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SS Bowls vs. Batter Bowls

pcjulie

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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
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MSmith

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Apr 22, 2005
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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.
 
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noradawn

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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.
 

ChefSandyK

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Aug 7, 2005
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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.

Sandy
 

fruit76loop

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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.
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dianevill

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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.

Diane

P.S. Again, I'm not recommending it, just wondering if anyone else has ever heard of this.
 
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its_me_susan

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dianevill said:
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?)

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.

Diane

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

ChefSandyK

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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.

Sandy
 

genburk

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Jul 14, 2006
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dianevill said:
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.

Diane

P.S. Again, I'm not recommending it, just wondering if anyone else has ever heard of this.

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.
 

4kids4me

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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??
 

BethCooks4U

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4kids4me said:
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??
Product Information Guide

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.
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.
 

raebates

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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.
 

GourmetGirl

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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!
 

jenniferknapp

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GourmetGirl said:
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!

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

ChefBeckyD

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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!
 
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