“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Party Supplies „
We have quite a large family so at many family gatherings the food is served buffet style, so everyone can help themselves. At such events we regularly use these Tesco Value Platters to serve the food on. These platters are only available at Tesco and are part of their "value" budget range.
These platters come in a pack of 5 and they cost £2.50, working out at 50p per piece. They are oval in shape and quite large in size. The platters aren't anything special to look at. They are made of foil and they are kind of embossed and have a textured feel. To make them look a bit prettier at parties we will often place coloured napkins on them before putting the food on top.
The foil is reasonably sturdy and the platters hold a decent amount of food - approx 25-30 sandwich triangles to give you an idea of amounts.. We regularly fill these with sandwiches, cocktail sausages and other party nibbles. The platters can withstand the weight of food well and are easy enough to carry when full. They do not become out of shape or bent even when filled with food. The edges of the platters are raised which makes carrying them when full a little bit easier. At Christmas time in work we had a party and I brought some food in on one of these platters and I found that the platter was easily transported in my car and didn't become damaged in any way.
A big advantage of these platters is that they are re-usable. I am not sure whether or not Tesco actually intend them to be reusable but we have found that if you give them a good wash in hot soapy water they hold their shape well and stay as good as new. I have found that you can get away with re-using these about 3-4 times before they start to lose their shape a bit, at which point we chuck them out and buy new ones.
These platters are really cheap at the price of £2.50 for a pack of 5, especially considering they can be used more than once. They are so useful for serving food to large groups of people. I can't really think of any disadvantages of these and for this reason I am giving them a 5 star rating. I hope you have found this review useful, and thanks for reads/rates.
I have bought these recyclable for a couple of different occasions for quick and easy use. The £2.50 price tag is very reasonable considering that you get 5 plates in each pack. When comparing with other supermarket prices there is not much of a difference 20p give or take (it is good to know you are not being ripped off!!!).
The quality of these plates is great as they are waterproof so they do not become floppy when used for greasy/oily foods. However, I have noticed that they do become slightly floppy when a large amount of food is put on them, so points are deducted for strength.
They do hold a good amount of food as they are medium sized which is great if you are having some kind of picnic as you only need a few plates to hold food enough for they whole family.
Another good feature about these plates is they are easy to wrap cling film around them which makes it good for preparing food in advance or storing left over food.
These plates are best for mini sandwiches and other small snacks as they are very slightly curved, this is good for carrying the food around without dropping anything.
For a friends recent birthday myself and another friend laid on a bit of a do for her, nothing fancy we just had a few friends around and a few nibbles, a nice cake and alot of drink!
We made a few sarnies up, heated up a few sausage rolls and bought a prawn ring and the likes and needed to be able to display the lot nicely on a large table so I bought these in my local Tesco store at 5 of them for £2.50 which was ideal price wise and gave us 5 of them which we needed.
The platters are made from a stiff foil and are silver in colour all over them, robust with slightly raised edges to the sides of them and a sort of squared off oval in shape. The size isn't given on mine but they are large and like I say strong enough and these are reusable as well which makes them even more economical than I first thought they would be.
I loaded the platters with food and they took it, liquids didn't seep through or slide off and food stayed put even when we handed the platters around trying to encourage people to nibble on stuff. They washed up easily too and stayed looking almost pristine for next time I want to use them!
They are not suitable for dish-washing or popping in the microwave but other than that these turned out to be a great little buy, look the part and like I say can be used a few times each again so I think these are a very handy thing to keep around as they may come in handy for alot of our uses!
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Tesco value platters
When having a party one of the key items you need for a buffet is some sort of serving platter and when it came to doing my little boy jacks last birthday party I decided to go down the disposable convenient route of using these tesco value platters. The last thing I needed was more expense with buying proper serving plates or the aftermath of having to wash and dry reusable ones either.
For the resonance price of £2.50 pence you get five of these disposable aluminium platters of which we bought two packets of. They are of a fairly decent size with which to hold an assortment of sandwiches although for entertaining thirty children and there parents I found they could have been larger or indeed I could of purchased more packets!!
The platters are really only suitable for lightweight goods such as sandwiches, crisps or chocolate fingers as they are not altogether that strong and we did find when loading them up with cooked cocktail sausages the middle of the trays bowed under the weight and we needed to have a hand under the bottom to support it.
The trays are designed to be thrown away but the ones with the sandwiches on we're not damaged or really dirty so I guess we could have washed them up and kept them for any future parties we may decide to have which would make the price en more agreeable. Unfortunately though the platters all got thrown away it at £2.50 for 5 or 50pence each its a price that can't be argued with.
I would give these value platters a very respectable score of 4 out if 5 stars And recommend them to any ones planning a buffet.
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My children are 6 and 2, I have always used these platters at their birthday parties.
You get a pack of 5 for £2.50, which I think is really good value.
They are very strong considering the price. You can pile quite a lot of food onto them!
I normally use 3 for savoury things, such as mini sandwiches, mini sausages, scotch eggs, sausage rolls, slices of pizza and pieces of chicken, then the other 2 for lots of sweet treats like mini chocolate brownies, mini cupcakes, party rings and chocolate fingers.
They always look good set up on the table, and the best part is you can just throw them away with all the other rubbish at the end of the party! Makes clearing up very easy.
You probably could wash these and re use them again for another party, but I never bother as they are so cheap to just buy again.
I would definitely recommend these to anyone having a party, they do the job well and look good.
I purchased several packs of these platters to use for hot food and nibbles which I was putting out at Christmas. They come in packs of 5 and at £2.50 for a pack, I felt they were a justifiable expense when compared with the time and effort I would spend washing dishes after everybody left.
I opened these and placed them in the oven for a short time before serving the food. They are made of a thin aluminium material, similar to the metal cartons that you would get from the Chinese takeaway. They are a medium size and I found could easily accommodate two varieties of party food per platter i.e. a full pack of sausage rolls and a full pack of vol u vents.
Overall I was very satisfied with this product and found that the platters kept my food warm but also looked relatively stylish on the table. It was also easy to just put cling film over them later and store the leftovers in the fridge. They could be re-used although I chose to recycle mine. I would not hesitate to purchase these again for future events.
Tesco value Platters
Between my husband and I we have five children who are all grown up now but it does mean that family parties and celebrations do tend to be quite large even if we only invite our own children and partners. Whenever we cater for events we always have a huge amount of washing up and although I do have plenty of crockery I always find I do not have enough.
These foil platters are only £2.50 for five platters which, for those quick at maths, works out at 50p each. I think that is a fine bargain for what these are. They are a decent size and in fact they are the same size as my meat carving plates so they hold a decent amount of food.
They are made of a silver foil which is quite strong. We have piled sandwiches and other hot foods on these and never had one collapse on us. The other good thing about the being foil is that you can fill them with foods that you want to serve hot and them pop them in the oven to keep them warm prior to serving.
You can tart them up with doilies for cakes and put coloured napkins under them for sandwiches and hot foods. The napkins will absorb any excess grease if you have foods like samosas and sausage rolls on them too.
The fact that they are foil means that they go with any table setting if you have a theme they can easily be adapted by adding coloured napkins or something similar. They are not unattractive and have some engravings on them so they look quite nice really and certainly not cheap and 'value' brand.
They are not as strong as china plates and will bend if you are not sensible but be careful and sensible and you will have no problems with food spilling. We have never had an issue with food spilling because of the platters collapsing.
Although these are sold as disposable and obviously you can recycle then through you metal recycling. We have found that you can wash them and use them over and over again. I would not suggest a dishwasher but normal dish washing by hand works well and so at the price these are you can have emergency food serving dishes for more than one occasion.
These are far superior to paper plates, even good quality ones as you can put garnishes of salad and even an entire salad on these and there will be no problem with the wetness soaking in to the platter. You can in fact pretty much use them as you might a china plate so long as you are carful carrying the full platter.
They are metal so obviously do NOT put them in the microwave unless you want fireworks and a wrecked microwave.
Yes for the price these are great. I would struggle to find any other product that is such good value. They are large, recyclable and strong and look much more expensive than they actually are.
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I just spent time writing a review on this and when I clicked to submit it, it disapeared! grrr
So I will try to cover what I had written again.
These platters come in a pack of 5 for £2.50 and are sold in tesco.
Tesco sell a range of products such as these and plastic plates which would be great for parties and gatherings. These platters are made of foil and so are great to store a range of foods on.
I used mine to place samosas, spring rolls, sandwiches, garlic bread etc on and they worked out great.
Paper plates can have an issue of having lots of grease marks but I found the foil platters to not have as many grease marks, especially if kitchen towels are used underneath.
The foil platters are of good quality and did not seem like it would collapse with a range of food placed on it. The edges at the side are raised and so the food was easy to carry and I didn't think they would fall off when walking into the room with them.
I think they are priced at a reasonable amount and I would have no problems using them again.
They come packaged quite simply in some plastic with the 5 platters stacked on top of each other.
When I had last bought them a few months ago they just had the tesco value sticker in the middle with not much information on them, but the packaging may have changed now due to tesco's rebranding.
Overall I give the product 5 stars as they worked well and came in useful. I would purchase them again if needed too as they would come in handy for gatherings.
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Product: Value Platters
Over Christmas we held our usual family get together. I bought the above Value Platters from Tesco for our buffet/nibble food which I then put onto the platters and placed into the middle of the table so that people could then help themselves.
I bought the Platters from Tesco for £2.50, each pack contained 5 platters, this works out at just 50p per platter which I think is really good value for money. Even better the platters were of fabulous quality; made of thin yet strong and sturdy foil and not at all "cheap" looking.
The platters are of a generous size, they are oval shaped with a flat bottom and raised edge, this is to ensure that nothing falls off the edge of the platter. They have a pattern with a rim around the edge making the product look a little more nicer looking and a little more expensive than what they actually are.
I used the platters for:
* Indian Mini finger food; Bhajia's, Samosas, Lamb Sheek Kebabs, Naan Bread etc.
* Bruschetta and Garlic Bread
* Quiche, Breaded Mushrooms and Onion Rings
* Homemade Sausage Rolls, Chicken Nuggets and Chicken Thighs.
The Platters held all of the above with no problems at all, they soaked up any excess oil fantastically well and no leaks or spillages were made. I could probably have re-used these again after being washed but I had no place to store them plus for the price I paid I would rather just re-purchase for a fresh pack.
These are perfect for any party which you host, fantastic value for money and a great quality product. I really cannot fault them.
I will most definitely be buying these again.
Dooyoo Stars Rating: 5/5
WHAT ARE THEY?
A pack of 5 foil platter plates for serving sandwiches and other food at parties. Tesco Value do 3 different platters in different pack sizes but I am concentrating on the oval ones that come in a pack of 5.
These are made of foil but they are strong enough to be reused if you are careful with them. The platters are quite big and enough to hold sandwiches or cakes, the edges are raised up a bit so things don't slide off them while you are carrying them or when children are rummaging around in the food. They are strong but do not feel very straight in my hands sometimes, the platters do not bend but if I have got heavy food like chicken thighs or large cupcakes I am always scared as I'm walking with the platter because it does not feel very stable.
WHAT I THINK
I think these are very good platters and there is no reason to pay more. I have not used foil platters before but I think they look nice when I am holding a buffet party, the shine doesn't go off them even if I reuse them and because they are foil they can be wiped after you've finished with them. Grease marks them a bit but I usually put kitchen paper over them anyway and that stops the foil getting greasy.
I have bought them a few times because they have been sold in Tesco for 2 or 3 years now so I get them for birthdays and Christmas or if I am hosting a party at my home. I buy new ones for these times but reuse the platters if I am doing a spread of food just for my family like I did often during the olympics last year. My children like this because it makes their teatime more special and they like to help themselves to what food they want, I also used my platters when I was given a bag full of oranges because I wanted them on my table for people to see and eat but there were many too many for my fruit bowl.
These platters cost £2.50 for 5 and I think that is very good because of how strong they are and that you can use them again. I bought some other platters from Wilkinsons and they were nearly double the price and you only got 4, they were plastic but I still only used them 3 times because they stained very badly. I think these ones from Tesco are a lot better buy because when I have finished with them I can just fold them up and throw them away.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
I seem to be queen of the buffet recently, and these platters are an easy way of presenting and transporting food for parties and special occasions. I initially bought them for my daughter's first birthday party, and have actually re-used them since. Here is my review -
**Price and Availability**
The Tesco Value Platters are available in larger branches of Tesco supermarkets priced at £2.50 for five platters, making them a very reasonable 50p a platter. This is actually on par with Poundland where two comparable size platters are £1, which of course is ok if you only need two, but otherwise you'd need to buy six at a price of £3 if you needed five as in the Tesco pack.
The Tesco Value Platters are made from a thin foil, but it's very strong foil. They're shaped in a long oval and 'stamped' with a fine pattern and a stepped rim around the edge, which is rolled foil. For the money they look very nice indeed.
I prefer to line my Tesco Value Platters with paper doilies (from Poundland!) though you can use disposable serviettes or simply leave them as is. I've used them for the following:
Sandwich 1/4 platters (I've found that a Tesco Value Platter holds around 30 triangles)
Mini sausages / pork pies (these seem to be the heaviest things but the tray holds them up well)
Breadsticks and Dips
...and so on. The only things I find don't work well with the Tesco Value Platters are crisps, salad and anything that fares better in a high sided bowl, of which I purchased a few from Poundland so I'm not too bothered if they go walkabout.
They're incredibly versatile, and they're just thinner in length than a standard fridge which allows you to make the platters up the night before or the morning of, and keep cold (don't want any food poisoning now!)
**Recycle or Reuse**
I found that after our buffet we could simply throw away the lining doilies and pop the Tesco Value Platters into the dishwasher. They came out good as new - no dints, no discolouration, nothing! They were popped into the cupboard and sat waiting a few months until they were used for our daughter's baptism buffet, then again a few months later at Christmas - talk about value for money!
After three runs, they were getting a bit bashed so we popped them into our metal recycling bin, and I'll be sure to buy more next time we need them.
I can't recommend the Tesco Value Platters more! At 50p a tray and re-usable to boot, they're the ultimate in value for money. They actually look lovely on a buffet table filled with food, and they're recyclable when you've finished with them, too. Why have the hassle of trying to squeeze things onto paper plates or trays when you can fit lots on to these value platters, store in the fridge and transport them easily, and not have to worry!
5 out of 5 stars from me for Tesco Value Platters - if you are having a party or any sort of gathering with a buffet, then you can do no better.
As mentioned in my previous review titled 'Paper, Paper read all about it' my wife and I held a party at our house on Boxing Day. I did my food shop at my local Tesco store, and along with the food, drink and paper plates I also purchased a pack of Tesco Value Platters.
This was kind of an impulse buy really, as I just happened to notice the platters next to the paper plates that I was purchasing, and so I decided to give them a try, as I thought it might be nice to arrange some of the food onto platters, rather than have it all on large plates.
The platters come in a pack of 5 and they cost £2:50 equating to 50p for each single platter. The come wrapped up together in a thin layer of cellophane, and have the usual Tesco Value label clearly displayed in the centre of the pack. The packaging is very simple, as you would expect from a Tesco value product, but it works very well, as you can see exactly what you are getting through the clear cellophane.
The platters are foil platters, and as such they are silver in colour, and they are a fairly standard design. They are slightly oval in shape and have raised sides to keep the contents safely on the platter. They are obviously a cheap platter, but they still have a decent sturdiness to them, which makes them easy to carry about and move around on a table. The base of the platter is rounded and flat, making it sit nice and even on a flat surface.
These platters are pretty versatile, and can be used for almost any food. I used 4 of them for our party, 2 for sandwiches, 1 for sausage rolls, and 1 for chicken drumsticks.
They did their job very well, and kept their shape, without bending, meaning that after using them, I simply gave them a wash in the sink, and put them in my cupboard for the next time I'm hosting a party involving food. Of course if required they can just be disposed of, but this would be pretty wasteful, as they are still in such good condition.
I used the platters as they were, but if required you could cover the platters in napkins or cloths to change their plain appearance, or add some alternative colour.
Overall these platters are a good value purchase. At 50p per platter they offer value for money, for a decent product which is useful at parties, and they can be re-used. They look pretty good, and work well for putting piles of food onto, instead of using just a basic food plate, adding a little touch of class in my opinion.
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I mentioned in my Tesco Value Paper Plates review that my partner hosts matches for his junior teams against other out of area teams and when this happens we (meaning I) have to be a wonderful host and provide food and refreshments as when we travel to these games food is always put on for us so we are just doing the same for them.
We (and I mean I!) generally just do cold party food items as they are easy to do and most kids will happily and easily eat them. I always used to take the food down to the pitch on my usual dinner plates but after a small accident where I had two plates smashed I decided to look for a new alternative and a few months ago I bought again from Tesco their foil platters.
The Tesco Value Everyday Foil Platters were right next to the Tesco Value Paper Plates and I thought for a pack of 5 costing £2.50 they would definitely be ideal considering they won't break and if they do get damaged I certainly wouldn't mind! Tesco do a great range of disposable items from cutlery to plates to cups and the foil platters are available both in store and on their website.
The platters come in a pack of 5 only and come wrapped in a clear, thin cellophane type material and just have the Tesco Value label featuring the product name on the inside of the cellophane. Being a value range the packaging is never going to be much and to be fair foil platters don't need exciting packaging! To open you simply just rip the cellophane which tears easily and you just take out of the platters as and when you need to.
The platters are silver in colour and are slightly oval in shape. The outer perimeter of the platters are slightly raised so the food can easily stay in place without rolling off the sides. Considering they are a value item from Tesco they are a decent thickness and are actually quite sturdy, they are certainly not thin and flimsy making them ideal for me to transport them containing the food. However, if heavy handed with them they do obviously bend.
The fact that the pack comes with 5 platters for me is ideal as I do use a range of sandwiches and party food and the size of the platters can easily help me cater for around 100 hungry kids and they do hold a decent amount of food. I do generally line them with napkins as I find that after the food has been completely demolished I can wash them clean and then re-use them rather than just chuck away although for 50p per platter there are times I have just chucked them but I do try and re-use items where I can!
I find that these foil platters are incredibly handy and for kids football games, parties etc they definitely come in useful. I know my mum uses them when she has guests round and just covers them with posh napkins to make them just look a little posher and they do the trick! They are an ideal item to help contain food as well as save time if you just bin them after use as it saves washing up - ideal for kids parties! For me, they have saved any more of my plates from being damaged so I can easily give them 5 stars and recommend them to all!
== Product Information ==
Amount: 5 per pack
For my granddaughters birthday party I made a buffet but I didn't want to have the hassle of washing up lots of things afterwards nor did I want to risk my special serving plates being broken so I bought these platters.
They cost me £2.80 for 3, in the pound shop I saw that they had 2 for £1 but thought maybe these would be better quality. Now I think I should have really just gone for the pound shop ones as they are very basic.
They are a decent size serving platter and are foil so they look very basic and simple so great for serving food for parties, nothing fancy that's for sure! They are quite flat but rise up so that they hold items on the platters quite well.
I made sandwiches and found that putting them on these platters were good as the angle of the sides of the plate helped to keep them upright which was very useful!
I didn't re-use them, simply threw them away after use which isn't very ecological friendly but certainly saved me having to wash up!
I think that they are very useful and save time but are extremely basic so I think in future I will probably stick with the pound shop ones seeing as they are as basic as basic can be they can't be any worse.
if you are having a party and want to save time and need serving plates to put your buffet food on then these are perfectly fine. If you're having a more up-market party, however, you may want something a bit more special as these certainly are not special! Fine for a kids' party though!
I bought these platters during Christmas when I was having a lot of my family round and I was putting on a buffet for everyone and needed plenty of platters for all the food. These did the job wonderfully and I really can't fault them.
They came from the Tesco Value range and cost £2.50 for a pack of 5 platters. The platters are oval shape and made from silver foil. Unlike the paper plates in the value range these just seem a little bit better quality and are just that little bit sturdier.
Although sturdier than the paper plates I would still only recommend that you put lighter food on them as anything too heavy might cause them to bend a little bit. They have got flatter sides which is to make them easier to carry when you have food on them and this really does help with stopping them from bending when carrying them through with food on them.
The one thing that I would want different is that I would have liked them to have been deeper so that I could have got more food in them especially things like lasagne but this wasn't a big problem as most food will go on them ok as they are but it still would have been nice. I saw ones that were deeper but these were about double the price and I wouldn't have been willing to pay this so I would happily buy these again without them being deeper for this price.
I found these to be great for all the foods that I put on them both hot and cold it didn't make a difference to how sturdy the platter was. I worried a little bit that hot food might warp the platter but it was absolutely fine with it on.
I originally bought these thinking that it would save washing up and I would be able to just throw them away afterwards but after using them I gave them a quick wipe down and they were as good as new so it seemed like a shame to throw them away so they are now in one of my kitchen cupboards ready to use again the next time I have people over or throw one of the kids a party.