Bowls are round dishes or containers that are utilized to prepare food in kitchen settings. Bowls are ideal for holding liquids as well as any loose food recipes. They are the most common type of cookware used for both serving and eating food. Bowls have interiors that are shaped like a spherical cap with the bottom forming a smooth and seamless curve. The exteriors of Bowls can have any shape, size, and hold a single serving of food or multiple. Bowls can be made of many materials like ceramic, metal, wood, or plastic and be of different colors and textures.
The size of a standard bowl holds between 8 to 12 ounces on average. The 3 basic types of bowls include the soup bowl that may or may not have handles, finger bowls that are used to rinse the fingertips of the user, and the ramekins which are meant to hold solid foods.
Deep plates are used for serving dishes with liquids like hearty stews, pasta dishes, or soups. Deep plates typically have a raised edge or rim implemented into their design to prevent liquid food like soups or sauces from leaking out and spilling onto the user or the furniture surface.
Although there is no set standard a bowl of soup is typically 8 to 12 ounces big. A bowl of soup can hold about one and a half cups of soup. The size of a bowl of soup varies by manufacturer and company. A cup of soup typically holds about 4 ounces.