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Rachael Ray's Garbage Bowl: Love It or Hate It?

Rachael Ray's Garbage Bowl: Love It or Hate It?

By now I'm sure you're all aware of Rachael Ray's garbage bowl technique. She keeps a bowl on the countertop during cooking, and stashes all the trash and bits in the bowl. It's actually a pretty great tip and helps make cleanup a breeze. I sometimes follow it myself, and just use one of my smaller mixing bowls. Recently Ms. Ray has actually started selling her own garbage bowls ($17.95). What do you guys think of them? I'd rather use a bowl I already have. After all, do I really need a special bowl for "garbage"?

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whatever78 whatever78 8 years
Duh! The bowl can be used for more than just the garbage while you're cooking! It would be a great salad bowl, or to use outdoors for barbeques. It's got the popular graniteware look with cool colors. Get over yourself haters.
puddlesworth puddlesworth 8 years
thats way too expensive for a bowl
nicmic113 nicmic113 8 years
i like the idea, but hers are just ugly, id get one if there was an assortment of colors/designs
jessy777 jessy777 8 years
Garbage bowls are great, my mother has always used one when cooking at home or preparing meals for our restaurant. I learned from her and have a designated bowl I use but to pay $18 for one is ridiculous and shows how over merchandised everything is.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i get the point of it, and have used similar things in the past, but i don't know...i'm still on the fence on whether it's a good idea or not.
uaintkidin uaintkidin 8 years
Whoops! I voted for the idea of the garbage bowl. Didn't realize that she was selling her own. I use one I already have! I don't need to buy a specific one.
carileigh carileigh 8 years
It looks cheap so why not just use something I already have.
addywisbef addywisbef 8 years
Just when I thought Rachel Ray couldn't be any more annoying...
frogandprince frogandprince 8 years
I just use a plastic grocery bag that I can toss later.
laurelm laurelm 8 years
I love the actual idea, and use it (typically a paper brown bag from store or the weggie bag from a veggie im using in my dish) but a bowl just for it, any bowl would work, duh! some people will buy anything since it has her name on it!
dootsie dootsie 8 years
I hate Rachel Ray, and I hate the idea of selling bowls for any specific purpose when it's just a freakin' bowl. I might approve if they actually said "garbage" on them. Or were compostable so you could just compost the whole lot.
italianblonde italianblonde 8 years
I love the idea and use it sometimes, but I hate the fact that she's trying to sell them for 20 bucks!!
HonestMuffin HonestMuffin 8 years
Just put the garbage next to your feet. Done... AND you don't have an extra bowl to wash.
MindayH MindayH 8 years
SamanthaM SamanthaM 8 years
You would think that someone who cooks so much would design or arrange their kitchen in such a way that the trash can would not be too far from the cooking area.
thegooddr thegooddr 8 years
Like most, I like the idea... but I wouldn't spend the money on one.
rabidmoon rabidmoon 8 years
Honestly, what is wrong with just going to a charity shop and finding some cool, funky (and if you are lucky, really sweet little retro number) bowl and using THAT for garbage? I'd rather spend a couple of dollars on a used one, know that served a charity instead of a celebrity cook, and kept something perfectly re-useable/recyclable in business....and take the other 17 to buy something fun to cook! Seriously this is mind-boggling to me...I cannot imagine people spending money on it.
BeautiJunki BeautiJunki 8 years
I have the glass nesting set from WS and I've been using the big bowl far onion skins, potato peels, etc and they were like $24 for like 10 bowls.
tuscanstellina tuscanstellina 8 years
Just a RR gimmick, but if you like her, then go for it.
radmama27 radmama27 8 years
I love it. I use a garbage bowl for when I am cooking. I cook with a lot of produce, and need to peel and cut a lot. Its nice having a garbage container right in front of me on the counter. However I use this old coors light mini bucket found in my parents basement.
brainstewerz brainstewerz 8 years
That is a huge waste of money. I just use a garbage can when I am cooking. Duh.
lorielness lorielness 8 years
why not use a giant bowl you already have. or at least buy a cheap one for a buck or two. this 18 dollar bowl looks like vomit as well.
crazylovevbug crazylovevbug 8 years
talk about ugly!
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 8 years
I think most women (the ones I know anyway) use plastic grocery bags. They simply place them on the counter top, throw all the trash or leftovers in it, tie it, and then toss it into the trash can like most people in the world. I mean we have to get rid of those pesky plastic grocery bags anyway, so why not use them for this reason *Rachel Ray* duh. I would not pay $18 for an ugly bowl. I'm with the majority of females...plastic, plastic, plastic bags for me and my countertop trash.
CoronaLove CoronaLove 8 years
Im with PartySugar too. I just place all my trash in the tray of whatever meat i used or use one of the smaller plastic bags from the fruit and veggie area.
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