How Do I Choose the Best Pasta Bowl?

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  • Written By: Erik J.J. Goserud
  • Edited By: PJP Schroeder
  • Last Modified Date: 31 May 2018
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Enjoying a giant bowl of pasta is a universally accepted time of comfort and enjoyment. Pasta can be a great treat or a necessary means of nutrition. Sometimes, what makes or breaks a meal isn't the food but rather the presentation. This is the reason why choosing the right pasta bowl is so important. You should find a bowl that is within your budget yet is also very functional. It should also be aesthetically pleasing to your eye and able to accommodate the size of pasta you typically eat.

The right pasta bowl has the ability to nostalgically bring you back to a happy moment or comfort you after a long day. It's obvious that any decision on your pasta bowl should be carefully considered. Functionality is perhaps the most important focus. A bowl that can't hold any food at all will do you no good after all.

After you've identified some functional bowls, consider what you wish to use this bowl for. If this is the main bowl to be centered at a table containing the majority of an entree, it should probably be large. If it's an individual bowl, it should accommodate your typical portion.


Now, you can't possibly find the right pasta bowl without knowing what's out there. For this reason, it is very important to scour the Internet and houseware stores for some ideas. You don't want to settle on a bowl only to find out there was a better option for less money. Being informed will help you make the right decision.

Once you have a good idea of possible options and have identified the functional aspects of your ideal pasta bowl, you can move onto more aesthetic considerations. At the end of the day, this is your pasta bowl, so don't fret too much about what others think. Be more concerned with whether or not you like it. Someone you are shopping with might prefer a different look than you, but they won't be eating out of it routinely. Sticking to your guns may be hard with so many outer influences, but doing so will make you happier in the long run.

Choosing a pasta bowl should be fun and exciting, not stressful. If you find yourself becoming stressed over this matter, you are probably thinking too hard about it. Remember, it's just a pasta bowl, and you can always change your mind.



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