I received the bowl an here is what I thought of it:
b/c: 2995 8733
Kohn Lewis plc
Made in India
I wanted something to replace my measuring spoon, it's an American measure of "½ Cup" (125ml) and the John Lewis cup will take that, leaving around 0.5cm before the rim so it won't be full to the brim and that gives me options:
Another issue was self-righting (I don't know if all bowls this but it wasn't mentioned on the website and their email reply to me did not include anything about it) and it does. However, it will self-right quicker if sitting in water, rather than a dry surface. It has a flat base, not the Hemisphere design I was looking for, but it's a sturdy enough width to give it good balance.
Next was magnetism: it reacted to it, but only just. I think it may well be a composite (although the material is listed as "Stainless Steel") because it only just hints at being magnetic around it's body (both inside and out), however along the lip (which is curled) it is stronger and can be lifted with the force of magnetism winning over gravity as a result of a doubling of the material.
For me I use a lot of neodymium magnets in my kitchen to hang utensils and don't want any sudden surprises when holding liquids in this small bowl, so not being [very] magnetic is a plus for me:
Finally, the finish. It's only a £3 cup and the white exterior finish is just a spray on finish which isn't very flattering when it comes right up to the lip:
Well, it doesn't have the inner measurements of the "blinQ Prep Bowl w/ Lid Simply White" like I wanted, however I was hoping to find something that would have them actually moulded into the cup incase of erosion like with the "Winco 6-Cup Measuring Bowl, Stainless Steel" and unfortunately had a flat base over the Hemisphere design of "Hemisphere Mixing Bowl in Stainless Steel by Paderno World Cuisine".
But, it is locally available in the UK, for an excellent price (£3) and will take the ½ Cup (135ml) measure to replace that spoon, isn't strongly magnetic (avoiding surprises), looks good from a distance and the compromises I made I think balance out, for now..