I don't know why I didn't review this before. I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this bowl. It sits in my china cabinet (I have the Cherry color to bring out the other reds in my kitchen) with a couple of bamboo "salad hands" in the bowl. Salads are ALWAYS served in this bowl. The bamboo is light and strong, and cleans up quickly after dinner with a warm, soapy dishcloth. I would probably recommend treating it every few months with food-grade mineral oil so that the wood doesn't dry out, but this bowl will always have a place in my kitchen. If you don't do salads, it would make a lovely fruit bowl; it is gracefully scalloped along the rim. I won't get rid of this until it falls apart in my hands and, if it does, I'll buy another!