It has a handle with a loop on top for easy transportation. The base and handle are constructed of stainless steel. The four bowls are square. The set is ideal for toppings and sauces. It is great for condiments with tacos or baked potatoes or for nuts and salty snacks. It is of professional quality and great for use at restaurants and buffets. Melamine looks just like porcelain, is extremely resistant to breakage and has a glossy finish. Melamine is dishwasher-safe, suitable for refrigerators and freezers and resistant from -58° Fahrenheit to 212° Fahrenheit. It will never absorb odors or flavors.