• Type: Utility bowls
  • Color: White, green, clear lids
  • Weight: 1 lb
  • Made In: China
  • Warranty: Lifetime
  • Dimensions: 6-1/2″ x 3″ (nested)
  • Composition: 70% plant material/30% traditional plastic
  • Manufacturer: Lifetime Brands
  • Other versions: Ecolife Set of 3 Mixing Bowls
  • Product number: 5045587


Apparent goal: kids gift/registry home kitchens restaurants everywhere
Intended audience: novice advanced beginner good home cook gourmet professional
Diet/nutrition: does not apply scary empty promises helpful essential
Green?: not especially neutral mixed blessing earth friendly green!
Innovative: step back standing still progress trendy genius
Problem solving: no better baby steps solid steps giant steps a revelation
Competition: outclassed follower in the pack strong challenger likely champ


Ease of use: impossible frustrating OK simple child’s play
Intuitive: Ph.D. required barely logical effortless brilliant
Instructions: missing incomprehensible adequate unnecessary excellent
Quality: cheesy questionable good years of service impressive
Parts to lose: inevitable some/many one-piece self-storing not a problem
Power source: none hands batteries outlet green
Clean-up: nightmare wipe clean soap & water scouring pad dishwasher (top)
Does it work?: not at all adequately well very well perfectly
Availability: airfare required online kitchen store department store supermarket


Easy to open?: impossible maddening tolerable good opens itself
Green?: fills a landfill huge waste passable minimal waste impressive


Time saving: time wasting not really modest substantial huge
Labor saving: less efficient marginal a bit noticeable remarkable
Money saving: money wasted none $ $$ $$$
Beats the old way: worse no change better definitely entirely new
Where will it live?: garage/attic drawer cabinet countertop elsewhere


Fulfills ambitions: falls short almost there satisfies exceeds home run
How often used: once/twice ≥daily ≥weekly ≥monthly ≥yearly/holidays
Worth the space?: no does not apply w/unlimited space w/limited space absolutely
Need it?: a luxury discretionary basic equipment for serious cooks get it
Value: ouch! a little pricey worth splurging on the money a deal
Overall rating: skip it fair good very good excellent

Comments:Now your mise in place can be earth-friendly, too. That is, you can prep your ingredients and place them in these bowls, ready to go as you cook – and you’ll help the environment in the process. These bowls – like their big-brother mixing bowls – are made of 70% plant material and only 30% traditional plastic from petroleum. The packaging (a modest cardboard wrapper) is 80% recycled.

The bowls, which nest easily for storage, have capacities of 1, 2, 3, and 4 cups. Each comes with a lid, which we found to be quite stiff. Additionally, the bowl has a thin lip meant to hold the lid in place. Once you get it seated firmly, it is very unlikely to spill. It is also not the easiest thing in the world to remove.

The bowls are sturdy and can be washed in the top rack of a dishwasher.