KitchenAid Sheet Cutter Review
Yes, I am a kitchen gadget freak BUT I do use all of them so that’s ok right? 🙂 My latest purchase just might make it into my FAV list. It is the KitchenAid Sheet Cutter!!! Just the name alone is intriguing right?
This is a fairly new attachment for the KitchenAid mixer so you might not find a lot of recipes or reviews on it yet but if you ask me, its a winner.
The below is a very impromptu video I did but it gives you an idea of how it works. The second video is a quick glance at when I used it correctly.
There are a few things that I learned from my initial experience.
- You do not need to lock the lever when you move it forward, you just release and let it naturally move to the food item.
- Measure out your food before you cut it. I have found 4.5 inches is the sweet spot for me
- Do not throw away the food that is left over. Chop it up and throw it into a sauce or juice it
- Make sure you have the food pressed in firmly to the end thingy. ( professional term )
- I like the thin blade the best
I have only had this machine for two full days so I have not written up any recipes but I will share with you what I have created with it so far.
For the above picture, I used one sweet potato and one russet potato. ( I had a lot of potato leftover by the way ) After creating the sheet of potato, I cut them into individual pieces and filled them with salmon, instant pot beans, and a little cheese. I placed them in a glass pan that was covered in salsa verde. I then topped it with some more cheese and a little taco seasoning. I baked them at 350 for 35 minutes. Super yummy friends and SUPER easy. In some ways, it was way easier than using the traditional corn tortillas that tear so easily. These guys were super easy to fold and they were very sturdy. You could get very creative with this dish. I am going to try it next week with cashew cheese instead of cow cheese. By the way, these were even better the next day. My neighbor loved them as well.
For dessert, I made apple sheets. For realz, this was so easy. The apple did really well on the cutter. I tried using the apple for two different desserts. BOTH were freaking AMAZING. One of them I just cut the apple sheet into small squares and then layered them placing some date paste*, cinnamon and walnuts between each square. I baked them on 350 for 10 minutes. Mike loved it. The next dessert I cut the apple sheet into squares again and put them in a glass dish. I then added a small amount of ricotta cheese and VERY small amount of maple syrup, a dash of cinnamon and then topped it with some gluten-free graham cracker crumbs. I baked it on 350 for 15 minutes. Mike loved this one more. I did not take any pictures, sorry. But seriously you can’t go wrong with these ideas.
Last night for dinner I made a zucchini, lentil lasagna. If the picture below is not convincing you to get on Amazon right now and buy it then phooey on you. 🙂
This was so simple and so tasty. All I did was spread some Trader Joes spaghetti sauce in the bottom of a 13X9 glass pan then put some layers of zucchini sheets over the sauce. Next, I diced up some onions and mushrooms and made another layer in the pan. Next in was the ricotta cheese and another layer of the zucchini noodles. ( this cutter makes sheets of zucchini that are PERFECT to replace high carb noodles ) Continuing on I just repeated each layer one more time. I wanted to add some texture to this dish so I cooked some green lentils in my instant pot ( 10 minutes cook time ) and then layered them in. I undercooked the lentils so they would be kinda crunchy. The final layer was the zuchinni noodles and some fresh spices. This was not hard as you can tell. If you have made lasagna before then you can make this. This was so good I had some of the leftovers for breakfast 🙂
The last thing I made was a snack for Mike to take to work. I used an English Cucumber. One of them was filled with some cooked non gmo frozen corn that I just blended into a paste and then rolled in some cilantro and the other is filled with Kite Hill chive almond cream cheese, fresh dill and some leftover cauliflower bites I had made the other day. I told you it was time to get creative 🙂
Here are the Pro’s as I see it on this machine:
- Easy to use out of the box
- Storage box is awesome
- Allows you to create beautiful different dishes
- Perfect for the person trying to avoid or limit grains
- Easy to make snacks with leftover stuff in your refrigerator
- The ideas are endless………………..
Here are the Con’s as I see it on this machine:
- It is annoying that you have to cut the pieces into 4-5 inch pieces
- You could end up wasting a lot of food if you do not use the leftover pieces
- I would love to see this for $59.99 not $79.99( hopefully Costco will pick it up )
- Learning curve with what fruits and veggies will work ( minor )
*to make the date paste I used 6 pitted dates and 1/4 cup of coconut cream and put them in my Blendtec twister jar