My husband and I are getting ready for our first corgi, and we're getting supplies for him. We're stuck on what type of bowls to get for our Bento. Should we go with plastic? Stainless steel? Ceramic? Bamboo? Two attached bowl combo set? Extra sets? A particular brand?
Walking down the aisle with the bowls is a bit overwhelming. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Ramsey uses white ceramic with "Water" and "food" printed on the inside. Just so I don't get confused.
I'm not sure of pros and cons.. I can tell you I got them because they were on sale, they are sustainable, light, dishwasher safe, and as far as I can tell they are just made from bamboo placed under extreme pressure and heat so not a lot of chemical leaching into food (I hope) I looked at the metal ones but they had that reallly stinky rubber ring and smell to them that I wouldn't want to eat out of. I really think most quality Metal and ceramic dishes would work just as well, its up to your preference.
Anyway so far they work just fine and I haven't had any problems. I also feed freeze dried raw and raw food so sanitation is a concern and these seem to clean up nicely, which I was a little worried that they might become slightly porous and harbor bacteria but I don't believe that is happening, they still look and feel brand new
ps: doing a google search I see there is a type of bowl branded bamboo with plastic liners? thats not what I am using, the bowl itself is made out of Bamboo, its the planet petco brand but I know there are others of this type as well.
I don’t recommend plastic. Some dogs and cats can be allergic to chemicals in the plastic. It may cause a rash or sores on their chins. I use stainless steel for their food, and glass for their water, (then I can monitor the water level easier.)
Stainless for his water bowl and Wal Mart pottery/ceramic "people" bowls
for food. They're heavy, good sized and cheap ($1.50 ea). And I can pop them into the dishwasher without worry.