Looking for a mixing bowl? We have researched and tested numerous models to compile the 4 best options for you!
Mixing bowls are essential in every kitchen, for example for mixing dough for baking and for preparing salads. But what size mixing bowl do you need and which material is best? You’ll find out here.
Why a mixing bowl is not a luxury
A mixing bowl is as common as it is indispensable part of the standard kitchen equipment. I found this out when I would make a batter with the electric hand mixer in a soup bowl. The kids, who often admire my kitchen antics at close quarters, just managed to jump aside before they would be buried under a mixture of flour, egg and milk. Then I bought a set of bowls anyway and since then the kids have been a lot more at ease next to me in the kitchen.
What is the best mixing bowl for you?
We have collected the best mixing bowls in a Top 4. In our buying guide, we explain which size and material is best for your situation. So read on quickly.
The best plastic mixing bowl
Brabantia Tasty Mixing bowls set of 4
2 plastic mixing bowls of 1.5 and 3.2 litres, a colander and a juicer with measuring cup. That’s the content of this brightly coloured Brabantia Tasty set. The bowls and measuring jug have a non-slip underside, so they won’t slip on your countertop. All parts fit together for compact storage. All parts are dishwasher safe.
- Complete set
- Non-slip bottom
- Cheerful colours
- No scale
- Moderately heat-resistant
- No lids
The best stainless steel mixing bowl
Brabantia Profile Mixing bowl/bowl 3-piece
This set of 3 stainless steel batter and mixing bowls is also suitable for hot ingredients. The non-slip bottom can withstand 220 degrees. The mixing bowls have a capacity of 1, 1.6 and 3 litres respectively. The rim is ergonomically designed so you can hold the mixing bowls securely. The bowls can go in the dishwasher, but not in the microwave.
- Complete set, stackable
- Non-slip bottom
- Not in the microwave
- No lid
The best glass mixing bowl
KitchenAid Glass Mixing Bowl 4.7 litres
This KitchenAid glass mixing bowl is suitable for the KitchenAid kitchen robot, but is also excellent for separate use. The glass has the advantage that you can see what is in the bowl and can work with all materials. The handle ensures a firm grip while mixing. This large 4.7-litre glass mixing bowl can be moved from the countertop or kitchen robot onto the table in no time.
- Large capacity
- English scale
- Lid purchased separately
The best ceramic mixing bowl
Mason Cash Colour Mix Mengkom 4 liter
This red Mason Cash mixing bowl from the Colour Mix range brings a touch of nostalgia to the kitchen and table. The capacity is 4 litres, the diameter 29 cm. Big enough for a salad for the whole family. It is not ovenproof, but can go in the dishwasher and freezer.
- Attractive rustic appearance
- Large capacity
- Can be frozen
- Not oven-proof
- Without lid
The best mixing bowls at a glance
- The best plastic mixing bowl – Brabantia Tasty Mixing bowl set of 4
- The best stainless steel bowl – Brabantia Profile Mixing bowl/bowl 3-piece
- The best glass mixing bowl – KitchenAid Glass Mixing Bowl 4.7 litres
- The best ceramic mixing bowl – Mason Cash Colour Mix Mixing bowl 4 litres
Buying a mixing bowl: how to choose the right one?
If you’re going to buy a new mixing bowl, you need to make a few choices:
How much do you want to spend?
You can buy a mixing bowl for under 10 euros. If you have little to spend, that’s fine, but don’t expect such a mixing bowl to last for years. That is why it is better to buy a more solid mixing bowl, even if it is a few dozen euros more expensive.
What material should your mixing bowl be made of?
Every material has its pros and cons:
- Plastic is lightweight, but often less scratch-resistant. Ideal for mixing and rising dough and batter.
- Stainless steel is strong, durable and easy to clean, but bowls can get scratched.
- Glass is very scratch-resistant, but breakable if dropped. Like plastic bowls ideal for mixing dough and letting it rise.
- Ceramic is also breakable, but has a nostalgic look.
How big should your mixing bowl be?
You should choose a mixing bowl that is nice and spacious. Then you will have enough space to mix ingredients in it without spilling. For a salad for 4 people, a 4-litre mixing bowl is the right size. You could I buy a set of mixing bowls so you have several options.
Conclusion: these are the best mixing bowls
Basically, all the mixing bowls in our Top 4 are excellent choices. It just depends on which material you prefer. Personally, we would go for Brabantia’s plastic set, partly because of the different sizes.
Not sure yourself or have questions about choosing the right bowl for your situation? If so, feel free to contact us.
Hi, I’m Thomas!
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Together with my friend Laura – the foodie on our team – we review kitchen appliances to make the choice easier for you. This way, you know which appliances are good and we save you a mis-sale!