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(Set of 6) ChefLand Mixing Bowls Standard Weight Stainless Steel, Mirror Finish, 3/4, 11/2, 3, 4, 5, and 8 Qt
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50 of 52 people found the following review helpful
Color Name: Stainless SteelItem Package Quantity: 1Verified Purchase
Loved them while I was using them. Yes, I did expect them to be thin metal, per the many reviews I read. The largest bowl is the most obvious. But they were perfect for me. They are wide, not tall, so storing them and then getting them out of the back of our low cabinet, was perfect. They are light, but that makes getting them out a breeze. The width is perfect for my bone broth filtering. Being metal, was perfect, I was getting these to replace my plastic bowls. It was all so perfect! Then.....

The 2nd largest bowl, it's finish is pitting/ chipping off. The bottom of the bowl has 4-5 spots, where the stainless steel finish is pitting/ chipping off. I only put soup and rice in it to store since I got them. This is such a shame! I, obviously, really liked them. They were useful, easy to clean, and so handy. Now, I have to find others that won't do this. I mean, come on, I was getting these to replace my (very unhealthy) plastic bowls. But the finish degrading so quickly isn't healthier! I can't imgaine how much might have got into my food. And I only had them for just over a week! So frustrating, I really liked them. :(

The picture I took, I made little arrows to point out all the spots, as taking a shot of this bowl, is REALLY hard! I couldn't get the actual spots, the reflection wasn't allowing me to. After I hand tasked all the arrows though, I realize just how many there were! 13 chips/ pits in all. Not good, so sad!
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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
on August 12, 2013
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I research too much and got stuck in analysis paralysis. Ended up settling on this set for a decent price. Each had a sticker on the bottom, which I couldn't easily remove the sticky residue out of. Some of it is still there.

The bowls are still shiny with their mirror finish after some use, so they work fine. A bit thin though. I tried to peel garlic using the bowl enclosure method and shaking, and it sounded like it was Chinese New Years instruments playing, which is indicative of the thinness.

Overall, it is just that, shiny mirror mixing bowls. I would just buy a la carte if I could do it all over, opting to purchase only the larger 5 and 8qt bowls, and perhaps in sets of two. They nest well within each other, though I have yet to test with other shapes/forms of bowls.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
TOP 500 REVIEWERon December 31, 2014
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This ChefLand stainless steel mixing bowl set has a solid build-quality, great functional design, and a very competitive price. I highly recommend it.

I STOPPED USING TEMPERED GLASS MIXING BOWLS
I’ve used Pyrex’s mixing bowl set for the past few years. However, they are extremely heavy bowls and are only available in very limited sizes. More importantly, I have become increasingly less comfortable using newer Pyrex products because their new material (soda lime silica glass) is more prone to catastrophic failure than other tempered glass (ex: borosilicate.) And while this catastrophic failure is relatively rare and generally due to rapid temperature fluctuations, it’s quite violent when it happens (the term "explosion" is often used to describe it, and it's still a risk that products made from other materials do not have. So it was time to move to something else made from a different material.

WHY STAINLESS STEEL?
Materials-wise, stainless steel has many advantages over other materials. Stainless steel is inherently strong, temperature-resistant, break-resistant, shock-resistant, corrosion-resistant, and easy to refinish. Unlike some tempered glass, fast temp fluctuations do not have the potential to cause catastrophic failure, and stainless is less likely to be damaged when dropped. Unlike plastic, deep scratching does not prevent a possible sanitary hazard and stainless can see higher heat without imparting a flavor into the food, and impact or extremely cold temps does not risk cracking. Unlike wood or bamboo, upkeep is less. Stainless’ strength allows mixing bowls that are super-thin and this saves a LOT of weight. In an environmental perspective, stainless mixing bowls have an extremely long service life (which means less waste and less money spent on replacements) and can be recycled. Stainless imparts absolutely, positively zero flavor into foods, and it does not modify the flavor of foods either (even if the foods are acidic.) So stainless seemed like the best material for my mixing bowl set.

ABOUT THIS CHEFLAND SET
I chose this ChefLand set specifically because it seemed to be a good balance of quality vs. value. This set has 6 different sized bowls: ¾, 1½, 3, 4, 5, and 8 quarts (full measurements can be found in the attached images.) They are constructed from 18/8 stainless steel and are finished with a high-polish (the outer bottom base is matte.) These bowls are extremely lightweight (the weight of all six bowls combined is only 44 ounces), and are designed to sit inside of each other. They have a flattened bottom for stability, and a flared top lip which has been rolled at the end to ensure there are zero sharp edges. This flared lip makes it easier to grip and also reduces mess. These do not come with lids and are manufactured in China. ChefLand also makes sizes that are considerably greater than this set, but I think the sizes included are a good range for home usage.

PERFORMANCE & FUNCTIONAL DESIGN
These perform really well. The lips really add to ease in usage and make it easier to grip the bowl. The mirror finish is high quality, making a surface that works very well with the silicone mixing spatulas I like. For such thin bowls, they have good impact resistance and they have reasonably good scratch resistance (but they will scratch up over time…it’s really unavoidable.) If I put them over a gas stove for a few minutes to heat something up, or throw them in a freezer overnight & then add hot liquid to the cold bowl, there is no harm to the structural integrity and no risk of catastrophic failure.

BUILD QUALITY
The overall build quality is very good, especially considering the price. I am happy with the quality of this 18/8 stainless steel (AKA 304 stainless.) The heat treatment of the steel is presumably very good since the bowls have good strength and good corrosion resistance. The cosmetic finishing is very consistent, and the mirror finishes are solid. These finishes make cleaning these bowls easier by reducing sticking, and enable easy usage with silicone tools such as a mixing spatula.

CLEANING
These bowls can be cleaned in a variety of ways. They are dishwasher safe, but I advise hand washing. Beyond the larger sized bowls occupying a lot of room, the way dishwashers work, as well as some of the chemicals in dishwasher detergent, can create an environment which encourages hard water staining and even oxidation (rust.) Like other stainless products, these scratch and over time will stain. The good news is that unlike most other materials, you can easily refinish them with a product called Bar Keeper’s Friend. This mild abrasive cuts through grease and caked up gunk, and will make these look almost brand new in just a few minutes. As steel is harder than copper, you can use a copper scrubber (or bronze wool) on these and it will be relatively gentle on the finish while working much more effectively than a sponge or fabric brush.

OVERALL
In a year or two or four I will update this review to speak more on the longer-term durability. Thus far, my usage of these gives me the impression that these mixing bowls will have a very long service life, even with frequent usage. Comparing the price of these to other products, you can see that this is a very competitive price considering this set is for a quantity of six bowls. With a positive experience thus-far, I highly recommend this ChefLand stainless steel mixing bowl set!

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APPROXIMATE SPECIFICATIONS
(L = Length, measured in inches from outer lip to outer lip at widest point)
(H = Height, measured in inches from bottom base to top of lip)
(Wt. = Weight, measured in ounces)
8 QT---L: 13 in. / H: 5 in. / Wt.: 13 oz.
5 QT---L: 11.5 in. / H: 4.75 in. / Wt.: 9 oz.
4 QT---L: 10.5 in. / H: 3.5 in. / Wt.: 8 oz.
3 QT---L: 9.5 in. / H: 3.45 in. / Wt.: 6.5 oz.
1 1/2 QT---L: 8 in. / H: 2.75 in. / Wt.: 4 oz.
3/4 QT---L: 6.5 in. / H: 2.5 in. / Wt.: 3 oz.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on June 9, 2013
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I was a bit leery buying 6 SS bowls for $24 shipped. I was afraid the quality might not be there, but I was not disappointed whatsoever. Very nice set of bowls. I'm going to order another because I want duplicates of a few sizes. Can't go wrong here...
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on November 28, 2014
Color Name: Stainless SteelItem Package Quantity: 1
After many years of owning exclusively ceramic mixing bowls, I decided to switch to stainless steel, mostly because I was tired of the glaze on the ceramic bowls developing hairline cracks, which eventually causes them to fail. I wanted steel because I often clean my bowls in the dishwasher, and plastic can only go on the top rack, while aluminum can't go into the dishwasher at all.

I was a bit worried about the weight of these bowls, afraid they might be too light after using ceramic for so long. But after looking all over for an inexpensive set of nesting stainless steel bowls, I decided to give them a go. They're not too light at all. I find them very easy to use, both on the counter and in the hand.

They're much more sturdy than they feel. They clean up beautifully in the dishwasher, too. I highly recommend them.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on October 25, 2013
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After many years of owning exclusively ceramic mixing bowls, I decided to switch to stainless steel, mostly because I was tired of the glaze on the ceramic bowls developing hairline cracks, which eventually causes them to fail. I wanted steel because I often clean my bowls in the dishwasher, and plastic can only go on the top rack, while aluminum can't go into the dishwasher at all.

I was a bit worried about the weight of these bowls, afraid they might be too light after using ceramic for so long. But after looking all over for an inexpensive set of nesting stainless steel bowls, I decided to give them a go. They're not too light at all. I find them very easy to use, both on the counter and in the hand.

They're much more sturdy than they feel. I'm sure they'll eventually pick up a dent here, a ding there, but that's the nature of tools. They clean up beautifully in the dishwasher, too. I highly recommend them.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on October 19, 2014
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For the amount of bowls you receive is great for the price, however I am a chef and have been cooking with equipment since my childhood and I know quality and these bowls aren't it. very hollow and very thin, good for salads and breading things but definitely not for a mixer or pouring hot things into.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on January 25, 2014
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The bottom is the thinnest part on most of the bowls you can push lightly and they'll pop in and back out. This isn't a big deal but I've had thicker, better quality steel bowls.

In the washer, if you let water sit on them (a short time) it rusts quickly.

These do the job needed. For the price, they aren't bad but don't think of these as an investment piece.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on December 17, 2014
Color Name: Stainless SteelItem Package Quantity: 1Verified Purchase
These are good quality and a good price. However, I really don't like them and I wish I had ordered a different set. They are so shallow that ANYTHING you mix in them will inevitably end up partially outside the bowl. They are fine for serving and holding salad and popcorn. But using them for mixing is a huge pain. Flour everywhere.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on July 23, 2013
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What can i say a bunch of bowls all different sizes...Not disappointed... Not heavy and thick... a good alternative to plastic...
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