I have one of the first kitchen aid mixers....circa 1970’s. I was beyond thrilled to purchase the SideSwipe and it fit my relic! I used it the very day it arrived and put it to the ultimate test. Normally I mix, stop, scrape, repeatedly. Not any more! The SideSwipe does it all PERFECTLY in less than half the time. If you own a kitchen aid this tool is a must!
Just the product we needed. excellent value for the dough.
Works exactly as advertised. Fits the bowl perfectly. Kitchenaid does not even make one in the size for our mixer.
It is made of light weight metal which is coated. Some of the non-Kitchenaid brands were made of plastic and some of those reviews reported that the plastic ones had a tendency to break.
It is a little bit of a tight fit for my 4.5 qt bowl (bowl lift model), but it works great.
Thanks for reviewing your SideSwipe! The beater is a nylon frame around an aluminum core. It should last a good long time. The fins drag on the bowl to pick up ingredients and push them down into your mix. The extra length accommodates bowls that are dented or slightly off-center (normal ones too!).
Just used the SideSwipe for the first time to mix banana bread. It mashed the bananas to a very smooth consistency in under a minute. I used the stir speed for about 30 seconds after adding the dry ingredients. It scraped the bowl perfectly, incorporating all of the flour from the side and bottom of the bowl and did not over mix. I look forward to using this great tool for other recipes.