I recently visited an Amish market and a vendor was selling bowl cozies.
I had never heard of such a thing. Have you? It’s SUCH a good idea.
Do you know how many times my kids have spilled ramen noodles all over the floor because the bowl they microwaved their ramen in was too hot?
I stopped counting a long time ago.
A bowl cozy is, in essence, a pot holder shaped like a bowl. You can microwave a bowl while it is sitting in the bowl cozy. This means you won’t burn your fingers handling a hot bowl out of the microwave.
I didn’t even realize you COULD put a pot holder or bowl cozy in the microwave. I grew up in a time when my mom yelled at us for standing directly in front of the microwave because of the radiation. I guess I’m still playing it safe when it comes to that appliance. Haha!
Apparently, you can put bowl cozies in the microwave for short periods of no more than 2 – 3 minutes according to whoever is sewing these things.
Bowl cozies don’t seem to be mainstream yet in terms of large retailers selling them. I found some on Etsy and a few, from individual sellers, on Amazon.
Here are some bowl cozies I found on Etsy that received great reviews and looked pretty.
I liked these grey and white striped bowl cozies because they’d go with almost anyone’s decor.
One of the pictures in this listing shows a dual use for the bowl cozy. They turned it upside down and used it to cover an entire pot handle. Clever!
(image and blog post header image: Crafty Wanda via Etsy)
This bowl cozy comes as a set of three in different sizes, which I thought could be practical.
The largest-sized cozy is for serving bowls. This would probably help keep the bowl warm and would act as a trivet on your table. Win, win.
(image: Quilts And Things Linda via Etsy)
I’m including this set of two bowl cozies because I loved the pattern this seller was offering. It felt very autumn-like and I imagined it would be perfect for reheating a bowl of homemade soup.
Plus, it demonstrates that many sellers make their bowl cozies with reversible patterns. That’s fun.
(image: 54 Rustic via Etsy)
This image right here is why I have not purchased a bowl cozy yet.
I now realize some people crochet or knit a bowl cozy. So neat, right?
I’m wondering if I have the skills to do this. So far, I can knit (very slowly, I might add) washcloths and scarves. I have not attempted anything more complicated.
(image: Rose’s Home Apothecary via Etsy)
Last, but certainly not least is this humorous bowl cozy.
How can you look at this and not
(image: Elaine’s Crochet Studio via Etsy)
I would have been happy to keep going with the bowl cozy ideas because there were a lot of people selling them on Etsy but I’m sure you get the point.
If you’re looking for a pretty and practical gift, I think you could add bowl cozies to your shopping list.
Bowl cozies aren’t just for moms who have kids who make microwave ramen. I think bowl cozies would be great for a wedding shower gift, a housewarming, or even a holiday gift exchange.
What do you think of these bowl cozies? Have you heard of them before? If the answer was yes, why did you not tell me? I thought we were friends! You can always comment on this blog post, email us here, or reach out via Instagram or Facebook.
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