Rated 1 out of 5Â by Cookie Queen Coating will chip and peel off
The coating on my original beater peeled badly, but I believed it was from age and dishwasher use. After finishing a batch of cookies,I noticed the newer replacement blade, of which I hand washed, had chipped. I sadly tossed my cookie batter. I was going to switch to the uncoated beater, but they have even worse reviews. This was a very expensive mixer when purchased, so I won't stop using it. But, I will closely inspect the beater prior to each time I use it and just plan on replacing it regurarly. Hope I can buy some at a bargain, because I love the actual mixer and wisk attachment.
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.
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 KPCoppola Guess I am not the only one....
I came to this site to try and find a replacement flat beater...the white coating is flaking off on mine- started at the top and now moving downward. (Also need to replace the whisk that came apart and now makes an awful noise when I use it). I stopped using it completely fearing paint chips ending up in my baking. I have put this in the dishwasher, but it gets hand washed most of the time (pretty easy to clean). Not sure I want to buy it again now seeing that everyone is having the same issue! Otherwise, I LOVE my mixer and shopping around for other attachments presently.