I have been using the Beater Blade for the past several recipes and I now feel I can write an honest review about it. It is extremely weight-light since it is made entirely of plastic (polycarbonate) and I was concerned it would not have the force necessary to mix everything well. I like it and it does do a reasonable job of wiping down the sides of the bowl, but I still need to go through with a spatula for some of the “sticker” recipes. I feel like it leaves more residue than the SideSwipe every did. The Beater Blade did not strain the motor. The SideSwipe seemed to cause some motor strain and a very small rocking of the mixing. Overall I preferred the SwideSwipe, up until the point where it broke. I can be perfectly happy with the Beater Blade, however, if it also breaks in short amount of time, I think I’d be more likely to replace it with the SideSwipe. I have also noticed that a few major retailers have started carrying the Beater Blade (just within the last week or two) and I suspect it will be more widely available in the future.