How Do I Keep Dry Ingredients from Flying out of the Mixer Bowl?

updated May 30, 2019
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Q: When adding dry ingredients to wet with the mixer on low speed, the flour sprays over the mixer as well as the counter and floor. I purchased the guard and have it snapped onto the rim of the bowl. Any other suggestions to help prevent the mess?

Sent by Sharon

Editor: There’s actually an easy fix to keep your dry ingredients from making a mess after you turn the mixer on! Just drape a kitchen towel over the bowl before you turn it on. This is especially great when you have cocoa powder as part of your dry ingredients.

Readers, any other advice or tips to help keep you from getting showered with flour?