Mason Cash Bowl Size Comparison Guide

Mason Cash Bowl Size Comparison Guide
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Mason Cash Bowl Size Comparison Guide

Mason Cash has been the choice of home cooks and bakers for centuries. So what’s the story behind Mason Cash? This handy guide will give you a little background about the origin of the Mason Cash mixing bowl and help you determine which size mixing bowl is the right fit for your baking needs.



The origin of Mason Cash can be traced back to the year 1800 to a small church in England. The pottery was run by a series of master potters, with “Bossy” Mason being one of the most notable. Tom Cash acquired the brand in 1901 and renamed the company Mason Cash & Co. While Mason Cash had been producing mixing bowls during the 1800s, it wasn’t until 1901 when the iconic design of the mixing bowl we know and love today was brought to life. Their signature embossed pattern quickly became popular thanks to the thoughtful, innovative design and has been a household name ever since. So what makes these bowls so loved by bakers?


Mason Cash mixing bowls are crafted of high-quality, chip-resistant earthenware. The design of their mixing bowls has been virtually unchanged for over a hundred years, and for good reason. Mason Cash mixing bowls are designed with a wide mouth that sustains kneading and manual mixing while being lightweight enough to hold in one arm. The unique embossed pattern on the exterior and rim of the bowl is for more than just looks - its timeless pattern helps you comfortably grip the outside of the bowl, while the white interior provides a smooth surface for easy mixing. Simply put, they’re the perfect mixing bowl.


You may be wondering what the “S” number markings on the bottom of each Mason Cash bowl mean. Mason Cash offers many different sizes of bowls ranging from about 1 quart to over 10 quarts. The “S” number refers to how many bowls of that size could fit in the kiln at the original factory, so if your bowl has “S18” stamped on the bottom of the bowl, it means that 18 of that particular bowl size could fit in the kiln during firing. Another important thing to note about Mason Cash bowls is that they are handmade, so you may experience slight shade variations from one mixing bowl to another. This is caused by temperature fluctuations in the kiln when being fired. Mason Cash tries to maintain the same temperatures in every production run, but even half a degree can make a slight difference. You can rest assured that these products are 100% genuine.

 Mason Cash Bowl Size Comparison

We’ve broken down each mixing bowl size to help you determine which bowl will best suit your needs.


 Mason Cash Bowl Size Comparison


Mason Cash S4 Mixing Bowl

  • Capacity: 10.5 quarts
  • Diameter: 13.5” (35cm) 
  • Height: 6.75” (17cm)
  • Ideal for large mixing tasks including mixing multiple batches of cookie dough or cake batter. Also makes a great display centerpiece on the kitchen or coffee table!


 Mason Cash Bowl Size Comparison


Mason Cash S6 Mixing Bowl

  • Capacity: 6.3 quarts
  • Diameter: 13” (33cm) 
  • Height: 6.3” (16cm)
  • Ideal for large mixing needs including bread dough and multiple batches of batters or doughs


 Mason Cash Bowl Size Comparison


Mason Cash S9 Mixing Bowl

  • Capacity: 5.3 quarts
  • Diameter: 12.5” (32cm) 
  • Height: 5.9” (15cm)
  • Ideal for mixing bread dough, cookie dough, & pastry mixes


 Mason Cash Bowl Size Comparison


Mason Cash S12 Mixing Bowl

  • Capacity: 4.2 quarts
  • Diameter: 11.5” (29cm) 
  • Height: 5.3” (13.5cm)
  • Ideal for mixing bread or cookie dough, batters, and pastry & pudding mixes


 Mason Cash Bowl Size Comparison


Mason Cash S18 Mixing Bowl

  • Capacity: 2.8 quarts
  • Diameter: 10” (26cm) 
  • Height: 4.75” (12cm)
  • Ideal for mixing cake batter & cookie dough


 Mason Cash Bowl Size Comparison


Mason Cash S24 Mixing Bowl

  • Capacity: 2.1 quarts
  • Diameter: 9.5” (24cm) 
  • Height: 4.3” (11cm)
  • Ideal for mixing cookie dough & pastry mixes


 Mason Cash Bowl Size Comparison


Mason Cash S30 Mixing Bowl

  • Capacity: 1.2 quarts
  • Diameter: 8” (21cm) 
  • Height: 4” (10cm)
  • Ideal for small mixing needs including pudding & cookie dough

Mason Cash mixing bowls can be used for more than just mixing. With a wide range of colors, fun & festive embossed patterns, and varying sizes, these bowls can be used for baking, cooking, serving, and even displayed as kitchen or coffee table centerpieces. Shop our wide selection of mixing bowls and other kitchen products by Mason Cash here. Happy Baking!


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10 months ago
C B willard
22 days ago at 6:26 PM
I need to replace a small Mason Cash bowl that broke. It is the smallest of the nested set, about 5” diameter at the rim. Is that possible?
Everything Kitchens
21 days ago at 8:02 AM
Hey C B Willard, the size you are looking for would be an s48 mixing bowl (a rarer size and not featured in this video). Here is a link to the one we carry

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