Entertaining in style has never been easier than with the Party Pro Stainless Steel Serving Bowl with Ice Container by Perlli. Keep dips, dressings, appetizers, shrimp cold for 6+ hours without fuss. This party bowl is simple to use, a snap to clean, and designed to make party prep - and your life - easier. Fill the acrylic ice container with crushed ice or ice cubes and add water. The stainless steel dip bowl nests comfortably inside, contacting the ice water and allowing foods to stay cold and fresh. Refill whenever necessary, a typical fill will keep your foods chilled for 6+ hours.
Have you ever tried to figure out a way to keep a cold dish...cold? I know I made cold shrimp with cocktail sauce one time when family came over and I ended up putting a pan with some ice in it with a plate on top to keep both the cocktail sauce and the shrimp cold. It wasn't pretty but it did the job.
What I needed was one of these for the cocktail sauce and another bigger one for the shrimp. This is a great idea and I don't know why I didn't think of something like this sooner.
Now if I make a bowl of cold dip for chips, I can put it in this when family comes over and not have to worry about it being out a little longer because it might spoil. As long as it's kept cold, it can stay out longer and I won't be worrying about it.
I really think this would be great for parties, BBQ's, picnics and when friends and family come over. This is a smallish bowl, only holds about 1 cup of dip or whatever you plan on using it for. So I would get a bigger bowl like this for the larger things you want to keep chilled. But this works well for salad dressing, cocktail sauce, small amounts of cold salads or small amounts of ceviche that you really need to keep chilled on ice.
The bowl looks really nice and I like the way it all looks once the ice is in the bottom of the acrylic bowl. If you'd like to purchase this for yourself, you can find it here.
Disclosure: I was given this product at a discount in exchange for an honest review.