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 2 out of 5 by Donna the Dough Girl Wonderful Bowl But With a Fatal Flaw
I have had my glass bowl for a couple years and I love it. It's great for all kind of mixing tasks but especially for cakes and breads. Because it's clear it is easy to see to make sure that everything is mixed in; no flour or liquid lying unmixed in the bottom. It is also great for measuring bread rise because you can clearly see when the dough has doubled, with or without the measurement marks on the side. BUT it is so easy to break the bowl just securing it into the mixer stand base. The optimism way to secure it brings the spout in such close contact with the back of the stand that the slightest touch can chip or crack the spout. (See pix) I'm so sorry that mine has chipped and cracked just from regular use. I wish this had a better design.
August 3, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anna Banana Disappointed
I was gifted a bowl for Christmas as I only had the metal bowl. I could never get the bowl to sit in place and it would move around so much so i had to hold it with both hands and only on the lowest speed. I received a replacement bowl after contacting kitchenaid. Sad to say the same thing happened. It won't lock into place. For something that costs so much money I am really disappointed.
August 26, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sad in nc Beware of the glass bowl
I love love love the 5qt mixer i purchased but it came with the glass bowl which looks very nice and is handy for seeing your ingredients but the 3rd time it was used the very bottom where the bowl locks in cracked with tiny shards of glass getting in my finger. I have wanted one of these mixers my whole life and after spurging on the purchase i am disappointed in the glass quality and wish mine had come with the metal bowl. Now im stuck with a 300 counter decoration or spending 60-70 to buy a new bowl or using it without it being locked in place.
August 17, 2016
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 4 out of 5 by Elle Love it
I love my glass bowl. I have seen the reviews about the chipping problems but, I have not had any chipping problems. The only problem I have is difficulty in snapping it into place. It takes a bit of maneuvering unlike the stainless steel bowl which snaps right in, otherwise I love the size and find no problems with it.
August 8, 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 Joan Great Design/Poor Functionality
I love the look of this bowl! I like to keep my Kitchen Aid on the counter as I love the design but it looks unfinished without a bowl attached. The clear bowl "lightens" up the cramped space in my kitchen. The bowl however never quite sets right in the base - it is very hard to get it to set down and lock which I had accepted as part of the design. Today however, I lifted it after cleaning and barely touched a mixing bowl next too it (expecting the mixing bowl to break) but a large chipped hole came cleanly out of the side of the bowl where it touched. I don't see how this happens....its a clean break, round hole! And the bowls are so expensive, I can't afford a new one....I'll be a dying it to the holiday recycling!
January 2, 2016