Present number two for my lovely KitchenAid Artisan. Is it wrong to buy things for your appliances?
Hmm, ok, I admit it, it's actually for me, and it's an indulgent addition but very versatile and useful too, so there... rationalisation given!
Why buy a second bowl? well... this one has a helpful spout, a decent sealing lid (though it claims not to seal), it has markings on the side, and will mean that when the base mix for your x, y or z is ready, you can quickly pop this baby on with a whisk attachment and rustle up the other part of the recipe that requires the clean bowl and away you go!
Present number one referred to the KitchenAid Flex Edge Beater for the KitchenAid Artisan Mixer
which when used in conjunction with the glass bowl is fabulous as you can see the progress of your mix as it churns away - superb for the multi-tasking baker!
This bowl attaches using a plastic ring on the bottom which is removable, so theoretically you can use it in the microwave too (though I can't see any admission of this on the KA website, so don't quote me!).
I've knocked a point off the star rating as the perspex splatter guard for the metal bowl doesn't fit on this (massively simple design oversight), so you have to make sure you don't go at warp speed ten with a full bowl of liquid content otherwise you will be mopping up spills for quite some time.