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With Instagram feeds bouncing between amateur bakers perfecting their sourdough and seasoned home chefs taking on Claire Saffitz-level dessert projects, we wouldn’t blame you if you’ve decided to spend the remainder of quarantine hunting down the yeast and flour you need to join the fun. While those baking supplies might be harder to find, other essentials, like mixing bowls, are not — and, what’s more, can be yours at a discount if you know where to look. Case-in-point: This quintessential set of sleek mixing bowls (that you can use for many kitchen tasks beyond baking), which is 20-percent-off at Sur La Table right now. Each of the three bowls has a nonstick rubber base, ensuring they’ll stay in place as you vigorously mix and whisk. Plus, they nest together, making them easy to store. And their three different sizes will cover any recipe you want to tackle, whether it be tempering chocolate, making cookie dough, or whipping up a batch of weekday pancakes for one.
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