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Not Made the Same as Older Bowls
on January 21, 2012
I purchased one of these mixing bowls for my wife at least 10 years ago. She loves it and it is her favorite mixing bowl. She wanted different sizes so I bought her this set. It was disappointing to see these new bowls made in China are not made the same as our older bowl. The pictures that are shown for this set, or individual bowls, shows how they used to be made. The handles are now different. Our older bowl handle has a nice rounded edge (on the lower outside corners of the handle). The new bowl has a much more squared edge with a slight rounding. Both my wife and I tend to use our thumb on this edge to hold the bowl by the handle and the new bowls are uncomfortable to hold where the older bowl is comfortable to hold. In addition, I agree with another reviewer that the gap between the handle and the bowl is too small and is very uncomfortable and feels awkward to use, where the older bowls have ample room and feel right when using the bowl. If I had known this, I would not have purchased these bowls - I will be looking for an older used set.
Note that many for the reviews here are older and most likely the bowls they reviewed are of the older construction. You may not be bothered by this detail about the handle, and if not, you will like these bowls. But if you are like me, you will definitely find the handles to be an annoyance and will not like using these mixing bowls.