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chowser Jan 4, 2008 11:41 AM

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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    renov8r Jan 4, 2008 12:13 PM

    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
      goodhealthgourmet Jan 4, 2008 05:05 PM

      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. Eric in NJ Jan 4, 2008 05:54 PM

      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
        Jennalynn Jan 12, 2008 04:38 PM

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

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          Eric in NJ Jan 12, 2008 06:14 PM

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

      2. Scrapironchef Jan 4, 2008 07:25 PM

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

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          Kelli2006 Jan 5, 2008 01:37 PM

          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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            Hungry Celeste Apr 2, 2008 07:12 AM

            The Pro models do have polished aluminum attachments.

          2. Eric in NJ Jan 5, 2008 04:18 PM

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

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              goodhealthgourmet Jan 5, 2008 05:40 PM

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

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                Eric in NJ Jan 9, 2008 04:25 PM

                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.

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                  chowser Jan 9, 2008 04:46 PM

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

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                    goodhealthgourmet Jan 9, 2008 07:38 PM

                    great. looking forward to the review!

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                      Eric in NJ Jan 12, 2008 12:14 PM

                      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.

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                        Jennalynn Jan 12, 2008 12:40 PM

                        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!

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                          Eric in NJ Jan 12, 2008 06:15 PM

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

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                        inarges Mar 12, 2008 05:57 PM

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

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                    Kelli2006 Jan 7, 2008 05:47 PM

                    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
                      chowser Jan 8, 2008 11:34 AM

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

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                      scissorfighter Mar 31, 2008 04:57 PM

                      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
                        Eric in NJ Mar 31, 2008 06:12 PM

                        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.

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                          scissorfighter Apr 1, 2008 05:12 AM

                          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.

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                            jocelyng Jul 4, 2008 06:55 PM

                            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.

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                          intricate icings Aug 25, 2008 02:14 PM

                          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. Scrapironchef Aug 25, 2008 04:53 PM

                            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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                              Scrapironchef Sep 2, 2008 01:01 PM

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

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                                greenbaker Sep 6, 2008 01:28 PM

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

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                                  Scrapironchef Sep 8, 2008 03:01 PM

                                  KPM5, LIft type.

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                                    greenbaker Sep 10, 2008 07:48 AM

                                    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.

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                                      Scrapironchef Sep 28, 2008 11:18 AM

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

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                                      Mother of four Oct 2, 2008 11:05 AM

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

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                                        Scrapironchef Oct 3, 2008 03:50 PM

                                        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.

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                                          Mother of four Oct 4, 2008 05:01 PM

                                          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.

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                                smalt Nov 9, 2008 07:50 PM

                                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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                                  Mother of four Nov 11, 2008 07:40 AM

                                  I just used it, and it works great!!

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