So, you want to buy a mixing bowl.

Should you get stainless steel, glass, ceramic, or plastic? Would you like a bowl with high sides or a bowl that’s wide and shallow? A nesting set sounds great, but then open stock gives you lots of options. Would you like a bowl with a lid? A bowl with a non-skid bottom? A bowl with a pour spout? And have I now asked you too many questions and you don’t want to buy a mixing bowl after all?!

Fear not, dear reader. It’s really not as complicated as I’m making it out to be. When it comes to mixing bowls, our recommendations are pretty straightforward.

The Two Types of Mixing Bowls You Should Have

For home cooks we recommend having both stainless steel and glass mixing bowls, in a variety of sizes:

  • Small: 1 – 1 1/2 quart
  • Medium: 2 1/2 – 3 quart
  • Large: 4 – 6 quart
  • Extra large: 8 quart

Stainless steel mixing bowls are light, unbreakable,…

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