Product Design

A Sneak Peek at Our New Five Two Mixing Bowls

Get ready to mix it up!

December 14, 2018

Just as we were gearing up to flex our serious holiday unwrapping skills, the prototypes for our brand-new Five Two mixing bowls arrived. And we couldn't be more eager to share them!

Thanks to more than 4,000 of you, we had plenty of guidance for how these puppies should look and feel:

  • You were into the classics, voting in spades for a set of three: small, medium, and large.
  • An overwhelming majority said "yes, please" to a pour spout.
  • The ideal bowls, you reported, would be shallow and wide, rather than tall and narrow.

A few details are still up in the air (like the specific shape and size of said pour spout) but co-founders Amanda and Merrill are ready to take the prototypes home to their kitchens for proper battle-testing.

Our extra special mixing bowls—the finalized versions!—will be available in early 2019. In the meantime, let us know what you think of the prototypes in the comments, and don't forget to follow along on Instagram with the #f52byyou tag to see what's cooking in the Five Two kitchen.

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Ella Quittner is a contributing writer and the Absolute Best Tests columnist at Food52. She covers food, travel, wellness, lifestyle, home, novelty snacks, and internet-famous sandwiches. You can follow her on Instagram @equittner, or Twitter at @ellaquittner. She also develops recipes for Food52, and has a soft spot for all pasta, anything spicy, and salty chocolate things.


Lizzy December 29, 2021
I really like these bowls, but cannot justify buying them if they come packaged in so much plastic.
Lizzy December 29, 2021
You are a modern company and you should and can do better packaging with less plastic!
Lizzy December 29, 2021
That amount of plastic is absolutely disgusting. Our oceans are filling up with Microplastics. We cannot keep living this way. When I receive dishes from Emma Bridgewater all the way from England, they were packed in compressed corrugated cardboard and nothing got broken. Come on be the change! You modern company and you can do better. Tell your suppliers to do better too.
Alexandra H. December 29, 2021
Yes, I would LOVE a set of these bowls in the original colors! Please bring them back, Food52! :)
Jennifer December 28, 2021
Yes, please bring these back! I would LOVE a set of these in my kitchen.
neraK December 4, 2021
Please bring these bowls back! I think this is the one Dorie is using on her latest video?
Ciao C. May 30, 2019
I’m curious as to why the inside of the bowls aren’t curved at the base. A crease in the shape might allow ingredients to be left behind during the mixing. A smooth curve between the base and sidewall eliminates that from happening.
g3davis May 25, 2019
Anxiously waiting their arrival!
Alexandra H. May 2, 2019
Love the bowl with a single black stripe around top! Beauties!
Theresa L. May 2, 2019
A set of three with different stripe styles as shown would be really fun & unlike anything on the market ~ go for it! For the largest bowl just glaze the rim to keep the base as slip-free as possible. I love wide & shallow but wonder if they are a bit too shallow. Keep having fun!
Eliana March 20, 2019
I like the shallow bowls, maybe add some texture to the bottom for better handling. I’m always scared mine will slip from my hands being too smooth. The lines on the rim look good.
Marian B. February 25, 2019
How do you wash wooden spoons? Can you put them into the dishwasher?
Ella Q. February 26, 2019
Hi Marian, We don't recommend putting wooden spoons in the dishwasher—too much water will damage the wood. Best to wash by hand with warm water and mild soap after each use, then dry well with a kitchen towel.
Lizzy February 25, 2019
Beautiful products. I have been very pleased with everything I have ordered. However, watching that video on unpacking the prototype mixing bowls made me wanna cry. All that one use plastic! I had a whole box of ceramics sent from Emma Bridgewater in England and everything arrived intact and it was only wrapped in brown paper and padded with brown paper rolled up. Why are you so far behind?
Linda I. February 24, 2019
The pantry mixing bowls are far and away my favorites; nice and deep so no splashing and with a pour spout. What's not to love? I like the stripe and the retro look to the prototypes but they are far too wide and flat to beat anything thin without having it over the edge.
Lazyretirementgirl February 24, 2019
The bowls look nice. A couple of questions- are they light for their size, like the Mason & Cash bowls and what if the capacity of each ( in fluid ounces). Also, sold only as a set, or could we buy onesies? Thanks!
Ella Q. February 24, 2019
Yes, they're relatively light like Mason Cash—we're working on keeping them that way, while still ensuring they can withstand tough use! We don't have final capacities to share yet, as the shapes are still being finalized (as are the details around whether they'll sell in sets, or singles and sets)—we'll keep everyone posted as more details become fixed! We're so excited to share them with you all :)
Vanessa K. December 17, 2018
I've never used mixing bowl with such steep side walls. I'm curious why that particular shape was chose over a more rounded one.
Nancy December 16, 2018
Half of a longish video spent on opening cardboard boxes?