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Old 04-28-2008, 05:35 PM   #21
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mostly i use the large bowl to my mixer. it is about thrity years old and not even a chip. sometimes it is awkard to hold it and scrape stuff out at same time. i love it so much i keep using it. when it is in use, or i need a smaller container will use my white corning ware bowl. a little heavy too but perfect for its use

bake ny bread in it the other day. has a glass lid. both are bout same age as mixer bowl.


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Old 04-28-2008, 05:46 PM   #22
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I don't own glass mixing bowls , just stainless steel.

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Old 04-29-2008, 08:52 AM   #23
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I always use an old fashiond stoneware mixing bowl. It has a good weight to stop it moving around everywhere and has lasted me years.
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Old 04-29-2008, 11:57 PM   #24
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I use plastic, SS, glass (Pyrex and Anchor Hocking) and ceramic. Geeze, a "mixing bowl" is just a bowl used to mix something in! I reach for what ever is the right size and most convenient.
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Old 04-30-2008, 02:38 AM   #25
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do not and I repeat do not put your plastic mixing bowls in the dishwasher.....I don't care if it says they are dishwasher proof or not........if for some reason you have a metal contact it might start a hole.......I've had plastic bowls for a long time----yep, it's a pain to handwash them and if they're stained spray them with some clorox bleach solution---then cleanup is easy.........
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Old 04-30-2008, 03:08 AM   #26
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i use ss all old school stuff from when things were made to last. inherited from my grand father a pastry chef who bought them in the 50s-70s never had any problems with holes although one that we got 15 years ago has a hole already.
i say go with stainless and try and find the oldest stuff ppossible
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:43 AM   #27
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I bought a four bowl set from Sears that I just love. They are melamine, with a silicon ring on the bottom to keep them from sliding on the counter. The big one is big enough to mix up a 4 loaf batch of dough for NYT bread. They are also lovely colors--one each of dusty blue, red, yellow and green. (Can't use them in the microwave, but the two biggest ones might not fit in a little microwave, anyhow.)

The whole set was less than $25, I think.
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:47 AM   #28
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When I mentioned stainless steel washbasins earlier, this is what I meant.

Vollrath makes them in sizes from small to very large. The flat bases make them stable, and they are sturdier than bowls in my opinion.

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