We use our KitchenAid Artisan Mixer with a head stand every day, and most recipes require the use of a bowl. When we purchased our artisan stand mixer and food grinder, we were under the impression that any bowl would do. Boy, were we wrong!
We quickly discovered that not all bowls are created equal when using your food processor KitchenAid Mixer. You guessed it- some don’t fit properly in the bowl hooks! There are two sizes available with the same model number; 4.5 quarts and 6 quarts (adjustable rise).
Is My Bowl Too Big for Small Batches or for Whipping Cream?
We want to help you identify your needs so you can purchase an appropriate culinary stainless steel mixing bowl size for your needs. If you look at the top of your mixer, you will see a “type” letter and a number. That number is the model number. The model number is used for identifying which type of bowl fits your mixer. The typed letter identifies which size bowl to purchase.
Keep in mind that these numbers and letters refer to the bowl size and not the capacity of the mixer bowl itself or how much food can be cooked or stirred simultaneously. If your mixer is model number WM10X, this means a 4.5-quart bowl is needed. The polished stainless-steel KitchenAid Classic Mixer, 4.5-quart bowl, is used with the mixer model number WM10X. If your mixer is model number WM10XD, this means a 6-quart bowl is needed. The KitchenAid Mixer, a 6-quart bowl, is used with the mixer model number WM10XD.
To search for your desired size bowl, you will need to know the mixer’s model number. If you do not see this information, don’t hesitate to contact Customer Care as they can help you determine if a bowl is required for what you are making.
The easiest way to find out if your mixer requires a refurbished bowl is to take it off the base and see if it fits into the hole at the bottom of your mixer. If it doesn’t work entirely, then go with a size that will fit.
To determine if a 5-quart bowl will fit your 4.5-quart mixer, you will have to remove the bottom bowl – or have someone help you with it. For the 6 quart bowl, if your mixer is model number WM10XD, I am assuming that there are no issues with the 6-quart bowl fitting your 4.5-quart mixer. It appears that even though they are both model number WM10XD, one is a 4.5 quart, and the other is a 6-quart adjustable rise. According to Kitchen Aid’s website, both models do not require a bowl for use on the stand-alone mixer.
5-Quart Bowls That Fit a 4.5-Quart Hand Mixer:
As you can see, we currently only have two choices for a 5-quart bowl that will fit a 4.5-quart hand mixer
– The Professional Mixer Model 6-Quart Dough Hook Attachment
– The Professional Mixer Model 5-Quart Dough Hook Attachment.
Both of these bowls are dishwasher safe. For the 6 quart bowl, there are currently no options available for this size.
If your bowl is too big, it will pop off the hooks. You will need to adjust your recipe or limit the ingredients. We have found that if you make something that only requires half of the bowl, taking out the other half can help. For the 6-quart model number WM10XD, there are currently no 4.5-quart options available for this model number. The closest option available would be to purchase Model Model WH20XG Replacement 5-Quart Glass Bowl made for use with Model WH20XG Series Stand Mixer.
Comparing both sized bowls makes it easier to determine if one will fit or not. Your mixer comes with a sample of both sizes, allowing you to try them out while kneading dough, making whips, mixing batter, making fresh pasta, making an ice-cream, mixing cookie dough, or making cream. Bowls in this category work with our immersion hand mixers, beaters, and mixers attachment for your kitchen. However, they do not adequately fit into the bowl hooks of your kitchen appliances. It is essential to consider mixing dough and precooked items can be difficult because of this design flaw.
A new design will cause your hands and counter to be covered in whatever you are mixing, which is messy and quite dangerous. I would only use the smaller, more shallow bowls for beating batter or whipping cream. You can search for a 5-quart bowl on Amazon or go directly to the KitchenAid Website. I would avoid buying a bowl from this company, as it is too high of a risk when purchasing online without testing the size of the bowl before purchasing.
What Size Bowl Comes With a KitchenAid Mixer?
KitchenAid company also carries a variety of size bowls. The models themselves are clearly labeled, with the different mixing bowl sizes noted on the mixer’s base. KitchenAid offers three separate elegant bowls for their stand mixers; 4.5-quarts, 6-quarts, and 8-quarts. All three of these bowls are available on Amazon and the KitchenAid Website. I would suggest purchasing a commercial mixer directly from KitchenAid or Amazon to guarantee that you receive an authentic product that is not a knock-off or counterfeit version. I would also order through a trusted seller.
For the 4.5 quart bowl, there are currently no options available for this size. The closest option available would be to purchase Model WH20XG Replacement 5-Quart Glass Bowl made for use with Model WH20XG Series Stand Mixer from Amazon or the KitchenAid Website.
For the 6 quart bowl, there are currently no options available for this size. The closest option available would be to purchase Model WH20XG Replacement 6-Quart Glass Bowl made for use with Model WH20XG Series Stand Mixer from Amazon or the KitchenAid Website.
For the 8 quart bowl, there are currently no options available for this size. The closest option available would be to purchase Model WH20XG Replacement 8-Quart Glass Bowl made for use with Model WH20XG Series Stand Mixer from Amazon or the KitchenAid Website.