Supreme bowls usually consist of a lower bowl, an inner bowl (the liner) and a ring around the edge for holding the shrimp. They are traditionally used for serving shrimp cocktails, offering a way to present the shrimp so that each individual piece can be seen and admired. When choosing a supreme bowl, consider purchasing all of the pieces in a package. Buying each piece separately will generally increase costs. Later, if part of your bowl is missing, you can order a replacement piece. Also consider how you will be caring for your bowls. If you will be washing them in a machine, look for dishwasher-safe stainless steel or glass bowls. Also make sure that the ring on the bowl will hold the number of shrimp you serve in your shrimp cocktails.