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Which KA models have adjustable bowl height?

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chris319's picture

Which KA models have adjustable bowl height?

Does anyone know which KA mixers have adjustable bowl height? My non-tilt-head K5A does not. Do all tilt-head models have it?


Nickisafoodie's picture

Tilt the mixer up, look at the joint where it connects to the stand under the "belly" of the mixer. You should see a small silver screw. Dialing it out will raise the head of the mixer, dialing it in will lower it.

Use Google, plenty of info on this...

Antilope's picture

There is not a bowl height adjustment screw for the Kitchen aid K5-A.....

".....There isn't really a way to adjust bowl-beater clearance on the K5-A
> > > > (unlike the tilt-head models). One thing you can do is unscrew
> the head
> > > > from the column and insert thin shims to space it away from the
> column
> > > > slightly. I have taken apart several Model G mixers that had shims
> > > > installed in this location at the factory.
> > > >....."
Re: [WACEM] Re: Kitchenaid 5A adjustment


I have a bowl lift KitchenAid PRO 500 Series and a tilt-head KitchenAid K45SS Classic.

Here are YouTube videos showing how to adjust the bowl height on most models:

Tilt Head type - Beater height to Bowl Adjustment on Kitchenaid Tilt-Head Design Mixer

Bowl-Lift type - Beater height to Bowl Adjustment on Kitchenaid Bowl-Lift Design Mixer

chris319's picture

I was playing around with dough hooks and had an idea for a modification I would like to try. I thought I was going to have to get a new mixer to try my idea but probably won't have to now. I had settled on the K45SS.