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Old 05-24-2007, 12:34 AM   #11
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Question 1, what happened to the bowl you want to replace?

If it's Tupperware and you still have it, you could contact a Tupperware rep and get a replacement at no cost or for very little cost.
The bottom is peeling. The plastic (or whatever it is) is sort of bubbling up and peeling apart. It can still be used, I guess, but I worry about that stuff getting in the food. And no, I do not use it in the microwave or put hot food in it. The bowl has to be about 15-20 years old and is used often in the summer.



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Is there some reason your bowl has to be the exact size as the one you want to replace? Does it really matter if it is a bit bigger or smaller?
The bowl could be a bit bigger (14 cup) but I wouldn't want more than that. I already have two smaller bowls that are probably 10 cup. Then I have a larger one which is probably 16-20 cup. The 12 cup bowl is just the perfect size for some of my salads and desserts. The other bowls are too small or too big.


I think I'll contact Tupperware and ask them if I can get a replacement. If I can't, maybe they can help me find something similar to what I already have. I was just hoping to get something soon.
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Old 05-24-2007, 12:40 AM   #12
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I think I'll contact Tupperware and ask them if I can get a replacement. If I can't, maybe they can help me find something similar to what I already have. I was just hoping to get something soon.
This is your best first avenue. Since you seem to have not used it improperly (microwave, etc.), you should have a good chance of getting it replaced with a "like" piece. Otherwise, you might want to measure other containers and calculate the volume of them. Or, at least, the approximate volume, which should be enough for your purposes.

Good luck with contacting Tupperware. I've always had good luck with them.
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Old 05-24-2007, 12:48 AM   #13
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Your style bowl is pictured here: Tupperware
Thanks! I was at their website earlier but I didn't even see those bowls there. I thought they had discontinued them. My grandparents will also be happy to hear they still exist, they need replacement lids.
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Old 05-24-2007, 06:53 AM   #14
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Bowls are the least efficient use of space, followed by cylinders, and the most efficient is square or rectangular. It's not magic or optical allusion - but as YT2095 pointed out - there are differences that can be deceptive when you just look at them, but can be easily explained by first semester Junior Hi/Middle School Algebra ... remember those old area and volume formulas you swore you would never need to know later in life?

1 Cup = 14.4375 cubic inches, 12 Cups/3 Quarts = 173.25 cu in. These are givens. Now, to get a 3 Quart capacity in various shaped containers:

Square: 8" W x 8" L x 2.71" H
Rectangle: 9" W x 13" L x 1.5" H
Round: 8" diameter by 3.5" high
Bowl: 8" diameter by 5-6" high (if the bowl was a true hemisphere it would be 8.8" diameter and 4.4 inches high).

Calculating the volume of a bowl mathematically (without one to measure) is difficult because they are seldom true hemispheres - they generally have flat bottoms and the slop of the sides are not uniform. You did the best thing - measure it by pouring water into it and and recording how much it held.

Generally, regardless of the shape or size, the manufacturer will state the cups/quarts that the container will hold - this is the maximum up to the brim volume. I would just go with the quantity the manufacturer states on the package - or on the item if that is where it is marked.
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Old 05-24-2007, 10:04 AM   #15
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Does it have to look pretty as well? I have found Gladware to be wonderful for taking stuff to potlucks and then not worrying if I get my container back. I use it for taking stuff to folks from church when it's my turn to provide a meal for the homebound. You might also try Corningware. They have some pretty glass dishes and bowls that you can cover in plastic wrap or foil to seal the top.
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Old 05-24-2007, 10:23 AM   #16
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Go to WalMart and look--or Target--or a store similar to these.
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Old 05-24-2007, 11:17 AM   #17
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lbb87:

Your photos show plastic food storage containers, not mixing bowls in the traditional sense. Are you looking for a round, bowl-shaped storage container or a round bowl?

What do you use this item for? Transporting or storing already prepared food or for food preparation?
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:37 PM   #18
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ibb87, here's a link to some newer ones that are being sold on eBay: Tupperware 12-cup bowl. Perhaps this will help you with your dilemma.
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Old 05-25-2007, 11:12 AM   #19
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Usually, when you buy one bowl or a set of bowls, the sizes of them are marked or labeled on them.

I know. I'm a bowl freak! But yes, those Tupperware bowls are looking very pretty!! I might get some.
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Old 05-25-2007, 12:00 PM   #20
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That's one old a** bowl. LOL. I remember the puke green ones.
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