29 Nov A Mixing Set to Save Precious Galley Space
I’ve pointed out a few mixing bowl sets, collapsible bowls, measuring cups and so on that I’ve liked in the past. Different people are looking for different things and there is no “one best” solution for every boat.
Here’s one more that combines all your bowl-type things into one nice neat package — great on a boat where space is at such a premium. And one thing that I really like is that you can get it as anywhere from a 5-piece set to a 9-piece set to suit your needs.
Thanks to reader Hilary Helkenn for letting me know about this set from JosephJoseph. Hilary had first seen these bowls as one of those “you might also like” items on Amazon when she was buying the non-stink dish rags that I love. But, in her words,
The reviews were iffy, some readers complaining about the quality. So I didn’t order them then, but found them shopping and couldn’t resist. While they ARE plastic, the thickness of plastic is actually very nice. I am THRILLED with them. The largest bowl is big enough for cookies or bread, but still reasonable to store. And let’s face it…they are just cheerful and happy and fun!
The full set of nine, shown, includes both a stainless strainer and a colander, as well as a small and large mixing bowl and five measuring cups. The bowls have non-slip bottoms and all the pieces “snap” together for storage. The large bowl diameter is just under 9″ and the whole set is about 4-1/2″ high.
Buy these from:
- Amazon, which has sets from 5 pieces (measuring cups only) to 9 pieces. Interestingly, when I looked at them, the 8-piece set cost more than the 9-piece. There are several offers that include free shipping in the US.
- JosephJoseph web site has 7- and 9-piece sets. No free shipping unless you buy some other things to total over $75 (in the US) and the prices are slightly higher than on Amazon.
It also comes in a stainless set — the bowls, sieve and colander, not the measuring cups — for about double the price. This is available only on the JosephJoseph web site.
A year ago, when I was equipping Barefoot Gal‘s galley, I bought the 9-piece set and have been generally pleased with it. If I had it to do over again, I’d opt for the 7-piece set as I’d prefer a medium bowl to the large one, and I don’t use the sieve and colander since I have a Kuhn-Rikon Multi-Pot (the strainer in the lid is genius).