From the “Why Didn’t I Think of That” department…
If you’ve ever used a Kitchen Aid or other stand mixer, you know the classic “scrape down the bowl” routine. The mixing paddle’s inability to reach the edge of the metal bowl has always been its biggest design flaw.
A new mixer accessory called The SideSwipe Spatula Mixer Blade is a paddle equipped with food-grade silicone fins that scrape the sides of the bowl as you mix.
Pretty cool idea. It’s also dishwasher safe. Manufacturer’s specs show there are versions for various KitchenAid, Hamilton Beach, Cuisinart and DeLonghi/Kenwood and Viking mixers, with some not being available, however, for a year or so.
It is only available online, and costs $24.95.