It’s amazing how much you can accomplish with just a few basic mixing and measuring tools. Let’s break them down:
2 mixing bowls:
We suggest microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowls because of their versatility. Note: Plastics can release chemicals (hormone disruptors) into food when scratched and/or heated in a microwave.
- Large – About 10-inch diameter.
- Medium – About 8-inch diameter. Purchase individually or as part of a set that also includes the large bowl. (The set might also include a small bowl, but if not, use a cereal or soup bowl for that purpose.)
Our large and medium bowls are actually part of an inexpensive set of four:
2 sets of measuring utensils:
- Measuring cups – Separate measuring cups for dry and liquid ingredients are recommended.
a) Use a metal or plastic set of “dry” measuring cups, with at least 4 sizes: 1 cup, 1/2 cup 1/3 cup, and 1/4 cup. Although they can be used for liquid items too, they must be filled completely to the top.
b) A 2-cup (16-ounce) liquid measuring cup or an inexpensive set that includes both a 1-cup (8-ounce) and a 2-cup (16-ounce) size are best. We recommend tempered glass (e.g. Pyrex®), which can be heated in the microwave.
- Measuring spoons – Metal or plastic sets should include at least 4 sizes: 1 tablespoon, 1 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon and 1/4 teaspoon. Sets that also come with 1/2 tablespoon, 1/8 teaspoon, and a pinch are available and useful.