I’m SO excited to be writing my first FOOD BLISS post of 2014! And, I love that I get to share a new product with you AND host a giveaway! What a fun way to kick off the new year! :)
Today’s review and giveaway is all about baking. Do you make baked goods in your house a lot?
We make baked goods at least once a week in our house, and usually several times a week. Muffins, breads, cookies, cakes — you name it, we bake it fairly regularly! That means our KitchenAid stand mixer gets quite the workout.
INTRODUCING THE BEATER BLADE
If you use your stand mixer regularly, you know that with a regular paddle attachment, you need to stop and scrap the sides of the bowl periodically to ensure thorough mixing of ingredients. The Beater Blade by NewMetro Design is a product that scrapes the sides of the mixing bowl while it’s mixing.
I replaced my regular paddle attachment with the Beater Blade that fits my tilt-head Kitchen Aid mixer during this past holiday season, and tested it out. Thanks to massive amounts of holiday baking, I was able to test out the product quite thoroughly!
Overall, the product does save time. I did notice that during the initial butter/sugar creaming process for baked goods like cookies, I’d have to stop at least once to push out the mix from the inside middle part of the Beater Blade. But after that, I just let the blade do its thing and never once had to scrape the sides of the bowl. In the end, I got nice, evenly blended dough that made for fantastic cookies!
The Beater Blade comes in different sizes to fit your particular stand mixer model, and fits all KitchenAid, Cuisinart, Viking, and Kenwood stand mixers. It is dishwasher safe (yay!) and retails for between $24.99 and $29.99.
If you use your stand mixer for baked goods even on a semi-regular basis, I highly recommend getting one of these. It really does cut down mixing time quite a bit. I am so happy with it, and can’t wait to use mine again! Valentine’s Day baking, after all, isn’t that far away… ;)
ENTER TO WIN YOUR VERY OWN BEATER BLADE!
You can enter to win one Beater Blade by NewMetro Design simply by leaving a comment and following the instructions in the Rafflecopter giveaway widget below. Sweepstakes runs January 3 through 11:59pm Wednesday January 8, 2014. Please be sure you use a valid email address that you check regularly! The winner will also be posted in the widget below on Thursday, January 9th. You have several additional chances to gain more entries each day.
Good luck, and happy baking in 2014!