That plastic pouring shield that fits on your stand mixer is a great idea to prevent spills if you bother to get it out of the cabinet. We find it much easier to mix and measure in these plastic bowls—they have a clever spout that funnels flour or liquids into the mixer while it’s running, without hitting the paddle or spilling. A notch below the spout secures the bowl so it doesn’t slip, and the back end loops over your hand for one-handed pouring. A 6-cup and 8-cup set of Pourfect Bowls is available at Chefscatalog.com for $23. A single 8-cup bowl is $20.