These Cuisinart mixing bowls are made of stainless steel and we all know what that means. That means that your beautiful, shiny bowls have a very low probability of rusting and losing their beauty. Stainless steel, although a non-reactive material, can still be reactive in certain cases, so something acidic like lemon juice might react with the steel and discolor it. So use with caution.
This set of 3 has a capacity ranging from 1.5 quarts to 5 quarts. The smallest, at 1.5 quarts, is great for whisking eggs and the like. The second one, at 3 quarts, is good for whipping cream and the largest one is great for tossing in spices or salads or serving popcorn. The set of 3 takes care of everything.
These mixing bowls have bottoms wider than you’d usually find. The tall sides of the bowl curve down toward the wide, flat bottom without a lot of flare, thus providing a lot of stability. These bowls are not going anywhere as you whisk and mix because the bottom is just a bit smaller than the lip of the bowl, so it is more of a round plate than anything. It’s just as good, as the Cuisinart bowls have taller sides as compared to other measuring bowls. If they didn’t have stable bases the bowls would only be good for making a mess.
The bowls are easy enough to handle, being lightweight and all. You won’t tire out your hands as you pour and toss as you might with heavy, glass bowls. The bowls don’t have handles, but that’s not a drawback because most mixing bowls do not have handles. However, the tall, almost-straight sides allow enough purchase for your hands. So you can grip the bowls comfortably.
As you might have already guessed, these mixing bowls are not microwave- safe. They are made of stainless steel, after all. So be careful and don’t go around popping them in the microwave at any cost.
Number of pieces
The Cuisinart stainless steel bowls come in a set of three pieces. Six, if you count the lids as well. The three pieces are in the perfect variety of capacity, allowing you to be at liberty to choose whichever size suits your needs at any given time.
The bowls come with plastic lids as well. The lids don’t have a handle in the middle, though, just two opposing tabs of the plastic, so you might find it hard to remove them. The bowls have a raised indentation on the inside, so the lids sit comfortably on them instead of pressing down all the way. The lids allow you to use these bowls for storage as well. Just pop the cover on and put it in the fridge. It might not be a good idea to stack anything heavy on the covered bowls, though, as they might bend.
The bowls are dishwasher safe, thank God for stainless steel. Every time you’re done using them, you can just put them in the dishwasher and that’s it. Some people do complain of rusting though, so you might want to make sure you keep your bowls perfectly dry.
The bowls, being stainless steel, are completely heat-proof. You can pour in your hot ingredients in them without fear. Not only that, they can also work as double-boilers for when you want to melt chocolate or something for your desserts.
With their shiny, brushed steel, the bowls are quite pretty. They have ‘Cuisinart Stainless Steel’ stamped on the side as well. The opaque, white lids go well with the shine of the steel. You won’t find it hard to look at them!