In response to our customers' suggestions, we designed these bowls for generous servings of hearty soups, chowders and chili. The durable heat-retaining porcelain pieces are oven safe for melting the cheese topping of gratinee soups or baking the pastry toppings for soupe en croute. You can even use them for baking pot pies. Microwavable; oven and dishwasher safe. 5" diam., 17-oz. maximum cap. Set of four. Made in China. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive.