When you purchase the Universal Plus, the whips come with a plastic whip drive. You need a metal drive for heavier dough. You can choose to purchase the cookie paddles with or without the metal drive. The all-metal whip drive is mechanically dishwasher safe, but its shiny surface will turn gray if put in the dishwasher.
Warranty: The set will carry a 1-year guarantee against breakage.
Warranties are only valid when paddles are used with the Metal Whip Drives.