I have been collecting Fiestaware piece by piece since my wedding in 2001. One of my very first items was a lemongrass gusto bowl. It is the perfect size for soup, cereal, salads, whatever you can dream up. As time went on, I added other colors, and other items. One of my favorite pieces are my lemongrass serving dish, that is oval shaped, and has raised edges. It is perfect for laying out the dish, and then adding toppings, and then throwing in the oven. Easy to clean, you can throw them in the dishwasher. The finish also allows for streak and dot free drying. I also love the fact that they are not only dishwasher safe, but oven safe as well. Very versatile. They are durable as well. My children have dropped them on our hardwood floors several times (several different pieces) and they have held up without a chip. We have only had one piece break, and that was a dish that was dropped in our concrete driveway on its way to the grill. I have purchased pieces as wedding gifts for friends, and they have always loved them. Its a gift that can last a long time, and even be passed along to the next generation. If you watch, you can often find sale prices at department stores and add to your collection at rock bottom prices.