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I read the reviews for this flat beater and I personally never had any of these issues. I had my bowl-lift mixer for years now and i still have the original beater and it...Read complete review
I read the reviews for this flat beater and I personally never had any of these issues. I had my bowl-lift mixer for years now and i still have the original beater and it works wonderful it gets to the bottom of the bowl and is great at getting all the ingredients mixed together and is great with the Thickest of cookie doughs . I hand wash the beater with mild dish detergent and it still look like when I got it.
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why is this not made in stainless steel?
I have had three Kitchen Aide mixers. I upgraded to the professional 600 model, which works fine. I do not understand why your more expensive and heavy duty mixer does not come with...Read complete review
I have had three Kitchen Aide mixers. I upgraded to the professional 600 model, which works fine. I do not understand why your more expensive and heavy duty mixer does not come with dishwasher safe beaters and dough hooks however. I washed mine and they immediately discolored. Given that the accessories for the 41/2 quart model are all dishwasher safe, this seems like a clear design flaw.
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from Wooster, OH
Comments about KitchenAid Stand Mixer 5 Qt. Narrow Bowl Beater:
This part has started getting dark gray residue on everything it comes in contact with, even though I've only hand washed it and never put it in the dishwasher. This is extremely disappointing--my old kitchen aid mixer never had this issue with the attachment. That attachment was smoother and shiny, maybe it was stainless steel? At any rate, I don't know whether to replace it with this same type, which is getting many reviews for the same problem, or the enameled one, which reviewers are saying is losing enamel into the batter?!? How are we to proceed making baked goods that are the proper color and not containing enamel chips?
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Unfortunate immediate tarnishing
from Mesa, AZ
We received this wish a full pack of attachments as a gift with a beautiful 600 series model. The product material appears beautiful, but proved no longer at all usable after just a few cleanings due to a tarnishing problem and residue that leaves its mark on everything it touches. I have high hopes that KitchenAid will have a genuine resolution and correction.
Beater color is coming off!
from New York
I have a beautiful mixer that I can't use because I've been through two beaters and first there was metal shavings coming off in my cookies now the gray coloring is coming off onto all my food. what am I supposed to do now with a mixer I spent hundreds of dollars on without a beater attachment?
Having the same problem as others
from Bothell, WA
The Flat Beater and the Dough Hook are transferring gray oxidation into foods. How am I supposed to fix this? Super disappointed that Kitchenaid didn't figure this out. This is a very expensive piece of equipment to be doing this.
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By Tatjana Durand
from Mankato MN
I love the machine! I have had it for 30 years. I use/d it a lot, especially when I was catering wedding cakes. The flat beater has always been a problem. Quite a bit of the white coating has come off, and quite frankly I don't know where it has ended up. My cakes?I now read the reviews of the other people that have bought new flat beaters and their problems. Why NOT make a stainless steel beater??? People will pay for a good product! You have a good machine.
from Ontario, Canada
I am so disappointed in my Kitchen Aid. I received it as a gift, brand new. I've been using it happily for a short time, and all my dough is turning grey. The hook and beater are doing the same thing. Frustrated, I stopped using it for a while. I finally decided to come online to see if I could order replacement parts, and see that there are many others that have the same issue! Now what am I supposed to do? Tell my parents I have a beautiful Kitchen Aid that I can't use!! So disappointed.
from Kernersville NC
I bought the Kitchenaid Artisan Mixer as a gift for myself. I was very happy with it, until I noticed some grayish color bleeding off the beaters and dough hooks. I handwash these attachments and maybe used the mixer 3 times since I bought it. It is very frustrating since this mixer is not cheap. . Do they offer free replacements?
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It Won't go in!
from Los Angeles
I finally opened and used the kitchenaid that I bought over a year ago. I loved the results but am quite disappointed at the flat beater attachment. After a single use, the attachment just won't go in! I can't seem to figure out the issue and am afraid to use any force on it. I tried warm soapy water with no luck, not completely surprised as it was literally used once. Giving this attachment two stars, mainly because it did its job and mixed pretty well. Aside from that, I'm completely disappointed!!!
Bowl-lift burnished flat beater
I don't dare use the flat beater any more because of the gray color that has transferred off of the beater on to my cookie dough. Very disappointed with this considering the amount of money this mixer cost. To include such cheap attachments is very disappointing.
I bake frequently and have older models of kitchenaid mixers. Ironically the oldest is 33 years old and pure like a kitten with all original parts. Even though it's smaller it has a durable good kraftsmanship beater. I decided to buy the newer larger model and was immediately weary of the light attachments with it's odd color finish. After one use I began to notice the paint transfer into my dough. I threw out a few batches before I finally just threw out the beater, I tossed the dough hook too. The new kitchen aid mixers can't hold a match to the older ones with better quality parts. Also the mixer is horrifically noisey. Considering in investing in a European brand mixer.
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