REVIEW – If you’re building your kitchen arsenal, the LUXEAR 14 Piece Mixing Bowl set may be something to consider for your meal prep, storage, and organization needs! I’ve been testing them for several weeks in a variety of situations to assess their strengths and weaknesses. Let’s cook some stuff and find out more!
What is it?
The LUXEAR 14 piece mixing bowl set ia set of stackable, storable plastic bowls & lids that are microwaveable and dishwasher safe.
What’s in the box?
You get 6 bowls with 6 clear lids. The biggest lid also includes a removable pair of salad spoons that can be clipped together and used as a pair of tongs. Bowl sizes range from 0.21 quarts (0.8 cups) to 6.87 quarts (27.5 cups) in the largest size.
- BPA Free
- Freezer safe (to -4 degrees F)
- Dishwasher safe
- Microwave safe (to 230 degrees F)
Design and features
The Luxear 14 Piece Mixing Bowl set is designed to pack a lot of utility into a compact (and realtively inexpensive) storage space. You get a total of 6 plastic bowls and corresponding lids that take up most of my kitchen counter…
… but all the bowls and lids nest inside each other for convenient storage in a footprint that’s roughly 11.5″ by 11.5″ by 6.5″ tall. It’s lovely if you’re in a small kitchen/cooking area where space is at a premium.
Here’s a shot with the top two lids off so you can see how everything nests inside the stack. You’ve got all sorts of sizes (0.21QT, 1.06QT, 2.01QT, 3.38QT, 4.86QT, 6.87QT) with corresponding lids that seal tight for storage in your fridge or freezer.
The second-largest lid comes with a serving spoon & fork that snap into a molded slot in the lid.
The spoon has a tab that fits into the fork so that they nest together for compact storage…
… which you can reverse to create a set of serving tongs!
The bowls and lids are made from a thick, durable plastic that is non toxic, BPA free, food safe and odor resistant. The material is designed for refrigerator storage, freezer storage, and microwave use.
When it comes to food prep, I love the LUXEAR 14-Piece Mixing Bowls for storage and ingredient organization. The variety of sizes is great for all sorts of applications, like parsing out nuts for baking as I have done here.
I used one of larger bowls to store a ham bone and trimmings for soup after carving up the ham for one of our holiday affairs. The bowl seals are nice and tight, and held up just fine for 4-5 days in the fridge.
We also put the big bowl to use for a family gathering, whipping up a salad for 10 people and putting the built-in tongs to use.
The thick plastic bowls have a little flexibility, but still feel substantial enough that you can kick them around a bit, Here I am chopping onions and storing them for a future recipe. I found that the bowls don’t retain any funky smells after hand washing and/or dishwaser cleaning.
This was a recent prep session for making frittata, with an assortment of vegetables getting stored in the bowl. I also whisked up some eggs for that dish (second pic below) with a plastic whisk and saw no issues with scratches or residue after cleaning.
I did, however, see an issue with the dishwasher. This particular bowl got stuck between two plates when it shifted while the dishwasher was running, which has resulted in a permanent oblong shape to the bowl. It will conform to the lid size if you force it, but I was a little dissappointed with the warping. I did not see this in other situations where the bowls had plenty of space in the dishwasher, but I’d probably stick to hand-washing from here on out.
Seals on the lids are nice and tight, so I have no issues to report there. The variety of sizes is great for a range of applications including freezing, but I would probably hold off on using them in the microwave given the dishwasher experience.
The product promotional materials do mention baking quite a bit, but keep in mind that this is for baking preparation, not actual cooking. I feel like the use of metal/silicone tools are fine based on my experience, but I would suggest avoiding metal tools for fear of scratching the bowls.
What I like
- Flexible range of sizes
- Durable, thick plastic
- Built-in salad tongs are a nice plus
What I’d change
- I don’t know that I trust them for high heat applications
If you’re looking for a variety of bowls for meal prep and ingredient storage, I would strongly recommend the LUXEAR 14-Piece Mixing Bowl set as a solid starter kit. The range of sizes, durable BPA-free plastic, and relatively low price makes them a winner for a bunch of kitchen applications. I would just be careful about using them in high heat applications given my experience.