KitchenAid Wire Whip - 4-1/2 Qt Models

KitchenAid Wire Whip - 4-1/2 Qt Models
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Ideal for whipping cream and eggs for special recipes, this stainless steel wire whip attaches to your stand mixer. For use with all 4.5 and 5-qt KitchenAid tilt-head stand mixers. From KitchenAid.

  • K45WW wire whip
  • Hand wash
  • 1-year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty

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KitchenAid Wire Whip - 4-1/2 Qt Models is rated 2.2 out of 5 by 37.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FANTASTIC!! If egg whites become gray = overbeaten There is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS WHIP!!! Julia Child references the greyness result in her book "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" regarding egg whites and other baking batters containing eggs that include the whites. GREY RESULT = over beaten!!!!! Which, considering the speed of the mixer is EXTREMELY EASY TO DO!!! I suggest to all that are feeling that this attachment is to blame for their baking disappointments to try the following before you put Kitchenaid and, MOST IMPORTANTLY - YOURSELF through a lot of headache for absolutely no reason. Those reviewers who've gotten replacements will experience the same exact outcome. 1.) When beating egg whites in a stand mixer (especially if your recipe calls for hand whisking) YOU MUST add a pinch of Cream of Tartar - a powdered spice sold everywhere - to stabilize the egg whites prior to mixing!!!! 2.) Due to the lightning-fast speed of the mixture YOU MUST STOP IT FREQUENTLY to check their consistency!!! If you do not, the whites will become grey in color and grainy, - reference Julia Child. She explains this in GREAT DETAIL in her PHENOMENAL BOOK, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. She devotes an entire chapter to eggs and another to equipment and the most engenius part is that she explains in GREAT AND GRAPHIC detail what happens if you underbeat, overbeat, don't add a stabilizer and another EXTREMELY IMPORTANT aspect - when to add the sugar or salt WHICH - BELIEVE IT OR NOT - IS ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL, detailing the undesirable results that will happen if you do not add these ingredients at precisely the right time. What I have discovered about baking, compared to regular cooking, IT IS AN EXTREMELY PRECISE ENDEAVOR. EACH AND EVERY PROBLEM LISTED HERE IN THE BAD REVIEWS IS ADDRESSED ABSOLUTELY as a problem/undesirable outcome of not being PRECISE - hardly the fault of the person attempting the creation as 99.9% of the recipes out there DO NOT WARN YOU ABOUT THIS STUFF. 3.) Go out and get yourself the aforementioned book by Julia Child. I have been cooking my whole life (I'm now 49) and reading this book has taught me SO MANY THINGS I didn't know myself. The book is a MASTERPIECE and is unlike any other book - it is a TEACHING BOOK - NOT JUST A COLLECTION of recipes. I am not a publisher, book seller and have no interest other than my sincere interest in helping others. I bought my stand mixer because although I considered myself a great cook, I had little experience baking, was told of the precision necessity and was a little nervous. NO NEED IF YOU BUY THIS BOOK. I am a Customer Service Manager and if I were in charge of the Kitchen Aid call center, I'd have a few copies of this book handy for my reps. EVERY SINGLE EXAMPLE listed here is written in the book. THESE WERE NOT APPLIANCE OR ATTACHMENT FAILURES - the failures listed here were preventable if the persons were following a recipe that FAILED THEM!!! Every last one!! LADIES, ARM YOURSELVES WITH JULIA'S BOOK, She revised it when the stand mixer came out and she listed EVERY SINGLE FAILURE she had IN AMAZING DETAIL while attempting & revising the recipes in it. YOU'LL NEVER HAVE THE PROBLEMS LISTED HERE AGAIN!!!
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for me! Used this whisk only twice, washed by hand put back on Mixer for storage. When I went to make Christmas dinner, I was making whipped cream, I went to remove it and my hand turned black. I found this very disturbing and threw away the whipped cream, thinking the residue had gotten into the cream. This time I soaked it, then washed it in dishwasher and it came out black and icky. Totally disappointed that I cannot use this, and won't use it again. Is there another brand or type of whisk for my KSM150?
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from HORRIBLE black residue on fingers.. Based upon the other negative reviews I've read I must have, in years past, put my original wire whip in the dishwasher as I took it out to use it this month and the gray/black residue was all over my fingers. I ordered a new one and when it arrived I found that even IT (never used) was smearing my fingers and a damp paper towel with gray/black matter. So. What do I do now? Do I keep the new one that has already started smearing or return it and use my hand mixer when I need to whip egg whites??? It seems ridiculous that I can't use my high end Kitchenaid Stand Mixer because of their inability (or lack of interest) in getting this wire whip right for ALL of us!!!
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Works great. Best purchase this year. Wonderful!!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It I purchased it for my son and he loves it. It arrived early and securely packaged.
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Quality Oh my, what is Kitchen doing. This Wire Whip is covered with a residue and is obvious it is not stainless steel. Love my mixer and needed a new whip, very disappointed and will be returning. Checked Kitchen Aid website and there reviews were also bad for this product.
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Gray smudgy residue I really love my KitchenAid mixer and I'm always careful not to put my attachments in the dishwasher. I pulled out my whip to begin my fall holiday baking season only to find that the base of it is coated with some gray residue that smudges off on my fingers. What is going on with this product???? This attachment costs too much money to look this way after only one year. This whip has been stored in the bag covering my mixer along with my other attachments. Because of this residue I'm afraid to use it for my baking this year.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Stainless Steel Exactly what hundreds of people have claimed about this 6-wire whip and the inferior finish that has been applied. This is not a completely stainless steel model that KitchenAid claims it is. The shiny metal plating that was indeed on this product out of the box is now completely gone after a few washes, resulting in a gray powder that flakes off into the mixer. What kind of inferior metal is this? Not recommended as a standard utensil attachment for any kitchen. I want a full refund immediately!
Date published: 2017-11-05
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