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4.5-Qt. Coated Flat Beater Other

Model # K45B

 1.9 out of 5 (55 Reviews)

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The coated flat beater is perfect for quickly and thoroughly mashing potatoes, mixing cake batter and cookie dough and so much more. The flat beater is top-rack dishwasher safe. Fits models K45SS, KSM75 and KSM95.

Features:

  • Fits Models: K45, K45SS, KSM75, KSM90, KSM95, KSM100, KSM103, KSM110
Certifications
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Dimensions
Gross Weight 0-3/5 lbs
Model
Stand Mixer Type Tilt Head
Tilt Head Yes
Stand Mixer Capacity 4.5 Quart
4.5 Qt Mixer Yes
Accessory Type Accessories: Flat Beaters

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1.9

out of 5 (55 Reviews)

21% of reviewers recommend this product.

Chipping

Submitted by gingerjo - 11/19/2019

I love my Kitchen Aid, but this really does chip. Found a lot of tiny pieces in my cookie dough.
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Love my mixer, hate the Coated Flat Beater

Submitted by Marin - 10/13/2019

I use my mixer a lot and really like it. The beater is another matter. The mixer has been in storage a long while because we moved house twice and didn't have room. I was very excited to start using it about 6 months ago. Bit by bit there have been "bits" of plastic falling off the beater. Yesterday a 1/2" chunk came off in my pound cake. now it's unusable.
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Paint Chips!

Submitted by KimberlyLSeattle - 10/9/2019

I have owned my KitchenAid stnad mixer for 25 years. It's a great mixer that gets lots of use. In those years, the motor has never died. After 23 years, my paddle attachment needed to be replaced. I purchased a new, KitchenAid paddle. Now, 2 years laterm I need to replace it! The paint is chipping off, and ruined a cake I was making. It's funny how the first paddle lasted 23 years, and this new one lasted 2 years! I need a new paddle, but I'm hesitant to buy another.
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Beater chipping

Submitted by LJH52 - 9/30/2019

I love this mixer but I am very disappointed with the beater. I used it a lot this past week and noticed the paint is chipping off. I noticed after I had made a large batch of cookies. I am concerned those pieces of paint ended up in the cookies that were served. I was hoping to replace it with a stainless steel one but it doesn't appear that there is one for this model.
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CHIPPING YUCK

Submitted by Gracebnvvbg - 9/19/2019

I love my mixer however I am very disappointed in the quality of this product!!
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Love it but started chipping right away.

Submitted by Lainie_db - 9/19/2019

I use it all of the time, but it's all chipped up at the top, started at the hole to put into the mixer. I'll replace with the stainless steel beater.
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My beater chipped.

Submitted by PennyAnn - 9/12/2019

I love my mixer, can't do without it. I have noticed my beater is chipped and I'm scared to use it. So very disappointed that this is preventing me from using my mixer. Kitchen Aid needs to make this better. With this being a pricey mixer this should not happen.
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Beater paint chips

Submitted by Jeanie1026 - 9/12/2019

I love my kitchen aid and have purchased one for each of my three daughters. An appliance that everyone needs! However, like many of the other reviewers said, I've got pieces of paint that has chipped off my beater. For such a pricey appliance, this should not happen. Cringe at the thought that I've served cookies or cakes with paint chips baked inside. This needs to be corrected. I've built a new house and chose all kitchen aid appliances. Please get this corrected!
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Poorly made

Submitted by Ss123 - 8/9/2019

I have only used my mixer a handful of times and the paint has already chipped off the coated beater. I now can no longer use it as I don't want paint in my food! Of course it's not under warranty and it makes me upset I have to go and spend more money on a product that is already costly and should last after gentle hand washing!
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Chipping

Submitted by MMN84 - 4/13/2019

I am on my original mixer... unfortunately I am on my 3rd beater.... keeps on chipping....is there a reason or solution ?
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Dilemma

Submitted by CyndiLou - 4/3/2019

After a year of happy use of this beater, pieces came off and ruined my dough. I am concerned about ordering a new one after reading all of the negative reviews.
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Flat Beater

Submitted by Deelite - 3/26/2019

My Flat Beater is also chipping. I got it last Christmas and am very disappointed that it is chipping already after a few uses.
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Flat Beater Chips

Submitted by Ruby01 - 3/21/2019

I love, love, love my Kitchen Aid Mixer. But the coated flat beater chips so I can't use it. I've replaced it several times ( I can't find a metal one like the whisk beater) and each one chips. I don't understand why Kitchen Aid doesn't fix this problem. I'm tired of buying new flat beaters! Maybe time to try another brand of stand mixer. After all, the flat beater is a much used accessory.
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My favorite!

Submitted by RFoster - 3/15/2019

I love this attachment. I've had mine for about 3 years now with none of the chipping issues I am seeing mentioned here. It is by far my favorite attachment!
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Flat beater

Submitted by george574 - 3/2/2019

I have had my Kitchenaide for 20 years. The paint has chipped off the beater. i was getting ready to purchase another one but after reading all the reviews I have changed my mind. Kitchenaide needs to step up and fix this problem. The mixer is useless without the paddle.
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Beater included in box does not fit on the mixer

Submitted by 777Disappointed - 2/18/2019

I received a new stand mixer for Christmas and was thrilled until I went to use it. The flat beater included with the mixer does not have an opening large enough to fit on the mixer head. The other two attachments (Whip and dough hook) fit fine. The flat beater opening is too narrow and it cannot be attached!
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Paint chipped off beater. Are there replacements?

Submitted by Cindy51 - 2/2/2019

I love my KitchenAid mixer, but the paint is chipping off the beater like crazy. I would like to replace the beater, but don't want to purchase the same problem again.
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Brand new and chipped coated flat beater

Submitted by KatieM - 1/20/2019

I received this as a Christmas present from my kids and the coating is chipping on the flat beater making it not usable.
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flat beater is chipping

Submitted by Dulcie - 1/5/2019

I thought I was the only one having issues with my flat beater chipping, but it seems this is a big issue..I love my Kitchenaid, but In am wondering what to do with the paint chipping off..I have only had mine about a year..If anyone there can advise me in what to do..with all the issues I am not sure I would advise anyone to purchase one now..
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Coating Wears Off Over Time

Submitted by snatarajan - 1/2/2019

I was given my KitchenAid stand mixer as a wedding gift (May 1999). About 4-5 years ago the coating on the bottom of this flat beater started to wear off. I continued to use it, but eventually enough of the coating was worn off that I decided to toss it. I really miss this attachment and I've been without it for over a year. Came on the website to order another one and realized that so many folks are having the same problem with the coating wearing off. Is there an option to purchase a stainless steel flat beater?
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Multi-Purpose....but it is not flawless

Submitted by MsD622 - 12/28/2018

This is the 2nd replacement for this size beater. Sadly, it did the same thing the first one did. It is wearing at the bottom. It does not hit the bottom of the bowl and it is not used everyday for this kind of wear. We use a small rubber tipped spatula to remove any dough or batter that is left on the beater. We treat this beater as if it is made of glass.
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Coating is chipping away

Submitted by Vickyflamingo - 12/27/2018

This is my second flat beater and the coating is chipping away on this one too. Its apparent that from other reviews this is definitely a problem and needs attention. I need another beater but don't want to buy one only to have it chip like the first two. Have you considered a stainless steel beater with no coating? Vicky B
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Enamel chipping off

Submitted by APRILD - 12/23/2018

I have owned this mixer for 14 years and don't use as much due to space in my kitchen. I am searching for a replacement due to the enamel chipping off my original beater. I am hesitant to purchase another one but really need to replace soon.
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Really wish they didn't chip

Submitted by lvab - 12/18/2018

I'm looking to replace the flat beater to my nearly 30 year old mixer for the 4th time. It doesn't seem right that the paint continues to chip off each time I get a replacement. I've noticed multiple reviews with the same problem. My mixer is still working wonderfully, but these beaters are disappointing in their quality.
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So sad!

Submitted by MixBeater - 12/18/2018

My precious KitchenAid is losing its coating on the flat beater. It's kind of bubbled other places which I don't remember seeing before. I've recommended this beater for ages. I saved up to buy this about a decade ago and was so proud of having such a sturdy efficient product.
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Poor Flat Beater

Submitted by gtiedem - 12/6/2018

Had my Kitchen Aid mixer less than 4 years and the flat beater has chipped terribly. Considering I only use it during the Holidays, this product attachment is sub par. Bought replacement and the same problem. What is going on ???
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My beater is chipping too

Submitted by PAKath - 12/5/2018

By accident some fabric softener spilled into my mixer while it was being stored. I didn't realize it soon enough, but when I next used the mixer and cleaned the attachments the enamel chipped off the flat beater. The other attachments cleaned up very easily. I'll definitely have to replace the beater. I never used it! I use the beater with the spatula attached.
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Very disappointed

Submitted by Birdsfoot1 - 11/22/2018

Bought this expensive KitchenAid mixer and works fantastic EXCEPT for the beater. Many chips and who doesn't just Love picking paint chips out of there food!?!?! ME. KITCHEN AID you Can and Should do BETTER!!! Really should be able to trade in for non coated one you KNOW this is a common fault!!!!
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Enamel Chipping

Submitted by Joanne62 - 11/22/2018

I purchased my stand mixer because of the great reviews. However the enamel is chipping off the beater. It started chipping within a few months. I need to replace it but don't think this issue has been resolved. I now would be hesitant to recommend this product to anyone
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Paint chip-waste food

Submitted by acatwk - 11/19/2018

Both the flat beater and the dough hook have the paint chipped. I bought a second set from amazon, original from factory, still chipped. Not only this is not safe to use and by the time I noticed, some of my family members have already eaten the bread. So disappointing that the attachments do not work.
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Flat beater

Submitted by 77pie - 11/18/2018

I am totally disappointed with paint chipping off. It cannot be used for. Tried to order one from different places only to find out there are no replacements. I have had my mixer 10 yrs. Seems to me that should be able to get as replacements. Would reccamend with reservations
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Enamel chipping bad

Submitted by Cheri G - 11/7/2018

Very displeased. Unable to use, because the enamel keeps chipping off. And I don't want someone to bite/eat a piece. I expected higher quality, considering what mixer cost me. My whip and dough hook are fine.
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paint chips and leaves gray streaks in my food.

Submitted by shellystephens1 - 10/15/2018

I received this as part of an attachment set that came with the mixer my family bought me for Christmas. I use my mixer a lot with this attachment but have noticed the last couple times that it has left gray streaks in my food and that the paint is wearing off of the bottom and sides of the beater. This beater did a great job but now ruins everything I make with it. I have read all of the instructions and cleaning warnings but without a doubt the gray streaks are coming from this beater.
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What replaces this poorly coated product?

Submitted by Yvonne Fogarty - 10/3/2018

Have purchased 2 replacements both have chipped off at tip into batter.
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love it

Submitted by tmarcia - 2/8/2018

I got this for Christmas and have used for a couple of recipes. Loved the results. And so easy to clean.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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Mixer blade and wire whisk

Submitted by L marie - 1/27/2018

I have had my KitchenAid K45SS since my kids were born and I love it! However, I don't know what to do. My beater blade is chipping and my wire whip has fallen apart. I have been unable to find a blade that seems to be the same size (6"x5 1/4) and has good reviews. I am so disappointed as this mixer is like a family member. Please help!!! Thank you
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Paint flavored cookies anyone?

Submitted by Mamaroses - 12/7/2017

I received my mixer as a wedding gift 18 years ago. My first beater lasted 16 years! (I was always very careful to hand wash my beater; never ran it through the dishwasher). 2 years ago the paint started to chip just a little, so I purchased a replacement. Almost immediately the new one started to chip, too. Foolishly I kept using it instead of contacting customer service ASAP. Just this week while making cookies, a huge chunk of the coating came off and now my beater is useless. I contacted customer service, questioning why my original beater lasted 16 years but this one didn't even last 2. I was told "The accessories are considered a normal replacement part of the mixer much like a belt in a vacuum." I was also given 3 tips "to extend the life of the coated accessories," which are rules/suggestions that I was already following. Super disappointed in this. Surely something can be done!!
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Chipped upon purchase!

Submitted by JMG777 - 12/5/2017

I just purchased this Kitchenaid Mixer (#K45SS) a week ago (just mailed my warranty card early yesterday) and was so excited to begin using it. I had all the ingredients for my first project ready to go. I washed all the accessories by hand, and that's when I noticed there was already a chip of paint missing on this particular beater. I was disappointed to be sure. Looks like I'll be needing to purchase a new beater from the start. I was making cookies this morning that are needed for later today (if I'd have had the time, I would have returned/exchanged the entire mixer)! Looking at all these reviews, I'm definitely not the only one. Kitchenaid - surely you can do better.
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Good product, but doesn't fit OLD models of K45SS

Submitted by Jeff from NC - 11/30/2017

Purchased this blade as a replacement for one that was lost during a move. We have a K45SS that was passed down from my parents (probably purchased sometime in the 70s), has worked great for 40 years, and still does with the whisk and dough hook. The issue with this product is that the rotating shaft of the mixer is too big for the hole of the paddle.
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chipping paint yummy

Submitted by George111 - 11/26/2017

I've had this mixer for years and it is super great, but the paint began chipping off of the beater about a year ago. For the price of these machines...that's poor form kitchen aid.
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How about some chipped paint with those cookies?

9/16/2017

I love my KitchenAid mixer. I got it as a present from my husband and honestly, it has been wonderful with the exception of the paddle. It has chipped paint at the top and the bottom rendering it useless. I am really frustrated by it since the machine itself cost a small fortune. I should not have to replace the part!
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Chipped off paint is hard to chew but has no real taste

9/12/2017

Yikes!! Third replacement paddle beater all because of chipping paint. We could put a man on the moon surely Kitchenaid can keep the paint on the paddle and not in my food! Come on Kitchenaid, fix it!
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Chipping paint

Submitted by Dayna - 4/24/2017

The paint has been chipping for a while, but now it is chipping more and more. I've had it fall in my batter! It looks like others on here have replaced theirs several times and had the same problems. Such an expensive product should have quality parts!
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Coated beater chipping off in food

3/24/2017

I have had my Kitchen Aide mixer for a number of years and love everything about it EXCEPT the coated beater. I have replaced the beater twice, only hand wash it, and STILL the coating comes off and gets into the food. My brother found some in his mashed potatoes at a holiday gathering! It is difficult to find a replacement beater, as all of the ones in the stores are designed for newer model mixers. Please advise on how to remedy this problem.
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Painted beater

3/14/2017

I love my kitchen aid mixer but the problem with the painted beater is on going. I have replaced it twice and now i have to replace it again. The paint chipping off needs to be addressed by Kitchen Aid for this mixer.
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Pat

3/2/2017

We bought our Kitchenaid a few years ago, love everything about it, but the flat beater paint is chipped off and the wires for the whisk are broken and it can't be used now.
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mine didn't chip until.. try adjusting the beater's height?

2/7/2017

I've used my coated flat beater, literally, for 36 years before it chipped. That's 36 years of constant use, several times a week, efficiently scraping the lower curves of the bowl. However, I've recently moved from San Diego to Oregon, and when I put by mixer back together, I didn't realize the height or tilt adjustment was off.. it was hitting the bottom. Eventually did chip. So, for those of you concerned about purchasing this attachment due to the other reviews.. perhaps double-checking the beater height (i.e., the mixer head tilt adjustment) before first use would preclude the chipping issue.
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Paint chipping off beater

12/24/2016

I have always wanted a kitchen aide mixer and was pleased when I received one for a gift last year. I have only used it a half dozen times and the white coating is missing on the bottom Iasked for a replacement beater this year and was told it only comes with the coating for my machine. I am upset that there is not another option! After all the negative reviews I am not sure kitchen aide is willing to stand by its product.
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Beater paint chips off

12/17/2016

I'm disappointed in the poor quality of this beater since the paint is chipping off and getting into the food. The replacement options, based on the reviews, do not seem very promising. What can't Kitchen Aid make a high quality product like they did many years ago?
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paint chipping off

11/18/2016

Great product except for the paint chipping off in my food.
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