Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Beatdown

Remember my fairly positive review of the Sideswipe, the beater attachment that scrapes down your bowl as it's mixing?

Alas, I have to change my review to a negative one.

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Despite its claim that its "heavy-duty reinforced nylon frame won't crack in dishwasher like other plastics," it does not seem to have fared well in our dishwasher.  That or it simply couldn't handle the hard work of . . . beating stuff.

Last week, I was making a particularly delectable batch of compost cookies when I noticed that two of the silicone "fins" on the Sideswipe had cracked and were basically hanging on by the proverbial thread.  I had a sudden sense of panic that more fins might have come off already in my batter, and that instead of goldfish crackers, potato chips, and chocolate chunks, someone eating a cookie might bite into a not-at-all-delicious piece of silicone.  Yikes.  I literally had to pull up the above image to compare the number of fins on the photo with the number of fins still attached to my beater to reassure myself that no one was going to choke and die on account of my broken Sideswipe.

Perhaps I'll try out Sideswipe's competitor, the BeaterBlade.  But I think I'm going to go back to old fashioned combination of the Kitchenaid beater attachment and a spatula.

So much for short cuts.  Pouty face.


Jenna December 18, 2010 at 10:38 PM  

Nooooooo! This post makes me sad. I'm glad you did a follow-up and prevented me from killing a guest or something though.

Katie,  January 4, 2011 at 12:42 AM  

The Beater Blade is AWESOME! It's the only thing I use for my Kitchenaid mixer now- totally durable, rinses off easily... the only thing is that it's a little squeeky when you first turn the mixer on, kind of "nails on a chalkboard" type of sound, but that goes away after a few seconds.

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