Maybe you’re one of those people who doesn’t mind cleaning up a big mess after you cook – but that doesn’t mean you should have to. And it’s actually quite easy to avoid. All too often, a cramped mixing bowl is the reason why food gets all over the kitchen before it’s even being eaten. Salad gets tossed – right onto the floor. Dough gets half-mixed and comes out fully-wrong. Marinade bags leak on everything first, and really can’t be reused after.
But one giant bowl can do all of these things, do them better, and then do even more. You can also blanch boiled vegetables or keeping your peeled potatoes oxidized. You can soak legumes and grains that require some hydration. You can chill a nice bottle of white in it.
And, maybe most importantly, you can both cook AND serve in it!
If you really want to get the most out of your big mixing bowl, the stainless steel variety is recommended. Why? It’s lighter. It’s shinier. It’s easier to clean. It’s harder to break. Let yourself worry about one less thing by simply removing the option of broken glass from your cooking, and enjoy the light feel of the stainless steel in your hands as you whisk it from surface to surface in order to do all of the many things it can do.
The giant mixing bowl may not look like something worthy of so much love, and at first, it wasn’t. But after years of reaching for the bowl again and again and never being disappointed, it’s time the rest of the world joined in on this love fest.