Mix ingredients faster and better than ever. Coated-metal beater has a flexible edge for greater scraping performance and thorough incorporation of ingredients. The specially designed edge continuously beats, scrapes and folds ingredients all at once in your electric mixer. Perfect for cakes, cookies, frosting, bread, compound butters, meatloaf, pie filling, mashed potatoes, gum paste and a lot more. For use with your KitchenAid 6-qt. stand mixer. Dishwasher safe.
Care: Dishwasher safe
Dimensions: 5¾" x 1½" x 6¼"
Material: Silicone and metal
Flexible edge scrapes the bowl of your stand mixer to thoroughly incorporate ingredients.
Continuously scrapes, beats and folds ingredients.
Great for batters, compound butters, fillings, meatloaf, mashed potatoes and more.
So glad KitchenAid now offers a blade that scrapes down the sides for you as it mixes. This saves time, particularly on the professional models where you may need to lower the bowl in order to scrape down the sides. This avoids the temptation to scrape while the mixer is working (DO NOT DO THIS), and avoids the warranty issue that similar non-KitchenAid models suffered. Bottom line: If you ever use your mixing attachment, you need this. It's the best money you'll ever spend.
Great gift as well for anyone who's owned a KitchenAid for many years and may not know that this is even an option
I have an old Kitchen Aid upright mixer and am not sure of the size. Is it possible to obtain exact measurement of the beater?
A shopper on Nov 28, 2013
Best Answer:You'll probably fare better by finding out the size of your KitchenAid's bowl. If it is a professional model where the bowl raises and lowers, it is probably a 6-quart, and this is the right size for you. If you don't recall the size of your bowl, grab the serial # (generally on the underside of the machine) and call KitchenAid and they should be able to tell you.More recently, KitchenAid added a 7-quart model, but if you didn't buy your mixer in the last couple years, and the bowl lowers/raises, it's most likely a 6-quart, and this is the perfect size
You're absolutely right that they look similar regardless of size, but in order to scrape the sides, KitchenAid matches the size of the scraper to the size of the bowl. So if you have a 5 quart mixer, you need the blade that's rated for 5 quarts. Thankfully, Sur la Table sells it. Check out SKU 819508, which is actually a little cheaper at $29.95
I have the 6 Qt Lift Mixer (KSM6573COB2). I purchased this 6 Qt Flex Edge beater, and tried to use it in my stainless bowl. It did NOT work. It is too wide for the bowl. Am I supposed to be using a different bowl? Or the smaller beater?
Best Answer:Hello, I will try to help if I can. I have always purchased these flex edge beaters to go with my KitchenAid mixers because they are the best all-around beater, in my opinion. Because I use my mixer mainly for cookies and cakes, I rarely use any other beater. In fact, I've used this beater for making bread, too! I have had to replace the beaters after a few years because the white enamel will eventually chip off in spots, even though I never put it in the dishwasher. I am very confused as to why your beater and your mixer don't work together. It IS very important that you get the right size of beater to match the mixer, but it appears that you have. I have never purchased any other bowls than the ones that have come with the mixer in the original boxes, so I don't think you need to buy another bowl. My guess is that for some reason your 6-qt. mixer MAY have come with the 5-qt. bowl---- and therefore you will need the 5-qt. beater to match and make it fit. It would be useful to know if you have purchased your mixer from a store like Sur La Table or if you bought it at say Target or Costco. I've noticed that the ones from Target or Costco (or the like) are much less expensive, BUT they are not always what they say they are. If I were you, I would keep the bowl you have and try a smaller beater. If that works, you will know that you were not given the proper size bowl with your 6-qt. mixer. You can buy a bigger bowl if you'd like one, but if you are happy with the size you have then I wouldn't worry about it. Hope that helps! Sorry, I know this can be frustrating, and the beaters are not cheap!
THANK YOU! Yes, I did purchase at Costco, so it likely either has a smaller or different bowl than the standard. It does say "6qt" on the rim. The dough hook and regular beater indicate "5.5-6 qt". I am not sure that the smaller flex edge will work with this one, but I would venture to guess that the other bowl (SKU: 691337) might work.
Cheryl, I just saw the picture you put online at the bottom. My bowl looks like the picture, and the beater works with it. You have been given a different bowl; you (and others) are right. If you want the bigger bowl, it is great! If you don't, try the smaller 5 qt. beater and see if it will work with your current mixer and bowl. It's a bit of a hassle, but you can always bring your mixer and bowl along with you to Sur La Table and I'm sure they will be happy to get you the right fit. That way you can be sure it works before buying it. Good luck!
I had the exact same problem. I tried to use it one time and when it didn't work, I put it in a drawer and haven't tried again. I used the stainless steel bowl that came with the mixer and felt it should have worked. There are two sizes of that beater and I thought maybe I had the wrong one. I gave the smaller one to my granddaughter. I haven't heard if her's worked or not.
As I understand it this flex edge beater does not fit a professional model kitchen aid mixer (I'm not sure of the model number). I bought this for a friend and she tried and tried and finally asked and was told it does not fit the professional model. I returned it.