SPATULA MIXER BLADE

Published Thursday, January 01, 2009. From Cook's Illustrated.

Stopping your stand mixer every few minutes to scrape down the sides of the bowl can be tedious, but two new products promise to do it for you.

PRODUCT NAME DESCRIPTION PRICE
Recommended
  SideSwipe Spatula Mixer Blade

The paddle has several angled silicone fins that beat, scrape, and push batter down in the bowl. When baking our recipe for Spritz Cookies, which recommends stopping three times to scrape the bowl, we could add ingredients without stopping until the dough came together, leaving completely clean sides in the bowl.

$24.95
Recommended
  BeaterBlade+

This offers a single beating-and-scraping "wing," which blended cake batters well and creamed butter in half the time of a traditional paddle. However, when we mixed our Spritz Cookies, the BeaterBlade+ left smears behind.

$24.95