It is not easy to find matching crockery for all occasions. Glasses and plates are sometimes very fragile and some break easily. However, they have many uses, especially if they are used on a daily basis. So, in order to be able to decorate your table and to choose the right tableware, some tips may help you.
Choose your tableware according to the material it is made of
Since dishes are utensils that you use every day, it is important to choose the right material for them. Nowadays, there are several types of materials used to make plates, such as porcelain, glass, plastic, wood, aluminium, melamine, bamboo, etc. However, each material has its own characteristics. Therefore, choosing your tableware for everyday use should be based on its strength, hardness and durability. If you have a dishwasher, a microwave or an oven, it is better to opt for harder materials such as ceramic, aluminium, terracotta, glass, etc. For ceramic materials, there are several types available: stoneware, earthenware, porcelain.
Practicality is important for everyday use
Before choosing your crockery, you should consider the practicality of the item. If you have small children, you should not use fragile and thin plates or glass dishes for your daily use. In this case, you can choose between reusable dishes (made of plastic or wood or melamine) or disposable dishes (for one-time use) such as glasses, plates, cutlery and even napkins for disposal. Depending on the occasion, you can also choose to buy matching or individual dishes. Assorted cutlery is often assembled in sets of 2, 4, 6, 12 or 24 pieces, depending on the set of dishes. In order to have practical sets, you should also check whether the items chosen are easy to maintain.
Other criteria for choosing tableware
There are many criteria for choosing tableware. The style of crockery you are looking for, your lifestyle, occasions, events and budget are among the criteria for choosing your crockery. In fact, the basic elements that make up a dinner service include plates (flat and soup plates, dessert plates), cups, cutlery (made up of forks and spoons), glasses, etc. So if you are preparing a cocktail party, a brunch or a holiday meal, the tableware must be adapted. Some women also tend to harmonise the colours of their tableware to create a more designer look.