The freezer bowl of the KAICA ice cream maker is identical to the freezer bowl for the 6 qt KA mixer I previously had. HOWEVER (!) the drive assembly and dasher for the 6 qt ice cream maker will NOT work with a 7 or 8 qt mixer -- the shape and design of the drive assembly attachment has been changed, and the height of the dasher has also changed.
If you already own a freezer bowl for a 6 qt (or smaller) mixer, you have two choices that I am aware of:
1. you can gift it, along with its drive assembly and dasher to someone with a 6 qt mixer and buy this ice cream making setup designed to work with the 7 & 8 qt mixer, or
2. you can buy just the newly designed drive assembly and dasher to use with your existing bowl; I have seen these two parts (drive assembly and dasher) available online for about $15 for both.
Also, while this KAICA unit works perfectly well with the 8 qt commercial Kitchenmaid mixer, the KAICA unit is not rated NSF. So, you will only want to use it in non-commercial settings. (Posted on 4/13/16)
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