Your paddle beater is ideal for making tasty batters for cakes and cookies. You can also use it to mix and mash normal or heavy mixtures and for fast-beating or creaming. Stronger than a whisk and less aerating, it gradually incorporates ingredients. Set your KitchenAid mixer to a slow speed and then increase until you can no longer see separate ingredients.
Love shredded meat? Avoid the mess and go hands-free. When you slow-cook meats like pork or chicken to shred or pull for mouthwatering meals, you can do so in your mixer. Add the warm meat to the bowl in medium-sized chunks. Fit your paddle beater (flat beater) attachment. Start at a slow speed and then gradually increase until the meat is well torn.
Add the paddle attachment to your tilt-head or bowl-lift mixer for efficient and thorough mixing. Designed exclusively to work with KitchenAid mixers, these beater attachments deliver fast and thorough results every time. Careful: attach it to the beater shaft of the mixer with the power off and speed on 0.
The paddle is also called a flat beater simply because it’s flat. It works by pulling the ingredients around the bowl, while allowing some of it to travel through the holes and become thoroughly mixed. These paddles can vary in material, with some being stainless steel and others being anti-stick coated.
Really want to flex your skills? You may prefer a paddle with a flexible rubber edge, to scrape the edges of the bowl. These Flex-edge beaters from KitchenAid allow faster mixing when baking, so you don't have to stop and use a spatula to scrape the sides.
Don’t overbeat. It’s important for cakes to be light and fluffy. You need to thoroughly combine all ingredients and get air into your mixture too. But don’t overbeat or it will become thick and chewy. Why? Because you develop gluten into the mix which isn’t ideal for baked goods.
Paddle attachment: Model 5K5A2B - Aluminium and non-stick coated - Dishwasher safe