Product Review: Magisso Serving Bowl

The Ranting Chef does not get paid or receive any revenue from manufactures or retailers of products reviewed. I occasionally receive products that I am asked to use and see what I think. I take a look, try them out and tell you all about them.

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Not too long ago I received a shipment from Magisso.

Photo Jan 28, 3 47 18 PMFor those who don’t know the brand, it is a Finnish design brand that looks to solve problems with technology and style.

Photo Jan 28, 3 47 34 PMThey sent me their Serving Bowl 19, which has a 1 liter capacity.

Photo Jan 28, 3 47 43 PMThe first thing you notice is the two different finishes on the outside. The bottom and inside is a glossy ceramic, but the top 75% of the outside has a duller, rougher exterior. More on the reason for that in a bit.

Photo Jan 28, 3 51 01 PMThe problem that Magisso worked to solve with this bowl is that you often want to keep the contents cool for a longer time than air temperature will allow. Through their technology, they have developed a ceramic that when soaked for a short period of time in cold water (I did it for 15 minutes), it stays colder longer. This better protects your cold foods.

I decided to test it alongside another ceramic bowl without these specific properties.

IMG_1711-0001Side by side the Magisso did stay colder longer. After just a few minutes the standard ceramic was room temperature while the Magisso remained cold to the touch.

IMG_1710-0000With the staying cool properties this bowl is perfect for a little dip for some veggies.

IMG_1730-0000Now comes into the outer coating. It is a mini-chalkboard. If you have several dishes out, or if it is unclear what is inside, you have a great way to tell your guests. For those with some artistic flair (not me), you can really decorate the bowl for the occasion.

My Take: Magisso has some really interesting and stylish products. The combination of a bowl that stays cool longer and the ability to write on it is one that really works. They have other products in this line as well as additional interesting items. You can purchase the bowl here.

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3 Comments on “Product Review: Magisso Serving Bowl”

  1. The Simple Beginner
    March 18, 2015 at 7:27 pm #

    This is a cool concept. I’ve never heard anything like this before, until I read your post. Thanks for sharing 🙂


  2. March 19, 2015 at 4:49 pm #

    THAT IS SO AWESOME! Aside from the obvious that this little game will keep sauces and such cool longer, I am the label queen. My husband will laugh when I mention this fabulous bowl because it’s been a point of contention between us for years that I label every leftover, etc., that goes into the fridge and our big chest freezer, and he doesn’t. So, you pull out what you think is homemade chicken broth, and it turns out to be potato soup, LOL. I realize this is a serving bowl, so that situation isn’t apropos, but for the compulsive label-er like me the idea that I can mark the contents is super fantastic, so folks aren’t constantly asking – which salsa is hot, and which is mild (etc.)? Whereupon, I feel the need to stand right beside the buffet table to advise/explain what everything is instead of enjoying the company of my friends. Alternatively, I’ve made little typewritten notes by each bowl occasionally, which invariably end up getting splashed with salsa or salad dressing or whatever rendering them unreadable every single time we have a party. So, thanks so much for sharing! Now, I know what to put on my Wish List for a Mother’s Day gift 🙂


  3. March 19, 2015 at 4:49 pm #

    Oops…that was supposed to say GEM, not game (my bad).


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