Stainless vs Plastic vs Glass Mixing Bowls: Which Is Best?

Mixing bowls are a basic staple in every kitchen, so which type should you use? That depends a little on how you’re planning on using them and a little on each type of material’s pros and cons…

The very best thing about stainless steel mixing bowls is the fact that they are so lightweight. This makes them easy to wash, easy to store and stack and easy for kids to use. Stainless mixing bowls are also the best types of bowls to use for whipping eggs or cream. They are so versatile that you can even use them over a pot of boiling water for a makeshift double boiler to melt chocolate. Although stainless mixing bowls can become dented or dinged if they are roughly treated, for the most part, they are pretty durable. The drawbacks to stainless are that you can’t use it in the microwave and, since they are so lightweight, they can slide around on the counter if you are mixing very vigorously.

If you’re thinking of plastic, you will be pleasantly surprised by the price, as plastic mixing bowls are inexpensive. Plastic mixing bowls come in all shapes, sizes and colors. These are also unbreakable and lightweight mixing bowls. The plastic mixing bowls made of superior quality are also dishwasher and microwave safe. The downside to plastic mixing bowls is that they are porous and can become oily and absorb odors. 

Glass mixing bowls are heavy and they can break so they are not great for kids (and not always good for adults), but tempered glass mixing bowls can be used in the microwave, dishwasher, the oven and the freezer. They are transparent, so you can easily see amounts and whether your ingredients are thoroughly mixed. They also come in nice colors to accent your kitchen.

So now you’re ready to mix things up! Just visit We have a nice selection of mixing bowls and anything else you can imagine for your kitchen! 

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