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I'm not one of the worlds biggest entertainers for people but I have been collecting white dinnerset pieces for when I do have guests for a while now and this is one of my latest purchases to add to my collection. I bought this for £4.00 from Amazon and I actually liked it so much that I have just ordered another one and am waiting for it to arrive. This is quite a simple piece. Its an oblong white dish made from high quality porcelain and it is suitable for using in the fridge, freezer, microwave and its suitable for dish washing as well. I like the size and overall shape of this item. Like I have already said it is a nice oblong in shape and its divided into two squares but of course is one item, it looked really nice and I use this for popping dips in or if doing a BBQ and the likes to put coleslaw say in one side of it and potato salad in the other......really you can use it for anything but do be aware this isn't very deep. Its easy enough to wash it up, I have popped it into the fridge and freezer and wrapped it with cling film and I have had no issues with doing so at all. This is a really nice quality and a robust item and I am so impressed I will soon be owning 2 of them! Google if interested or go to Amazon.com.
Maxwell & Williams White Basics 2 Divide Dish Luckily for me my mum went through a phase of buying me some kitchenware for my house, including a lot of random things that I would never normally buy myself! I received two of these two divide serving dishes as a gift. Maxwell & Williams Maxwell & Williams is a designer home ware specialist brand, that claims to produce both quality and affordable items. The brand was started in 1995 and is now a globally recognised designer. They have a huge range of products and styles that you are bound to find something you like on their website http://www.maxwellandwilliams.com. The majority of their products are for the kitchen and dining room. White Basics 2 Divide Dish Maxwell & Williams white basics range is pretty much what it sounds like, everything is white with smooth lines and edges. The 2 divide dish is rectangular in shape and has dimensions of 12 cm length, 7 cm width and a depth of around 1 cm, so quite a shallow dish that limits what you can put in it somewhat! The dish is made of fine quality vitreous porcelain that is quite chunky so that it feels like it could take a knock or two without chipping or cracking and six months in and mine still look brand new. As stated this is a two divide dish and is intended as a sauce dish, though with the depth you are limited to what sauces you can put in it without spilling everything. I have used this for balsamic and olive oil on occasions and it is great, keeps the sauces separated for those who don't like one or the other. However I had to top it up three or four times as a couple of dunks of bread and it was all gone! These would be better used for sauces that are thick and with pasty consistencies perhaps. These are extremely easy to clean as the sauce just glides off the glossy porcelain, they are also Fridge, Oven-Microwave and dishwasher safe. Overall All in all these are really nice, clean looking sauce dishes which are nice and fancy to have out at a party, but really I see them as space wasters and not really deep/big enough for my liking. If you're into haute cuisine then these are for you!