I originally bought these to use as soup bowls, but I find I'm using them for all sorts of things, particularly stir-fries. They're the perfect size too for 'one pot' ready meals - and it makes a quick meal so much nicer when it's heated up & served in one of these little blue beauties. A definite star buy. I've only two small niggles. Because the shape narrows towards the rim, it can sometimes be a fiddle spooning food into them, but they're perfect for eating from (great for 'tv dinners'!). And I've noticed that the rather generous 'Innocent' soup range comes right up to the brim of the pot, so I tend to omit a couple of spoonfuls when heating up so it doesn't bubble over.