Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Chapter Thirteen -- KA model K-4B



CHAPTER 13
KITCHENAID MODEL K-4B

 

 

1944 Model K-4B - Replaced model K-4A. The K-4B is a very popular long running model . With it's tilt top head, and it's dependable muscular mixing ability, it enjoyed immense sales. The 4qt bowl screws into the base.


 

 



 

 

PHOTO OF KA MODEL K4B

ATTACHMENTS

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
 

This is the style that fits in the top of the standard mixing bowl. This design is necessary on the tilt-head mixers (for obvious reasons) but eventually they started using the same design for the K5-A.
Hot/cold water jacket

Splash shield

Pouring chute

Oil dropper

Knife sharpener

Silver Buffer

Ice cream maker

 

 

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2 comments:

  1. Your blog is very interesting! I have the instruction book and just listed for sale! I was pleased to find some history on this item before I let it go, as the mixer was a treasured family piece when I was a child. https://www.etsy.com/listing/174835059/kitchen-aid-k4-b-instructions-and

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  2. I appreciate all the effort you went to with his history! Thank you! I have a K4-B Serial number 4B48533. I understand it was produced between 1944-1962. Can you narrow it down at all?

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