Originally Posted by Coyotero
Those Egyptian bowls are pretty brittle. They chip and break if you look at them crosseyed.
Looks like it will still work if you don't have anything else. I've got a couple bowls that are chipped all to hell and back and still smoke fine.
I agree that a chipped bowl will work just fine. Just make sure you have a little extra foil to cover up the edge where it is chipped