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1.5 | 31 Reviews

Stainless Steel Flat Beater

KitchenAid KSM5THFBSS

Features

  • Long-lasting Durability - 100% stainless steel material is hard-wearing for long-lasting durability.
  • Easy To Clean - 100% stainless steel material is dishwasher-safe for quick cleanup.
  • For KitchenAid® Stand Mixers - Fits all 4.5 and 5 quart tilt-head KitchenAid® Stand Mixers.

Quick Specs

  • Type: Mixers, Blenders, Etc.
  • Energy Star Rated: No

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Stir all of your mixtures, even heavier ones, like biscuits, mashed potatoes and pie crust with this flat beater; Made with 100% stainless steel for quick clean up and long lasting durability.

Features

  • Long-lasting Durability - 100% stainless steel material is hard-wearing for long-lasting durability.
  • Easy To Clean - 100% stainless steel material is dishwasher-safe for quick cleanup.
  • For KitchenAid® Stand Mixers - Fits all 4.5 and 5 quart tilt-head KitchenAid® Stand Mixers.
Specifications
Configuration and Overview
Dishwasher Safe Yes
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Certifications
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Mixers, Blenders, Etc.

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

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1.5 out of 5

12% of reviewers recommend this product.

1 Stars

Too heavy

SusieQcrazy cat lady 7/12/2019

Thought I would like this beater but it is heavy and hard to put on
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No, I do not recommend this product

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2 Stars

Not Dishwasher safe

Nursemom86 7/4/2019

I'm so angry, I should have know better but was short on time and put my flat beater in the washer. Like everyone else it turned black and got all over everything. Definitely not stainless steel. Basically just threw $300 plus dollars in the trash. Not cool!
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

very poor product

dms12 7/4/2019

I am extremely upset with this flat beater. It worked fantastic until it started to leave a terrible black/gray mark on the bottom of the mixing bowl. To the point where I am not comfortable using it with food anymore. Now I have an expensive paperweight :( Do not buy this flat beater.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Black residue!

Krs3719 6/30/2019

I love my stand mixer and have found a great use of shredding chicken UNTIL black residue was coming off of the flat beater! Even by only hand washing it is ruined and scared to use for safety of the food! Very disappointed!
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Not dishwasher safe

Iceberrrg 5/27/2019

We got ours as a gift, my wife only used a couple of times. I was trying to help clean up and put it in the dish washer, came out with black stuff all over my hands.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Horrible Beaters turn everything black

baketress 5/22/2019

My sweet 32 year old bowl-lift mixer is still going strong, This is a 5/5. But the replacement beaters I bought because the original white powder coating was wearing off is a nightmare! I soaked them in vinegar, cleaned with baking soda, and was happy ... for about an hour. Into the dishwasher and back came the black powder. These beaters are mis-represented by calling them stainless steel. They are more like coal. So unhapy and am using my ragged initial beater because I am nervous about buying more. This sentiment is clearly mirrored by other commenters as it is a significant problem.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Dishwasher safe

Baking Stuff 5/15/2019

After going through several of the chipping/flaking coated beaters, I was frustratingly looking for something more durable. I almost didn't buy this because of the reviews, but I took a chance anyway because the claims didn't make sense. There are a lot of folks giving one star because the beater is "not dishwasher safe," however, if you look at the pictures of their "defective" product, they have the burnished beater, not the stainless steel. I have no idea why Kitchenaid ever made a non-dishwasher safe burnished beater (it now shows out of stock), but this stainless steel beater is definitely fine in the dishwasher (like anything else that is a single piece of stainless steel). It is more expensive, but definitely worth it.
Originally posted on Kitchenaid.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

Very poor material used to make this attachment.

mfurrow 5/9/2019

I bought the Professional HD model stand mixer for my wife and it works great. All the attachments work good except the flat beater. We cannot use it anymore as it now releases a black powder from it. I cannot believe that with all the negative reviews that a company as large and reputable as Kitchen Aid hasn't responded and recalled these inferior tools. We may have to sell this one and go with Cuisinart.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Black residue- worried!

Momma MB 5/7/2019

I as well used my flat beater once and washed it in the dishwasher which destroyed the topcoat of whatever was on there! Now there is black residue on everything! I'm worried that the topcoat was toxic and coming off in my food! And it's not truly stainless steel! I'm very upset. I trusted kitchenaid for over two decades and I'm seeing a big upset in quality as a consumer. How was this overlooked in focus groups??? I'm worried what has gotten into my food!
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1 Stars

Don't recommend

Kris33 5/4/2019

I love my mixer but I am very disappointed with the beater. It is advertised to be dishwasher safe but after the first time putting it on the dishwasher the finish came off. When you wipe it the cloth turns grey.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Stainless steel flat beater

Vicky53 5/3/2019

I received a 6qt mixer as a gift. The appliance works fine. Like happened to other reviewers, week I placed the flat beater in the dishwasher and is now completely useless (with a black coating). This doesnt happen with stainless steel. This never happened with my smaller Kitchenaid mixer where the beater was plastic.
Originally posted on Kitchenaid.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Not recommended- not dishwasher

MalEvie 4/22/2019

I have been using this paddle attachment but first time to put in a dishwasher. Same as the reviews above, came out with grey powdery substance that clings when touched. Very disappointed.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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2 Stars

Turns black after years of use

Dana1919 4/22/2019

I've proudly used my kitchen aid bowl lift stand mixer since I got married 15 years ago, but recently the blade is oxidized and coated in a black substance. I can no longer use it. I wish kitchen aid would fix this issue. Disappointing.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Flat Beater And Dough Hook

jcastilleja 4/22/2019

So the beaters that came with my mixer are not stainless steel, and washing them in the dishwasher creates a black film. The product manual clearly states this, but I ignored it. However, the film is pretty easy to remove with a little scrubbing. There is no need to throw the beaters away. Just wash them by hand and dry carefully. I love my mixer. I did not have a stand mixer until I was in my 60s, and now I don't know how I lived without it!
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Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

Not dishwasher safe

JBaker7 4/15/2019

Like others, I put this in the dishwasher, not knowing it would become unusable afterwards. A gray powder substance keeps coming off of it, making it unsafe. Very disappointed!
Originally posted on Kitchenaid.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Great Mixer Very Poor Beater

Sunny01 4/13/2019

WARNING!! You cannot put this beater in dishwasher as it oxidizes and turns dark with powdery black stuff. It appears to be made of some kind of pot metal like cast aluminum. Very disappointing as I have other KitchenAid items that haven't had a problem.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

this will outlast me!

up a creek with no paddle 3/30/2019

This is stainless steel. A magnet will not stick to it. I used to have the white, enamel ? coated beater and over time the enamel finish would chip off. Not with this bad boy. For those folks who did the reviews on a beater bar that turned colors in the dishwasher, well, it wasn't this one. It must have been another flat beater. I've run it through the dishwasher with no problems. I should have purchased this a long time ago!
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Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

Is not dishwasher safe

Mamma Laura 3/22/2019

I was so excited when my husband came home with our new Kitchen Aide! Sadly, the beater is now ruined from washing in the dishwasher. The paint/coating is flaking off and I can't use my mixer until this attachment is replaced. This one replaced my 22-year smaller capacity mixer and I'm so sorry I got rid of the older smaller one seeing how low-quality the attachments are on this model.
Originally posted on Kitchenaid.com

No, I do not recommend this product

1 Stars

Ditto the other reviews

Tara413 3/17/2019

Received a 5 quart stand mixer for Christmas. The flat beater was put in the dishwasher this morning-I normally hand wash but my kids threw it in the dishwasher to help me out-now it's ruined. The finish is completely gone and a black powdery substance remains. The kids feel guilty but it's not their fault as the attachment was supposed to be dishwasher safe. I'm not happy and neither is my husband who spent hundreds of dollars on this mixer. Do not recommend purchase.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Wish I read the reviews, NOT dishwasher safe

Neurofuzz 3/15/2019

I've owned my unit for years and have always hand washed the beater. I put it in the dishwasher for the first time thinking it would be fine since it's stainless steel, but the beater came out tarnished with black powdery substance. When I ried to scrub it with s dish sponge, the soot turned my sponge gray. Had to throw it in the trash.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Not stainless steel

Kheikes 3/10/2019

They are probably aluminum and are not dishwasher safe. Found that out this morning when I went to make cookies after putting my beater in the dishwasher. It oxidized and turned gray with a black residue. I've had my KitchenAid for years since my children were babies. They are in in their thirties. Very upset this replacement didn't hold up to KA reputation. I got my children KA for wedding gifts....need to warn them of this problem. Shame on you KA!
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Definitly not dishwasher safe

Alan23 2/18/2019

Much like the others have stated here, mine also oxidized after being put in the dishwasher for the first time. Have hand washed it for a few years but the one time in the dishwasher(as stated is safe) it has been rendered useless. It now has a slivery/greyish film that come off and I do not want to mix anything and put this finish in my food. Needs to be redesigned or ensure the finish does not WASH off
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Not stainless steel

Courtneyjewellg 1/8/2019

Just like everyone else- ran through the dishwasher once and it's ruined. The metal oxidizes and it's just nasty. This is super poor representation. Now when I recommend my mixer I make sure they get the coated attachment (for more money). Just saddened by this because I don't use my mixer nearly as often as I imagined because of this.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Disappointment

Karen Marie 1/7/2019

The mixer itself is fabulous however upon putting my flat beater in the dishwasher it is ruined. It has a blackish residue all over it and feels extremely rough to the touch. This is not stainless steel as stated and without question not dishwasher recommended. Utterly disappointed.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Not food safe

DanaHatch 1/4/2019

After washing in the dishwasher the attachments are giving off a black powder residue that transfers to hands and food. I am very disappointed in this product.
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1 Stars

Not dishwasher safe

tkidwell13 12/30/2018

Recieved this upgraded machine for Christmas last year. Placed in dishwasher as recommended and it came out covered in black residue. I have to rewash it each time to get the black off. Definitely not KA standards, and I had my previous white paddle for 15+ years with no issue! Please advise.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Awful Experience

sw120293 12/27/2018

I used this flat beater while baking and put it in the dishwasher after use. When I removed it from the dish washer, it was completely tarnished, coated in a black soot. I am extremely disappointed I was only able to use this beater one time.
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1 Stars

This is not stainless steel. . . .

AxelP 12/23/2018

We purchased a stand unit last year and have only used it a few times over the course of the year, The flat beater attachment has become covered with a black residue that renders this attachment useless for food preparation. The material used in the casting of this beater is certainly not stainless steel! I see by the reviews that this is not a one -off experience> I cannot recommend this product for food preparation for anyone. The machine itself is well built but the attachments are of a quality that I would not expect are up to the KitchenAid standards either. Hopefully, Kitchen Aid will provide a remedy for this. Thank you....
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1 Stars

Not actually dishwasher safe.

Kimku 12/21/2018

I put this in the dishwasher for easy cleanup, as advertised. It came out with a powdery black residue and completely ruined. That powder gets on food if used. I had to throw it away. NOT actually Stainless Steel. I do not recommmend.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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3 Stars

Not truly dishwasher safe

cindylynnie 12/17/2018

After going through the dishwasher, it came out tarnished to a charcoal black. Upon using it for cookie dough, the tarnish came off in the dough! I would not advertise that it is dishwasher safe.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

Too small

Dominic 12/9/2018

Waaaayyyyyy too small for a 5qt mixer. It is comical how small it is for this mixer.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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