I saw a couple of other styles - different brands - but I really wanted the KitchenAid brand product...and it was well worth waiting for the right tool. It costs under $30 and it works like a champ. Beating butter and sugar...never scraped down once and nothing stuck down in the middle of the bowl...I used it to make royal icing after beginning with the whisk...wow, did it really do the job quickly. Used it for sugar cookie dough - it worked beautifully. I'm so impressed because I'm used to scraping several times.
|Butter and sugar being creamed - worked great!|
The one thing to watch out for is that it does throw the ingredients up higher in the bowl...so I don't know what it would be like for a double recipe. Be careful if you have a very liquidy ingredient...start off slow. I made a double recipe of royal icing and it did fine...but that is not a large volume deal. Double cookie dough? I don't know...but I'll be trying it!
|This whips the batter up higher on the bowl sides as you can see|
I have wanted one of these for a while...but the reviews for the "other brands" that worked with a KitchenAid stand mixer all said the rubber pieces fell off or the plastic cracked. This little product is, like all of the KitchenAid beaters, made of coated metal and is dishwasher safe. I haven't put mine in the dishwasher yet. All the reviews say that they do though. I haven't found a bad review yet! I have an Artisan tilt-head mixer...it works great on this workhorse mixer!
If you don't have one yet, it is a wonderful addition to your kitchen tool arsenal.
My next purchase is going to be the KitchenAid glass bowl. I like being able to see through the bowl to how well blended my ingredients are. Can't wait!
Bon Appetit, Y'all!!!