The weight of the bowls is heavier than I thought they'd be, which can make them slightly challenging to hold when scooping food out of into something else, but not impossible. The set arrived with a very noticeable chip on the rim of the largest bowl. They were well packaged, so I can't imagine the chip occurred during shipping. I think it might have been there before being packed. O'stock sent a replacement bowl as soon as they could find one, and it arrived fine without any flaws. Very nice bowls, simple, and look nice with or without food in them.