This ingenious Jumbl dip bowl actually consists of two pieces: a stainless steel, 22- ounce dipping bowl, and an innovative hollow base that's designed to be filled with cubed or crushed ice and cold water. This mixture keeps dips, condiments, sauces, vegetables, snacks and other foods chilled all throughout your event. It's really simple and easy to use: *Fill the base halfway with cubed or crushed ice *Add cold water up to the marked ice line *Set and align the bowl into the base As the ice melts, the cool air rises through the vents and chills the food above it. Most importantly, the two-bowl design keeps the food and the ice from touching, which helps minimize sogginess. An included translucent lid easily snaps onto the upper dipping bowl and helps keep things fresh. By trapping more of the rising cool air within the bowl, it also chills the food quicker and more consistently. This affords you the peace of mind of setting the table a while before the guests arrive. The lid, as well as the durable, break-resistant and shatterproof clear acrylic base, is safe in the top rack of your dishwasher, making after-party cleanup that much easier on you. As for the stainless steel bowl, you can wash it under running tap water with a bit of dish-washing lotion and a sponge.