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KitchenAid accessory

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AnnieT

KitchenAid accessory

In today's Seattle Times Sunday Magazine there is a big advertisement for City Kitchens and one item caught my eye, or rather several items. Beater blades for KitchenAid and other stand mixers which continuously scrape the sides of the bowl. "Virtually eliminates hand scraping and batter build-up on the blade". Sounds as though it would make a nice gift for anyone with a stand mixer, A.

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Marni

Is this made by KitchenAid, or made by someone else to work with the KitchenAid?
Thanks,
Marni

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AnnieT

Marni, it doesn't exactly say so but the codes they give are: KA-TH (Fits all KA tilt head models). KA-SL (Fits KA 5Qt lift models. KA-6L-5P (Fits KA 6 Qt and 5Qt Plus models. CDV-7 (Fits 7Qt. Cuisinart, Delonghi and Viking models. It says they replace the paddle and the "wing system" design acts like a wiper blade. I'll give the store a call and see what I can find out. They are all on sale but not cheap. Has anyone else seen or used one? A.

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jasonla

I have quite a few accessories for my kitchenaid and love it, i'm always looking for new appliance parts to add to it. Watching foodnetwork recently i saw on some of their shows a new mixer and didn't recognize it i was wondering where their kitchenaid models went and finally when they zoomed in i saw the mixer was a viking, it's not enough they have viking ranges and major appliances all around come on kitchenaid pay and get that spot on their counter back i hate how the vikings looks.

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plevee

I have one - I'm a total pushover for gadgets. Mixing times are much shorter & there is none of that annoying scraping the butter off the sides of the bowl 3 times before it begins to cream. However the entire blade is made from kind of plastic, not metal, so I don't know how durable it is going to be.


Patsy

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AnnieT

Hi Marni and Patsy, I called City Kitchens and spoke to a nice young (aren't they all young?) man who told me they are made by New Metro Designs, or at least that is where they get them. He said that when the company approached KitchenAid they weren't interested, probably because it would be admitting that there was a problem with their design. He also asked me to let you know that they ship and their phone # is 800-683-6950, and you can also reach them at CITYKITCHENSSEATTLE.COM - I'm not sure about all caps. but that's how it is written in their ad. Lots of neat stuff - good thing it isn't easy for me to get there! A.

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dougal

Top range Kenwood mixers now include - as standard - a Kenwood-branded beater with flexible, bowl-wiping, silicone "wings". (Kenwoods are now sold as de Longhi in the US - I don't know about the included accessories)


The beater is available from Kenwood as an accessory for humbler or older models.


 


I believe there are several brands selling such things as accessories for KitchenAids.

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cordel

Dougal, where are you from that you still see Kenwood mixers? I have a 35 year old one that works really well, but I need a new wisk, and would love one of these scrapers, but I have no idea how to contact them. I am in Canada.

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dougal

I'm in the UK.


 


I notice the "35 year old" part of the question.


If your mixer is a 700 series, current accessories don't fit. You need 700 series parts. (And sadly, as far as Kenwood themselves are concerned, machines that old are obsolete.)


But there was a model (A701A ??) which has the new-style beater attachment (but the other interfaces are all 700-series).


The 900 series and the KM-series (so current to 20-or more years old) machines will take current attachments. (But I fear 35 years might be TOO old - unless its the A701A.)


Remember that there are different size beaters and bowls for the (more common) Chef and the taller, higher capacity Major. Non-beater or bowl bits fit both Chef and Major (but remember, current accesories don't fit 700 series machines).


 


700 series bits are quite common, and inexpensive, on eBay.co.uk (Just beware unaware sellers saying "fits all Kenwood" - "fits all current Kenwood, and older 900's and KM's" would be more accurate.)


These folk are in Canada... http://www.kenwoodservice.com/


 


Anyway, for those with newer machines (likely including the de Longhi Kenwoods) here's the flexi beater


http://www.kenwoodworld.com/en/Products/Kitchen-Machines/Attachments/44001/

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Marni

Thanks AnnieT for looking into that.  I'll hav eto check out the site.


Marni

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cordel

Thank you so much for that information.  We have relatives near Donald's location, and I will surely visit his repair shop the next time we are down there.  I don't use the whisk nearly as often as I used to  (kids are 31-35 yrs old and don't need cookies and cakes any more), and my dough hook and K-beater are still in great shape.  


Too bad they think their machines are obsolete, since mine is just fine and works better than DIL's and daughter's new Kitchen Aids.

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Paddyscake

features the "Sideswipe Spatula Mixer Blade and the Beater Blade". They fit Kitchenaid and a few other brands and are listed at $24.95 in the article. You can take a look : www.sideswipeblade.com 


Betty