Summary: The shield certainly aids in pouring in ingredients and avoiding flour from going everywhere while mixing. My problem is that it does not fit snug on the bowl and slides off easily while mixing. I bought the model shown for my mixer which is an older model.
Excerpt: I love the grinder. The problem is, with a company that makes such a superior Standmixer, I have had to replace the grinder twice, and shredder twice. They crack easily and at the cost of them, they are not a good buy.
Pros: Convenient Features, Easy to use, Performance