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There’s something special about eating out of a bowl. The thought of a holding a warm bowl in one’s hands conjures up feelings of comfort and contentment, and it seems like we’re not the only ones that feel this way about bowls. In recent years bowl food has become all the trend with people eating everything from salmon to smoothies out of them. Yet when it comes to purchasing bowls for your home, the endless options can cause confusion. Here are some tips to help you select the ideal bowls for your home:

There are so many different types of bowls, which ones should I buy?

This really depends on what you’ll be using them for. Pasta bowls make great dinner bowls because they’re wide and shallow enough to hold pasta, salads and stews alike. Whereas if you will be mostly eating cereal, porridge or soup out of them then a deeper soup bowl or cereal bowl would be more a more logical purchase. Fruit bowls, punch bowls, serving bowls and mixing bowls come in many different sizes and all serve a very specific purpose, but it’s always useful to have bowls in a variety of sizes for activities like parties, baking and dinner parties.

Should I buy glass, porcelain, plastic or wooden bowls?

This comes down to what you’ll be using them for, as well as personal preference. Glass bowls are great for cooking as they are durable, microwaveable and some can even be used in the oven and freezer. Ceramic and porcelain bowls come in a variety of colours and patterns and looks just as pretty as cereal bowls as they do serving bowls. Plastic bowls are a sensible option if you have children as you don’t have to worry about them breaking and they’re easy to clean. Wooden bowls look wonderful and natural, and are often preferred as salad bowls. When purchasing bowls you should consider what they’re going to be used for and who will use them and this should help you to narrow down the size, material and style.

Looking for a specific type of bowl? Browse our fantastic range of bowls here:

No matter whether you’re looking for pasta bowls, glass bowls, wooden bowls or individual bowls, Houzz is bound to have just the thing you’re looking for.
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