Last fall when we went to Ikea I found a huge stainless steel bowl in the kitchenware section. My wife saw me holding it (as I considered its possibilities for hypertufa) and said something like "Oh, that would be nice for salads when we have dinner parties". I raised an eyebrow and smiled and she knew what I was thinking. I've made about ten hypertufa bowls with it so far. I wrap it in plastic, turn it upside down and use it as a kind of slump mold. It's never seen a salad. We had to get a second stainless steel bowl for that.