Product Type: Ikea Crockery
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Ikea Dinera 18 Piece Dinner Service Set
Member Name: europe-chick
Ikea Dinera 18 Piece Dinner Service Set
Advantages: can buy the pieces seperately to replace broken items, reasonably priced
Disadvantages: none for us
I've just recently bought 2 of the Dinera dining sets from Ikea. I don't tend to spend an awful lot on crockery as I would say that at least once a week or maybe even more, a plate or a mug or a glass always gets broken.
I chose the Dinera set from Ikea as it is resonably priced for the set, and you can also buy the pieces seperately (to supplement your broken set!). The Dinera dining set consists of 18 pieces; 6 dinner plates, 6 side plates, and 6 bowls. Another reason I chose the Dinera set is that is doesn't contain any mugs or cups and saucers, we never use these and so for us anyway a set containing these is a bit of a waste. You can buy seperate matching Dinera mugs and a set of 6 Dinera cups and saucers if you wanted these.
The Dinera dining set is available in 3 colours; beige, brown and grey-blue. I bought a beige set and a brown set, so that I can mix and match the colours on the dining table. Also I have a few remnants of a beige and a brown dining set from Next left, so I figured that I can mix these in as well.
For some reason the beige dining set was £24.99, and the brown was only £21.99, the grey-blue set happened to be £21.99 as well. You can buy the following items seperately in the Dinera range; dinner plates at £2.19 each, side plates at £1.59 each, bowls at £1.59 each, deep plates/shallow bowls at £1.69 each, large rectangular plates at £2.69 each, mugs at £1.89 each, and a set of 6 cups and saucers at £8.59.
All of the items are microwave and dishwasher safe. I bought the crockery just after Christmas, and I've used most of it in the microwave with no problems. All of the items have been in the dishwasher tonnes of times, again with no problems. There's no cracking or crazing or scratches on any of the items.
The items are finished with a matt finish rather than a shiny finish, and I think that this makes them look more expensive than they actually were. The pieces are a little bit heavier than the sets from Next that they are replacing, and I think that this actually makes them sturdier. I've occasionally dropped a piece and it hasn't actually smashed!
All of the items are a fairly decent size; the dinner plates are 26cm in diameter, the side plates are 20cm in diameter, and the bowls are 14cm in diameter and 6cm high. The bowls are a really useful size, they are quite big so they comfortably hold a decent bowl full of soup, or cereal. Sometimes in a dining set the bowls can be really small and not all that practical. The bowls also stack comfortably inside one another for easy storage.
I've been really impressed so far with the Dinera dining sets, I don't think that you can go wrong for the price. I think that it would last for years - though maybe not in our house due to the rate we break things! I would certainly reccomend it.
Summary: Dinera dining
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