This Review examines 5 Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Sets which we consider the best value for money in year 2016.
|Criteria / Product||Amco Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls with Non-Skid Silicone Bottom, Set of 3||Cuisinart CTG-00-SMB Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls with Lids, Set of 3||All-Clad MBSET Stainless Steel Dishwasher Safe Mixing Bowls / Set of 3||Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls - Set of 4||OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Stainless-Steel Mixing Bowl Set, White|
|Our score||5||3||2||4||1 (Best)|
|User Rating*||4.4 out of 5||4.7 out of 5||4.4 out of 5||4.5 out of 5||4.8 out of 5|
|No of Reviews*||10+ Reviews||90+ Reviews||40+ Reviews||80+ Reviews||110+ Reviews|
|Bowls in Set||3 Bowls||3 Bowls||3 Bowls||4 Bowls||3 Bowls|
|Volumes||2, 3 & 4.5 Quart||1.5, 3 & 5 Quart||1.5, 3 & 5 Quart||3, 5, 8, 13 Quart||1.5, 3 & 5 Quart|
|Features||Non-skid bottom||with Lids included||with Handles for strong grip||0.8 mm thickness||Non-skid bottoms, temperature regulation|
|Dimensions (inches)||11 x 11 x 4.6||10.5 x 6.2 x 10.5||11.4 x 10.7 x 5.5||15.8 x 15.8 x 4.8||11.2 x 6.3 x 11.9|
|Shipping Weight||3 pounds||4 pounds||5 pounds||10 pounds||4 pounds|
|Material||Stainless steel + silicone||Stainless steel||Highly polished 18/10 stainless steel||Sanitary stainlesss steel||Stainless steel inside, plastic outside|
*Note: Values in fields “User Rating” and “No of Reviews” may change with time. This chart shows information valid as of the publication date of this Review.
Useful Tips on How to use Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls
1. Acids and Salts
If you plan to use lots of vinegar or salt then stainless steel bowls aren’t the best option. These substances may react with the iron, leaking bits into the food. They may also create stains on the bowl’s surface.
Generally you should avoid following foods with stainless bowls: citrus fruit (lemons, grapefruit or oranges), tomatoes and anything containing tomato source.
2. Mixing Dough
Stainless mixing bowls are good choice for dough preparation. If you use Mixer with metal blades then touching steel to steel should be safe to both parts.
Plastic or ceramic bowls can easily be damaged by the metal blades. This will not happen to stainless bowls. But don’t scrape too hard against the bottom while mixing, otherwise your food may get slightly metallic taste.
Stainless steel (and in fact any metals) must not be used in Microwave. Few people use mixing bowls to store food in the refrigerator. To heat it up the food needs to be placed into microwave-safe container like plastic, ceramic or glass. Never place stainless steel bowls into a Microwave.
Stainless steel bowls are ideal for stability. Because of their heavier weight, they should not tip over easily. The best bowls are the ones that have rubber coating at the bottom. This will avoid sliding on the kitchen counter.
5. Heat Transfer
Steel is very effective heat conductor. This is good if you need to heat the bowl’s content. However, if you want to insulate it, for example for rising dough, then use some extra insulation (like kitchen towel or so).
Stainless bowls are the winners when it comes to durability. If dropped, they will not shatter like glass or ceramic bowls. They may bend a little after heavy falls, but this is just a cosmetic thing. It will not affect their usability.
Stainless steel bowls are prefect to marinate meats, mix dough, mixing baking ingredients, prepare salads (be careful with vinegar containing dressings) and just about anything.
They only can’t be used in Microwave. It’s also not recommended to use them in oven for baking. For these purposes we recommend using special baking glass or ceramic oven sets.
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