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The Pourfect Bowl Scraper

Feb 02, 2008 | From the kitchen of Rose

I just received my sample of the final "Scrape-A-Bowl and I need to go on record immediately to state that I did not approve this final product though a quote from me is on the box which says "This new beater is a work of art."

The concept is a good one but in my testing of a prior model before the final I found that the pressure of the blades against the inside of the bowl locked the bowl in place making it necessary to dislodge it with a rubber coated hammer. Also the jiggling of the head of the mixer caused the pin holding it in place to work its way out and the heavy head of the mixer fell onto my marble counter top which would have cracked it had I not caught it just in time.

I see that the new model is slightly shorter which may have solved this problem but until I try it again I can't swear to it!

Also as of yet I haven't seen approval from any of the major manufacturers using this attachment for their machines. I have heard that there is concern as to whether the friction against the bowl will gradually wear the motor.

The concept is excellent but I reserve judgement until I have the chance to test it further.

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Is this gadget going to be available for the wonderful Cuisinart mixers or is it now?

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I got the RED CAYENNE 18pc it matches my colors in our kitchen. The price is kinda funny I clicked on the set to get a better look at it and it said to add to cart for price and it was 10 bucks cheaper.
The bowls are real sturdy and do evereything they say as far as not making a mess. Like I said love them. Colors galore not sure who would have a tangerine kitchen though :)
http://www.sherylscookware.com/product_info.php?cPath=2957310&products_id=43320254

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Didn't realize pourfect comes in so many colors now. Did you get empire red?

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Love them and they make my clean up so much less of a chore.
I found the best price for the larger bowl sets at this web site. http://www.sherylscookware.com/default.php?cPath=2957310&page=3

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I'd say it sounds like it's time for KA to get busy and design a scraper attachment that is approved. There are several on the market now, and everyone seems to love them. I'm sure there are plenty of people out there who would prefer to purchase such a devise directly from KitchenAid. I know I sure would.

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Rose, I am an engineer working for KitchenAid. I can state that the "Scrap-a-Bowl" accessory is NOT approved for use on KitchenAid mixers. It causes additional load on the motor. We will not honor our mfg warranty if this accessory is used.

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David Black
David Black
04/17/2009 02:32 PM

Hello all. Egg whites and whipped cream are best done with a www.frenchcopperstudio.com copper bowl that actually fits my KitchenAid mixer. Check it out on the web site.

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Hello all - The copper bowls are fantastic for the 3 models of KitchenAid mixers on www.frenchcopperstudio.com. They fit perfectly and are on Sale now.
Check it out and let me know what you all think?

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Thanks!

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ps i wouldn't be surprised if someone were selling the heart kit on e-bay!

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of course i would have given it to you if i had it but the original owner is no longer involved and i have no idea who is. it's been several years since i was a spokesperson.

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Do you know of an alternative way I could get in touch with them or a contact number for a company that is affiliated with them? I really want to continue with my order if they plan to legitimatly honor the purchase agreement. My plans are to contact my credit card company if there is no response by Friday. Sorry to put you in the middle but I thought you could advise me on what to do. Thank you for your help.

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the only thing that can be done in these circumstances is to protest the charge with your charge card company.

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I have not received anything. I also bought extra accessroies.

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Yes. I gave them my charge card number and it was charged to my account. What should I do?

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i do love the hearth kit because of the thick stone and side walls but i'm not sure if the co. is still in business. you didn't actually pay for it and not receive it did you?

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I was doing research on the hearth kitchen insert and noticed your written recommendation. Because of your recommendation I ordered one but have yet to receive it. Do you know anything about this company or have you heard anything about what is going on? Their website has been "temporarily" shut down. I have called and left numerous messages requesting someone to call me to let me know the status of my order. I have had no response. Any insight would be appreciated.

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I just received my SideSwipe which doesn't look like the Pourfect Bowl Scraper, though it's meant to do the same thing. It has fins that should eliminate the binding to the bowl problem. I'll go whip up some cookies and report back.

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i'll have to try that. are you saying yours jams when using a scraper type beater or that it jams with the kitchen aid attachments and the rubber band prevents it?

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I keep a rubber band around the base of my Kitchen-Aid bowl, which keeps it from jamming into the base.

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i did try the model for the new cuisinart mixer and you're right of course, it doesn't lock it on because the bowl has handles so easy to twist off. i'm sure with the KA lift models that obviously would not be a problem. the inside of the bowl gets marked from the blades but that may not be a concern if efficiency is more valued than perfect looking bowl interiors!
initially the mixture gets pushed up above the blades so i found i had to scrape but just one time.
tests by the manufacturer could be done to evaluate the effects of the friction on the motor which would make me feel more confident to recommend the scrapers. still it's a totally personal decision. if it stated on each scraper that it was approved by the specific maker of the stand mixer then i could endorse it but since this is not the case--at least yet--i legally must reserve judgement and can only report my experience.

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Oops, computer issues today - that was me above.


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Yes, I understand your comment about the motor... I was thinking along the lines of the KA lift models not experiencing the "locking of the bowl" you mentioned above, because the bowl doesn't screw into place on those models.

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i will if it is sent to me but i still can't testify as to its effect on the motor.

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Rose - will you be testing the model that fits on the KA lift models?

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