Kitchen Aid Beaters - Which One?

Decorating By Roxybc Updated 31 Mar 2010 , 5:06pm by tiggy2

Roxybc Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 9:07pm
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What is the best Kitchen Aid beater to use when:

1) Mixing up you batter (from scratch or froma mix)
2) Making buttercream icing?

I have 3 beaters (well 2 really). I have the regular blade beater and the one that scrapes the sides of the bowl automatically, and then the whisk beater. Which one should I be using for each of the above? BTW: I like my buttercream SUPER fluffy.

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TexasSugar Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 9:25pm
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I use the paddle blade for everything. The whisk you would use for beating egg whites or anything you want to whip air into. I don't have the one that scraps the bowls so I'm not sure about it.

Kitagrl Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 9:27pm
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The one that scrapes the bowl for everything I make almost. icon_smile.gif

suzied Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 11:36pm
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Paddle beater (K beater) is the best. Mine is a Kenwood. I leave the whisk only for egg whites.

havingfun Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 11:44pm
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I use the one that scrapes for cakes and the regular one for icings. I think the scrapping (?) one adds too many bubbles to my icing recipe. I am sure it all depends on your recipe.

ptanyer Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 1:13am
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Originally Posted by havingfun

I use the one that scrapes for cakes and the regular one for icings. I think the scrapping (?) one adds too many bubbles to my icing recipe. I am sure it all depends on your recipe.




That's what I think too thumbs_up.gif

Roxybc Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 8:45am
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So the paddle beater will still get the icing really light and fluffy? I've always used my hand held mixer with the 2 beaters, and I love the way it turns out.

leily Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 8:51am
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Originally Posted by ptanyer

Quote:
Originally Posted by havingfun

I use the one that scrapes for cakes and the regular one for icings. I think the scrapping (?) one adds too many bubbles to my icing recipe. I am sure it all depends on your recipe.



That's what I think too thumbs_up.gif




Same here, I gave mine to my grandma because I thought it even added to much air to my cakes, i thought it changed the texture. She loves it though.

mayo2222 Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 4:53pm
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Originally Posted by Roxybc

What is the best Kitchen Aid beater to use when:

1) Mixing up you batter (from scratch or froma mix)
2) Making buttercream icing?

I have 3 beaters (well 2 really). I have the regular blade beater and the one that scrapes the sides of the bowl automatically, and then the whisk beater. Which one should I be using for each of the above? BTW: I like my buttercream SUPER fluffy.




1) Paddle*
2) Paddle

* Use Wire Whip for angel food cake or other fluffier type cakes

tiggy2 Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 5:06pm
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If you make enough icing to cover the beater (paddle) you will have no air at all.

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