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Dec 6, 2022
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We all look to cutting weight but is melamine any good for plates etc? We have seen many designs but do they come up to scratch?
 

Lenny HB

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Pensioned our melamine ones off last year only had then since 1992. All the ones for sale now look absolute rubbished compared with the ones we had.
Replaced then with the IKEA glass ones not much heavier.
 
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Dec 6, 2022
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Just saw another thread about ikea instead of melamine. We have melamine trays that say not for food use??
 

Lenny HB

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We have the ikea white glass too. Dinner plates, side plates, bowls and pasta dishes. I think they are about 50p each so bargain. Had them for years.
When we bought ours last year they were out of stock of the cheap ones so we had to buy a set of the expensive ones - worked out at 60p each. :eek:
 
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Got a bargain set of white Corelle on Amazon a few years ago for £35 and added the 50p tempered glass pasta bowls later. If I’d known about Ikea stuff then I would have been even happier! Can’t bear melamine to cut food on, fine for a sandwich.
 

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We have been using our melamine plates and bowls for donkey's years and are still as good as new, plus if one drops out of the top locker onto your worktop when you open it, it does not leave a hole or large dent in your worktop as the heavier Corelle types would do.
 

Roby2008

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Ikea plates and bowls for us too, just 2 of each and Bamboo boards for cutting and for eating off, we use these most of the time.
 
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Lads from work used to go camping at Silverstone for the F1 every year. A new lad joined them and hadn't realised he'd need plates and cutlery for the morning fry up. One of the other guys lent him his melamine plate and shortly after, they were wondering what the "funny smell" was ? He'd put the melamine plate under the Camping Gaz grill "to warm it up" ! :LOL:
 

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I dunno why but the melamine crockery always feels a bit weird. IKEA glass type stuff is nicer.

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Some time ago my friend bought some Melamine cups and saucers, he was told they were unbreakable, so we threw them downstairs - they were not!
 

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