Rated 4 out of 5 by EJ Glad to learn it was not just mine
I upgraded from the 4.5 quart to this mixer and the glass bowl broke the first month. I thought it was just me! The bowl has functional problems. First - it does not attach to the mixer very well. It takes multiple tries and does not feel sturdy in the base. And as a result of juggling to get in the pour spout hit the machine and it cracked the bowl. I now use my 4.5 quart metal bowl - although the whole reason I purchased was for the larger capacity since I use very often. I did call Customer Service and they are shipping a new one - I just wish I could have replaced with Metal bowl. I am very nervous about using the glass bowl again but really do need the larger size. I am disappointed I will have to ultimately purchase the metal bowl and spend more money - but do appreciate Kitchen aid replacing the broken bowl. I would recommend the mixer but not the glass bowl.
May 13, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by FC Poor quality
I love my KA and always wanted to have the glass bowl. After saving some money, i went and splurged on one. It was great! The measurements are somewhat accurate, and the bowl is heavy. I treated with such good care and I always hand washed it. Then this morning my 6yo was helping me making banana bread. He had smashed the bananas on a regular plate and his job was to add the bananas to the bowl. The playe slipped from his hands and fell into the bowl, which caused to break it!! I was expecting the PLATE to break, not the heavy, solid glass bowl. I was very disappointed with the quality because I have some Pyrex bowls that went through way worse beatings and are still standing strong. So I guess this bowl is more for decorative purpose rather than regular uses. I am so upset specially because of the steep price I have paid for it. Also, i have to agree with the previous review that stated that the cover guard doesn't fit the bowl, so there is always going to be flour "splashed" all over the counter.
October 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by MuffinMix Broken Base
I've had this bowl for years and never had a problem... until the plastic piece that holds the base down broke. Now the bowl is useless as far as using it with the mixer. I've looked online to purchase a replacement and can't find one. I can buy replacement lids, but not the plastic base.
June 3, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Baker222 So sad- broken glass bowl after 4 uses
I am so upset-- the bowl cracked after a couple uses. I carefully hand wash it every time. I put it in the standing mixer. Then a few minutes later we heard a popping/cracking sound and looked over to see a crack in the glass. Something about the pressure of locking it in place stressed the glass. I would not recommend this glass bowl.
April 17, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Megan Bowl Shattered
I've had my Kitchenaid mixer with this glass bowl for about 5 months now. While using the mixer the silver cover from the top attachment spot fell down into the bowl while the mixer was on. My bowl immediately Shattered everywhere and the mixer jammed up and stopped turning. I called Kitchenaid customer service and they are sending my a new one since mine was still under warranty. Good job to customer service but this bowl needs to be more sturdy. I am looking into getting the stainless steel bowl now.
April 12, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Footballmom Chipped bowl
I am so disappointed in my glass mixing bowl. It has chips on the rim, I always hand wash and dry it and I have no idea how the chips came to be. My mixer is such an amazing appliance, but to replace the glass bowl is very expensive.
March 18, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Foran Foreign Chipped after few uses
I received this as gift from my grandmother for my wedding. It was the kitchenaid mixer, with a glass bowl. The glass bowl broke after about 4 uses :( simply was pouring a glass measuring cup with milk into the glass bowl and it chipped right at the spout. So upset this happened :( not sure what to do about it now. Kitchenaid is great, but can be expensive! With the name and price attached to it, I expected this bowl to last.
March 20, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Kim So bummed that it's broken.
I'm so sad and bummed about my kitchenaid glass mixing bowl. It's what makes my mixer look so great on the counter, and I loved it. Today, I made some cake batter and washed the bowl. I set it down on the counter and then heard it crack. What a mess - glass everywhere. I always hand washed it and was so careful. For the price, I sure wish it was tougher.
March 19, 2016