I was just getting ready to buy new mixing bowls - enough of our old sets have broken or disfigured that we're missing a nice middle sized one - and we thought we'd like to buy a new set. I was looking at Melamine, like these:
But on the on-going Malamine thread (not the resin but the powder found in Chinese products), it was said that you can't microwave melamine resin. I've verified this by googling. We don't often go directly from mixing to microwave or vice-versa, so perhaps it's not a big deal - just toss it into the one huge corningware we seem to have kept in one piece for the nuking. But I just have the feeling that there is something that is light and easy to use that we wouldn't have to transfer just to nuke.
So the question is what kind of bowls do people like? We have a pyrex one that is just too heavy. Does anybody have any of the new silicone bowls? Can they be microwaved? Any raves about favorite bowls would be much appreciated - steering us away from disasters would be appreciated, as well.