Zaza Kitchen is a company based out of New York City, NY. As they sell cheaper home products, most (or all) of their products are manufactured in China. Not surprisingly, I saw their Zaza Kitchen 10 Piece Glass Bowl Set set at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet and bought it to see if it was any good. For a while, I’ve wanted to get rid of some of my plastic containers and get more glass. Glass is so much more eco-friendly and bio-degradable. So, when I saw how cheap this 10-bowl set was, I thought, “what’s the worst I could lose: $5?”
Of course, my expectations were already low for a $5 glass bowl set. This means that each bowl in the Zaza Kitchen 10 Piece Glass Bowl Set is about $0.50. The higher-quality glass bowls, like Pyrex, are $3 – 5 each.
Nevertheless, I bought the set, unpacked it, and started using it. The set is visually pleasant, but nothing outstanding. Each bowl seemed to be of decent quality glass, albeit it did feel a bit thinner than the thick Pyrex glass bowls. I saw no imperfections, cracks, etc. The pale blue lids, however, are very thin plastic with only 3 little clasps to keep them fastened to the bowls. Therefore, I wasn’t surprised to find that the lids aren’t capable of clasping to the bowls nearly as tightly as, again, brands like Pyrex. They are sufficient, though.
Here’s what I found
I waited several weeks before writing this review, to make sure I could judge the Zaza Kitchen 10 Piece Glass Bowl Set fairly well.
- For most foods, the Zaza Kitchen 10 Piece Glass Bowl Set is fine. However, for fluids or watery-type dishes, the lids won’t prevent spillage at all. Be prepared for fluid to spill out from even the slightest angling of the glass bowl. This is such a downside (and the only primary one), that I reverted to using my plastic bowls for fluids.
- Zaza Kitchen claims the bowls are top-rack dishwasher safe. From weeks of washing on them on the top rack, I agree.
- The versatility of the sizes that come in the package are quite useful. I often store smaller quantity of food away.
- So far, I’ve dropped a couple bowls and none have broken.
- The lids haven’t yet cracked, which is nice.
Overall, this is a typically-cheap and generally sufficient glass bowl set. I’m decently pleased with the bowls, but I’m not sure I’ll buy any more. Since this was my first exposure to owning glass bowls, I was willing to try cheaper ones to see how I felt. And now that I know I like glass bowls, I’ll most likely seek more durable, higher-cost brands with tight-fitting lids so fluids won’t spill. I make soups often and like to save the remaining broth for a next meal, so this is a big deal to me.
However, if you want to throw out plastic bowls but not spend a hefty sum on glass replacements, the Zaza Kitchen 10 Piece Glass Bowl Set is certainly a good starter set. I actually bought two sets.
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