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 10, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ravo 3 cleaning and the bottom broke off... Disappointed!
I got this bowl for Christmas 2014. It stayed in storage for awhile because I used the other bowl that came with my mixer. When I finally took it out after about 10 months to 1 year and the third time I ever used it I went to clean it and the bottom broke out of it. For the price of the product you would think you could get more use out of it. I'm just super disappointed because I thought I took good care of it! Not to mention the plastics threaded thing constantly fell off!
January 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by johnnywilliams Just what I needed, just in time.
I had purchased this bowl on another site, but it never showed up. I purchased this one and it arrived sooner than expected. It was exactly what my wife wanted for Christmas. Haven't used it much yet, but it has been good so far. Thanks!
January 13, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mae Bowl broke while making frosting
I got this as a gift not long ago and while I was mixing frosting, it just broke and glass went everywhere. I can't believe this happened, I loved my bowl. I don't understand how it broke.
December 27, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Betty Poor base quality
I bought this over the summer and used it about 4 times. Yesterday as I was getting ready to use it and remove it from the base the plastic piece on the bottom of the bowl that screws into the base got "stuck" in the base and broke the bottom of my glass bowl as it became detached. This was not an inexpensive item to purchase and I am disappointed in the quality.
November 3, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Misi Bowl breaks & lid isn't secure
I was SO excited to receive this last Christmas and only use it on special occasions. The lid has NEVER securely fit on the bowl and I've used it a total of 6 times and this last time the bottom cracked and came off!?! So disappointed in the glass bowl, I took great care and even kept it in original packaging! =(
November 4, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by spazmccoy Poorly designed product with no compatible add-ons
My wife and I received the KitchenAid with the K5GB glass bowls as a wedding gift. We have used it many, many times for various cooking projects and have thought to ourselves EVERY time, "It sure would be nice to have a shield for these bowls to keep ingredients from shooting out while mixing." Alas, KitchenAid does NOT make any shields that are compatible for this model of bowl. Add in the additional weight of the glass bowl and it has created an equation for dissatisfied customers.
August 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mrs Betty Bowers Love this bowl!
I bought this some time ago to dress up my Artisan mixer. I think it looks great and works just fine. Of course it *is* heavy, but that's because it's solid glass. And that being said, you have to treat it as such. Glass breaks. Glass chips. However treat it with care and it'll last. The grey base unscrews from the bowl so you can put it in the microwave when needed, just twist it counterclockwise and it comes off. The lid it comes with is a nice touch too!
January 28, 2015