Sometimes it’s the little things in life that bring us the most joy! Like sipping your favorite hot drink on a rainy day, or hearing your favorite song on the radio while you’re running errands, the little things provide moments of joy that can brighten our everyday routines.
And nothing has brightened my everyday routine as much as one particular kitchen item that I bought recently! So today I want to tell you all about it, and explain why such an innocuous purchase has improved my time in the kitchen by such a large margin! :-)
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Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Mixing Bowls
I recently decided to buy a set of three Cuisinart stainless steel mixing bowls after reading about them on Epicurious. I didn’t necessarily need to replace my current mixing bowls, but I was curious to see if I might like them better.
And honestly, I never anticipated that I would end up loving this set of bowls as much as I do! And here are a few of the specifics on why these particular bowls are so nice to have in the kitchen.
5 Things I Love About These Mixing Bowls
1. The Set Includes 3 Useful Sizes
One thing I like about this set is that each bowl is a different size. You get a 1 1/2-quart bowl, a 3-quart bowl, and 5-quart bowl, which makes each one useful for a different sort of cooking or baking task.
Between the three sizes, they work perfectly for about 99% of kitchen tasks that require a mixing bowl! (They only time I need to use a different bowl is when I’m making a huge batch of holiday treats—then I use this 12-quart bowl instead.
2. Each Bowl Had Its Own Lid
Each bowl in the set comes with its own sturdy plastic lid. The lids are so useful when it comes to storing leftovers, chilling doughs or dressings, and more!
It may not seem like a big difference at first, using a lid rather than covering the bowl with plastic wrap. But snapping a lid on top is so much faster than struggling with plastic wrap, and saves me a lot of frustration!
3. They Have Tall Sides
Mixing something in a shallow bowl can be so frustrating, because the food has a tendency to jump out over the sides. But that’s a non-issue with these bowls, because they have extra tall sides that help keep everything contained!
Another reason why I like the taller profile of these bowls is because they take up less room in my fridge. Wide, shallow bowls take up a ton of space, and I never much room to spare in my fridge to begin with!
4. They’re Lightweight (Yet Sturdy)
While I love the look of ceramic mixing bowls, I don’t love how heavy they are. It makes more of a chore to pull them out of low or high cupboards when you need them.
But these mixing bowls are made of stainless steel, making them very lightweight! They’re easy to take out of any cupboard, even if they’re nested together.
But if you’re worried about sacrificing sturdiness for a lighter material, never fear! These bowls certainly aren’t flimsy, and they don’t wobble around like some stainless steel bowls tend to do.
5. They Pour Neatly
It’s hard to anticipate how easily you’ll be able to pour something out of any given bowl. But you can rest assured that these bowls work perfectly for pouring!
They have a flat rim that prevents liquids from simply running down the side when you’re trying to pour them into another container. They’re much more neat and tidy than other bowls I’ve used in the past!
So if you’re in the market for some new mixing bowls, consider giving this set a try! They’ve certainly brought more joy into my kitchen, and I know they’ll do the same for you! :-)
Do you have a favorite item or set of items in your kitchen that you would recommend to others?