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Old 04-28-2008, 01:01 PM   #1
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I need a mixing bowl

Last night, while coating some chicken wings in sauce, I noticed that my second largest mixing bowl came down with the same affliction as my largest one, the SS had developed a small hole in it . OK, for some things, obviously not others.....
So what is "the" mixing bowl to get? Another SS one (hopefully not the whole set), glass, plastic with a lid? Hmmm, maybe glass would be too heavy for tossing wings around in.
It needs to be dishwasher safe and be able to handle coating wings, mixing meatloaf, letting bread dough rest..... all by hand, as I don't have a mixer. I did notice the one time I made crusty bread that I had one heck of a time getting the dough to release from the SS, but that may be due to operator error

Anyone have a favorite?
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:07 PM   #2
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Check out Bigtray.com for a big selection and good prices. I have a Martha Stewart SS bowl but it has some annoying little D-ring handles so it sounds like a tambourine. The DW bought a set from Overstock which are "ok".
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:09 PM   #3
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Stick with stainless then?
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:09 PM   #4
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I've been using a set of Pyrex bowls I got as a wedding present almost 24 years ago, for all the purposes you mentioned and more HTH.
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:11 PM   #5
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So the glass isn't too heavy then, GG?
I hadn't thought of pyrex...
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I'm with GG..... again :)
I love my Pyrex bowls. Not heavy at all... unless you stack all 4 together and put them way up high.....
That was a bad day.
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:43 PM   #7
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I use big old Pyrex bowls. My Mom collected old kitchen glassware, so I have a ton
to pick from, since it has very little collectible value at the moment.
IMHO, preferable to SS bowls; I just like the heft and feel, I guess.
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:51 PM   #8
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I like a mix of mixing bowls -- pun intended.

I like the pyrex bowls that match my 30 year old Spring Blossom green corelle dishes. But I also like heavy duty stainless bowls that Vollrath makes for restaurants.

Even better though, I like the stainless steel washbasins that Vollrath makes. I have about 6 of them in different sizes. I can do everything in them I can in a bowl, but I have the advantage of the flat bottom for stability and the rim for easy handling.
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:09 PM   #9
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I use SS almost exclusively. They are durable, inexpensive and non-reactive. Their only negative (if you can call it that) is they can't be microwaved. I prefer them plain and simple, no rings, rubberized coatings, wide lips on one side, etc.

Glass is also a good choice. I would avoid plastic. It just doesn;t work for some applications.
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:11 PM   #10
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Thanks for the tip on shying away from plastic.
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