By now, most of you are familiar with the "Beater Blade." The beater blade is good, but I have found something even better if you own a KitchenAid. It's called the "flex edge beater" and it's actually made by KitchenAid, so is very high quality, made from heavy duty steel instead of plastic like the beater blade. It has the flexible scraper edge on only one side, but works well. It's quite pricey...I got mine at Bed, Bath, and Beyond for around $39, but I had a gift card plus a $5 off coupon, so it wasn't bad. It works really, really well, and I'm not worried about it cracking, like my beater blade did...twice. So, save up your pennies and buy one!