Product Type: Wilko Kitchenware
Newest Review: ... £60 on 3 x £20 dinner sets, so set about looking for something cheaper, and came across the Wilko Everyday Value 12pc dinner set. At o... more
An excellent value dinner set from Wilko's.
Wilko Everyday Value Dinner Set
Member Name: trayrope
Wilko Everyday Value Dinner Set
Advantages: Cheap, easily replaceable, looks nice.
Disadvantages: Rubbish packaging.
*~*~ Why did I buy the dinner set? ~*~*
In my house we get through plates and bowls at an alarming rate and I look forward to the day when I can have an expensive matched dinner service but for now I will make do with the Wilko Everday Value Dinner Set as it was super cheap (£4.56) not too chunky and doesn't look tacky.
*~*~ What's in the box? ~*~*
Once you get past the super nasty looking yellow everyday value card board packaging the contents are quite good. The box contains four dinner plates (26.5cm) four sandwich plates (19cm) and four bowls (13.9cm x 7cm). Happily I had a Love to Shop voucher for £15 so I brought three dinner sets as I wanted to dispose of my mismatched plates and bowls.
*~*~ Valuable or valueless? ~*~*
Once out of the box I was very pleased with quality of my Value Dinner Set. All the pieces are a lovely white colour, not that strange greyish white some cheaper dinner sets can be. A few of the plates had very minor glazing blemishes, I took them back to Wilko's and they happily swapped them for me.
I gave my mismatched crockery to my Step-Son for his flat and filled my cupboard up with my new set(s).
The dinner plates are a good size and hold the massive meals I cook with ease. My only slight gripe is that the plates could do with being a bit deeper to stop the gravy/sauce escaping from some meals.
The sandwich plates are excellent, no problems, and the bowls are a good size, easily holding a tin of soup or a teenage boy sized serving of cereal.
The dinner set is microwave safe which is great for warming the kids' meals up or making a bowl of porridge. The plates are also ok for popping in the oven to be warmed before serving a meal; I usually warm them at 60c.
The dinner set is quite hardy and has stood up to plenty of washing in the sink; I don't have a dish washer so I can't comment on how they would cope in one. The plates still look like new after nearly a year of use, only a couple of dinner plates have scratches on the glaze.
We have lost a few items to cracks, chipping or just plain old dropping on the floor, but as the set was so cheap in the first place this does not bother me. All the pieces can be brought individually for less than a pound a piece, so they easily replaceable.
When I have made cakes for my friends and family they have commented on the plates and are very surprised when I tell them that it is a value set from Wilko's. As the set is so cheap it does not matter if plates are not returned once the cake is gone.
As you can probably guess by now I thoroughly recommend this dinner set. It is very cheap to buy, wears well and looks more expensive than it is.
Thank you for reading.
Summary: An excellent cheap dinner set that looks better than you would think.
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