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Nov 7, 2010 03:49 PM

Can I replace my KitchenAid bowl?

Hi, i have a KitchenAid classic which came with a 4.5 qt bowl. I am trying to replace the bowl as it's so small. Will a 6 QT bowl fit my machine?

Thank you in advance

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  1. Several years ago I had to replace a couple of bowls for my vintage KA. It was not the best "fit" since my mixer was early 50s but the replacements did work. Mine were glass bowls. You need to know the model number...

    1. No, a six quart bowl will not fit a 4.5 mixer. If you want a bigger bowl, you need to do the two stage upgrade. 1) sell existing mixer for cash. 2) use cash (and more cash) to buy bigger mixer.

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      1. re: dscheidt

        HA HA--I love this idea--"the two-stage upgrade"...I wanna do that so badly for this mixer, it's not funny:

        It's like the sport coupe model of my current sedan mixer. Sexy, sexy, sexy! And candy apple red, no less. Thank you, dscheidt! Anybody wanna buy a lovely KA mixer in cobalt blue? JK, JK!

        1. re: kattyeyes

          I got a "refurbished" KA mixer with a full factory warranty on Amazon a few years ago for under $200. You might want to keep an eye out. Is yours smaller than that?

      2. On a serious note, No, the six quart bowl will not fit a Classic, or any of the mixers with the tilt head, they use an entirely different attachment method. You might however, be able to fit the 5 qt. bowl from the Artisan line to the Classic, these do use the same base attachment, but I don't know that a half qt. is worth it or not.

        One issue that's not really fit related is power. If you have a larger bowl and it's full, it will draw more power, power that the Classic may not have, this will cause the motor to overheat and potentially burn out. The result will be that you are on a different two stage upgrade: 1) Dump burnt up mixer in trash. 2) Shell out all the cash for a bigger mixer. No guarentee this will happen, but none that it won't either. It remains a potential problem.

        1. I called KitchenAid and the 5 quart Glass bowl will fit the 4.5 qt. mixer. A half qt. is two cups so that should alleviatea touch. And it's cheaper than buying a new one.

          1. I have a 5 qt bowl now for a Deluxe 5 Edition. I am wondering if I can replace it with a 6 or 7 qt bowl?

            Also, where could I just purchase a 6 or 7 qt bowl?