A while ago I purchsed a SideSwipe blade. I aboslutely loved it and it made the KitchenAid mixer much more efficient and easier to use since I didn’t have to stop to scrape the sides or bottom. I purchased it in January of this year and two weeks ago one of the silicone “fans” tore and separated from the main structure. This rendered it useless. I am quite sad about it since it really did improve a device that already functioned well. I am going to try to glue it back together (I “borrowed” some silicone glue from work) and I also purchased a competitor’s design, the Beater Blade Plus. I’m not sure it’s worth the $30 every 8 months or so if it continues to break at the same interval.