This is a very nice pudding basin in a good size for a small steamed pudding. It works quite well in our Hawkins Futura 5 litre pressure cooker. It has a nice weight, and the glaze is very smooth, so it is very easy to work with. I like that the well defined rim makes it quite easy to tie on paper and foil lids, and that the string stays in place well when lifting the basin out with a string handle.
My husband is from Scotland and always talking about steamed pudding. I thought I would surprise him by making one. I saw all the other pudding molds with lids etc but they were bigger than what I wanted. This little basin was perfect for our needs. It worked great and clean up was easy. Very good quality as well. Will be purchasing more in other sizes.
I bought this bowl in three sizes and I love them. Reminds me of the bowls my mother had when I was a kid. They seem to be sturdy and are multi purpose: pudding basin, mixing bowl. The only negative thing I have to say is that the largest size: 7 1/2 inches is really too big to use as a pudding basin in a conventional steamer basket. You'd have to have a REALLY big steamer! And the 6 1/2 inch did fit in the steamer basket, but didn't give the pastry enough room to rise. But that is logistical and nothing to do with the functioning of the bowls.