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Pampered Chef: SS Bowls vs. Batter Bowls

  1. pcjulie

    pcjulie Member

    This may be a crazy question, but are there some things that should NOT be prepared in the SS Bowls? I know that when I marinate meat I am supposed to use a glass bowl, not metal. So, are there some ingredients that shouldn't be used in the metal bowls? :confused: Just curious!

    Julie Myers
    Independent Kitchen Consultant
    Oct 19, 2005
  2. MSmith

    MSmith Member

    SS Bowls are good for...

    I read in the PIG that stainless bowls are the best choice when beating egg whites or whipping cream. For whipping cream, place bowl in freezer until cold, then add cream & whip...the chill time will aid in yielding the highest whipping volume.
    Oct 21, 2005
  3. noradawn

    noradawn Guest

    Is it okay to use metal utensils on the SS bowls- like for whipping cream? I thought for some reason that we weren't supposed to.
    Oct 21, 2005
  4. ChefSandyK

    ChefSandyK Member

    You can use metal

    ...but know that this may "marr" the bowl. This would happen with ANY stainless steel bowl, and will not affect the product performance.

    Oct 21, 2005
  5. fruit76loop

    fruit76loop Veteran Member Gold Member

    Stainless Bowls

    There are some things you need to be careful using stainless steel for! Beward of foods high in acid! Never store marinades with citrus juice in your bowls or tomato sauces. The acid reacts with the stainless steel and will change the flavor of the food. And it will also pit your stainless steel.

    I of course will use the ss bowls to mix marinades etc. but I never store high-acidity foods in them.

    And yes, you can use metal tools in the stainless steel bowls. Most people want to purchase these bowls to mix things such as cookies, cakes, breads etc. so they will want to use an electric mixer in them.

    Hope this helps.
    Marlene Bauman
    Independent Sales Director #328380
    The Pampered Chef
    Oct 22, 2005
  6. dianevill

    dianevill Senior Member Gold Member

    Microwave and Stainless Steel Bowls

    I was at a show today and I was mixing some cream cheese in a stainless steel bowl. It was not quite at room temp so it was hard to mix, and the host offered to microwave it. I told her we'd just leave it sit for a little bit and I'd move on with the rest of the recipe. I used my batter bowl for another recipe and didn't have any other bowls. She said I could just microwave it in the stainless steel bowl. What? She said it's fine to microwave a stainless steel bowl, just not aluminum or other alloys. I obviously was very skeptical, but she said she'd buy me a new bowl if mine got wrecked, and wasn't concerned about her microwave. So I told her to go for it, and sure enough, it worked fine! I have never heard of this before (for those of you that got the bowls when they first came out, remember the use and care cards said they were microwave safe - I assumed it was just a mistake, wasn't it?, and then they re-sent the cards with that removed).

    I would never recommend nuking these bowls, but have any of you ever heard of this? I tried to do a google search to see if there was any proof that this practice was safe, but couldn't find anything.


    P.S. Again, I'm not recommending it, just wondering if anyone else has ever heard of this.
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2005
    Oct 22, 2005
  7. its_me_susan

    its_me_susan Senior Member

    I would opt to put the cream cheese in a glass-like cereal bowl before doing that. Is it in the PIG specs now?
    Oct 22, 2005
  8. ChefSandyK

    ChefSandyK Member

    Use and Care Card

    Under "Safeguards"
    * Do not use in microwave, brolier, or on direct heat souce.

    I'm glad it worked once, but I don't think I'd try it.

    Oct 22, 2005
  9. genburk

    genburk Advanced Member Silver Member

    My microwave has a metal rack and was wondering why it could be microwaved while other metals couldn't. Maybe it is true that stainless steel can be microwaved. I have had metal spark in my microwave before, and didn't think any metal could be microwaved, until I got this new microwave with the rack.
    Apr 21, 2007
  10. 4kids4me

    4kids4me Member

    What on earth is the PIG? Really struggling with that one, lol. I know, it's probably something obvious? I'm thinking maybe a Product Instruction Guide??
    Apr 22, 2007
  11. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

    Product Information Guide

    It has to do with the type of metal and the amount of metal/size of microwave. I also think that newer microwaves will handle a little metal, unlike the older models.
    Apr 22, 2007
  12. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

    To be on the safe side, I would NEVER put a SS bowl in the microwave. I know we are covered by insurance, but I'd feel horrible if I ruined a host's microwave.
    Apr 23, 2007
  13. GourmetGirl

    GourmetGirl Senior Member Silver Member

    I have to say for uses such as softening cream cheese I LOVE using the Easy Reads! It proves to everyone just how great and versatile those little things are! I always sells at least 1 set when I microwave or mix something in them!
    Apr 23, 2007
  14. jenniferknapp

    jenniferknapp Legacy Member Gold Member

    I forget about those! I usually end up softening small amounts in the prep bowls or larger amounts in the batter bowls!
  15. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

    I never bring my batter bowls to shows anymore.....they are so darn heavy! I bring the prep bowls, and that sells the whole family of batter bowls. I use the Easy Reads for microwaving stuff, and the SS bowls for mixing.....my kit is so much lighter w/o those batter bowls!
    Apr 23, 2007
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