Five wonderful reasons to own this set of mixing bowls

These lidded mixing bowls by Pyrex really take the cake (literally) when it comes to kitchen multitaskers. I love them so much because:

  • These nifty bowls are microwave safe. I find this especially useful when a recipe calls for melted butter. Measure out your butter into the bowl, nuke that sucker, than add in the rest of your ingredients per the rest of the directions. So easy.
  • Unlike traditional mixing bowls, this set comes with lids. I find it incredibly handy whenever I whip up cookie dough which needs refrigeration before being scooped. There’s no need to fuss around with using plastic wrap to cover a traditional mixing bowl.
  • The biggest bowl in the set can be flipped upside down and used as cake storage. Just lay out the lid, place your cake on top, then cover with the bowl.
  • You can use these lidded bowls to peel an entire head of garlic in ten seconds. I tried it. It works! As a bonus, the clear Pyrex glass lets you watch as the magic happens.
  • The largest bowl is also perfect when used for no-knead bread. Just mix up your ingredients, cover, then wait roughly sixteen hours for the perfect dough to form. Bake up that sucker into some wonderfully chewy bread with the crispiest crust to ever come out of your kitchen.

4 comments posted

  1. Posted by Meredith B. - 10/31/2011

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for the garlic trick. I’m with everyone else – how did I not know that before?

  2. Posted by Anna - 10/31/2011

    I *love* my Pyrex bowl set, although mine is only a trio and they all have red lids… I use the largest one as a serving bowl, and then if there any leftovers, I just pop the lid on and throw it in the fridge. No need to scrape things into Tupperware. So easy.

    By the way, am I the only one who likes to peel garlic? Must be a genetic defect. :-)

  3. Posted by Nathan - 11/02/2011

    I have the square Pyrex bowl/pan set and I can’t be more pleased with them. I had the midsized bowl drop from a mid-level cabinet and crash onto my tile floor with no damage what-so-ever. It actually bounced two times.

    I’m definitely going to look into getting the round mixing bowls.

  4. Posted by booked - 11/29/2011

    A similar set(four bowls and lids) without the largest size is now selling at Costco for $11.99 – $14.99 minus a $3.00 instant savings. I bought a set today. Seems like a very good deal if you need bowls.

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