Flavour Design Studio

Handmade Mug & Noodle Bowl

Hold Your Meal

As much as we’d like to eat at the table, it doesn’t always happen. Thankfully, the shape of Buddha Bowl’s Japanese-inspired designs are comfortable to hold, whether eating lunch at your desk or watching a movie on the couch.

Founder Élan McPherson created her original Buddha Bowl for her arthritic grandmother. Its ergonomic
curves make it easy to grip and hold onto without needing to set it on a table. The Udon Noodle Bowl is a way to enjoy ramen and noodles—it comes with chopsticks and even has slots to rest them between bites.

Handmade in the USA and Canada, these over-sized bowls are dishwasher and microwave safe. They’d even make a great gift for college students who eat in their dorms.

And there’s no limit to what meals you can enjoy—salad, rice, mac & cheese, ice cream, or an XL cup of coffee in the morning. Whatever you use these bowls for, you’ll eat or drink comfortably.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Élan
    Élan

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Buddha Bowl to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Betsy
    Betsy
    2/10/2016 10:14 AM

    I would love to have two of these bowls for my husband and I, but unfortunately the price is a little to steep. I am sure my arthritic hands would love them. Very cool idea and good luck.

  • Élan
    Élan – Special Guest
    2/10/2016 10:19 AM

    Thank you for your interest and thoughtful note Betsy. My bowls are handmade in the USA so my pricing has to reflect that. Maybe for a birthday wish list :) Best to [email protected]

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    2/10/2016 10:46 AM

    These bowls are perfect for gift giving! I can think of a couple of people who would enjoy these, and appreciate that they are made in the USA and Canada. Will likely be purchasing some in the near future. :)

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/10/2016 11:27 AM

    Those lucky recipients will not be disappointed, Lisa. We had to pry them out of the hands of our Grommet talent holding them in the video. Thanks for the kind words!

  • Julie
    Julie
    2/10/2016 10:18 AM

    Great Idea, I love bowls with handles. Obvious question would be-are they temperature controlled? As shown, with the way the hands go under the bowl, do they get too hot and do you have to wait to handle them this way?

  • Élan
    Élan – Special Guest
    2/10/2016 10:25 AM

    Hi Julie, Great question! Thank you for your interest. The clay is earthenware so the heat distributes nicely. You can put them in the microwave or dishwasher too. I make felted cozies with a lady out of Washington State that can be used if seems too hot but its never been a problem and I use them for just as many hot items as cold..make a great ice cream bowl too @Julie

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    2/10/2016 6:01 PM

    @Élan

    How would I get the cozies? My sister has arthritic hands and she is temperature sensitive to either hot or cold sensitive.

    What colors are available? These would be great snack controll bowls as well!

  • Sandra
    Sandra
    2/10/2016 7:04 PM

    @Jennifer They never answered your question, I see. But for cozies, if you know someone who knows how to crochet, they would be easy to make.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/11/2016 9:44 AM

    We don't sell the cozies on site and I'm not sure if Elan sells them, but such an item would bea hot commodity. Sandra, thats's a great idea to tap someone you know who has a skill for knitting or crocheting.

  • ken
    ken
    2/10/2016 10:27 AM

    Cool idea and i certainly know the struggle & enjoyment of 'couch dining.' Was curious if these are stackable. With limited space in our compact New England condo, i need to be aware of that as well.

    Happy for your success!

    cheers-

  • Élan
    Élan – Special Guest
    2/10/2016 10:41 AM

    Thank you so much Ken! Having so much fun with this online forum :) I use the Buddha Bowl for everything so its rarely in the cupboard but you can stack them two bowls high. Thank you for your interest and supporting handmade work. Best to you @ken

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    2/10/2016 6:04 PM

    @Élan

    Is this true of the noodle bowl?

  • mike
    mike
    2/10/2016 10:43 AM

    How much liquid do these hold (in oz)?

  • Élan
    Élan – Special Guest
    2/10/2016 10:58 AM

    Hi Mike, Thanks for your interest. The Buddha Bowl hold approximately 18 oz. which is a typical cereal bowl size. The Udon Noodle Bowls holds 22 oz. Have a great day @mike

  • mike
    mike
    2/10/2016 11:17 AM

    @Élan Thanks _ i just ordered 1 of each. I have looking for something like this for a while.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/10/2016 11:26 AM

    Glad to hear it, Mike. Your taste in ergonomic dishware is as great as your name.

  • LeAnne
    LeAnne
    2/10/2016 10:53 AM

    Hello Élan,

    This might seem like a strange question- I seem to remember this same cup being used in a Starbucks commercial. Is this design something unique to your product, patented possibly or perhaps just strongly resembles a mid-century modern cup set? I do really like the look and function.

    Thanks,

    LeAnne

  • Élan
    Élan – Special Guest
    2/10/2016 11:01 AM

    Hi LeAnne, You have good attention to detail!!! I've had some amazing press and publicity. That is my Buddha Bowl being used in the Starbucks VIA Instant Coffee ad. I was thrilled to be in it but ironically they don't carry the Buddha Bowl. Thanks so much! @LeAnne

  • LeAnne
    LeAnne
    2/10/2016 12:35 PM

    Wow, love at first sight. Do you offer any kind of price break for buying multiples?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/10/2016 2:20 PM

    Not at the moment, LeAnne, but if you buy two or pair one Buddha Bowl with just about any other Grommet you can receive free shipping.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    2/10/2016 6:05 PM

    @Mike

    So much for Starbucks going green & American!

  • Ryan
    Ryan
    2/10/2016 10:59 AM

    Is Grommet going to be getting Baby Buddha Bowl and Buddha Cup?

  • Élan
    Élan – Special Guest
    2/10/2016 11:03 AM

    I hope so :) The Buddha Bowl is the most popular holding 18oz so you can use it for cereal, a big latte, you name it. I like the Baby Buddha Bowl for coffee/multitasking, and Buddha Cup for kids ideally or espresso size. Thanks so much for your interest! @Ryan

  • Roger
    Roger
    2/10/2016 10:59 AM

    Hello, The name you have given to this item is extremely culturally insensitive and harbors on the border of racist. The "Buddha" bowl is a massive insult to the founder of one of the world's greatest religions, Buddhism. There is no relationship with this item and one of the greatest soul's ever to traverse on this planet. I am sure you would not call this bowl the "Jesus" bowl or heaven forbid the "Mohammed" bowl.

  • Élan
    Élan – Special Guest
    2/10/2016 11:12 AM

    Hi Roger, Thank you for your note. I coined the term "Buddha Bowl" based on readings of the Buddha's begging bowl. I am hoping that people take time to relax, be one with the bowl so to speak. I'm sorry you are offended, not my intention and the depiction of Buddha on my box is only meant to spread happiness and wellbeing. @Roger

  • Michelle
    Michelle
    2/10/2016 11:17 AM

    I can't imagine the Buddha himself being upset about this.

  • Roger
    Roger
    2/10/2016 11:19 AM

    @Élan So call it the Jesus bowl.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/10/2016 11:25 AM

    Thanks, Michelle, we can't either.

    Roger, Elan is not calling it that because as she described above, it was based on her readings of the Buddha begging bowl. Buddha isn't simply a synonym for other spiritual figures.

  • Roger
    Roger
    2/10/2016 11:45 AM

    @Mike @Élan It is duly noted that Élan's intention was not to insult or offend, however the alms bowl that Lord Buddha used can not be compared to this item. The history of the sanctified alms bowl is sacred in Buddhism and can not extend to everyday housewares. Furthermore, the use implications of the bowl used by Lord Buddha was not for ''relaxing'' or ''be one with the bowl'' as Élan noted. In the future the Grommet Team should be more vigilant and avoid sensitive names. Keep things PC.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/10/2016 11:52 AM

    Your feedback is duly noted, Roger, thanks for taking the time to comment.

  • ROSEZETTA
    ROSEZETTA
    2/10/2016 12:00 PM

    @Mike I love the concept of the bowl, but I for one, being a follower of Jesus Christ, would not be comfortable because of the name. To each his own, though...

  • Roger
    Roger
    2/10/2016 12:01 PM

    @ROSEZETTA @ Mike It is best to avoid religious, cultural, or political names/concepts in commercial items.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/10/2016 12:02 PM

    We understand it won't be for everyone, Rosezetta, thanks for the comment.

  • sari
    sari
    2/10/2016 2:15 PM

    @Roger, I do not usually chime in to such conversations, but as a practicing Buddhist of over 20 years, I could not resist. While I am sure you are coming from a place of well intentions, not as a troll, I cannot but giggle at your claims. First of all, you cannot claim racist as Buddhism is a religion not a race. Second the Buddhist himself says nothing is permanent, he holds nothing to be scared accept actions and words. Material objects meant nothing to him. We know this because one of the very tenants of Buddhism is to let go and reflect on the impermanence of everything around us.

    I doubt very much he would be offended by a bowl named after him. This is the kind of issue he would have avoided.

    I disagree with your assertion that the bowl the Buddha used was not for relaxing or being "one with". The Buddha would have his begging bowl filled then he would offer a blessing and be mindful of the food offering. In Buddhism it could be said, that all who practice should be one with their food as a way of reflection and to give thanks to all who made it possible for us to have food on our table.

    If you are truly a Buddhist you know all of this, and above all else should be the first to know how to let things go. If it makes someone feel good and possibly uplifted by owning a "Buddha" bowl, but you uncomfortable, you may want to meditate on why this is. Remember the Buddha wanted his words to remain after he was gone, not his name.

  • Élan
    Élan – Special Guest
    2/10/2016 2:34 PM

    Thank you Sari. You words are as true and as beautiful as the meaning of your name. Love to you @sari

  • Roger
    Roger
    2/10/2016 4:08 PM

    @ SARI

    Sure, that is all fine and dandy, but the point was not to attach a bowl to Lord Buddha.

    That was the point, the rest is up to personal interpretation. Enjoy your bowl

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/10/2016 5:44 PM

    If I may, it sounds like Sari's point was that Buddha would let this go.

  • Jim
    Jim
    2/10/2016 7:30 PM

    @Sari

    "I am sure you are coming from a place of well intentions, not as a troll"

    I'm not. I think that both his outrage and his claims are manufactured. I strongly suspect that his whole argument, especially "Keep things PC", is intended to mock the notion of PC.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/11/2016 9:42 AM

    Hi Jim, I don't want to jump to conclusions about anyone's intentions, but as Elan mentions, this was not meant to offend anyone and pay homage to a respected spiritual figure.

  • Carla
    Carla
    2/10/2016 11:05 AM

    If you add boiling water to the bowl, is it thick enough that it doesn't get too hot to handle ? The mugs I use for my coffee get too hot to hold by the body when boiling water is in them.

  • Élan
    Élan – Special Guest
    2/10/2016 11:15 AM

    Hi Carla, Thanks for your interest. I use them for hot and cold and inbetween like cereal. The material is clay (earthenware) and the heat distributes nicely. It is likely porcelain that you are putting in your micro and its cold inside and scorching outside.....I know that well! I've never had an issue but if you are more sensitive you can hold and use it like a normal mug/bowl then as I had intended relaxing..ideally in your special chair :) Thank you! @Carla

  • Robert
    Robert
    2/10/2016 6:32 PM

    @Élan Perhaps the next version of the Budda Bowl could include an insulating layer? For coffee, I use the Bodum double layer glass mug - no problem with hot coffee, but too small for soup.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/11/2016 9:42 AM

    Not a bad idea at all, Robert, it is certainly a possibility!

  • Deborah
    Deborah
    2/10/2016 11:18 AM

    Love the Buddha Bowls! Unfortunately, much like Betsy, I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and my hands cannot do a whole lot that they used to do... and my pocketbook cannot either.... the bowls are way too expensive for my retirement budget... but they sure look comfortable and like they would help... I eat daily from my recliner and this would be a god send! Good Luck!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/10/2016 11:53 AM

    Hi Deborah, thank you for the kind words. As Elan mentioned above, it would be a great add to a birthday or holiday wish list as it will serve such a fantastic, practical purpose.

  • Élan
    Élan – Special Guest
    2/10/2016 12:00 PM

    Thank you for your note Deborah. My Grandmother suffered greatly from arthritis but wasn't able to use chopsticks so I was determined to design something that fit just right in her palm. I never anticipated so many people finding relief from my bowl but even people on bedrest in hospitals or with mobility issues - I have heard they find them helpful because its supportive and comforting. Please add these to your wish list. With love to you @Deborah

  • Das
    Das
    2/10/2016 12:24 PM

    @Élan Great work ! As an industrial designer, I have often felt that good design should consider all users. One of the design theories that worked well is that when we design with any disadvantage in mind, it worked really well for all. Our conventional design has the opposite approach.

  • Élan
    Élan – Special Guest
    2/10/2016 12:41 PM

    Thank you so much Das :) It is such a compliment coming from an industrial designer. My bowl is good for the couch potato, the person multi-tasking around the office, the parent feeding their toddler, the yogi, the person suffering from an ailment, you name it...It is simple in design but the best things are you know are. Appreciate your compliment. Best to you @Das

  • Donna
    Donna
    2/10/2016 4:25 PM

    @Élan If you cannot afford this bowl, check online. I have been seeing bowls of this design for years, it's not a new idea.

  • Janis
    Janis
    2/10/2016 11:30 AM

    Greetings! Does ten Buddha bowl stack well? Also, what common item could we compare the weight of these with? Thanks you:)

  • Janis
    Janis
    2/10/2016 11:32 AM

    @Janis oops! I meant do THE Buddha bowls stack well....!

  • Élan
    Élan – Special Guest
    2/10/2016 12:03 PM

    Hi Janis, Thanks for your interest. I am always using mine...on the couch, on the go around the house. It is rarely in my cupboard but when it is I can stack 2 bowls nicely, 3 if you have to. They vary in weight because they are handmade/handpoured but I would say that 1.5lbs would be a good guesstimate. Most people see them, then they learn how to hold them then they have an ah-ha moment, and say this fits just right....I meant it to fit like a comfy baseball glove, I know that's weird to describe but it becomes part of you in a way. Hope this helps. Thanks again @Janis

  • Roberta
    Roberta
    2/10/2016 11:46 AM

    Hello - I am a homestay mom for international students who are always eating noodles

    they usually add two packs and maybe some kimchee to them will that fit in the Buddha Bowl?

  • Élan
    Élan – Special Guest
    2/10/2016 12:05 PM

    Hi Roberta, I think my Udon Noodle Bowl with chopsticks might be a better pick for your international students. That is more for meals with chopsticks and holds 22 oz. My Buddha Bowls are big too but they are 18 oz and hold more of the amount in a cereal bowl. You could fit two packs of noodles in a Buddha Bowl but the Noodle Bowl style would allow for a little veg:) too Thanks so much and please let me know if you have any other questions. Kindly, @Roberta

  • Guest
    Guest
    2/10/2016 11:53 AM

    What are the actual colors offered? The blue is not on the list. I presume tofu is the light colored cup. Is shiitake the black one?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/10/2016 11:56 AM

    Hi, it's very possible the blue has sold out, but we will work to get it back in stock as soon as we can. If you select the color you want, the picture will come up so you can get a detailed look at it. But yes, your guesses are correct.

  • Élan
    Élan – Special Guest
    2/10/2016 12:07 PM

    Hi, the Pacific Blue has been one of my most popular colors since the bowls inception. It is a pretty sky blue. The tofu is the color of raw tofu, not paper white and not cream, in between. And the shitake is a dark mushroom color more brown than green. As they are handmade the coloring varies but all three colors Grommet is carrying are popular. Thanks so much @Mike

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth
    2/10/2016 12:06 PM

    This product caught my eye immediately. I love the design and the fact that it is American/Canadian made. My kids are love ramen and we love to play board games as a family so this would allow us to indulge both interests at the same time! I do have to note, however, that although it is clear that the product name was meant to be cute or catchy with no intention to offend, it does seem culturally insensitive, as @Roger has already noted. I am not remotely buddhist but I do think that another name would be more politically correct.

  • Élan
    Élan – Special Guest
    2/10/2016 12:22 PM

    Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for your interest and thoughtful note. I make two sizes in the Udon Noodle Bowls, the 22oz size the Grommet is featuring which is my most popular size and a smaller one called the Ramen Noodle Bowl that holds 16 oz. The Buddha Bowl holds 18 oz and could be used for ramen or anything really. When you hold the Buddha Bowl you can almost feel a bit of a meditative state and and I meant it to take on many of the Buddha's mantras for a positive life. "Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate on the present moment." one of my favorite Buddha sayings. Best to you @Elizabeth

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    2/10/2016 3:52 PM

    @Elizabeth Check out what Sari wrote above. As a non-Buddhist I found his/her thoughts illuminating.

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth
    2/10/2016 5:53 PM

    @Jules Sari posted her comment 2 hours after I made mine but I am all caught up now. Thanks! Maybe we can all agree that this was a sensitive topic and move on. Like I said, I love the design and the domestic manufacture of the products.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/10/2016 6:10 PM

    Yes, I think we can all agree to move on, Elizabeth. Thanks for the kind words!

  • Ramona
    Ramona
    2/10/2016 12:07 PM

    Glad to hear it's made in US. I don't trust Asian ceramics. Well worth the price. Looking forward to getting the cup/bowl.

  • Élan
    Élan – Special Guest
    2/10/2016 12:14 PM

    Thank you so much for your note Ramona. All materials with the exception of the chopsticks are sourced in the US. The boxes are printed in California too. The bowl glazes are lead-free and cadmium free and adhere to Prop 65 requirements. If you must ever buy foreign ceramics I would suggest purchasing a white or light color...less leaching/lead intake. Thanks you for supporting domestic handmade wares! Happy meals on the couch :) @Ramona

  • Ramona
    Ramona
    2/10/2016 12:10 PM

    Yikes! No aqua blue available? :(

  • Élan
    Élan – Special Guest
    2/10/2016 12:15 PM

    Maybe Grommet will order more. They are handmade so from start to finish at the best of times they take 4 weeks to make. It is a pretty color and everything looks good in it- popcorn, leftovers, coffee...Have a great day @Ramona

  • Pamela
    Pamela
    2/10/2016 12:15 PM

    I realize these are made in the USA, but the price is insanely high. I purchase USA made products like these all the time for much less. It is a good product, but I will never purchase at that price. I think you would sell many more at reasonable prices.

  • Élan
    Élan – Special Guest
    2/10/2016 12:28 PM

    Hi Pamela, The bowl is made in the USA, all materials are sourced within the USA too. My bowl is a treat, something special. Its not something that you would likely have 12 of. People often spend $5 on their morning latté that is finished in a few minutes...this is a labor of love taking over 4 weeks to make and can be enjoyed and used for years. Thank you for your [email protected]

  • Kathleen
    Kathleen
    2/10/2016 12:20 PM

    How much do the bowls hold and are they microwave safe?

  • Élan
    Élan – Special Guest
    2/10/2016 12:24 PM

    Hi Kathleen, The Buddha bowl holds 18 oz which is the size of a regular cereal bowl. The Udon Noodle Bowls holds 22 oz. perfect take-out noodle dinner. They are microwave safe, dishwasher safe but not oven safe. Thanks for your interest @Kathleen

  • Nanci
    Nanci
    2/10/2016 12:28 PM

    Just ordered the Bowl and not at all offended by the name. Please!! Look forward to receiving it as I think it's a great concept! I have college age grandchildren and I'm sure they will love it too.

  • Élan
    Élan – Special Guest
    2/10/2016 12:33 PM

    Hi Nanci, Thank you so very much for your sweet note. Admittedly I eat everything on the couch and walking around the house and it's a cool and comfy bowl that i'm sure your Grandchildren will love. Thanks for supporting made in the USA and for being a hip Grandma! @Nanci

  • Sharon
    Sharon
    2/10/2016 12:40 PM

    Hey I bought two of these from another source some years ago and I love them. I paid less (it was about 5 years ago), but I just really appreciate these for soups....really keeps cool on the handle. no complaints except the price is steep, but a good investment.

  • Élan
    Élan – Special Guest
    2/10/2016 12:43 PM

    Hi Sharon. Thank you for sharing. My prices had to inevitably go up a few years ago....my staff got raises, my rent got more expensive, heat bill rose, cost of raw cardboard increased...It is a treat for yourself as you know. Thanks so much for your business and for enabling me to pursue my dreams @Sharon

  • Laraine
    Laraine
    2/10/2016 3:48 PM

    @Élan - love the idea of your bowls -- it is a bit steep in price so will get it later. Just a thought-- make a cover for it.

  • Élan
    Élan – Special Guest
    2/10/2016 4:14 PM

    Hi Laraine, Thank you for your interest and yes please do keep my bowls in mind for a special treat for yourself or a loved one. I do make "cozies" with a lady out of Washington State that I meant to be used as coasters or snugglies for the bowls. Appreciate your thoughts and input very much @Laraine

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/10/2016 5:40 PM

    Do you mean....?

  • Élan
    Élan – Special Guest
    2/10/2016 6:00 PM

    Of course love yo self...treat yo self...Its Valentines' Week!!! Thanks for the lol @Mike

  • Mary Ruth
    Mary Ruth
    2/10/2016 1:21 PM

    Any plans to add more colors? Like Green and Purple.

  • Élan
    Élan – Special Guest
    2/10/2016 1:29 PM

    Hi Mary Ruth, Thank you for asking :) I have about 10 glazes right now. You can see all of them on my website. The Grommet is carrying 3 of my most popular colors. I make a snowpea green which is like an M&M kelly green. I don't make a purple but i do have a color called Aubergine which is more wine color in tone. If these 3 colors are popular for The Grommet then perhaps they will expand the color range too. All the colors are fun, glossy, and tested in my own artisan markets before taking to the bigger markets so they are strong sellers. Hope this helps and thank you for your interest! @Mary Ruth

  • Jamie
    Jamie
    2/10/2016 1:47 PM

    @Élan YES! PURPLE!! PURPLE!! Love this design. We never seem to have enough bowls around big enough for ramen....and, the chopsticks always fall out of the bowl! I would love to have a few of these in PURPLE!! :D

  • Élan
    Élan – Special Guest
    2/10/2016 1:55 PM

    Thank you Jamie for your kind words. I will keep it in mind. I try to make all the colors look good together so people can easily mix and match so it would have to blend in....I will keep it in mind and appreciate you letting me know. Best @Jamie

  • Leigh
    Leigh
    2/10/2016 3:49 PM

    I am left-handed. Can the bowls be held comfortably in either hand?

  • Élan
    Élan – Special Guest
    2/10/2016 3:53 PM

    Hi fellow lefty :) I'm in my right-mind too! The bowls are ambidextrous so left or right handed. Thanks so your interest! @Leigh

  • Margo
    Margo
    2/10/2016 3:51 PM

    This has been the image cover of my "wish list" board on Pinterest since I first got my Pinterest account 5 years ago. Unfortunately, the link was always broken and I had no idea what it was called or where to get it.. so it's just been living in limbo for years. So excited it's here on The Grommet finally!!! Thank you Elan!

  • Élan
    Élan – Special Guest
    2/10/2016 3:55 PM

    Hi Margo, Thank you so very much for this, made my day! I'm on pinterest, facebook, twitter, and instagram (my fav') but sometimes the spelling of my company flavourdesignstudio or my first name isn't the easiest! I'm so thrilled to be with the Grommet, has been on my wish list for a while. Happy to connect and hope you get to enjoy my work soon :) @Margo

  • Gail
    Gail
    2/10/2016 4:22 PM

    @Élan

  • Élan
    Élan – Special Guest
    2/10/2016 4:23 PM

    Hi Gail, I can't see your note, please re-send. Than you @Gail

  • Gail
    Gail
    2/10/2016 4:23 PM

    Elan,

    I love these bowls and just ordered two. It said it was backordered and on its way to the warehouse. Do you know if this means it will take a lot longer to get? Thanks

  • Élan
    Élan – Special Guest
    2/10/2016 4:26 PM

    Hi Gail, Thanks for your note and your order! I know you are going to love them! They are handmade and take 4 weeks from start to finish at the best of times so yours I imagine might be in the second batch that I'm actively working on. Thank you for your patience and perhaps Grommet staff can help with shipping information as I don't have privy to that. Thanks for your support and wishing you happy meals on the couch :) @Gail

  • Gail
    Gail
    2/10/2016 4:26 PM

    I ordered one tofu and one black

  • Élan
    Élan – Special Guest
    2/10/2016 4:34 PM

    Thank you so much! The Tofu is the color of raw tofu and the Shitake is a darker brown color - both neutral. I'm so glad you are treating yourself, enjoy! @Gail

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/10/2016 5:37 PM

    Hi everyone, as Gail said they take a few weeks to make so if they are backordered, you will receive them, it may just take a little longer to get to you. Everyone loved this product today!

  • Élan
    Élan – Special Guest
    2/10/2016 5:58 PM

    Thank you so much Mike and everyone at The Grommet. I loved having this forum. I can always be reached by email [email protected] if anyone has any other questions. Have a Buddha-ful Day! Thanks so much @Mike

  • Sandra
    Sandra
    2/10/2016 7:12 PM

    @Élan The "Shitake" is a DARK BROWN????? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • Jim
    Jim
    2/10/2016 7:47 PM

    @Sandra

    Shitake is the name of a dark brown mushroom ... google it.

    Oh, and grow up.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/11/2016 9:40 AM

    Touche, Jim.

  • kathy
    kathy
    2/10/2016 9:40 PM

    How do you hold the bowl like that if it's HOT?? Hot food, hot drinks...??????

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/11/2016 9:40 AM

    Hi Kathy, as Elan mentioned above, the clay material distributes heat nicely as opposed to the porcelain bowls you may be using. So it will not feel like it was just lit on fire when you first touch it.

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