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2002+ Measuring Guides

Model Name: Bowls (B1-B5)

Three bowls of varying width and volume. From left to right: B1, B2, B3

Two bowls of varying width and volume. From left to right: B4, B5

Product Information
Model Manufacturer Product No. Volume (oz)
B1 Pyrex NA 8.5
B2 Carlisle KL119 12
B3 Carlisle 43032 16
B4 Pyrex NA 32
B5 Pyrex NA 56


Model Rim Capacity (oz) Level A (oz) Level B (oz) Level C (oz) Level D (oz)
B1 8.5 7 4.5 3 NA
B2 12 10.5 6 2.5 NA
B3 16 14.5 8.5 3.5 NA
B4 32 26.5 17.5 9 3
B5 56 47.5 31.5 17 6

The bowls are used to help estimate the volume of amorphous foods such as vegetables, fruits, and popcorn; liquid foods such as soup, and solid foods such as ground meat.

When the bowls are used, the amounts reported should be within the rim capacity of the model. The Respondent will be asked to report the fill line (A-D). If the respondent reports an amount that is protruding from the top, he/she will be instructed to estimate using another model.



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