Skip to main content
Product Help | KitchenAid

How to Use the KitchenAid Pastry Beater

What kinds of recipes can I make with the KitchenAid Pastry Beater?

The Pastry Beater is designed to be a substitute for a handheld pastry cutter (or pastry blender). It uses the power of the mixer to cut butter into flour to make light and flaky pastries. The Pastry Beater is great for making pie dough and other pastries like biscuits, scones, tarts, and empanadas.

The Pastry Beater also works well for mashing fruits, like applesauce, chunky jams, banana bread, and even batch-muddled mojitos. It can also mash vegetables, like mashed potatoes and mashed cauliflower. You can use it to shred meats, like chicken for tacos or chicken salad, and pulled pork. You can use it for dips like guacamole, and it makes great potato salad and egg salad. You can even mash beans for black bean burgers or mashed pinto beans.

Which Stand Mixers will the Pastry Beater work with? 

Tilt-Head Stand Mixers

This accessory has been approved for use with all 4.5 and 5 Qt KitchenAid® Tilt-Head Stand Mixers: KSMPB5, KSMPB5SS & KSMPB5W

Bowl-Lift Stand Mixers

Compatible with all Bowl-Lift Stand Mixers except for models: KPM5, 5K5, 4KSM5, K5SS, KSM5, KSM50, KSM500, KSM6573, KG25, 3KSM5, 9KSM5, and KSM450.


Still need help? Contact us or schedule service.

Please contact us or click below to make an appointment from our preferred list of service providers for service on your appliances.

Interested in purchasing an Extended Service Plan?

Please click below to learn more on how you can save up to 25% on New Appliance Extended Service Plans within 30 days of your appliance purchase.

United States
  • Was this article helpful?