BACKIGBowl, black

$7.99/ 4 pack
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Food always looks delicious served on this dark black, glossy dinnerware. BACKIG series looks like stoneware but is made from tempered glass, which makes it very resistant to chipping.

Article Number304.390.18

Product details

Made of tempered glass, a durable material that is very resistant to sudden temperature changes.

Dishwasher-safe.

Wash this product before using it for the first time.

Designer

P Amsell/B Berlin

Article Number304.390.18
  • Tempered glass

    Microwave-safe.

    Dishwasher-safe.

  • Tempered glass should be handled with care! A damaged edge or a scratched surface can cause the glass to break suddenly.
  • No cadmium or lead added.

    We want to have a positive impact on the planet. That is why by 2030, we want all materials in our products to be recycled or renewable, and sourced in responsible ways.

Measurements

Height: 2 ¼ "

Diameter: 5 ½ "

Package quantity: 4 pack

  • BACKIG
    BowlArticle Number304.390.18

    Width: 5 ½ "

    Height: 5 ½ "

    Length: 5 ½ "

    Weight: 2 lb 12 oz

    Package(s): 1

Reviews

4.9(15)
Perfect bowls for soups, cereal,shannonPerfect bowls for soups, cereal, ice cream... the list goes on. Thick glass, so they don't feel like they are going to break easily. The fact that these are made with mostly recycled glass scraps from a factory won me over, since I was looking for something a little kinder on the environment.5
I love the appearance andHARLENEI love the appearance and size of these dishes. I wish they nested better.5
NiceSwetaNice5
Nice set of bowls.ROBERT E.Nice set of bowls.4
Love it just the rightAngelaLove it just the right size5
Overall, pretty good bowlsAndreaThese are super cute bowls and a great price for what you get. The one and only complaint I have is that they get VERY hot when put in the microwave. We mainly use them for cereal and soup bowls, so they work great for that. They clean really well in the dishwasher and have held up great so far.4
Fun little bowlJanice G.This bowl is great for snacks, soups, cereal, prep, etc. It's a hard worker. Love the look and the many uses it serves5
Backig bowlsCHARLOTTEWe needed soup bowls. These are perfect--just the right size and go with any color china.5
Great! very nice for allSheliaGreat! very nice for all occasions5
Gud oneLakshmana P.Gud one5
Nice bowlsSarikaWith great quality nice bowls5
So impressed that I purchased the entire collectioManhattan4EverI got the smaller ones first from online and these shipped in perfect condition. These impressed me so much that I got the whole collection. I got these in May and they have held up nicely. They are shinier, lighter, and more insulating than china. They look more luxurious than china. Microwaved food gets heated while these plates do not get as hot as china. Highly, highly, highly recommend.5
Love the size and finish!Black small bowlsI looked a long time for this size.5
Good bowlsJasmicThese bowls are great for me. I already own cereal bowls but they barely hold cereal and milk. These bowls do exactly what I need.5
Love!Darla7614These bowls are beautiful. Perfect size.5
BACKIG Bowl, black, 5 ½ "

Setting the table with leftovers

Dark and dramatic BACKIG tableware has a surprising past – it's 94% glass made from factory scraps. That means leftovers from glass production are melted down and reused to create BACKIG. "Using materials which have less impact on the environment, like recycled materials, is something that we strive for. It’s in our DNA.” says Silke Millan who works with sustainability at the IKEA headquarters.

In a small French town, less than an hour's drive from the ocean, a large factory is ablaze on the inside. Furnaces fire at volcanic temperatures and conveyor belts whirl with glowing red globs, turning out dozens of different IKEA glass products.

Less expensive than stoneware

Clear glass can be reused to make clear glass, but the dusky deep purple tint of BACKIG is characteristic of when different colored glass is melted together and reused to make something new. The result is often called black glass. "Black glass is less expensive to produce than black stoneware," says Daniel. "So we could offer an alternative to customers and lower the price."

Strict standards for food contact

But even more important is securing safety. The glass scraps that make BACKIG never leaves the factory, meaning they come from an environment that we know meets our strict standards and requirements. Since BACKIG comes in contact with food, this is particularly important. "BACKIG is good thinking," says Daniel. "The material is there and it's safe, so we should do something good with it."

Creating new products from scraps

"In glass production, you always get a certain amount of scrap." says Daniel Stjernqvist, an IKEA engineer who's specialised in glass for many years. "Sometimes, material is cut off to create a finished product, and sometimes it breaks or has something wrong with it – like a bubble or a defect – so it's rejected. This is then crushed and goes back into the furnace again to melt.” explains Daniel.

Affordable and energy-saving

Clear glass can be reused to make clear glass, but the dusky, deep purple tint of BACKIG is characteristic of when different colored glass is melted together and reused to make something new. The result is so dark it's nearly black, which is why it's often called "black glass". "Black glass is an affordable alternative to black stoneware since it's less expensive to produce. For us it makes sense to use a material that already exists – it's safe, saves energy and money – so why not do something good with it," says Daniel.

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Material

What is glass?

Glass is mainly made of sand, soda, and lime melted at a high temperature. Tempering or various additives gives you extra-strong and impact-resistant glass that in some cases can be taken straight from freezer to oven without cracking. A big benefit is how glass can be recycled over and over without the quality deteriorating. Also, a lot less energy is needed to melt recycled glass compared to new raw materials. Our goal is to eventually use only recycled glass in our range.