If you're a stand mixer user like me, you probably understand what I mean when I say that the silicone spatula is a dear friend. However, a new gadget from Frut LLC called the SideSwipe makes using the stand mixer a lot less silicone-spatula intensive.
The way it works is by using flexible silicone fins to wipe down the sides of the mixing bowl so that you don't have to keep stopping your mixer when you're blending ingredients. I had heard about it and decided to give it a try on one of John's favorite dishes, whipped potatoes. Below is a very short video of how I tested the SideSwipe. My review follows.
I'm definitely a convert. Using the SideSwipe was a snap and actually cut the time it normally takes to make whipped potatoes by many minutes. I'll try it again soon on cake or cookie batter, which tends to be a bit stickier. But, in the meantime, I encourage you to share with me your experiences with the SideSwipe if you've tried it .