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New Beater Blade for Kitchenaid....do you love it?

post #1 of 50
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Would like to hear from you guys that have purchased the new beater blade for the KA mixer, the one that scrapes the bowl as you go.
post #2 of 50
I have it and it works great for making cookie dough. I usually use my whisk to make cake batter and icing though. I do not have to scrape my bowl at all while making cookie dough. When I'm done I have to scrape the flour off the sides that flew up out of the beaters reach though, no big deal. I always use my beater blade instead of the whip that came with the mixer.
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post #3 of 50
I have the side swipe blade (very similar) and I love it!
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post #4 of 50
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I just called KitchenAid thinking they manufacture it and they said they don't and they do not recommend using it with the KA products?? I am sooo confused...
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Originally Posted by lvspaisley

I just called KitchenAid thinking they manufacture it and they said they don't and they do not recommend using it with the KA products?? I am sooo confused...



Did they say why? I took a candy making class at The Kitchen Shoppe in Carlisle PA back in Dec. we used it during the class and I loved it. It was on back order and I finally made it up there this past week to pick it up. Unfortunately I've been sick with the flu (reason for me posting so frequently this week) and haven't been able to bake.

I am looking forward to using it as long as KA didn't warn against it for fear of ruining my machine.
post #6 of 50
Me too, I've been using mine since December and I haven't had any problems with the beater or my mixer. What was their reason for not recommending it or did they give you a reason?
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post #7 of 50
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They said KA does not manufacture it, so they cannot recommend it because they have not tested it and are not sure if it is "compatible" with their products. So I asked them when they were going to test it and they said since it is not manufactured by KA, they won't be testing it at all.

I'm just gonna buy it. If all else fails, I've been looking to upgrade my KA for awhile now anyways <grin>
post #8 of 50
KA has a reputation to protect and so they aren't going to recommend that you use any products that are not their own (or at the very least a company contracted through them to make parts).

Rather than testing the Beater Blade, they would probably be more likely to buy some and then try and re-create them icon_wink.gif
post #9 of 50
I LOVE mine! I make a modified Buttercream Dream and the beater blade has made such a positive difference in the consistency of my icing. It is much lighter and fluffier but still goes on smooth with no air bubbles and crusts perfectly.
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post #10 of 50
I bought one and I absolutely LOVE it. I'm actually considering buying a second one to go with my second mixer bowl. I swear this stuff is like an addiction!
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post #11 of 50
I think it is the best thing ever!!!

One thing I might add, since the edge (scraper) to the blade is silicone I don't think I'll use it with batter that contain nuts, etc. that might make nicks in the silicone.

I imagine that KA is miffed they didn't market one first. Actually, I am a little miffed that I didn't think of it.
post #12 of 50
My KA is 5 qt pro that I got at Costco. The blade didn't fit at all so I had to take it back.
post #13 of 50
They make them in several sizes... perhaps you bought the wrong size accidently?
post #14 of 50
I bought one and LOVE it. Of course, my mother got wind and I had to buy her one too! Now my sister jumped on the KA bandwagon and she wants one too...
It is a dream when making NFSC and cakes. I've had mixed results with icing but I think I just need to work on it.

Sour grapes for KA I think...
post #15 of 50
I got mine for Christmas and I love it. I only make frosting in my KA and I love it. Next on my list is the lids for the KA bowlsicon_smile.gif

By the way , I saw the Beater blade at Sur La Tab , prior to that I could only find it online.
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