Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Chapter Sixteen -- KA model 3C







1950 Model K-3C - Model K-3B cosmetically re-designed. Has only a multi-purpose beater. There is no dough hook or flat beater made for it.




Coffee/cereal grinder.

Pea sheller

Citrus juicer

Ice cream maker

Post-war versions of the attachment (that went with the K5-A, K4-B, 3C, 4C, and so on) lack the indicator and were first made with both wood buckets. If I recall correctly, the wood-bucket units were made in two sizes. At some point the wood bucket was replaced with the green fiberglass unit, which came with a reversible stand that allowed use on either of KA's mixer offerings (tilt head or bowl lift).

Pelican slicer

Rotary slicer

Meat grinder

Can opener

Colander & sieve

Hot/cold water jacket

Splash shield

Pouring chute

Oil dropper

Knife sharpener

Silver Buffer

Ice cream maker







KA sold a kit specifically for conversion of the 3C plate to a 4C plate, so the 4C bowl could be used on the 3C.  The kit from KA included the replacement plate, and either a glass or aluminum bowl.






1955 KitchenAid mixers appeared in new colors at the Atlantic City Housewares Show… Petal Pink, Sunny Yellow, Island Green, Satin Chrome, and Antique Copper. (Interestingly, pastel colors for the kitchen were touted as "new" at the Chicago Housewares Show this past January).



  1. So glad I found your site.I have a model 3c,inherited from my parents.They got it as a wedding gift in 1955.I still use it. Disappointed tohear there is no dough hook or paddle attachment though.Is there anything I can substitute.Mine has a can opener attachment on front.
    Can you direct me to where i might find parts and is there anything current on the market that I could use with this mixer? also do you have a link to the owner's manual for this model?I've tried some of the links on other pages but don't see what I need.

    Steve Hoffmann

  2. Just got my hands on KA 3C and I am SO. EXCITED. !!!!! LOL I am searching for a manual online, and your site keeps popping up. Any chance the 3C is one of the manuals you have?? Thank you so much!