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stainless steel prep bowls

CACook May 8, 2009 10:48 AM

I have looked in alot of places but cannot find stainless steel prep bowls.
I prefer ones with a flat bottom.. want to have all the same size as opposed to mixing bowls.. any recommendations?

I actually envying my cat's food dish so maybe I want to get more of these for my kitchen use, if I can't still find suitable ones..


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    soupkitten May 12, 2009 04:26 PM

    the restaurant supply, or the local asian grocery store. if there is an indian/south asian grocery near you, they sometimes have some of the nicest & most heavyweight stainless ware, including smaller dishes, thali setups, etc.

    1. DiveFan May 12, 2009 03:33 PM

      If you're anywhere near Hayward have a look at the Costco Business Center:

      Have you tried Smart and Final? Unfortunately their useless web site sucks even worse every time I visit ....

      To the OP:
      Where are you?
      What stores didn't have what you want?

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        dmd_kc May 11, 2009 09:49 PM

        My restaurant super-supply store has them in every size imaginable, including several perfect for prep/mise en place. I really need to ditch my glass and Pyrex ones and buy two big sets. I'm tired of breakable stuff in the kitchen -- and I'm a klutz.

        I have a 3-quart stainless one and a cheapo plastic one of the same size with a handle. I use them absolutely constantly, because I'm never afraid of smashing them to pieces.

        1. Gio May 8, 2009 03:00 PM


          Everything for the kitchen you'll ever want.... I recommend them highly.

          P.S. The link may say "mixing bowls" but I assure you they are :
          "5 Oz Condiment Cups & Prep Bowls, Set of 6
          Just scroll down a bit

          1. JK Grence the Cosmic Jester May 8, 2009 02:44 PM

            Definitely go to your local restaurant supply store. They will have steel bowls in any size you imagine.

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            1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester
              bkhuna May 11, 2009 05:36 PM

              I love restaurant supply stores. You can get good buys on basic kitchen tools as well as specialty items that cost many times more in mall cookware stores.

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              toastnjam May 8, 2009 12:58 PM

              I picked some up from County Restaurant Supplies in San Carlos. Flat bottomed, good range of sizes.


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              1. re: toastnjam
                grant.cook May 8, 2009 01:22 PM

                A restaurant supply house or your local Ace Hardware

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                Velda Mae May 8, 2009 12:51 PM

                Sur la Table has a wide selection of stainless bowls with flat bottoms. They're sold individually, as opposed to in sets, so you can get all the same size.

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