Mixing Bowl Sizes You Actually Need

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Mixing bowls are available in a bunch of different sizes, and it’s a good idea to have at least 3 in the kitchen.

It might seem like a large bowl can make the presence of smaller bowls obsolete, but each size has its perks. We’ll outline all the sized bowls available, and highly recommend having multiple options to tackle unique recipes and kitchen tasks

.75-1.5 Quart Mixing Bowls

Prices last updated on 2024-05-29

These bowls are generally the smallest options available. Ideal for individual servings and small recipes. Perfect for beating a single egg or holding/separating ingredients until ready to mix together, these bowls will hold at most a couple of cups of liquid. It’s a good idea to own at least one smaller sized bowl.

2-3 Quart Mixing Bowls

Prices last updated on 2024-05-29

Standard size bowls that are excellent for whipping together ingredients, making eggs for a family breakfast, or just holding a salad while you eat. The 3 quart bowl is the ideal mid-sized option to compliment a smaller and larger bowl.

4-6 Quart Mixing Bowls

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The largest options usually present in the home kitchen, these sized bowls are great from tackling larger recipes. Also ideal when kneading dough, or mixing together batter or brownie mix. These bowls probably won’t be used on a day to day basis, but are perfect to summon when kneaded (pun intended). A 6 quart bowl is a must-have for every kitchen.

8-10 Quart Mixing Bowls

Prices last updated on 2024-05-29

These big bowls aren’t suited for every kitchen, but are aces to have for experienced bakers or folks who cook a lot of food for a lot of people.

If you have no mixing bowls currently then you will most definitely need a set.

Prices last updated on 2024-05-29

We recommend trying out all the sizes finding out what you use the most before buying more.



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Caesar Salad
11 months ago

Great Article! I’ve really expanded my sense of what kind of bowls are out there thanks to this. Fantastic stuff, really.