This Bowl Was Literally Made For Eating in Front of the TV

published Feb 15, 2020
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Credit: Lana Kenney

Quick reader poll: Raise your hand if you have a perfectly good dining room table… that you almost never use? Opting instead to eat your meals on the couch in front of your TV or laptop? Yeah, us too! And probably LOTS of people out there. How do we know that? Because we found a bowl, cleverly named Couch Bowl, that was specifically designed to be used while sitting on the couch. And it’s earned 4.7 out of 5 stars from satisfied shoppers! Let’s take a look at it.

Buy: Couch Bowl, $38 for two at Uncommon Goods

Let’s start with the ergonomics of this thing. It’s designed to perfectly fit in any hand — no matter how big or small your mitts happen to be! — in various holding positions. It’s got an indent at the base for extra grip and balance, and there’s a notch on the side for your thumb and to stabilize your spoon. The bowl is also made of durable earthenware, which means its dishwasher and microwave safe, and it comes in blue or white.

Is it a little silly? Yes? Will it make eating soup/cereal/ice cream on the couch a million times easier? Also yes!

Because we feel journalistically obligated, we also feel the need to let you know about these Heat & Hold Burn Free Bowls. (You should know about all your options!) These are less ergonomic but a little prettier to look at. They’re plain white ceramic bowls, which can go in the microwave and then slid right into cork holders. The cork insulates the bowls and prevents any of the residual heat from burning your hands! Pretty key when you’re trying to hold a bowl of hot chili with one hand and the remote with the other!

Buy: Heat & Hold Burn Free Bowls, $48 for four at Uncommon Goods

One last thing. We don’t want to lecture and we’re all for unwinding after a long day. Just make sure you talk to your roommates/significant others/kids/etc. during the commercial breaks. Don’t be a total zombie.