These Gorgeous Pasta Bowls Always Get Me Compliments, and I Use Them for Everything

published Jun 13, 2023
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garlic pasta sits in a pan on the table with tongs resting in it
Credit: Photo: Kristin Teig; Food and Prop Styling: Catrine Kelty

One of my favorite things about moving out on my own for the first time was outfitting my kitchen. Before living on my own, I lived with my family, so I had the chance to truly start my culinary collection from scratch. From discovering my go-to cookware to finding the tea kettle of my dreams, I had a lot of fun decking out my space. One of my favorite purchases, though, was my dinnerware.

I knew I wanted something sleek and minimal that could stand the test of time and work with however my taste (or space) evolved. Naturally, that led me to MCM juggernaut West Elm, and after a bit of scrolling, I came across the Kaloh collection. The second I laid my eyes on this collection, I knew it was the one. So, I picked up a couple of pieces and created the dishware set of my dreams. However, there’s one piece that, over time, has become my favorite — as well as a favorite of friends and family. Allow me to introduce you tothe Kaloh Stoneware Pasta Bowl.

What are the Kaloh Stoneware Pasta Bowls?

So, what’s so special about these pasta bowls? Made in collaboration with designer Aaron Probyn, these bowls are a minimalist’s dream — and they pack a punch. Coming in seven colorways, each stoneware bowl features a textured outer matte finish with a sleek interior translucent glaze for a piece that feels like you just pulled it out of the kiln. Rustic and refined, they look much more delicate than they are. In fact, they’re also microwave- and dishwasher-safe.

Credit: West Elm

Why I Love the Kaloh Stoneware Pasta Bowls

The second I unpacked these bowls, I knew they were going to become my go-tos. Measuring in at 2-inch high with a 7.75-inch diameter, they offer a wide surface area, perfect enjoying for all different kinds of foods. Pasta? It naturally sits like a charm in these bowls! Soup? There’s no other way I’d enjoy it. But, perhaps my favorite use for these bowls is for breakfast. Whether it’s a fruit-laden bowl of oatmeal or a decorated smoothie bowl, these bowls will always take precedence over my smaller, cereal bowls.

Now, aside from just being incredibly versatile, as you can see they’re also gorgeous. I love to entertain and cook for people, and whenever I pull these bowls out for a meal I get hit with the same question: “Where did you get these bowls?” Reader, I can’t even tell you how many people I’ve turned on to these pasta bowls. In fact, it’s become something of an inside joke now as more than once I’ve gone over to a friend’s apartment only to look at their table setting and smile at the familiar dishware.

The Kaloh Stoneware Pasta Bowl comes in a set of four for $52 and a set of eight for $104. So, whether you’re just building out your dinnerware collection or looking for a chic upgrade that’ll get you tons of compliments, these bowls are just what you’ve been looking for. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I think my pasta’s done boiling — and I’ve got a bowl to fill.

Buy: Kaloh Stoneware Pasta Bowl (Set of 4), $52