I initially bought it as a travel set and liked it so much, I use the bowls everyday for both of my children. I like that the bowls have lids. It makes food storage easy. The fact that they can be used in the microwave means less dishes to wash. They can go in the dishwasher, which is a time saver. The two portion sizes help cut down on food waste. If anything gets damaged, it's not a big deal to toss out. Good buy.