It is also extremely flimsy and looks like it will break any second
Suman Karamched, Amazon
21 August 2014
Summary: This is almost zero protection against splashes. I churn cream in the KitchenAid to make butter and using the "splash guard" means I have there should be less splashing out of the bowl. I have to use towels to cover the bowl completely to prevent spills.
Excerpt: I purchased this grinder and used it once to grind some pork. It works fine, however, every now and so often a chunk of gray stuff falls into the ground meat. I researched what the problem was, and apparently this model is known for the problem.
Absolutely awful. It may be ok for simple tasks and minimal amounts but...
7 April 2014
Excerpt: I have been making sausage since i was a child and this was simply the wurst! Seriously, we tried to make 10 lbs of chicken/feta spiced sausage and it was barely useable. To be honest i will go out and buy a cast hand-crank grinder before i would use this again.
Summary: I'll change this review if and when my return arrives. I know Kitchenaid from years of using their products that this doesn't happen very often.
Pros: Looks nice.
Cons: Made insane grinding noise and shot sparks out the side. Somehow it shorted out against the case and doesn't work at all. First DOA from Newegg and they want $50 to ship it back. Total disappointment, not from Kitchenaid, I can understand that defective parts happen, but from Newegg.
Summary: I was having a problem with this mixer shaking when I was making dough for my sticky buns, so I called customer service. They told me that this mixer can't hold more than 6 cups of ingredients if you are using a specialty flour, aka bread flour. Well this just sucks!
Summary: I ordered a Kitchen Aid from this seller last week and realised just after placing my order that it would take a MINIMUM of 4 weeks to ship (why so long?) - by that time I will no longer be at this address.
Summary: As stated previously, does not lock onto the mixing bowl, but sits loose. There is space between the shield and the bowl, which allows liquids through, and the shield is so light and flimsy that any large items that hit it knock it off anyway. Absolutely NOT worth your money.