One of the best features of a stand mixer is that you can add other ingredients while the mixing action is occuring. However, it can be a little tricky trying to get those eggs, or that sugar into the bowl, without getting in the way of a moving beater, or without ingredients sloshing outside the bowl. The answer to these difficulties is a pouring shield. The chute lets you add ingredients from a safe distance while the "collar" prevents splashes from wet ingredients and "puff" from dry ingredients. The dual-purpose pouring shield is an accessory that sits on the bowl and permits the easy addition of ingredients while the mixer is running, as well as helps to keep ingredients from splashing out of the bowl during mixing.