Ka Pouring Shield - Useful Yes Or No

Decorating By Eileenscakes Updated 22 May 2008 , 2:43am by kjgjam22

Eileenscakes Posted 20 May 2008 , 7:52pm
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Hello All!

I am hoping to get some feedback on this...

My DH bought me a KA 5q for my bday, it did not come with a pouring shield and I am finding it is a hard thing to actually find the correct model for the lift bowls. So...should I pay a crazy amount on ebay (29.99 + 12 shipping) or just use a cloth???

Thanks for your help!!! icon_biggrin.gif

38 replies
AJsGirl Posted 20 May 2008 , 8:05pm
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Can't live without my pouring shield. But then again, I am a VERY messy baker. icon_smile.gif

darandon Posted 20 May 2008 , 8:20pm
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mine came with the shield and I never use it, I just put a towel over my mixer.

KASCARLETT Posted 20 May 2008 , 8:22pm
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I don't like the pouring shield. I think it's more trouble than it's worth. It seems to make a bigger mess than when I don't use it. The powdered sugar "seeps" out from around the rim and really make a huge mess.
I just lay a kitchen towel over my mixer to keep powdered sugar and the like from "misting" out! It's much easier for me because I don't have to worry about taking that darn thing off! lol

Omicake Posted 20 May 2008 , 8:26pm
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yellobutterfly Posted 20 May 2008 , 8:29pm
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Originally Posted by darandon

mine came with the shield and I never use it, I just put a towel over my mixer.


Suzycakes Posted 20 May 2008 , 8:30pm
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I use it all!

I use the pouring shield to help contain as much powdered sugar as possible, plus I use the cloth towel to drape over the mixer to contain even more of the powder sugar dust and I've start putting a sheet of foil under the mixer to make clean up even easier with the over spills.

But I do like the pouring shield -- now whether or not its worth the $$ is another question. I got mine off ebay too -- but it didn't cost that much. You might keep an eye open for one to be posted with a better price.


kakedecorator Posted 20 May 2008 , 8:31pm
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I agree with "KASCARLETT". If you have to add ingredients while beating they help but most of the time all my ingredients are in there before I turn it on. As mentioned things "seep" out with them on and it seems it's a bigger mess.

Granpam Posted 20 May 2008 , 8:36pm
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I gave mine away. It was more of a hinderance than a help. Like KASCARLETT I made more of a mess with it than without it.

psurrette Posted 20 May 2008 , 8:36pm
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I have it for both my mixers and I dont use wither of them.

vteventrider Posted 20 May 2008 , 8:38pm
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I never use mine. I prefer a towel. The one time I tried to use them it was a huge mess.

robinscakes Posted 20 May 2008 , 8:47pm
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Ditto--mine came with one, never use it.

Tootall Posted 20 May 2008 , 8:48pm
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I tried using mine a couple of times, but now it stays shoved in a lower cabinet. Too much trouble :p

ashcake Posted 20 May 2008 , 8:51pm
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The only time I use mine is if my mixer is already going. If I'm making icing, I don't use it. Acutally the only time I really use it is when I'm making cheesecake. Thats when the mixer is already going and i'm slowling adding the extra milk and cake mix. HTH

azeboi2005 Posted 20 May 2008 , 8:54pm
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I use to feel the same way about my pour shield and would just use a towel. after one shot i loved it! i still use a towel towards the back of the machine to contine ps dust that can escape from the back, but i really turely love the pour shield. however i'd keep looking for one on ebay and see if you can find a cheaper one.

Tootall Posted 20 May 2008 , 8:59pm
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Mine just feels like the actual shute thing is too close to my mixer and stuff gets ALL over my attachment portal thing as much as it goes in the bowl. It's just always been a hassel for me to use, so I stopped using it. Maybe I'm doing it wrong icon_lol.gif

aswartzw Posted 20 May 2008 , 9:00pm
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I never use a towel. I just use my shield. I don't pour anything in it though (that's too messy). Since you have to pay for it, though, I'd say it's not worth it.

DMCG Posted 20 May 2008 , 9:10pm
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I must say, I like the pour shield. Especially on my smaller KA. It's so old, the slow speed is sooo fast that if I don't have it on, even with a towel, EVERYTHING flies out of the bowl.

jeffer01 Posted 20 May 2008 , 9:13pm
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Everytime I tried my pour shield it made a big mess! icon_lol.gif So, I no longer use it. I may have to whip it out and try again, but I doubt my method has changed icon_lol.gif .....I wouldn't buy if I had too.

Homemade-Goodies Posted 20 May 2008 , 9:15pm
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Whew!!! I can stop feeling so guilty about hating the bleedin' thing!!!

I quit using the shield after a few uses, it was such a chore! If you put anything liquid before dry, it would became a mudslide to the bowl.

Mine came with the mixer, I wouldn't have paid extra for it.

MikeRowesHunny Posted 20 May 2008 , 9:17pm
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I too use a tea towel draped over the machine - the shield is a PITA and it's one extra thing to wash up too! If I'm using my big Kenwood mixer for large yields, then I do use the shield that that came with because it is better designed - it has a lid that closes over the pouring part - so no overspray!

twooten173 Posted 20 May 2008 , 9:37pm
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The shield is useless. It's one of the reasons why I want a Cuisinart mixer.

mcdonald Posted 20 May 2008 , 9:37pm
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I have only used my shield one time and never again after that!!! Gets in my way too much. Wonder who thought that thing up!!!!

Eileenscakes Posted 20 May 2008 , 9:42pm
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Thank all for the advice...I think I will save my pennies and buy a few more cake pans or something fun!!! icon_biggrin.gif

dynee Posted 20 May 2008 , 9:50pm
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I used to use mine when I had the 4.5 Qt mixer, but when I upgraded to the KA600, The bowl is so much wider that it is easier to add ingredients with out it.
Ashcake, I am interested in your cheesecake recipe where you add a cake mix to it. Do tell!

Cakepro Posted 20 May 2008 , 10:05pm
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I vote for the shield being useless.

I have one for each of the 4 different sizes of KA's that I have and not a single one of them comes close to being as easy or effective as a dish towel draped over the mixer.

You can have mine if you come get it! icon_smile.gif

fancyface Posted 21 May 2008 , 12:41pm
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I have one to, used it twice & never again , its sitting in the cupboard collecting dust !

yummymummy Posted 21 May 2008 , 12:55pm
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I don't use mine either! I make more of a mess w/ it than w/o it! icon_rolleyes.gif

costumeczar Posted 21 May 2008 , 12:57pm
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I'm in the monority, apparently, but I like the pouring shield because it keep stuff from jumping out of the bowl. I will say that I just got a new 6 quart mixer, and it came with a one-piece shield, which I don't like as much as the two-piece shield. The one-piece has a big gap in the side, which defeats the purpose of the shield, IMO.

All of you who don't like your pouring shield can send them to me!! icon_biggrin.gif

liha21 Posted 21 May 2008 , 12:58pm
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To me it's just one more dish to wash, I use the towel instead. I thought it was a waste of money.

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