Traditionally used for steaming puddings, this glazed earthenware ceramic pudding basin can be used for cooking, mixing (especially for liquids; they're deeper than traditional mixing bowls), storage, and display. The high gloss finish helps to get puddings out once cooked. Prepare puddings in the microwave too -- the dishwasher- and microwave-safe basin comes with a plastic lid that features a 'lift-up' clip that allows ventilation to and from the pudding -- it creates the steam needed to provide moisture. The lid also provides a secure airtight seal so that left-overs retain freshness. The lid features an ingenious date 'use-by' tracker wheel.