Don’t judge me, but I’ve been using the same mixing bowls I inherited from my mom in college. The most sustainable thing we can do is to use our belongings until they're no good, am I right? Still, it was time for an update. So I called my fellow Stylehawks to find the best mixing bowl sets on the planet. We considered aesthetics, material, functionality, and price. We’ve sifted through dozens of options to give you our top 5.
Here’s what we found:
BEST ALL AROUND – 4-Piece Stainless Steel Bowls from Crate & Barrel
Why do we love this option? This set is simple and beautiful; sometimes, that's all you need! The set comes with four bowls – a 0.75-qt, a 1.5-qt, a 3-qt, and a 5-qt that nest when not in use. The rim and lip on each bowl allow for a comfortable grip while using and are dishwasher safe. Plus, it’s Crate & Barrel – we trust anything they do. Coming in at $49.95, it’s one of our favorite options under $50.00.
PROS: Looks, quality, functionality, and price. This set has it all.
CONS: We all wished it had bigger bowls as an optional set.
BEST BARGAIN:– Oxo Good Grip 3-Piece Mixing Bowl Set
We’re unabashed OXO fans, and honestly, they do no wrong. These have a large handle to grip and feature a pour spout. The set comes with a 1.5-qt bowl, a 3-qt bowl, and a 5-qt bowl; they are all dishwasher safe. They’re easy to use with a hand mixer when we're too lazy to pull out the Kitchen Aid.
PROS: Price and non-slip bottoms.
BEST NON-PLASTIC, LIGHTWEIGHT OPTION: Bamboozle Mixing Bowl Set
This 7-piece set offers the benefits of plastic without being plastic. They're made from a bamboo fiber that's strong and lightweight, like plastic, but this material is plant-based and biodegradable.
PROS: The mixed neutral pallet caught our attention.
CONS: Not microwave safe and can easily scratch, depending on the utensil you’re using.
BEST GLASS OPTION– Anchor Hocking Glass Mixing Bowls from Amazon
TV chefs almost always use glass, so we can see what they’re mixing. Of course, we're not on a cooking show (yet), but we like these because glass is dishwasher + microwave safe and doesn't stain, absorb smells, warp, or leach chemicals into food.
PROS: Comes with smaller bowls that are perfect for re-creating your own cooking show vibe with chef-style, mise-en-place prepping.
CONS: Even tough glass breaks if you drop it (so don’t).
BEST DESIGN: Stacking Mixing Bowls from Zara
We were shocked to find this gorgeous set at Zara, and these bowls were too perfect not to tell you about. They're stainless steel with an elegant, off-white lacquered exterior.
PROS: They are freezer-safe, nesting, and have laser-cut measurements inside.
CONS: Not strictly a set! Each bowl is sold separately.