Forks, spoons, knives, plates, bowls. Odds are you have each of these already in your home. Types of kitchen bowls may vary depending on use and can serve a specific purpose, but first, it’s time to start appreciating the value of a wooden bowl.
The first type of bowl you may already have in your kitchen is a steel bowl. Steel bowls are both lightweight and durable, and they won’t retain flavors or smells like plastic bowls, making them great for mixing, or if you have ones that come with lids, great for transporting or saving your food.
If you are the type of person that microwaves a lot of food, then a glass bowl is what you need. Glass bowls, like steel, will not soak up past flavors or odors. Springing for a tempered glass bowl will add durability, helping prevent chips or shatters. Larger sized glass bowls can also be used for mixing salads or doughs and can help collect ingredients before you start cooking.
Whereas steel and glass bowls won’t retain flavors and odors, a wooden bowl will. Using a wooden bowl exclusively for salads, for instance, can add a bit more flavor to each of your salads by soaking in some ingredients.
Nothing compares to the look of a handcrafted wooden bowl, either. Each bowl has a unique pattern and color, each depending on the type of wood. Choices range from Beech, Oak, or Maple, all coming in a variety of custom shapes and sizes. At Holland Bowl Mill, we will also personalize and engrave any bowl we sell at no added cost.
As useful as your steel and glass bowls are in the kitchen, the style and function of either cannot stand up to a wooden bowl. Plus, as long as your wooden bowl is well cared for, it will last for generations. Find out more about wooden bowls by visiting the Holland Bowl Mill showroom at 120 James Street in Holland, or give us a call at (616) 396-6513.