Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Batter Bowl = Better Bowl

A few months ago, before we had unpacked all of our wedding gifts, I was searching through my kitchen high and low for a mixing bowl. I had an old metal one that was small and shallow and just wasn't cutting it anymore. I would literally have to mix half of a recipe in this joker and then mix the rest after transferring the first half into another container. Sound confusing and complicated? It was... and I desperately needed something that worked. We must have gotten a mixing bowl that I just haven't found yet, I thought to my bowl-less self.

I ventured down into the basement where a few boxes still remained, and to my utter delight hit the jackpot. I found this beauty - given to me by one of my very best friends - and since then I have had no need for any other mixing bowl.
First of all, it has an easy to grip handle which I have found very convenient for pouring, mixing, and generally not losing control of the contents within. It is also relatively deep and can hold a decent amount of, well, whatever it is you're mixing. Another bonus would be its pouring spout. Even in smaller recipes, I use my precious batter bowl. I will wash it several times during a making of a meal if it means I get to keep using it throughout the process.

You can search high and low, but I promise you you won't find what you are looking for in a mixing bowl until you buy this one. It's on sale right now at Crate and Barrel for the low price of $9.95. I repeat, $9.95. I'd advise you to get yourself one... or stock up so that you can give anyone you know with a kitchen a present they'll cherish for all time. You may think I'm exaggerating, but I'm being completely honest here. Who knew a mixing bowl could be so exhilarating?

UPDATE (4/17/08) - Crate and Barrel doesn't stock the bowl anymore...fools! You can find it at Bed, Bath, and Beyond here.


Jen said...

You made me laugh, but it DOES look like an awesome bowl.

Melissa said...

Hmmm, tempting. My favorite mixing bowl is a ceramic one from C&B, but this is worth getting a few to have on hand!

Amy and Andrew said...

If I may add to your list of positive attributes, I think one of the best things about it is that it is lightweight. I really dislike mixing and pouring from a heavy bowl, not to mention washing it.

Jamie said...

I mix in glass bowls and they're not big enough and slippery little suckers. I love that this one has a handle. I'll have to see if my husband loves me enough to walk from his office to the C&B down the street to buy it for me. :) Thanks for the tip!

Alexis said...

I have lots of bowls, but I might just have to get that one, too. It looks great. Thanks!

Shirley said...

I popped over from Simply Stork. I have a great mixing bowl from Good Grips that I got for a wedding gift - WOW - 8 years ago (maybe they don't even make them anymore - HA!) But, I can definitely relate that a good mixing bowl is a must.
Also - your sisters book looks like a great read - I'll have to keep my eyes out for it.

heidi said...

i don't need a mixing bowl but it is darned cute.