I bought this as a gift for my sister in law, as it is what she asked for, and it does it's job of being a big bowl..well.
Which is pretty much my point, you can use any big bowl in the same manner and save the money for more important things you need in the kitchen since you'll just throw it in the dishwasher anyway to clean it.
If it's just me, and I'm not entertaining, then I'll just use a grocery bag or two so i can tie off the top and throw it in the outside can and not stink up the house.
It is a thick, hearty bowl and it has a non-slip rubber ring underneath to keep it in place, the "fennel" color is very nice and helps tone down the flakes of color that make it look rather cheap compared to a polished stainless bowl.
If you're just really needing this to finish your Rachel Ray collection then you won't be disappointed, otherwise just save your money.
I recommend this product.