KitchenAid Grey flexible edge beater
I am not sure why this doesn't come as standard with the mixer
A good gadget that works more efficiently than the standard beater. You still have to stop the mixer to scoop in the mix that has gone higher up the bowl on a fast mix. Worth getting but expensive and should be part of the mixer package.
It is a great shame that the people at KitchenAid don't supply this as standard. The beater that comes with the mixer doesn't work well enough and you have to continually stop the mixer to assist with the mixing. This beater does that job for you and I would heartily recommend it. For such an expensive machine you'd think that wouldn't make us buy what is in my opinion a necessary piece of kit.
Great attachment and it saves you wiping down the side of the bowl
The flexible edge on the beater makes short work of mixing ingredients without having to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
I bought the Flex Edge beater as I was encountering the 'dead spot' that is apparently common with KitchenAid mixers, where the beater doesn't incorporate all of the mixture and you are left with an unmixed area at the bottom of the bowl.
This beater cures pretty much all of this. The beater collects ingredients well from the bowl sides, and mixes quicker than the standard flat K.
Well built and easy to clean, it works equally well with the glass bowl or the stainless steel bowl. I am really pleased with it's performance and wish it had been supplied with the mixer as standard.
Only downside is for the person who gets to lick the bowl out - there's not much left behind ....
I have been waiting for this item to come out, as much as I adore my kitchen aid, it was a bit of a pain to keep stopping and scraping all the time. This is a perfect addition to the range, the beater has a rubber side that is like a spatula and a beater combined, it mixes and combines evenly with no need to scrape the sides down, this helps in two ways, time and also a lighter texture in sponges and pastry. Five stars !!!!