When I started my daughter on finger food, I decided to buy some little plastic plates for her and I found that most places sell these but you can be looking at least £1 for these.
On one of my regular visits to Ikea, I spotted these packs of plates and thought what a bargain they were. A lot of the mother and baby groups and play centres I went to used these so I was familiar with the product.
This is a pack of six brightly coloured oval shaped plates which measure approximately 16 x 19 cm. Each pack has 6 plastic plates in, pink, red, orange, blue, yellow and green.
The set of 6 plates costs just 90p (I think I paid around the 80p mark nearly 4 years ago so they are still a bargain). I have just checked and they cannot be ordered online however they are available in store and you can also check stock availability on line.
I think these are still an absolute bargain and have never seen any other places sell these so reasonably priced. You would normally pay more than 90p for one plate, never mind six.
The plates are dishwasher and microwave safe which I found really handy.
They were ideal when My daughter was eating finger foods but didn't want to sit in her high chair, we use them loads in the summer when she likes to have a sandwich on the back garden and even still use them in the house at snack times. We have had these for nearly 4 years now and they are still like new (I would say we use them at least once every week), none of them have cracked or faded.
Sometimes Lauren likes to get these out the cupboard and play picnics with her dolls, she also like to use them when she has her Playdoh out and lay her different shapes and figures on them.
In the summer, I have also used these when we have had a BBQ, I think they are a lot better than paper plates yet you don't have to worry about breakages.
I would recommend these to everyone, 5 out of 5 stars from me.
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Just recently I found myself in my local Ikea store with my Mum in tow which always means we spend, spend, spend and there were a few items I had in mind to buy for my home.
I have friends around my place alot and we sit in my backgarden with a BBQ or some sort of food and drink and sometimes those friends have children so it seemed sensible that when I spotted a pack of 6 of these plates I bought them!
These plates come in multi coloured packs and in a pack of 6 plates I got a pink, red, orange, blue, green and yellow plates, all bright and very cheerful looking so in my mind they appeal to children but are great for a whole variety of purposes and not just for children, there is certainly nothing on the packaging that suggests they are only for children using anyway!
In shape they are all round and 19cm in diameter and they are stackable. They are lightweight and along with being round the edges turn up slightly so food doesn't just roll off the shiny looking plastic and another benefit of these are that not only are they suitable for using in a dishwasher but fine for being shoved in a microwave too which is again great if you have children!
These are simple to wash up and very unbreakable, I dropped one on my hard patio area just the other day and for a moment my heart sank but of course it literally bounced back and although I have used these very often they still look as good as new. Excellent buy, these really are and so very versatile I cant believe still that a pack of 6 of them only set me back a mere 90p!
Only available from Ikea stores and this range has matching items such as cups and bowls also available at the same cheap price!
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It was my sister that first alerted my attention to these Ikea Kalas plates. When she had her own children, she had oodles and oodles of plastic plates for them and now that I have my own toddler I can see how you need quite a few plates in any one day - from breakfast, to snacks, to dinner. Some of the cheapest plates that she got that were just as hardy and as durable as some of the more expensive plates she had in her cupboard where these Ikea ones. So, although we don't have an Ikea particularly close to us, we do tend to make an annual trip and stock up! On our last trip we bought quite a few things for our little girl, including a batch of these Kalas plates, which are slightly rounder than those shown above, which my sister had.
There are some great benefits of these plastic plates. Firstly the price, Ikea are currently charging 90p for a pack of 6 of these plates, which is simply unbeatable value. Secondly, the pack contains a range of colours, so would suit boy or girl, and be ideal even for parties instead of the cheap paper plates, as they are so colourful. Also, I love the fact, now that we have a dishwasher in our new house, that these plates are dishwasher safe, as well as being microwave safe - the latter being particularly useful when you are heating up spaghetti or beans for example.
These plates are stackable, so they are easily stored even if you don't have a lot of cupboard space, and each plate is slightly curved at the edge to keep food on the plate, rather than being tipped over the edge easily. This is useful for my daughter who always seems to have her toast land off a normal plate.
I also think these plates are just the perfect size for a toddler/ young child's food portion and keep everything on the plate, rather than any food overlapping because there isn't enough room. There is enough room on the plate to cut up toast etc or other food without it skidding off the plate as well.
All in all, for the grand sum of 90p you really can't go wrong with these plates. They are durable, dishwasher and microwave safe as an added bonus, and they are perfect for little children so it doesn't matter whether the whole thing falls to the ground, the plate will still be in one piece! A great buy for any house with a young child!
When my little girl and little boy starting eating by themselves I thought it was really fun to go out and buy them their own special plate and also their own special cutlery so they would have something that was just their very own and that they would look forward to eating dinner with. So, my little boy has a monkey plate and my little girl has a cat plate and this works really well, apart from when their friends used to come over for lunch or tea as I would have nothing to serve them on. I wasn't about to give three and one year olds my best china so I knew I had to buy some extra plastic plates but didn't want to pay the same sort of money I did for the special plates (£4 ish each) so I went to Ikea to buy some from their fabulous Kalas range.
We already have a set of plastic cups from Ikea and so got the matching plastic kids plates too. They were ridiculously cheap at just £0.90 for a pack of 6 and they are perfect, just what a house with lots of kids needs!
The plates are made of quite a durable plastic so you can drop them, thrown them, etc and they will not break or shatter or anything like that. What's great is that they are also dishwasher and miscrowave safe too so they are very easy to use, warm up food on, store food in the fridge on and then clean afterwards which is always a bonus when you have limited time on your hands.
The thing my little girl likes about these plates is the different colours. In a pack of 6 you get a pink, green, purple, orange, yellow and two shades of blue and so she always likes to pick a certian colour plate. I think this is great as she feels grown up and liek she is making ehr own decidions and also, it helps her to learn her colours and remember them and talk about them. Thing is, she always picks the pink plate for her and one of the blue ones for her brother!
The other great thing about these plates is that they have quite high sides to them so food does not slip off the plate. This is handy for us as my little girl likes to carry her own plate to the table and the high sides stop the peas, etc falling off when she is a bit unsteady with it. Also my little boy finds the high sides handy as he is just perfecting the use of cutlery and he can use the sides to help push things onto his fork and spoon.
The plates stack on top of each other so they don't take up too much room in my cupboard and I think they are such a great product.
I have literally got a cupboard full of these Kalas plates from Ikea - I am drawn to them every time I visit Ikea. They are very sturdy plastic plates - I have tried other plastic plates such as round ones from Tesco but they often bend with regular dishwashing whereas these ones are tough and don't bend even after years of use. I have had some for about five years and the only wear and tear is some scratching to the surface where metal knives and forks have been used, and a general dulling to the originally shiny surface of the plate.
The pack of plates comes in a 6-pack of assorted colours, and costs under £1 - they are so cheap that you can buy a stack for when kids friends are round, and they are also versatile for using in the garden, for picnics etc. A co-ordinating range of cups, bowls and plastic cutlery is available, so it looks great as part of a matching range. The size is ideal for kids' meals, although sometimes larger portions don't quite fit but it is easy to gauge this. It is raised at the edge, so the food stays on the plate effectively.
Overall, I can't recommend these highly enough - they are great value and a well-designed addition to your children's tableware - fab!
I have always liked Ikea but our nearest shop is about an hour away so we don't go there very often, last time we visited I bought these plates, cups and some bright childrens cutlery to match for my daughters. The plates cost under a pound as did the cups and cutlery set I seem to remember they were 85p but this was last summer so they have gone up a price a little by now but even if they have they would still be fantastic value.
The plates came in a cardboard wrapper very simply to hold the plates in a pack together and apart from the name and the size of the plates there was nothing else on it. The plates inside the wrapper are 16cm x 19cms and they come in 6 colours which is the same 6 colours as the cutlery so it all matches there is pink, green, turquoise, blue, yellow and orange. All the plates are very brightly coloured and attractive to children.
The plates are a sort of squared off oval shape, the sides taper very slightly up over so help keep things like nuts and raisins on the plate, around the edges there is a trim of little squares in the same colour but a more frosted texture than the plate itself. The plates are dishwasher and microwave safe which did surprise me for such cheap plates, I cannot vouch for the dishwasher
These plates have had loads of use in our house literally being used everyday, I have left a couple at my parents house too so being a 6 pack is really handy, being made of plastic they are great for picnics and they are really hardwearing. These plates are fantastic value and my eldest daughter likes to pick which colour she is going to use to match the cutlery and the cups also from Ikea. You simply cannot go wrong with these plates although my eldest daughter is getting to the stage that she eats more at a mealtime and will need a bigger plate soon but these will still be used for my younger daughter and for snacks.
Ikea Kalas Children's Plates.
I love nothing better than to wander around Ikea, buying things i need and things i didn't even know i needed . Unfortunately the nearest one to me is over 100 miles away , so when visiting the in-laws i take advantage of Ikea at Nottingham being not too far away.
On a trip around 10 years ago now, i purchased 5 packs of the 6 plates , along with the cups, bowls and cutlery of the same design.
The plates i am reviewing are the ones in the picture , as i believe they have a newer design out now.
The plates come in a pack of 6 , and are available for a bargain price of £1. They are all a different colours , blue, green, yellow, orange, pink and turquoise . They are a rounded rectangle shape and measure 19 cm x 16.5 cms and made of a sturdy plastic . The plates are each a whole colour with a pattern of smaller rectangles running round the edge. They are sold as children's plates and they are perfect for them, but doesn't mean to say and adult couldn't use them too .
The only fault i have with the plates i have is that they are very flat , there is no a lip or border around the plate so whilst great for sandwiches and things that are flat and don't move around , they are no good for anything round [ grapes, cherry tomatoes etc] as they just roll around and over the edge . There is probably only a 5 mm difference between the middle of the plates and the edges .
They are microwave and dishwasher safe , and haven't discoloured like some plastic does over time.
I love the kalas range from Ikea, and have had my money's worth 10 times over already . I keep 1 set in the cupboard for everyday use , and 4 sets put away for parties and bbq's . They are excellent for children's parties and 6 for £1 put them on par with character paper plates cost wise , and these can be used year after year.
What i do is use these plates and just buy the serviettes of the chosen party character each birthday we have , it's saved a fortune over the years .
We also use them in the garden, on picnics and take them to the beach , they are lightweight and very easy to store , but strong enough to withstand being dropped and all ours are still going strong .
Perfect plastic plates [ not just for children] just a little flat . 4 out of 5 .
My daughter is only 3 years old, so she of course eats quite small portions so I find it ideal to have to have smaller plates are suitable for her and that she identifies and associates meals with. I love Ikea as they offer such excellent value homeware at brilliantly affordable prices and so looking around our kitchen we have the entire Kalas set for my daughter - cutlery, cups, bowls and of course these plates!
The plates are plastic and come in a pack of 6, each plate a different colour. They come in blue, pink, red, orange, yellow and green but of course being a girly diva my daughter only ever wants to eat off the pink plates nowadays! The plates are a nice rectangular shape with slightly curved edges and a simple design around a rim.
The plates of course can be dropped and thrown all about with no problem whatsoever but should be noted they are not heat proof! We have an electric cooker and had finished using one of the hobs when my donut sister put the plate on the hob about 2 minutes after and within seconds the plate started to melt! Not impressed! Granted I was more annoyed at my sister for being so careless - but just a kind reminder not to put these in the microwave or any such place :)
Nevertheless these plates are super easy to clean, long lasting (I think I bought these a good year or so ago now!) and are durable. They have some minor scratches from where I use sterling cutlery to cut my daughter's meat on it - as opposed to using plastic cutlery but this has not caused any real issue.
Overall these plates are fab and costing only 99p for a pack of 6, it's brilliant value and you can't go wrong! They are great for doing toddler sized portions and are vibrant and colourful so I'd definitely recommend them!
These plastic plates match the Kalas bowls and cutlery set. They come in a set of six, in 6 different colours. The plates are a sort of rounded / rectangle oval shape, and are about 7" long by 5" wide. They are a good size for toddler-sized food portions, are easy to clean, and most importantly, won't break if they are dropped. Hurrah! We initially bought them when our twins were babies and had just started weaning. They were used up until they were four years old, wen we moved on to bigger plates. These plates are great for young children getting a bit of independence in their feeding, and are durable and easy to clean. They did gather scratches over the years, and I would say that they probably do scratch a bit more easily than other, harder plastic plates. However, given their price and the fact that they still function perfectly well despite the scratches, they are really good value for money. They are also dishwasher-safe. Like most of the Ikea children's products, they have a simple design and do the job really well.
As I've probably mentioned a few times now ;) I'm rather a fan of Ikea. As well as being a nice store to wander around (and have lunch in given the chance!), they sell some fabulous furniture and a great range of smaller bits and pieces as well from kitchenware to desk tidies and more.
One of my favourite purchases from here in the 'small' range of things they sell is their Kalas range of products. I own the bowls, plates and cutlery from this range, and this review is about the plates.
Each pack of plates costs just 90p - the same as the packs of bowls - and you get six plates for this price meaning they're just 15p each. They're not huge, and they are plastic, but for me they are perfect for use when we have barbecues, or when the family bring the nieces and nephews over (some of whom are still quite young and err liable to spill/break things). Each plate in the pack is a different colour - green, blue, red, orange, yellow and pink.
The only thing I find slightly odd about these plates is that they're not round. They're slightly elongated being 16cm across and 19cm long. This isn't a problem with them at all, I just find it a little unusual to be honest.
These are sold as 'childrens' plates, but we use them primarily for when we have barbecues and things as they're a similar size to a small plate and easy to use outdoors for food as they're not breakable and it doesn't matter if someone puts them down on the ground and they get knocked, bumped or even trodden on.
I do like the fact however that you can match up a 'set' - bowl, plate and cutlery - in the same colour quite useful as it means that when I do have kids visiting, I can hand a set to a child they can easily find which is theirs when they put something down somewhere as long as they remember which colour they have as long as I don't have multiple sets in use at the same time - I say this last bit as I own four sets of these meaning we have 4 of each the same colour, and 24 in total.
I love these. They're very usable - microwave safe, dishwasher safe etc. versatile, and they save me money and hassle because I don't have to buy paper plates every time I have a barbecue or risk my china ones. I love these and would recommend the whole range to anyone who's looking for something to use in the garden, or for kids to use.
I actually bought some Ikea Kalas Childrens Plates that I actually bought for to go in my picnic basket. A six pack of the plates only cost 90p - which equates to 15p each and so this is incredibly inexpensive and, I think, good value.
The plates are all made all made from plastic and come in a variety of cheerful colours - namely orange, pink, light blue, dark blue, green and yellow. The plates are made from quite thin plastic, but they are not flimsy and they will hold their shape when they are packed with food. Because they are made from thin plastic, they are really lightweight and so they are really convenient for picnic purposes as each plate only weight about 80g. The plates are also a nice size, measuring 20 cm x 15 cm. The plates can also be stacked one on top of each other and so they don't take up loads of room - which is also the convenient for the purpose I wanted to use them for.
I did find that even with minimal use however, the plates did get scratched quite easily and so they don't look as good as new after this short time. In addition to this, although they are dishwasher proof, I have found that after being in the dishwasher a few times, they become rougher.
In conclusion, although these plates are not perfect, they are still good value. The price is so low that even if you use them for a few months and then chuck them, they are still good value!
I bought these Ikea Kalas plastic childrens plates for our little nephew to use when he stays with us. It's easier and less hassle to just duplicate a lot of things as he stays with us so often.
The plates were the bargain price of just 90 pence from Ikea. You get 6 plates for 90 pence, 1 of each in the following colours; dark blue, light blue, green, yellow, orange and pink.
The Ikea Kalas range also consists of a set of 6 bowls, a set of 6 mugs, and an 18 piece cutlery set. All are available for just 90 pence per set, and each set consists of the same 6 colourways.
The plates are both microwave and dishwasher safe. In fact the whole of the Kalas range is microwave and dishwasher safe. I quite often put the plates in the microwave and I've had no problems whatsoever. The plates have been in the dishwasher more times than I care to remember and they are all absolutely fine.
The plates are stackable so they take up hardly any space in a drawer or cupboard. They are the perfect size for a small toddler to eat off, and our little nephew loves choosing the colour that he wants to eat off that day.
These are actually really durable and sturdy little plates, I've been really impressed with them, especially for the low price. They have a slight lip on them, with ridges underneath the lip making them easy for little hands to grip and hold on to and they won't slip out of little hands.
We have lost a couple of the plates along the way, you take them out with you for a picnic, and sometimes they don't end all up coming home with you! But at the end of the day there's 6 plates in the set so there's plenty more left. And even if you end up buying another set, well it's only 90 pence.
An absolute bargain, will definately buy another set.