AMAZING BOWL IS MORE THAN A KITCHEN BOWL - primarily used as a mixing bowl, customers have found wide range of uses for this multipurpose bowl from using it as a salad bowl (perfect for a family of 4), a beautiful fruit bowl to display center pieces, outdoor living bowl to serve picnic salads, popcorn bowl to curl up with on the couch or bed,...the uses you will find for this superior bowl are endless. You will not be satisfied with just one of these bowls in your home.. WHY IS IT AMAZING? The removable base is the secret to it's multi purpose use. It is a mixing bowl designed by professional chefs to hold in their arms. Pastry chefs require a smooth round bottom for getting everything completely mixed which is impossible to do in flat bottom bowls. Look at the bottom of a Kitchen Aid Stand mixer - the bottom is curved not flat and that's the same reason why you will want to choose this bowl. Don't be fooled by multi-piece, nesting flat bottom mixing bowls. WHAT IF I DON'T FIND IT AMAZING? If the polished inside shines too bright or you don't like your reflection, the bowl weight is too heavy, the finish is too smooth, the size isn't useful (it's not a great sugar bowl); no matter what the concern, the manufacturer stands behind it 100% and guarantees that when you open the box, you will regret not buying a second or third one. When given for a gift, it won't get re-gifted. Good luck getting it returned after the next pot luck that you take it to. HOW WAS THIS BOWL MADE? It is based off an old factory mold that was ahead of it's time design-wise and back when the cost of stainless steel was cheap and plentiful. It can't be made any thicker. Back when shipping heavy bowls didn't cost an arm and a leg in postage or courier fees. It was designed in an era when people bought kitchen bowls to last a lifetime. Look in your grandma's bowl cupboard! That's right, every grandma had a cupboard full of bowls. Not so common any more. WHY LIMITED EDITION BOWLS? You will soon see why when you open the box. Stock is available now and you don't miss the opportunity to stock up when you have the chance. It's a keeper and forget about it finding them in department stores like Walmart and equally difficult to find online. It is expensive to make and costly to ship. With increasing production costs and rising shipping rates, it has become a limited edition item which is no longer feasible to continue making.