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Old 03-11-2008, 08:59 PM   #1
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ISO a recommendation for good bowls

Sorry about putting this into the "cookware" forum, but there wasn't a "placesettings" one...

I need a recommendation for bowls.
I specifically am looking for bowls for individual use when I serve either pastas, soups or stews. I have some from my Grandma that I love, but they just don't hold enough for a good-sized serving.

I did have some great ones from Crate & Barrel, but nearly all of them have been tossed, due to excessive chipping.

Do any of you have bowls that will hold "man-sized" portions?
Also, if you can provide a photo or link, it would be so appreciated!

Thanks!!

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Old 03-11-2008, 09:07 PM   #2
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I have a bowl fetish - some of my favorites I will have to look on the bottom to see what they are. Do you have a Tuesday Morning? I have found some there.
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:10 PM   #3
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I do have one quite close. But it seems the bowls that are the right shape are such chippers~!

I did find some awesome Portugese ribbed bowls last Thanksgiving, but they were serving pieces. I wish I could find individual ones! (and if only I could remember where I got them!)
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:14 PM   #4
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Yes, unless you are going for something other than porcelain they ARE chippers!

My mind is a blank right now. I can't think of anything I have, except metal, plastic, and some thicker clear glass ones that wouldn't chip. But they aren't necessarily man-size.
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:27 PM   #5
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manly bowls

my favorite bowl to eat out of ever was a Waechtersbach serving bowl.

Not sure why but love the shape and the base on them as well as the quality of the ceramic.I think techinally it was a serving bowl but I always used it for meal size salads and big soups etc. They make a bunch of different size bowls. Sadly we had only one and I broke it. I recently scored a mostly complete dinner set of thier stuff at a thrift store with the little cereal bowls...for little bowls they are nice too guess they just make a good bowl. *Note to self order large bowl soon

Waechtersbach USA - Waechtersbach

Asian Noodle Bowls also work well. The only other suitable bowls I ever had were non branded noodle bowls from an asian market (Pearl River NYC)...they tend to have nice big deep bowls

I hear you on the little bowl problem I hade little bowls that you cant keep food in. If left to my own devices I usually eat right out of an old Pyrex. My favorite "dishes" are also my old glass pie plates.
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:43 PM   #6
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Italian bowls ceramic bowl serving fruit pasta cereal salad soup

I like their bowls.

Sunflower Garden Handpainted 3-piece Serving Bowl : Kitchen & Dining from Overstock.com
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Old 03-11-2008, 11:04 PM   #7
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Oh, jkath - if you're gonna keep throwing dem good bowls at DH you're gonna keep chippin' 'em! Get some Tupperware ...

All seriousness aside .... I hate when any serving/service pieces chip and have to be tossed. I HATE to throw stuff away - especially if it has connections to food or the kitchen.

Anyway - I don't have any pictures or links or brand name suggestions ... I just have some experiences I will share. Look for "pasta" bowls - they are generally in the 3/4-1 qt size. Also, I found some bowls about the same size at an Asian market ... and they were really inexpensive.
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Old 03-11-2008, 11:57 PM   #8
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This sounds stupid but check out Wal-Mart last time I was in there they had some very nice bowls just the right size for a large serving. All of my serving bowls are unbreakable french Glass, You can drop them on concrete and they will not break. I have had them
for the last 20 years, bought them at a restaurant supply store. Happy Hunting
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Old 03-11-2008, 11:59 PM   #9
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A few years ago, we received new Pfalzgraf dishes and I was astonished at the size of the bowls! They aren't great for pasta but for soup, cereal, ice cream and pop-corn they are awesome! I'm not gentle with stuff either and I've only had one chip / break on me and that was in the moving process. If you have an outlet mall by you, they seem to be popping up there so you could probably find a set that would match the dishes you already have.
Good Luck!

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Old 03-12-2008, 02:10 AM   #10
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I have pasta dishes from Longaberger that match the rest of my service. I also have the new Pampered Chef Dots design and love 'em cuz they're fun. I'm sort of a dish geek, so I also have all sorts of things found at TJ Maxx and World Market. If you have a World Market, you might just find what you are looking for there, both in Asian styles and Italian markings. Look for a wide shallow bowl for pasta. Fun stuff!

I have had Corelle which gets too hot in the micro (have kids, will micro!), and Pfalzgraf, which chipped beyond belief.
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