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Kitchen Aid Lids and Extra Bowls

post #1 of 28
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I am discovering that a lot of folks don't realize you can get lids for your Kitchen Aid bowls, they come in all the sizes. Hubby got me extra bowls and extra lids for Christmas. These lids are great to keep the dust out of the bowls when they aren't in use, or to use to cover a container of icing when you have several to make up. I even refridgerate the icing in them when I make it up ahead.
There is also a cover you can purchase for you Kitchen Aid, I am going to make one, one day, too cheap to buy the cover.
Anyway, having these things makes it all a bit easier.
Hugs Squirrelly Cakes
post #2 of 28
I will check that out. An extra bowl or two sure would be handy. Thanks.
post #3 of 28
Thread Starter 
Extra bowls and lids are really handy. I used to get so frustrated having to wash out the bowl to mix up, say egg whites and such. I like having a smaller bowl to use for smaller quantities too, it comes in handy. Mind you the bowls are not cheap, here in Canada they run about $52 each, likely much, much less in the U.S.
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post #4 of 28
Hey Da' Momma of cakes,

I don't have lids but I do have 3 bowls for my mixer! What a great thing to have!! My wonderful cake store sells reconditioned mixing bowls! They are only $10 a bowl! You can't even tell they've been fixed! The look brand new!

I'm supposed to be sending one to tcrema... she's a very dear friend of mine... but I keep forgetting to send it!!! Sorry Tammy!! Gotta love me!

So also check w/ a local Mom & Pop cake supply store. They might have the recondition ones!
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post #5 of 28
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Heehee, I am jealous, have never seen reconditioned bowls here, just the mixers. Likely with shipping, packaging and customs and exchange on the dollar, it would cost me as much to buy reconditioned from the U.S. as brand new here, darn.
You really need to get some lids, kiddo! Wonderful for when you make up Royal Icing! I like the fact I can just cover the bowls and not have to worry about dust and washing them out before using them. I put the attachments in the bowl and don't have to re-wash those either.
Off topic here, but I had a sweep vent installed for the central vaccuum system, in the kitchen. It is a vent or hole that is hooked up to the central vaccum system duct work where all I have to do is flick it open and sweep towards it and away goes anything I have managed to drop on the floor. Now if only it could suck the icing sugar off the counter, out of the air... Oh well, can't have everything, haha!
Hugs Squirrelly Cakes
post #6 of 28
Thank you for posting about the extra bowls and lids
I am just starting out and I know it drives me crazy having one bowl
I have to do cake then wash and do frosting then wash and so on.
I bet a few bowls would save me so much time. I also make a nice big mess when making my frosting, I don't have a cover sheild...My wish list is growing....
post #7 of 28
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Well, I have the cover shield and I must say, for giving me one more thing to wash, I really don't find it all that useful. I know people love it, but I find it more trouble than it is worth. For one thing, I still manage to get icing sugar all over the counter anyway. I guess it is all in what you get used to, I just never got used to it.
I really like those killer huge spatulas, and replace them when they start to soften up - they don't do as good a job. Also those plastic rectangular bowl scraper are really handy too.
Hugs Squirrelly Cakes
post #8 of 28
Oh my goodness, I was just on the Kitvhen Aid site getting another bowl. Having one bowl is such a pain. I did not get any lids but I will go back and get some now. I love this site it is so helpful. I am thinking of maybe getting another bowl. Three should be enough right?


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post #9 of 28
I do not like the cover sheild either. I still make a huge mess. No matter how careful I try to be.


Twin Dees
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Cheap cakes aren't good" (TM)

I am a very proud Mom of Nia , Jada, & D.J.
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Twin Dees

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Cheap cakes aren't good" (TM)

I am a very proud Mom of Nia , Jada, & D.J.
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post #10 of 28
Thread Starter 
Heehee, Twin Dees, you are the only other person I have seen admit to not being really fond of that shield. So there are two of us, haha!
I would think any more than 4 bowls would be overkill, two is great, three even better. I can stack the smaller bowl into the larger one and still put a lid that fits the larger bowl on, so that works well. But if you get too many bowls, it becomes a storage issue, that is for sure. I only started getting extra bowls last fall and then at Christmas. That was the one thing that drove me nuts, having to wash it out every time for the next thing! Almost as bad as having to wash out a cake pan and re-grease and re-flour for the second layer, grrhhh!
Hugs Squirrelly Cakes
post #11 of 28
to help keep the mess to a minimum when using my mixer for icing sugar,hanging a damp dish towel over the mixer,bowl and shields really helps alot.

It only needs to be there for a little bit,until the sugar is moistened.

Then I use the towel to wipe down the mixer or sit over the bowl until I am ready to ice with it.
post #12 of 28
I can't stand the shield either, used it once and promptly tossed it somewhere (the black hole in my basement I think) I also use the damp cloth, when Im done I use it to wipe of the counter!

Man I would love extra bowels but never really thought about it, gonna start lookintg! icon_eek.gif

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post #13 of 28
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Heehee, well the damp towel is a good idea, unfortunately, I need one on the counter, the cupboards, the floor, the cats, haha, well not the cats, they are banned from the kitchen, but you get the idea. I am ever so careful and still it gets all over. hhmn, maybe if I used a damp bath sheet over my head, the mixer, the counter...
Heehee, so the overspray isn't so much the issue for me, although it is part of it, no it is the opening the container, measuring out, sifting it, getting it into the bowl, etc. etc.
Haha, I am rather enjoying knowing that I am not the only one that doesn't like the shield, geesh, I was afraid to even mention it because I keep seeing people recommending it.
Hugs Squirrelly Cakes
post #14 of 28
SquirrellyCakes, You crack me up icon_biggrin.gif I have had a hard day with two screaming kids, I finally get to sit down (begged the DH to get them out of the house for 2 sec.) and what do I see...I am imagining you trying to bake a cake wrapped up in a huge sheet! LOL Thanks I needed that
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post #15 of 28
I am another one that doesn't like the sheild. It doesn't seem to help when adding powdered sugar, and it is SO much harder to add stuff. for somereason it just doesn't want to slide down the funnel for me. Any way I tried to use mine a few times and it's made it's way to the bottom of my kitchen drawer now.

Maybe I can trade someone a shield for another bowl? I definitely could handle that. thumbs_up.gif

But thanks for bringing this up Squirrelly, I am starting to make a wish list and had forgetten all about the extra bowls, and I didn't even know there were lids!

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