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Can I use a transformer or adaptor with my small appliance?

Appliances and electronics designed for the United States have limited or no use in many other countries due to differences in voltage.

  • Though this can be corrected by using an adapter or transformers,  KitchenAid ® does not recommend this, due to the potential dangers that differences in cycles/second can create.
  • In the US, electricity is delivered at 60 Hertz (Hz) and in most other countries electricity is delivered at 50 Hz.
  • Running 60 Hz appliances in a 50 Hz environment forces the motor in your appliance to run slower and can potentially cause immediate motor or operational failure.
  • Using transformers and adapters can cause electrical shortages and/or even fires.
  • Taking a KitchenAid® small appliance out of the country voids the warranty.
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