Friday, July 16, 2010

Made in America

I'll be honest with you. When I set out to do this whole "Made in America" thing this year, I really expected to have a lot of fun looking for (and buying) lots of stuff that is made in America. Sadly, what I found out, is that it was incredibly hard to find things that are made in America. But, I didn't get skunked. What I did learn is that when I do find stuff that's made right here in the good ol' US of A, it is top quality!
Case in point: my favorite mixing bowls!!!

These are Wisconsin Mixing Bowls. They are made by Ellinger's Agatized Wood Company out of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. (I just love to say "Sheboygan!")
Like the company's name suggests, these are a wood composite made of pine and melamine.
I've owned a set of these bowls for about 9 years. They are light-weight and durable. Quite simply, I love them! Unlike some customer reviews however, they are NOT unbreakable. It took me about 8 years, but I finally found that if you drop one from about 3 1/2 feet and it lands just right, it will indeed crack. I thought that I could live without that particular bowl, but after a few months, I broke down and bought another set. Also, in doing a bit of research for this blog, I found that if you go directly to the company's website, they sell them individually. (I wish I'd known that earlier!) Oh well, I love them so much that I really don't mind having a set of 7!
Here's their website: http://www.agatized.com/

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