What is the best way to clean an old stainless steel mixing bowl? It has been sitting unsused for several years, has dark spots, scratches, wear and tear. How do I restore and clean this 30 year old mixing bowl?
I just oiled my stainless steel mixing bowl for my bread to rise, but I noticed a black residue on the oiled cloth. Is the bowl safe to use?
I recently broke a friends bowl, he was really nice about it and said it was a good excuse to buy a 10 quart stainless steel bowl. Since I broke his bowl and he’s not rich, I’d obviously like to do the buying. I’ve seen prices from $5 to $120, so I assume there is a quality issue. How do you pick a good one, but keep it in my price range? Any advice or recommendations would be helpful. I’m looking for the cheapest bowl, without it feeling cheap. Thanks!
I love making bread and recently was given a family heirloom. It’s a wooden dough bowl, very simple in design and made of a solid piece of medium-density, unfinished wood. I have usually made my bread in a traditional stainless steel work bowl. I haven’t had the time to try out the wooden bowl, so I thought I would look around online for any specific advantages to this, apparently ancient style of bread-making work bowl.
For one thing, is the seemingly traditional oblong shape of any significance? Is there a specific way in which I should assemble bread doughs in this type of bowl? Also, are bowls with a finish on them any more or less useful? If I were to finish the bowl, should I use an enamel and should it be water or oil based? Other than avoiding too much exposure to moisture, are there any specific ways to care for these types of bowls so that they last longer?
Thanks for any help!