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Beater is Stuck on the Beater Shaft

  • Beaters should not be stored on your mixer when not in use.
    • Ingredients can get into the beater cavity and harden causing the beater to be difficult to remove.
    • If you wash your white coated beater in the dishwasher, make sure to insert it point down so that food particles cannot go into the opening to prevent this from occurring.
    • Food particles can build up inside the beater cavity that fastens onto the beater shaft causing it to be difficult to remove or difficult to put on the beater shaft.
  • If you wash a burnished aluminum beater in the Dishwasher, the beater will eventually oxidize and have a grayish residue.
    • If this residue builds up in the beater cavity where it attaches to the beater shaft it can be difficult to remove.

Resolution:

  • Compress a wet, warm towel around the beater shaft for 10 minutes.
    • Re-warm it after the 10 minutes, put it on again and let it set for 1 -2 more minutes.
    • This will re-warm the aluminum, causing it to expand. After this time, try to wiggle and remove the beater.
  • If the beater does not come off with the hot compress, try applying a small amount of mineral oil to the beater shaft above the beater and in the slot where the beater attaches to the beater shaft pin.
    • Allow the oil to sit on the beater shaft for several minutes, and remove the beater.
  • If you don't have any mineral oil, you may use a vegetable oil cooking spray instead.
    • If you use vegetable oil as an alternative, you will need to make sure to clean the beater shaft very well after the beater is removed.
    • This is because vegetable oil can become very sticky over time.
  •  Once the beater is off, soak the beater in hot soapy water and clean out the beater cavity very thoroughly using a wooden skewer to remove any build-up of food particles or oxidation residue.
    • If this residue builds up in the beater cavity where it attaches to the beater shaft it can be difficult to remove.
  • You may also want to apply a little mineral oil to the beater cavity before putting it back on the beater shaft.
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