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Has anyone seen or tried this? I hate having to stop the mixer and scrape down the sides. This would be great if it worked.

http://www.sideswipeblade.com/

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  1. Looks very interesting. Can't imagine that it wouldn't work, obviously not going to work equally well for all mixing chores (nothing does!).

    I wonder why KA didn't buy 'em out...

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    1. re: renov8r

      KA probably didn't buy them out because they also fit hamilton beach and cuisinart mixers. it's funny, one of the things i like better about my cuisinart than the KA is that the blades/utensils get much closer to the sides & bottom of the bowl, so i wouldn't even see the need to get one for a cuisinart.

    2. We actually need a new paddle as ours is the coated one & is starting to chip. At $25 seems steep but I haven't priced kitchen aides yet.

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      1. re: Eric in NJ

        This isn't a replacement paddle... it's a sleeve that fits over your existing paddle.

        1. re: Jennalynn

          No!! It is a replacement. You don't use the old paddle. This is a paddle in itself.

      2. I saw this before xmas, now I'm waiting for the version that fits mine, the video on the site is pretty convincing.

        1. Chowser, I have never sen or heard of them but I am defiantly interested in obtaining them to try.

          I wish KA would drop the silly white plastic coating on the paddle blade, and just sell them with a polished finish, like they do on the Hobart and current commercial stuff. I took a razer blade and cut the coating off my home 5 Qt professional mixer at home.

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          1. re: Kelli2006

            The Pro models do have polished aluminum attachments.

          2. I just ordered one I'll let you know how it works.

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            1. re: Eric in NJ

              nice. way to take one for the team, eric :)

              1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                Well...I ordered one up on the 6th and it came in the mail today. Looks good, it's light weight made mostly of nylon and silicone but the connection point to the mixer is aluminum. Haven't used it yet but the weekend is coming.

                1. re: Eric in NJ

                  That was fast! Let us know how it works. Thanks!

                  1. re: Eric in NJ

                    great. looking forward to the review!

                    1. re: Eric in NJ

                      OK, I threw together a Smoked Salmon spread today and this thing works great. Completely sweeps the sides clean and gets that crazy bottom bump clean too. Seems like a good product to me. They say it is top rack dishwasher safe but washing it by hand was no problem.

                      1. re: Eric in NJ

                        I'm so glad to hear your review!

                        I've been see sawing back and forth whether to pull the trigger on this one. But if you say it can scrape the side clean from cream cheese... seems like a good product!

                        1. re: Jennalynn

                          A friend came over later today with a cake and used it to make a butter cream icing and it was fantastic.

                      2. re: Eric in NJ

                        I just got one too -- the damn thing actually works!

                  2. I received this reply from Sideswipe today,

                    " Hi Kelli,

                    SideSwipe is available only on our website right now.

                    You'll have to wait to order, however, because we have yet to introduce the
                    larger SideSwipe for your bowl-lift mixer. To be notified when it becomes
                    available, please register for our newsletter at our store,
                    www.frutproductsstore.com.

                    Thanks for your interest in SideSwipe! "

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                    1. re: Kelli2006

                      Thanks--I'll have to wait for it, too.

                    2. I received one of these blades for my 5 qt artisan the January. After only 3 months of very light use, two of the silicone "fingers" have torn from the paddle. When I say light use, I'm talking once a week on average, mixing a variety of things from heavy molasses cookie dough to light cupcake batter in large batch sizes.

                      While it was still in one piece, it did do a fairly decent job of cleaning the sides of the blades. When used at high speeds it generates a lot of noise and vibration, as the orbital action of the machine whacks it against the side of the bowl. I've reverted to my standard paddle for now. I'm going to complain to SideSwipe, but I don't really want a replacement unless they change the material they use or improve otherwise.

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                      1. re: scissorfighter

                        Might be defective. Ours gets allot of use and nothing wrong with it yet. I don't put it in the dishwasher...I hand wash only.

                        1. re: scissorfighter

                          After posting this message last night, I contacted SideSwipe. They are very interested in replacing the blade (even picking up the shipping charges both ways,) and inspecting the old one. Kudos to them for good customer service.

                          1. re: scissorfighter

                            That's good to hear. I can't wait to get mine.

                            There was a mention of a competing product in the NY Times a couple of weeks ago. This one is a sleeve not a replacement paddle:

                            http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?...

                            I'm waiting for the Side Swipe.

                        2. I bought one last week and I love it. I keep coming up with more reasons to use it. It works wonders with cake batter and icing. No need to scrape down the bowl during the middle of mixing. Depending on how full the bowl is, you may need to scrap the very top of the bowl. Dry ingredients fly up sometimes and get stuck there. I highly recommend this new attachment!

                          1. The domain is abandoned right now, I never did get a notice that they had come up with a blade for my model mixer.

                            Amazon is carrying a full line by a company called "Beaterblade" that seems to have stolen a march on Sideswipe.

                            http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&s...

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                            1. re: Scrapironchef

                              Link back up as of today, but they still don't have one to fit my model and it's past mif -2008. sigh.

                              1. re: Scrapironchef

                                Scrapironchef: What mixer are you using that the scraper won't attach to?

                                1. re: greenbaker

                                  KPM5, LIft type.

                                  1. re: Scrapironchef

                                    Isn't that a 5-quart mixer? If so, you need the KA-5L. Costco used to sell these these mixers but now everyone does.

                                    1. re: greenbaker

                                      Sideswipe hasn't released a blade yet to fit the 5qt lifters. The date keeps slipping on their site.

                                    2. re: Scrapironchef

                                      Go to Amazon, they have one that fits both lift and tilt.

                                      1. re: Mother of four

                                        That is a simple vertical blade on the outside, I've seen them - see my post above. The sideswipe actually forces the contents of the bowl down.

                                        1. re: Scrapironchef

                                          They have gotten very good reviews. I have one waiting to go to FL. where I have a tilt head KA. I have a lift here in MI., so if I like it I will get one for here next summer.

                              2. I didn't think to scan for comments on these until now, didn't even know they existed until a couple weeks ago. I just bought a "BeaterBlade+" which looks more plasticky than the Sideswipe.....Haven't tried it yet.....

                                www.beaterblade.com

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                                1. re: smalt

                                  I just used it, and it works great!!