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Meal prepping is arguably one of the messiest tasks in the kitchen. You're slicing vegetables, shredding cheese, and mixing ingredients which really means spilling excess Parmesan, julienned carrots, and salad dressing all over the countertops. But we'll let you in on a little secret: It doesn't have to be this way. In fact, there's a mixing bowl set on Amazon designed with ingenious lids to prevent messes and make cooking a whole lot easier.

The Belwares Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls with Grater set is pretty much a home cook's dream thanks to its clever lid design that lets you shave, grate, and slice food right into the bowl.

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To buy: Belwares Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls, $35 at amazon.com

The set comes with three bowls ranging from small to large and is accompanied with size-appropriate lids. What makes this set unique is that each lid has an opening at the top to insert one of three slicing attachments. And because the insert is universal in the set, you can use the slicing attachment with the large bowl and later for the small bowl, too.

While the bowls are great for meal prepping, they're also a wonderful tool while baking. Just pop off the grating insert and keep the lid on to stir ingredients or mix batter without the splatter. The bowls even have a small pouring spout on the side, a grippy handle, and a non-slip silicone bottom. It's pretty much the trifecta.

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Another nifty feature worth mentioning is that within each bowl, you'll find easy-to-read measurement lines that'll come in handy if you've dirtied all your measuring cups. And because the labels are inside the bowl, the stainless steel set has a stylish, even upscale, exterior.

Bonus: Those who make extra for leftovers will also put these mixing bowls to good use. The lids themselves provide an air-tight seal and come with a BPA-free insert (to replace the food shredding attachment), keeping food fresher for longer.

Once you're done with the bowls, just toss them in the dishwasher for quick cleanup. The nesting bowls are also great for small kitchens because they fit right into each other, taking up minimal space in your cabinets.

The Belwares kitchen mixing bowls are extremely popular on Amazon for obvious reasons, earning them more than 2,500 five-star ratings to date.

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People use them for practically everything in the kitchen, including mixing cheesecake batter and bread dough as well as making homemade applesauce and pureed baby food. Some like to also use it to mix together a marinade, then add meat straight into the bowl to soak in the flavorful liquid. And of course, shoppers use the bowls to grate cheese and slice vegetables, too.

"These should be in every kitchen," wrote one reviewer who appreciates the lid's durability and handle design. "Love the versatility of the pop-out cover with different graters that can be used. "Definitely will order for gifts!"

Another shopper who said these bowls are "definitely a keeper" wrote, "I've collected bowls over the years but never found anything as useful as this one!" A different person who confirmed the quality of the lids said, "They are super sturdy and make shredding right into the bowl a breeze. "

Anyone tired of using up multiple meal prep bowls and measuring items should definitely consider these Belwares stainless steel bowls that are $35 at Amazon.

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