“How do I cook? I don’t have the right utensils for it?”
If you have encountered this question before, then you do know the importance of having the right utensil for anything you want to cook. You could be preparing something as simple as a salad or whisking eggs for a cake, but how would prepare it without having a mixing bowl?
A mixing bowl is an integral part of your kitchenware. Stainless steel and glass are two popularly preferred materials for kitchenware. When it comes to mixing bowls, the choice between stainless steel or glass can be a tough decision to make at first. So here are some factors that you must consider while making the right choice:
1. Weight woes:
Glass is heavier than stainless steel which means storing glass utensils can put a lot of weight on the shelves and make them prone to cracking or breaking whereas a large set of stainless steel mixing bowls would not create any such storage problems.
Moreover, since glass is heavier than steel, glass mixing bowls can make the task of transferring or pouring food or just moving them around very difficult. The weight can impose a lot of pressure on your arms especially when you are pouring or transferring a large quantity. Conversely, stainless steel does not put any additional pressure on your arms while transferring o pouring food or just moving a stack of steel bowls.
Washing glass utensils can be tricky. Water and soap make glass utensils slippery and increases the chances of slipping from your hands and breaking and potentially injuring you. On the other hand, stainless steel is highly durable and easy to clean.
3. Longevity and cost-effective:
In terms of lifespan, stainless steel mixing bowls are more durable as compared to glass mixing bowls. Glass, by its nature itself, is prone to chipping and cracking even with cautious use and therefore makes it a recurring expense. On the other hand, stainless steel does not crack or chip like glass, making stainless steel mixing bowls a non-recurring expense.
4. Suitability for a certain type of cooking:
Stainless steel has an edge over glass when it comes to a certain kind of cooking. For example, whisking egg whites in a stainless steel mixing bowl can reduce the time taken for whisking and provide a better volume. During a hot day, stainless steel can prevent food from heating up.
5. Microwave suitability:
One of the only factors that can tilt your decision towards a glass mixing bowl is its suitability for microwave cooking. If the use of a mixing bowl for you is largely for microwave cooking, then glass mixing bowls would probably suit your needs better. However, microwave cooking is just one of the several ways in which you would use a mixing bowl. Therefore, having a few glass mixing bowls for microwave cooking and a set of stainless steel bowls would prove to be a wiser decision.
The above factors make stainless steel a landslide winner of the stainless steel v. glass mixing bowl tussle. Vinod Cookware’s range of stainless steel mixing bowls is designed to encompass all your cooking needs and practices.