I saw a demo of a mixer attatchment called the Sideswipe. It looked like it worked pretty good at getting mix off the side of the bowl so that it would not have to be scraped down. Has anyone used one of these? If you have can you share how well it works? I'm thinking of getting one but would like some input first. Thanks
I'm waiting for them to get the one for the 6 qt. mixer so I can order one.
I sure would like to hear from those of you who are "in the know" regarding this side swipe. I'm really leary about buying gadgets that I know nothing about. If you have used one, give me a holler and let me know what cha think. Thanks so much!
I have this (for the 5qt Artisan KitchenAid), and I've used it many times. I'd have to rate it thumbs up, but it does have a few cons. Here's my summary:
Pros: mixes things FAST and really well, no more ingredients stuck to the side or bottom of the bowl, easy clean up. Overall, I'd say it performs just as advertised and definitely reduces mixing time/speed
Cons: it makes my mixer head "bounce" especially at high speed (I did call customer service about this, they say the bounce isn't harmful, and some mixers are more prone to it than others), batter clings to the fins and does take a few more minutes to scrape off, but the blades are nonstick, so it's no biggie
Hope that helps a little! If you have other questions, I can try to answer!
I have this and agree with most of MOBOGAL's review.
I had problems at first with my head moving up and down, but I turned the adjustment screw out a little to raise the head and it works great.
The only part I don't like is it is not as easy to clean the stuff off of the paddle as the original Kitchen Aid one, but for the most part I like it. I still use the Original and the Swiper about 50/50 depending on what I am making.
I'm happy to read reviews from CC's who have used this, I have one on order and I'm looking forward to trying it out! Here's a link to the other post where we were talking about it
Hey, thanks so much. Sounds like I'm gonna have to get one, or better yet put it on my wish list for Mothers day!! I get irritated having to scrape the sides of the bowl & this just might be the answer I'm looking for. Your comments are soooo appreciated.
On their website they say, "This model does NOT fit bowl-lift mixers, which use a crank-type lever to raise and lower the bowl." Does anyone know why it can't be used with this type of mixer? I really want one but have the crank-type mixer.
I contacted the company to purchase one but found out that they did not make one to "fit" the lift mixer. I was really disappointed because that is what I have. They were in the process of putting one on the market but I have not checked back to see if it is out yet. That's about all I can tell you for now.
Cur Just checked the web sit again and they still do not have a blade to fit the lift bowls yet! Guess we'll just have to keepa scrapping for now.
Thanks, Joyce. I've never even heard of this before now. Learn something new every day on CC much to the dismay of my poor hubby's wallet!
I just used the Beater Blade. It's from a different company and I believe that they make one for both the tilt head and the bowl lift models.
I love it! I liked the way this one worked on the demo as oppessed to the sideswipe demo.
I just checked AMAZON and I found a beater blade for the 5-Quart KitchenAid Bowl Lift Mixers . Here is the link:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0015TMHSI/?tag=cakecentral-20
Beater Blade, Here I come! DH Wallet---Here I go Luv that man! Just keep feeding him cake! Thank you so much for the info. I just hate scraping down & can't wait to get this blade. You all are
Now I kinda wish I would have seen the beater blade first... I like the solid side which would be quicker to clean.... maybe the side swipe will go to my aunt since she doesn't use her mixer as much but would appreciate it.
After seeing this thread earlier, I ordered a SideSwipe. I sent it back. I was not thrilled with it. I'm not downing it because it is a GREAT concept. It just wasn't for me. Oh well, I tried!
I have the beater blade I used it last night and it worked awesome! I made icing Sugarshacks way (just used my recipe for icing) and it was great!! No air, icing is a smooth as can be and I NEVER scraped the bowl on my own!
what do you mean you made the icing the sugarshack way but with your own recipe... what part was her way?
Where you are filling it all the way to the top, making either a double recipe or triple recipe. Once you get it filled all the way to the top, the attachment should be covered in the bowl so no air can get in. My icing is pretty close to hers w/o the wedding bouquet, it just has butter in it.