and purchased a manual shredder with nice, sharp blades for about $20 less.
July 23, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by jmluciano Time Saver!
I was surprised at the amount of low ratings for this, I've had mine for about a year and tell everyone that it was the best investment! After the mixer, of course :) We buy a lot of hard cheeses like parm and pecorino and blocks of cheddar and similar other cheeses and the grater allows me to grate them in a matter of seconds! I've never had any issues with attaching it or cleaning it. I gave it 4 stars simply because I've never actually used all of the cones, just the small grater one.
August 31, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mike Don't waste your money
Had an older one that worked just fine, but the case got cracked. Ordered a new one, and what a disappointment. The blades are dull and won't cut anything, very cheaply made. Finally gave up and used the old blades to cut carrots. Don't waste your money. Seems Kitchen Aid is going down hill. If I didn't need the case, I would return the product.
September 8, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Techeagle50 Poor design and poor fit
Very poor design. The attachment has a piece that is supposed to fit into a notch on the mixer and then a screw to tighten the attachment. I have never been able to push the attachment into the mixer far enough to align the holes to tighten it. That results in the attachment falling off during use, and since I tried to tighten it to prevent that, the plastic on the screw even cracked. Certainly not worth anywhere near the price of this attachment. I only give it two stars because the concept would be great if the product actually worked.
August 22, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sarah Does not slice
I just bought this attachment yesterday. I tried to use it today and it turned my cucumbers into mush, I couldn't even use them. The cucumber skin got stuck between the cone and the housing and the parts that did come out were definitely not slices. I tried the thin slices cone and the thick slices cone. All either gave me was a pile of mushed up cucumbers. Huge waste of money.
August 28, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ward B Not worth the money
the device would not shred cabbage. the cutters are really dull and have no bite to them. pushing hard on the cabbage only mushes the output... we tried all cutters without any success from any of them. This will go back with a major complaint attached.
August 26, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Pinkpanther21 Poor Quality
I received this as a gift a couple years ago. It has already rusted and the plastic has cracked. We use it maybe once a month to shred cheese and that is about it. For being a Kitchenaid product I was hoping for a better quality. Unfortunate it only has a year warrenty, I would have hoped it would have lasted longer than 1year.
August 3, 2016