Food Prep Bowls

  • $19.95
    Our versatile melamine bowls come with airtight lids, making them ideal for storing ingredients as well as mixing and serving sauces, condiments and other recipes. With their secure seals, these bowls also work well for transporting dishes to picnics and potlucks. Set of three bowls and lids in graduated sizes. Made of ultra-durable, BPA-free melamine. Transparent plastic lids provide airtight food storage and secure transport. Will not react with acidic ingredients. Dishwasher-safe bowls nest for easy storage.
  • Sugg. Price $24.95 Our Price $19.96
    Eight glass bowls in two handy sizes facilitate mise en place , the staging of premeasured ingredients for fast and flawless execution of any recipe. We also love them for serving sauces, dips, olives and more. Made of durable, flavor-neutral tempered glass. Two sizes accommodate a range of ingredients, from pinches of salt and herbs to chopped onions. Suitable for hot or cold foods. Microwavable and freezer safe. Stackable for compact storage. Set includes four 5.5-oz.-cap. bowls and four 12-oz.-cap. bowls. 5.5-oz.-cap. bowls: 3 1/2" diam., 1 1/2" high. 12-oz.-cap. bowls: 4 3/4" diam., 2" high. Made in USA.
  • Sugg. Price $31.80 Sale $19.99
    With their gorgeous copper exteriors, our mini prep bowls add a lustrous look to everyday meal prep. Designed after the heavy-duty prep bowls in restaurant kitchens, they're suitable for mixing and prepping ingredients, and storing foods in the refrigerator. Their flat base provides stability and balance in a busy kitchen, and their shiny exterior allows them to work as serving vessels when needed. Made of sturdy, heavy-gauge stainless steel. 1-cup capacity perfect for small prep tasks. Copper-plated finish on the exterior. Mix and prep ingredients, or use as a small serving vessel. Sold individually or as a set of 4.
  • Sugg. Price $59.95 Our Price $47.96
    We collaborated with Brooklyn-based baker and Flour Shop founder Amirah Kassem to create a set of lidded mixing bowls that replicates the bright, joyful hues of her famous Rainbow Cake. Perfect for parties, picnics, crafts projects and baking prep, it makes a great gift and nests for compact storage. Set of six bowls and lids in graduated sizes. Includes Pink, Orange, Yellow, Green, Turquoise and Purple colors. BPA-free lids keep contents fresh. Dishwasher safe.
  • Sugg. Price $39.95 Our Price $31.96
    You can never have too many bowls for prepping or combining ingredients. This set includes a full range of sizes – ten in all – for holding everything from a few strands of saffron to all the ingredients for a cake. Perfectly simple in design, they're useful as serving pieces too. Made in the USA of durable tempered glass. Ten sizes accommodate a range of ingredients. Suitable for hot or cold foods. Microwavable. Simple design lets them pair with any dinnerware for table service. Stackable for compact storage.
  • Sugg. Price $79.95 Our Price $63.96
    These thick, durable stainless-steel bowls come with plastic lids, making them handy for storing and transporting foods as well as mixing and prep work. Extra-thick 18/10 stainless steel with brushed finish. White plastic lids for airtight food storage. Dishwasher safe. Set of three bowls in 1 1/2, 3 and 5-qt. cap. A Williams Sonoma exclusive.
  • Sugg. Price $129.95 Our Price $103.96
    Blend, stir and prep in polished style with these durable stainless-steel mixing bowls finished in copper. Each bowl features a flat bottom for stability, and our signature stamp along the beveled edge. Custom plastic lids provide an airtight seal for food storage. Set of three nesting bowls and lids in graduated sizes. 18/10 stainless steel with copper exterior. BPA-free plastic lids keep contents fresh.
  • Sugg. Price $79.95 Our Price $63.96
    Blend, stir and prep in style with these durable mixing bowls in brushed stainless steel. Each bowl features a flat bottom for stability, and our signature stamp along the beveled edge. Custom plastic lids provide an airtight seal for food storage. Set of three nesting bowls and lids in graduated sizes. 18/10 stainless steel with brushed exterior finish. BPA-free plastic lids keep contents fresh.
  • Sugg. Price $49.95 Our Price $39.96 $39.99
    These melamine bowls come with airtight lids, making them ideal for storing foods in the refrigerator as well as mixing and serving. With their secure seal, these bowls work well for taking food to picnics and potlucks too. Set of six bowls and lids in graduated sizes. Made of super-durable, BPA-free melamine with nonslip bases. Transparent plastic lids for airtight food storage and transport. Will not react with acidic ingredients for truest flavor. Bowls nest for easy storage.
  • Sugg. Price $39.95 Our Price $31.96
    Chuck Williams discovered these tempered glass bowls in Paris more than 40 years ago, and our customers have put them to good use ever since. This special set includes three of the most popular sizes, handy for everything from mixing cake batter to prepping vegetables, plus flexible lids for stackable storage and spill-free transport. Perfectly simple in design, the bowls are useful as casual serving pieces too. Suitable for hot or cold foods. BPA-free plastic lids. Three sizes nest for compact storage. Microwavable; freezer and dishwasher safe. Bowls made in USA; lids made in France. Set of three, one of each size.
  • Sugg. Price $19.95 Sale $11.99
    Indispensable for preparing large quantities or serving a crowd, our tempered-glass bowls handle a variety of tasks, from mixing batches of cookie dough to tossing enough salad for a dinner party. Durable and elegantly simple, each doubles as a serving piece. Made in USA and France of durable tempered glass. Generous sizes are ideal for preparing batches of batters, doughs, salads and more. Suitable for hot or cold foods. Simple design pairs any casual dinnerware for table service.
  • Sugg. Price $8.95 $98.75 Our Price $7.16 $89.95
    Our stainless-steel bowls are modeled after the heavy-duty ones used in restaurant kitchens for everything from mixing ingredients to kneading dough to storing foods in the refrigerator. Made of sturdy, thick-gauge stainless steel with a polished finish. Capacity is marked inside bowls for easy reading. Nesting sizes for compact storage. Dishwasher safe.
  • Sugg. Price $69.95 Sale $39.99
    Our terracotta mixing bowls are adorned with a subtle hexagon pattern that creates an elegant hand-etched look. A dark navy glaze with a high-shine finish makes them equally suited to meal prep and serving. Two versatile sizes and extremely durable construction make them long-lasting everyday essentials. Set includes one small bowl and one large bowl. Made of glazed terracotta. Dishwasher safe. Made in Portugal.
  • Sugg. Price $49.95 Sale $39.99
    These melamine bowls come with airtight lids, making them ideal for storing foods in the refrigerator as well as mixing and serving. With their secure seal, these bowls work well for taking food to picnics and potlucks, too. Set of six bowls and lids in graduated sizes. Made of super-durable, BPA-free melamine with nonslip bases. Transparent plastic lids for airtight food storage and transport. Will not react with acidic ingredients for truest flavor. Bowls nest for easy storage.
  • Sugg. Price $16.95 $49.95 Sale $9.99 $24.99
    With their gorgeous copper exteriors, our all-purpose mixing bowls add a lustrous look to everyday kitchen prep. Designed after the heavy-duty bowls in restaurant kitchens, they're suitable for mixing ingredients, kneading breads and storing foods in the refrigerator. Their flat base provides stability and balance during vigorous mixing. Made of sturdy, heavy-gauge stainless steel. Copper-plated finish on the exterior. Bowls come in multiple sizes and nest for compact storage. Set of 3 includes 3 1/2-qt., 5 1/2-qt. and 7 1/2-qt. bowls. Set of 5 includes 1 1/2-qt., 3 1/2-qt., 5 1/2-qt., 7 1/2-qt. and 10 1/2-qt. bowls.
  • Sugg. Price $4 $16 Our Price $3.20 $12.80
    Perfect for serving everything from olives and cocktail nuts to ice-cream toppings, our sturdy, affordable porcelain bowls are designed for relaxed entertaining and everyday meals. Their classic white color shows off your food beautifully—and is great for mixing and matching with other dinnerware and serving pieces. Part of our Open Kitchen collection, developed exclusively for Williams Sonoma. Made of high-fired porcelain. Microwavable and dishwasher safe. Set of four.
  • Sugg. Price $49.95 Our Price $39.96
    These melamine bowls come with airtight lids, making them ideal for storing foods in the refrigerator as well as mixing and serving. With their secure seal, these bowls work well for taking food to picnics and potlucks too. Set of six bowls and lids in graduated sizes. Made of super-durable, BPA-free melamine with nonslip bases. Transparent plastic lids for airtight food storage and transport. Will not react with acidic ingredients for truest flavor. Bowls nest for easy storage.
  • Sugg. Price $49.95 Sale $39.99
    These melamine bowls come with airtight lids, making them ideal for storing foods in the refrigerator as well as mixing and serving. With their secure seal, these bowls work well for taking food to picnics and potlucks, too. Set of six bowls and lids in graduated sizes. Made of super-durable, BPA-free melamine with nonslip bases. Transparent plastic lids for airtight food storage and transport. Will not react with acidic ingredients for truest flavor. Bowls nest for easy storage.
  • Sugg. Price $49.95 Our Price $39.96
    These melamine bowls come with airtight lids, making them ideal for storing foods in the refrigerator as well as mixing and serving. With their secure seal, these bowls work well for taking food to picnics and potlucks too. Set of six bowls and lids in graduated sizes. Made of super-durable, BPA-free melamine with nonslip bases. Transparent plastic lids for airtight food storage and transport. Will not react with acidic ingredients for truest flavor. Bowls nest for easy storage.
  • Sugg. Price $32.95 Our Price $26.36
    Essential equipment for cooks and bakers – big and little alike – our lightweight, durable melamine bowls are an asset in any kitchen. Each has a nonslip rubber ring on its base to help hold the bowl steady during enthusiastic mixing. Made of lightweight, durable melamine in bright, cheerful colors. Won't react with acidic foods, so flavors stay true. Easy-grip handle. Contoured spout makes it easy to pour batter onto a griddle or into a baking pan. Footed base has a nonslip ring for added stability when mixing. Bowls nest for compact storage. Set of three includes one of each size, 2-, 3-, and 4-qt. cap. BPA free.
  • Sugg. Price $32.95 Our Price $26.36
    Essential equipment for cooks and bakers – big and little alike – our lightweight, durable melamine bowls are an asset in any kitchen. Each has a nonslip rubber ring on its base to help hold the bowl steady during enthusiastic mixing. Made of lightweight, durable melamine in bright, cheerful colors. Won't react with acidic foods, so flavors stay true. Easy-grip handle. Contoured spout makes it easy to pour batter onto a griddle or into a baking pan. Footed base has a nonslip ring for added stability when mixing. Bowls nest for compact storage. Set of three includes one of each size, 2-, 3-, and 4-qt. cap.
  • Sugg. Price $49.95 Our Price $39.96
    These melamine bowls come with airtight lids, making them ideal for storing foods in the refrigerator as well as mixing and serving. With their secure seal, these bowls work well for taking food to picnics and potlucks, too. Set of six bowls and lids in graduated sizes. Made of super-durable, BPA-free melamine with nonslip bases. Transparent plastic lids for airtight food storage and transport. Will not react with acidic ingredients for truest flavor. Bowls nest for easy storage.
  • Sugg. Price $49.95 Our Price $39.96
    These melamine bowls come with airtight lids, making them ideal for storing foods in the refrigerator as well as mixing and serving. With their secure seal, these bowls work well for taking food to picnics and potlucks, too. Set of six bowls and lids in graduated sizes. Made of super-durable, BPA-free melamine with nonslip bases. Transparent plastic lids for airtight food storage and transport. Will not react with acidic ingredients for truest flavor. Bowls nest for easy storage.
  • Sugg. Price $49.95 Our Price $39.96
    These melamine bowls come with airtight lids, making them ideal for storing foods in the refrigerator as well as mixing and serving. With their secure seal, these bowls work well for taking food to picnics and potlucks too. Set of six bowls and lids in graduated sizes. Made of super-durable, BPA-free melamine with nonslip bases. Transparent plastic lids for airtight food storage and transport. Will not react with acidic ingredients for truest flavor. Bowls nest for easy storage.
  • Sugg. Price $49.95 Our Price $39.96
    These melamine bowls come with airtight lids, making them ideal for storing foods in the refrigerator as well as mixing and serving. With their secure seal, these bowls work well for taking food to picnics and potlucks, too. Set of six bowls and lids in graduated sizes. Made of super-durable, BPA-free melamine with nonslip bases. Transparent plastic lids for airtight food storage and transport. Will not react with acidic ingredients for truest flavor. Bowls nest for easy storage.
  • Sugg. Price $49.95 Sale $39.99
    These melamine bowls come with airtight lids, making them ideal for storing foods in the refrigerator as well as mixing and serving. With their secure seal, these bowls work well for taking food to picnics and potlucks, too. Set of six bowls and lids in graduated sizes. Made of super-durable, BPA-free melamine with nonslip bases. Transparent plastic lids for airtight food storage and transport. Will not react with acidic ingredients for truest flavor. Bowls nest for easy storage.
  • Sugg. Price $49.95 Our Price $39.96
    These melamine bowls come with airtight lids, making them ideal for storing foods in the refrigerator as well as mixing and serving. With their secure seal, these bowls work well for taking food to picnics and potlucks, too. Set of six bowls and lids in graduated sizes. Made of super-durable, BPA-free melamine with nonslip bases. Transparent plastic lids for airtight food storage and transport. Will not react with acidic ingredients for truest flavor. Bowls nest for easy storage.
  • Sugg. Price $30 $40 Our Price $24 $32
    Clean, classic lines and a neutral color make this sturdy serving bowl the perfect choice for relaxed gatherings with family and friends. Mixing and matching easily with other dinnerware and serving pieces, the versatile white earthenware shows off your favorite recipes beautifully. Part of our Open Kitchen collection, developed exclusively for Williams Sonoma. Made of glazed earthenware. Integral loop handles make the bowl easy to carry. Microwaveable and dishwasher safe.
  • Sugg. Price $19.95 Sale $9.99
    As beautiful as it is practical, this open bowl keeps up salt at your fingertips beside the stove or on the table. Handcrafted of richly grained olive wood with an oil finish, it has a rounded interior for easy one-handed use, even when the salt gets low. Turned from olive wood, each bowl has a unique grain pattern. Finished with food-safe beeswax. Handcrafted by Bérard, maker of fine wood products since 1892.
  • Sugg. Price $59.95 Sale $45.99
    Inspired by hand woven baskets, our stoneware mixing bowls brings a balance of textural warmth and modern style to the kitchen. Perfect for prepping foods and stylish enough to be used as serving pieces, the set of bowls includes two versatile sizes. Set of two, one large and one small. Made of durable stoneware. Hand trimmed and finished with a shiny white glaze. Microwavable and dishwasher safe.
  • Sugg. Price $5 $20 Our Price $4 $16
    The perfect everyday dishes, our sturdy, affordable porcelain bowls are designed for relaxed meals with family and friends. Their classic white color shows off your food beautifully—and is great for mixing and matching with other dinnerware and serving pieces. Perfect for hot or cold cereals, these versatile white bowls also work well for serving ice cream, berries or other fresh fruits. Part of our Open Kitchen collection, developed exclusively for Williams Sonoma. Made of high-fired porcelain. Microwavable and dishwasher safe. Set of four.
  • $73.95
    The perfect extra for your KitchenAid stand mixer, this see-through glass work bowl makes it easy to get a close-up view of company’s famous planetary mixing. The vintage-style tempered-glass bowl also features a handle and spout for convenient pouring – plus measurement markings to help ensure precision baking. 5-qt. glass bowl locks to the base of your mixer. Durable tempered glass construction is heatproof and shock resistant. Gives you an extra work bowl for carrying out multiple tasks in rapid succession without stopping to wash a bowl. Interior measurement markings in 2-cup increments with metric increments on opposite side of bowl. Bowl holds up to 12 cups or 96 oz. Handle and spout simplify pouring batters into baking pans. Compatible with all KitchenAid 5-qt. tilt-head mixers.

Whip Up Something Special with Food Prep Bowls

Every recipe utilizes a variety of ingredients to make the flavors pop. Whip up a simple appetizer or an elaborate baked treat with ease by stocking your kitchen with food prep bowls of various sizes and materials. A bowl is one of the most versatile items you can add to your kitchen collection. Check out the entire collection of prep bowls available at Williams Sonoma to discover the ones that will become the workhorses of your daily dinner.

Ways to Use Food Prep Bowls

Before you can decide which food prep bowls make the best choice for your kitchen collection, it is essential to consider how you'll be using the bowls. Because they are so versatile, food prep bowls can be used to:

  • Pre-measure Ingredients
  • Serve Dipping Sauces
  • Store Leftovers
  • Marinade Meat
  • Mix Ingredients

Tips for Selecting Food Prep Bowls

With so many different bowls to choose from at Williams Sonoma, it can be helpful to take a couple of key factors into consideration:

  • Material: Prep bowls come in many different materials, including metal, glass, plastic and melamine among the most popular. Glass bowls provide a clear view of the items you store inside. Metal bowls are easy to clean and hold up to many years of use. When you're looking for something lightweight, plastic is a phenomenal option.
  • Size: The way you plan to use the bowl goes a long way toward determining which size is the best fit. Small bowls are ideal for measuring out spices while large bowls provide a great place to whip up homemade icing.
  • Lids: When storing leftovers is key, food prep bowls with matching lids are one of the most useful tools. They allow you to marinade meats overnight or go from mixing a sauce to storing it for use later without getting two different containers dirty.
  • Special Features: Sometimes, it is the little things that set a bowl apart from the rest. Integrated pour spouts, handles and the ability to store nested inside one another are just a couple features you may find that make a bowl the ideal choice.

When it comes to food prep bowls, one is never enough. Make sure to stock up on bowls, covering the bases on all sizes. Once your kitchen is stocked, consider making a fresh set of prep bowls a thoughtful gift idea for a new homeowner or newlywed in your life. Keep it basic or choose a more decorative option. A large food prep bowl even acts as a great basket for a larger gift ensemble. Fill one with measuring cups, measuring spoons, kitchen utensils or even a few dishcloths and present it to a loved one.