I consider these to be the perfect size cup. I use them constantly. And they are the perfect size to have on hand for dipping. I am one of those girls who hate to have gravy poured all over my food. I want my gravy on the side... in its own bowl. So I can dip at my leisure. Hence my love for these bowls.
I also use them as my tester bowl, as I am cooking soup, chili or a pot of beans. I am constantly testing the pot for taste, as it cooks. This is the bowl I will use through the cooking process.
I have the same kind of bowl in my beloved Shenango pink. But they (Shenango) are nearly impossible to find.
So I started buying these TS&T bowls to have for dinner use. I had intentions of only going to buy the pink ones. But then I saw this amazing turquoise bowl this last week. And decided I needed some turquoise love for the cabinet.
TS&T is also known as Taylor Smith & Taylor. Who made an incredible amount of amazing dinnerware. There is tons of it for sale on eBay.