Product Type: Tesco in Homeware
Newest Review: ... poor quality and so I was expecting these to be quite flimsy. Although they are quite thick and don't bend too much when you put a lot on... more
Okay for making angels
Tesco Value Paper Plates
Member Name: catsholiday
Tesco Value Paper Plates
Advantages: Cheap and great for craft
Disadvantages: Rubbish at holding food
Tesco value Paper Plates
Over the festive periods we had quite a few family get togethers and on these occasions we always seemed to have food. I spent a considerable time at the sink or loading the dishwasher despite using a few of these paper plates for some of the lighter drier foods being served.
I bought two dozen white china plates for big family meals that I keep in the attic as I find paper pates although handy have their limitations. These are more limited than most as they are paper thin and very bendy.
One use that these plates have which does not matter that they are so pathetically thin is for craft sessions. As an ex teacher I have any number of craft creations that can be made from paper plates from masks through to a variety of Christmas decorations. We used a few with the grandchildren pre Christmas to make angels which were quite popular. They use a half plate for wings and then pipe cleaners and fabric and a ball of wrapped cotton wool for the head.
The plates are the size of a small dinner plate and a little larger than a tea plate so not ideal for the gannets in our house for a main meal. They very quickly tossed them aside and went for china plates. The plates are also very thin and will bend even with no food on them but once you put anything with any weight on them they bend exceedingly quickly and are therefore no good if the person eating is walking around with the food on it. They are just about okay for eating a light meal sitting at a table but don't try to use them for buffet meals as you could end up with a lot on the floor.
So these are fine for a slice of cake or some light afternoon tea sandwiches but absolutely useless for anything with any moisture or weight to it. I think unless children are sitting at a table I would avoid using these for food with children as they will not be able to keep the plate from bending and food will be spilled.
We have used them sometimes for a plate liner. So food that is messy to wash up can be put on these with a real china pate underneath to hold it. This does save washing up piles of really mucky plates.
They are great for painting and craft as the paper is not shiny.
They are easy to bend and cut for craft activities
They are cheap
They are eco friendly in that they are paper and will bio degrade
They save washing up
Fine for afternoon tea type of foods
They are useless for main meal type of food
They are too small for those who like their food
They bend far too easily
Food will fall off them as they have no strength
They get soggy with anything moist on them
Yes they are brilliant for craft activities and great value for that use. No if you are planning a main meal type buffet as they are not strong enough to hold food apart from dainty light afternoon tea type sandwiches. If you want paper plates for main meals then pay a bit more and get the non bendy card board ones .
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Summary: A very cheap and rather useless paper plate
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