My KitchenAid mixer has been in storage for a couple years because my husband have been off at college and haven't had room (BOO!!). Anyway, this cover has kept the dust off of the mixer and kept it from clanging all over the place. Still, unless you are storing your KitchenAid, I don't really see the use of this cover. The KitchenAid looks so beautiful sitting on a counter. Why not show it off? Just my opinion, I guess, but I think this is pretty tacky looking out on the counter.