Upon receipt of these bowls, I washed them by hand asap. They soaked in mild dish soap for a short time before I finished washing all that I was doing that day. When I started to wash them, I noticed that a rust mark area had appeared around the top portion of the beige enamel about 2 inches in diameter. I was quite surprised when I noticed the rust marks......and they will not come off. But, this won't deter me from buying Paula Deen products in the future. I have bought a lot of Paula Deen cookware in the past. It is some of the best that I have ever owned. But this is my first time in buying the mixing bowls. Will you exchange this smaller bowl for me? We'll see if I get an answer in return. Thank you. Linda Mittel
I recommend this product.