Though this makes a fine salad bowl, it surpasses itself as a large pasta bowl. My husband and I love it!. It fits nicely in the upper rack of our dishwasher and its low profile makes it easy to store in our kitchen. If space is an issue you'll appreciate the versatility. I also like the way it looks on the table with my Red Vanilla Everytime dinnerware. All came carefully packed. Didn't take long either!