Kitchen Stuff: The Mixing Bowl Set
In a small kitchen, you don’t need a lot of equipment to cook great food. Still, you do need some pots, pans, utensils, and dishes–obviously. In the BGSK book, you’ll find a bare bones list of necessary equipment, but I’ve long wanted to bring you a similar resource on the web.
So we’re going one by one, stocking up our virtual pantries and maybe our real ones too.
My set of three mixing bowls, which stack compactly in the largest one, come in handy almost every day. I use these OXO stainless mixing bowls in the 5-quart, 3-quart, and 1.5-quart sizes. Each plays a different role in my kitchen life. The 5-quart is great for mixing together huge salads, especially slaws, or noodles for a crowd. The smallest acts as a prep bowl–I use it most often for measuring out dry ingredients when I’m making cakes and cookies. The middle one is the true workhorse, the one I use for beating butter, whipping cream, making sauces, and whisking together salad dressing–everything.
I love that the outsides of the bowls have a grip surface, which means they don’t slip around on the counter while you’re doing your thing.
Here’s a glimpse of what you could be whipping up in your sturdy mixing bowls (from top to bottom):