My girlfriend knows how much I like a nice hot bowl of soup or chili. We are pretty busy a good deal of the time so we have come to appreciate items such as these. At first I was really pretty doubtful as to how these would stand up in the microwave.
I like my food served really hot and I could just picture these bowls soaking right through. This did not turn out to be the case though and I really enjoy just how strong they are as well. They have what is called by the company a soak proof shield coating.
I am not sure exactly what they cost but she estimates that they were in the 8-10 dollar range. They come 120 to the package at B.J.'s Warehouse. I have also used them for our dogs water when we go to the park with him. They also make a nice ice cream sundae bowl if one is so inclined.
Just for the heck of it I decided to see if they could stand up to washing them. I lightly washed one and it came through it all just fine. I later refused it and then tossed it away. Hence it is possible to get more than one use out of them. A nice product for someone who is very busy or on the go alot.