KitchenAid Flex Edge Beater

Stand mixers are great tools to have in the kitchen, as they can handle all kinds of jobs with speed and ease, from creaming butter and sugar to kneading bread dough. One minor annoyance to using KitchenAid stand mixers, which are easily one of the top selling stand mixer brands available, is that the included paddle attachment doesn’t do an effective job of getting everything off of the sides of the mixer bowl. You need to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula when creaming butter and sugar or blending in flour for a cake batter. It’s a minor inconvenience, but it does take some additional time and dirty up some additional kitchen equipment. Some companies have come up with spatula-like paddle attachment that eliminate the problem, and while many of them work – and work well – with KitchenAid mixers (such as the Beater Blade), many people with KitchenAids prefer not to take a chance on using a non-KitchenAid approved attachment.

Fortunately for anyone in that boat, KitchenAid has now come out with the KitchenAid Flex Edge Beater. This paddle attachment has been adapted to have a spatula-like bowl scraper on one side and a regular paddle blade on the other, so it gives you the ability to scrape the bowl while you mix and still allows you to mix in chunky things (such as raisins or chocolate chips) which can jam up other brands of bowl-scraping blades. It fits KitchenAid 4.5 Quart and 5 Quart mixers, so it will work on most home models, and it is both durable and easy to clean.  It’s a great accessory to add to your mixer and one that anyone who does a lot of baking will get a lot of use out of.

11 comments

  1. I have the beater blade and use it allll the time! It makes creaming butter and sugar, and making icing a snap! I’ll have to try this one too though! Thanks for the info.

  2. Is the kitchen aid one metal? I had the beater blade which is plastic and it broke into about 4 pieces while creaming butter and sugar. What a mess!

  3. Thank you for posting this! I have been looking for something like this, but like other, was reluctant to purchase anything that wasn’t specifically for my kitchenaid. This is definitely going on my wish list!

  4. Marcella – yes, it is metal (the curved part is silicone) so it should be durable.

  5. Thank you so much for posting this! I have the Beater Blade and use it all the time but would much prefer the Kitchenaid one in case something happened so the warrenty wouldnt be voided. I like how this one also has the little indent on the bottom to allow for the bump on the bottom of the bowl, while my Beater Blade always hits it.

  6. Too bad they don’t have one for th 6 quart.

  7. wow. great tip. thanks!

  8. oh man! i was just thinking yesterday as i was making cake that i wish i could somehow tape a spatula to the sides of my kitchenaid paddle attachment to get the batter at the sides of the bowl. then i found this. thank you!

  9. They do have a KitchenAid Flex Edge Beater for the 6 quart bowl also. Go to http://www.shopkitchenaid.com and do a ‘search’. 4.5-5 qt. is $39.99 and 6 qt. is $49.99.

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