Number 7 on the list of essential tools. From fresh whipped cream, hollandaise sauce, to homemade vinaigrettes everyone needs a sturdy mixing bowl. We recommend an aluminum or metal bowl for the transference of heat and cold as mentioned in previous entries (i.e. hollandaise sauce & whipped cream). The size is something to consider as well. We own two 2 quart bowls that stack nicely, which when storage is a commodity. The bowls are a small investment , but in our kitchen they get used very frequently. We are featuring a lemon and fresh thyme vinaigrette for our recipe this round. With spring, a light citrus dressing lends itself to a mixed green salad or fresh cut veggies.