Rated 1 out of 5Â by Tink9754 Coating chipping
After so many reviews stating this is a faulty product, you would think something would be done. Beater coating chipping from the top and I hand wash it! I have to constantly check my batter for coating chips. Have already replaced it once. I contacted customer service, and they would not send me a replacement. They do not stand behind their product and the quality is horrible. I have read the metal one is no better, leaving black residue the food.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by FJ Still works well
I've had my mixer for at least 15 yrs. My coated beater is fine, but I always hand wash it. Could it be the dishwasher is causing the issue of flaking off, even though it says dishwasher safe? But on another note, I purchased the new KA coated beater (KFEST) with the silicone flex on the edge of the beater (not shown on this site?) It's supposed to scrape the sides better so you don't have to stop as often. Well, it makes the wet ingredients fly out the bowl, and even after incorporated say for frosting, the mixture creeps up the side of the bowl to the top. I think I scrape more with the new one. I'm not a fan, so I may return it.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Barbi flat beater
I must say my KitchenAid mixer changed my life in the kitchen! I use it for everything I possibly can! I never put the parts in the dishwasher, yet the enamel is chipping off of the flat beater...the beater I use almost daily. This renders the mixer useless, I am afraid of the next chip going into food I am making. I cannot recommend this product until the flat beater is made to last... Then it will be the perfect addition to any kitchen! I would actually like to purchase one for our daughter as a wedding gift...if the beater is improved. I wonder if it can be replaced without cost, as it is obviously a flaw??
Rated 1 out of 5Â by John the Baker Unfortunately, I agree...
Unfortunately, I agree with many of the other reviewers. I really like the mixer. We use it all the time - at least once per week. Its easy to use, appears durable and is easy to clean. We've actually been considering purchasing the commercial model. However, the tilt-head coated flat beater is definitely the weak link in the chain. The plastic cover has already started flaking off of our beater too. I'm not sure if its planned obsolesce or maybe we shouldn't have washed it in the dishwasher, but it just isn't durable. Maybe they are supposed to wear out so you have to keep buying them. Its disappointing.