The Best Kitchen Bowl for Pancake and Cake Batters: Pampered Chef

Photo of the Classic Glass Mixing Bowl

My Pampered Chef dream bowl.
My Pampered Chef dream bowl. | Source

Pampered Chef Kitchen Aids

One of the endearing qualities my mother had when she cooked was her habit of picking up new gadgets to ‘play’ with in the kitchen. One of the places she frequented in doing this was the line of Pampered Chef kitchen tools. Maybe it was the word, ‘pampered’ that she really adored. Nevertheless, I inherited many of her kitchen items when she died.

Founded in 1980 by Doris Christopher, Pampered Chef is considered a home party similar to Tupperware parties. However, besides kitchen gadgets they also sell cookbooks and food products. I was unaware that they sold cookbooks, but have tried their food products and found them very tasty. Although I don’t usually enjoy going to product parties, I am always interested in taking a peek at a catalog, even if I don’t end up ordering anything.

The best item that I have inherited from mom’s Pampered Chef collection is her glass mixing bowl. It is a 2-Quart bowl marked on the sides with the measurements. And what I love best is it’s easy pour design.

Pampered Chef mixing bowl:

5 stars for 2-Quart Glass Mixing Bowl

Pancake batter is easy to mix and pour

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Sunday morning: pancake breakfastUsing the classic batter bowl is a direct hit every time.Perfect pancakes with the easy pour spout and handle.
Sunday morning: pancake breakfast
Sunday morning: pancake breakfast | Source
Using the classic batter bowl is a direct hit every time.
Using the classic batter bowl is a direct hit every time. | Source
Perfect pancakes with the easy pour spout and handle.
Perfect pancakes with the easy pour spout and handle. | Source

How to care for your bowl

Caution: it is NOT freezer to oven safe. You must allow the glass to reach room temperature before placing it in the oven. All parts are dishwasher safe, however, and it is advisable to use a nonabrasive cloth on the glass. The abrasive products, such as a Brillo pad, is used it will cut into the glass and damage it.

Why I like the Glass 2-Quart Mixing Bowl

I stopped using a standing mixer when my children were young. After my mixer died I moved to the convenience of storing a hand held mixer. Sure it doesn’t have the power or the selections that a standing mixer has, but it works for me.

What I didn’t like was having to maneuver the bowl in one hand, the rubber spatula in the other and hope my aim was good with the batter going in the direction it was supposed to go in. Imagine the times when something would distract me and moving off my mark one tiny bit brought batter on the counter instead of the pan.

With the Pampered Chef Classic Batter Bowl there is no difficulty with mixing the pancake or cake batter and pouring it easily into wherever it is supposed to go. The handle is comfortable to hold and the spout is wide enough to accommodate any type of batter.

The glass is made strong enough to endure the heat of the oven, microwave and dishwasher; and the cold of the freezer or refrigerator. Yes, you can mix something in this bowl, cover it with the plastic lid that comes with it, and pop it into the freezer until you need it.

With each Pampered Chef product comes a guarantee of satisfaction. There are even some items that have a lifetime warranty. And, it’s easy to see their line of products by going to the website. Who knows…you may even have a Pampered Chef consultant in your area. The corporation is global and extends to Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and now Mexico.

I usually use my mixing bowl for making brownies, cookies, cake batter, muffins and pretty much any type of baked recipes. And, speaking of recipes, the Pampered Chef website has a directory of yummy recipes to try. But, on a Sunday morning, my favorite thing to make is a batch of pancakes. See the photo of how easy and clean it is to pour the batter into the frying pan-no fuss, no mess.

What I like about the 2 Quart Mixing Bowl

Just to summarize the key points about what I like, in case it got lost in the detail of my words:

1. The ease in maneuvering it while mixing and baking.

2. The clear markings for measuring.

3. The handle-strong and easy to grip.

4. The spout-it is so easy to aim and pour.

5. The clean up-dishwasher safe or easy to clean in warm, sudsy water.

6. The storage-doesn't take up any more space than any medium sized serving bowl.

7. The lid-fits nicely and is a safety bonus if mixing gets interrupted.

8. The price-cost about $16 and well worth every penny.

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Comments 16 comments

SandCastles 4 years ago

I like to use a hand held beater myself. I made Shepherd's pie and mashed the potatoes with it-what a pain but lumpy mash isn't that palatable. I actually tried a new recipe and it terrific. I usually cook the meat in the frying pan but this time I used a cast iron pot (it was one of Marco Pierre White's suggestions from his cooking youtube videos-a knorr video) and the beef cooked evenly with no lumps or chunks.


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bridalletter 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

Great review. I love kitchen gadgets. I have so many mixing bowls now and only one that is glass. They are great for making potato salad.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

Denise you are pretty good with these types of hubs.. a little infomercial..lol but to be honest.. I am a guy.. I can't own this stuff.. maybe borrow it from a neighbor.. but own it.. damn yeah no.. I can't.. I have no feminine side.. and if I did .. I'd have to sleep on the sofa..:( wait.. that won't help because it'll still be with me..hmmm... anyhow yeah ..no I can't own one.. but love the hub..:) well not love it... but I will respect it in the morning...:)


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

You know I've been making pancake batter in a plastic jug for years and now I'm going to replace it with a jug like this Denise...love that it has a lid and measurements up the side and it sure looks deep enough to use a hand held mixer in it... great idea thanks so much...wish I'd thought of it long ago...VUAI & shared...cheers


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Sandcastles-it wasn't a 'teflon' cast iron pot was it, LOL Thanks for your comment back in the roaster department, haha. I use a hand held mixer in this glass measuring bowl all the time and it works just fine. Thanks for your comments.

Hi bridalletter-I used to have many more mixing bowls than I have right now. They do come in handy and when you don't have it one has to improvise! Thanks for commenting.

LOL FRANK-YOU'RE KILLING ME HERE ! oh, heck...if you were my neighbor I'd let you borrow mine and wouldn't think any less of you, haha.

Carter-I use mine with a hand held mixer all the time. It works just fine. Get rid of the jug, haha. Time to upgrade! Thanks for the share. :)


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I love Pampered Chef products and many in my kitchen. I also love their parties and recipes. This is a great pitcher for pouring the batter that can sometimes be a little messy. Thanks for the share!


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

I am also a fan of Pampered Chef. You've convinced me that their kitchen bowl would be very practical. I like that it's both oven and freezer safe. (not oven to freezer, though) Now that Pampered Chef is in Mexico, maybe it will eventually get to Peru! I hope so, anyway. Thank you for this interesting and useful review.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I have it and i love it. Thank's. I don't usually have the product, but this time i do.Yea..


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btrbell 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Great hub, great product. I definitely see the advantage to that bowl! Thank you for this informative hub! up+


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Dianna-absolutely right! I would recommend this to any cook.

Vespawoolf-you can easily obtain one via the online ordering. Hopefully, there will soon be Pampered Chef outlets where you live, too. It's fun to see all of the gadgets.

Hi Ruby-thanks for your feedback, haha. Good for you.

Hi Randi-thanks for reading and the vote up. :)


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

A great product review, excellent and informative. I usually mix my batter in a glass bowl but this one with the lip for pouring and the handle is great. Better go shopping this week and get me one of these.

Voted up and more.

Good luck with the contest :)


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Rose-that is what makes this product so great. I hated trying to hold onto a slippery bowl and suspend it in midair as I scraped the batter into the cake pan or fryer (pancakes). This measureing / mixing bowl is a dream. No missing the target and no balancing act. I'm sure you can find one in Wal-Mart or Target. Happy shopping. If you get one you'll never go back to the old way. Thanks for the vote and well wishes-same to you.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Hi Denise,

I have not heard of pampered bowl but my measuring cup is as wonderful as yours ;)

Loved your review


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Ruchira-I'm glad that you have a great mixing bowl and liked my review. Thanks. One correction, to clarify: it is 'Pampered Chef' and they make all sorts of kitchen gadgets that are helpful to the cook. You can look for them online. Thanks for reading. :)


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Mama Kim 8 4 years ago

That bowl in fantastic! I want one ^_^ I sometimes use a 4 cup measuring cup as a "mixing bowl" for the same reasons you love this bowl... I never once thought to actually look for a bowl like that. Voting this up and useful, thank you!


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Mama Kim-I'm so glad that you like this product and it inspired you to look for one to help with your cooking. I can't live without mine now, I'm spoiled, haha. Thanks for the comments and votes. :) Enjoy your weekend.

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