Most people are familiar with the old trick of putting parchment paper or butcher's paper between mixing bowls or other stacked kitchen gear to keep them from scratching one another, but this tip helps you protect your ceramic or glass mixing bowls while still saving space by nesting them inside one another. Just lay down a square potholder at the bottom of each bowl to cushion the bottom one from the one cradled inside.
There are plenty of different ways to accomplish this with whatever cloth or soft material you may have lying around, but the square potholder works so well because it's small enough to fit in the bottom of most mixing bowls. Plus, if your kitchen is anything like mine, you probably have too many potholders lying around doing nothing.
It's a quick, simple trick, and they're usually thin enough to not add much height to the bowls so they can slide right back in a drawer or cabinet. Just remember to take the potholder out before you start pouring in ingredients.
Do this already, or have a similar trick you use? Share it in the comments below.
How To...Protect Mixing Bowls [The Orderly Diva]