Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Chapter Twelve -- KA model K-4





The Model 4 (sometimes called the K4) was an update of the Arens-designed Model K, and was the first 4 quart planetary mixer KitchenAid produced.

I wonder if the model K4 was maybe also referred to as the K4A at some point, or in some literature, since the K4 ended production in 1944, when the K4B came out (perhaps that's why they called it the K4B, because it replaced the K4/K4A??). In the reference materials that I have, there's no mention of a K4A, but the K4 was produced between 1940 and 1944, and then the K4B is listed as having started production in 1944 and continued to about 1962, so I'm thinking maybe the K4A that is mentioned in that history is synonymous with the K4.

The design eventually evolved into the K4-B, and later into the K45, both of which were extremely popular machines and sold thousands. The original color of the Model 4 was most likely white.

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Coffee/cereal grinder.

Pea sheller

Citrus juicer

Ice cream maker

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













1 comment:

  1. Hi there! I'm not sure if you're still posting to this blog, but I was wondering if you knew where I could find a copy of the instruction manual for a Model 4 that I just inherited from a friend. It's kinda cool as it looks like the present day KA tilt-heads but only has 3 speeds! Lots of great info. on this site, by the way. Thanks!