The KA mixer blade showdown

April 18, 2008 at 1:40 PM | Posted in non-cupcake, technology | 13 Comments

I’ve been drooling over the SideSwipe Blade ever since it came on the market. Its been on many of my numerous wish lists over the last few months. Actually I am embarrassed to admit how many times I’ve drooled over the video demo on the website. There have been nothing but rave reviews from fellow cupcake-ers and bakers that own the sideswipe about its ability to scrape down the bowl clean. Ah music to my “no batter left behind” ears.

But hold the scrape?

Looks like there’s a new blade in town.

Introducing the Beater Blade! The idea is the same as the SideSwipe – an attachment that beats, scrapes and folds the ingredients efficiently for your mixer. But the Beater Blade promotes that they fit various different mixers: Kitchenaid (tilt and lift models), Cuisinart, Viking and Delonghi. As of right now they aren’t available for purchase until May 2008 through various internet vendors but check out the video demo to see the Beater Blade in action!


Which one beats the competition? Guess we’ll have to wait until May to find out. Stay tuned.

Blogger’s note: I have to say I am leaning towards the BeaterBlade b/c of the versatility but I’ll have the price comparison be my decision maker when it comes out in May.

EDIT: Just an FYI for IHC readers… I contacted BeaterBlade inquiring about a sneak peep on the price and Gary Fallowes, the inventor of the BeaterBlade, emailed me promptly to let me know that it will be $24.95 for the smaller blade (tilt head models), $29.95 for the 5 & 6 quart Bowl Lift KA models, and the Cuisinart/Viking/DeLonghi 7-quart is $40 because of the metal parts. (So far I am already impressed with the prompt response!)



  1. OK so I looked at both videos and I gotta say I might lose weight if I had the beater blade just because it looks to eliminate the “scrape and taste” step.

  2. MARY, LMAO! so true! Yet another perk of the beater blade. Love the way you think! haha.

  3. I vote beaterblade just because it can fit both my mixer and my mom’s!!

  4. ZEBE, sweet! Looks like the price is comparable so I think you know what your mom’s getting for mother’s day gift huh? ;)

  5. I watched the video shamelessly a few times as well…Amazon.Com has the BeaterBlade for pre-order!

  6. MARA, ooohhh I checked out Amazon and I only see the lift KA one available but I’ll definitely have to keep checking back for the tilt model! Thanks for the info! :)

  7. oh snap!!
    and I don’t even have a stand mixer!
    technology these days….

  8. ALLISON, really? You make such fabulous cupcakes and without a KA mixer? ::bowing down:: I am even more impressed with your creations now!

  9. Oh my gosh! This could change my life and make it possible for me to bake even more cupcakes.

  10. RACHEL, haha I know! Maybe thats not a good thing though. Baking makes me fat!

  11. I have the side-swipe and I actually don’t care for it. It pushed everything up and I couldn’t let my beaters go as fast as I needed to….. I was really bummed.

  12. ERIN, thanks for the review. Bummer it wasn’t everything you hoped it could be. I am planning to try out the beater blade when it comes available purchase in May. I’ll let you know what I think so we can compare notes.

  13. Hey friend i love your blog well done!

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