What does a paddle attachment do?
Likewise, people ask, what is a paddle mixer used for?
A paddle mixer is used to mix materials like mortar, cement plaster, tile adhesive and paint. A hammer drill can also mix small quantities of liquids, but it's not designed for continual mixing.
Similarly, what can I use in place of a paddle attachment? The only real substitute for a paddle attachment, I think, is a wooden (or silicone or plastic) spoon, just like great-grandma (or my own mother, who never had a mixer anyway) used to do it. A hand mixer's blades slice through the mixture instead of really beating it.
In this manner, what does a paddle attachment look like?
They are essentially the same thing. You'll recognize the paddle by its distinctive shape, which is sort of similar to an arrowhead or a rounded triangle with two or three crossbars that divide the attachment into sections. This enables the beater to grab whatever is in the bowl and stir it effectively.
Can I use a whisk instead of a paddle attachment?
The wire whip is ideal for anything you'd use a whisk for, like eggs, meringue, etc. The paddle is perfect for this like cake batter and cookie dough that you don't want to over mix. Tldr: yes, you can use the whisk attachment, but make sure your ingredients are at room temp first.