Last Updated on July 8, 2021 by Jenny
ModaPet Designer Cat Bowls Product Review
Update May 19, 2015! We still have our ModaPet bowls and use them weekly – they have added new colors too! Since this review, we received the hot pink one, called, “Some Like It Hot”. They also make a light blue one. You can check out all ModaPet Bowls here.
The bowls have held up really well – all the plastic is intact. The only thing, as you will see in the review update video below is that the inside white portion gets stained from the canned cat food that is put in it. But the sides and the rubbery bottom plastic have held up perfectly – just as they were the day they arrived….and they have been run through the dishwasher for years.
As you’ll see in the video below, I love the assortment of colors because it helps me remember which foods the cats like and eat. I try to match the color of the can of the food with the color of the bowl. That way I know which food they like – empty bowl = food they liked.
The only downside is that these bowls are plastic and therefore not great for felines prone to feline acne, like my Trigg.
Original Review posted June 21, 2011:
I was thrilled when they obliged.
They sent us their:
- Lemon Zest (2 Cups / 473 ml)
- Teal Appeal (2 Cups / 473 ml)
The bowls are made of ABS plastic which is BPA Free and is also a food grade plastic.
The bottom of the bowl looks like rubber, but it’s actually TPE is a soft plastic similar to rubber. This sort of bottom helps with no tipping or slipping.
It’s important that the bottoms are also plastic because the TPE plastic can be over-molded to the ABS for a solid bond. The over-mold is what makes their bowls dishwasher safe, if rubber were used then the base would need to be glued. The glue would breakdown after a few dishwasher cycles and separate.
I love that they are dishwasher safe – I have run them through the dishwasher about 15 times now and have not had a problem – they still look like they did the day they arrived.
I also like that they are sorta cross between a plate and a bowl. I have long heard that some cats don’t like eating out of a bowl because it tickles their whiskers, however, when I have tried to feed Charlie and Trigg from a plate, they get food all over the floor. So this is a great happy medium. I use these bowls every day now. I love them.
Here is the video I took while product testing them. I learned a lot about different plastics while doing this review: