For us, summer means salad season – greens, pasta, cheese, fruits, veggies, pancetta – you name it and we’ve probably had it in a summer salad. Over and over again I find myself reaching for a Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl. They are so useful and there is really no end to their utility, just ask my kiddos – they have been known to use them as hats, bathtubs for toys, and of course, noise makers. We like them so much that we wanted to highlight how we use them on a daily basis.
The Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls are lightweight with a bright mirror finish. They have a beaded edge and flat bottom, so they sit evenly on countertops and don’t rattle around. They’re available in five different sizes - 1.5 qt, 3 qt, 4 qt, 5 qt, and 8 qt, which nest inside one another for easy storage. I use the 4 or 5 quart for my salads. I love a big salad and I like to be able to toss the greens with the dressing without worrying about losing anything over the side. And I usually just eat my salad right out of the bowl to keep it simple. The largest size is also perfect for washing your greens – check out this quick tutorial from Bon Appetite “How to Dress a Salad” which includes washing tips.
Because they are wide and sit flat, these bowls are also ideal for food prep. I marinate everything in them and they are perfect for when you blanche vegetables (like asparagus) and need to put them in ice water to stop the cooking process. It's an important step in recipes like Ina’s Asaparagus and Procciutto Bundles. The width of the bowl is especially useful for longer foods like spaghetti and asparagus.
Another one of my tricks is to use one as a garbage bowl when I peel carrots, cucumbers, or eggplant and when I cut up cabbages or cauliflower. If you are into composting, they are a great container to collect your cooking/table scraps. Once you’re done with them, the bowl can go right in the dishwasher.
As their name implies, these bowls are also great for mixing – no matter what the ingredients. Use them for sifting and combining baking ingredients, pancake batter, pastas, whatever. We even use them for casually serving side dishes and snacks like fruit, chips or popcorn.
The Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls may not be fancy or groundbreaking but they sure are useful and they are currently in stock. Yay! We hope you find them as useful as we do.