Stylish Plates Your Delicious Dinners Deserve
Make your food not only taste good but also look good with our collection of plates. Check out the very elegant BACKIG plate in black made of from tempered glass so there’s no chipping. Or check out the KRUSTAD plates in light grey made from porcelain so it’s impact-resistant making it extra durable. And we have the FORMIDABEL collection to match your quirky style. We love the unique geometric shapes of the plates - combine it with bowls of different shapes and colours to give your dinner table a fun look!
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You can prepare the perfect meal and still your guests may feel something’s missing if you don’t use the right dinnerware to serve it. That’s where IKEA’s dinner plate collection comes in. The collection consists of simple and timeless everyday crockery plates as well as flattering ‘special occasion’ dinnerware. No matter which option you choose, rest assured that you’ll get nothing but the best in terms of quality. From plain whites to muted hues, these lunch and dinner plates come in a range of shades that can easily be mixed and matched with other dinnerware pieces!
Add a dash of fine dining to every meal by selecting the right lunch and dinner plates. At IKEA, we offer irresistible deals on tempered glass and ceramic plates for your dinnerware collection. Our tempered opal glass plates offer good function and durability. The sophisticated and simple design and affordable prices are a few other factors that make them fit for everyday use.
IKEA’s ceramic plate sets are available in a variety of styles, ranging from simple white dinner plates for daily use to coloured and designer options for special occasions. Buy plates online or from our store to elevate your at-home dining experience.
How to choose the right dinner plates?
Plates are undoubtedly the most important part of your dinnerware. When you set the table for your guests, this is perhaps the first thing they are going to notice. So, it only makes sense to learn how you can choose the right dinner plates that not only look flattering but also offer value for money. Here’s what you need to know about choosing the right dinner plates for your table:
Select the right material
The first thing you need to consider while choosing dinner plates for your table is the material. Bone china plates are lightweight, chip-resistant, elegant and durable and are fit for daily use as well as special occasions. Earthenware plates, on the other hand, are more affordable and offer a rustic vibe. Earthenware may not survive higher settings on the microwave.
Porcelain plates look stylish and are incredibly durable. You can also choose melamine dinner plates that are solid, shatterproof and dishwasher-safe. But keep in mind that melamine is not always microwave or oven safe.
At IKEA we also stock stoneware dinnerware that comes in a range of attractive styles and designs and is durable enough for everyday use. But if you chose stoneware plates with hand-painted designs, it's better to avoid putting them in the dishwasher altogether to retain the newness of the plates.
More formal dinnerware is usually made of porcelain, stoneware or china. If plate prices are a concern, opt for dinnerware made of tempered glass. These are not only affordable but also come with a finish and shine that’s quite similar to porcelain plates.
Pick a shape and colour
Round, white dinner plates will never be obsolete. But if you feel like taking things up a notch, choose a different shape or colour to give your dinner table a more fun look. Square and rectangle dishes for the kitchen are in trend. They offer more surface area than their circular counterparts but are more likely to chip at the edges.
Subtle shades like turquoise, brown, matt pink and blue are a few top choices when it comes to coloured dinner plates. At IKEA, we offer dinner plates in a range of appealing shapes and colours for you to choose from! Choose cool and contemporary black plates or classy white dinner plates, we’ve got all this and much more in store for you!
Consider what you already have
You’ll be using your new dinner plates along with the other dinnerware you have at home. Before you head out to buy new plates, make sure to take a look inside your kitchen cabinet and see what you already have. You’d probably want to buy dishes for the kitchen that’ll complement the rest of the pieces in your collection (or at least a few of them!). You can experiment with shapes, colours and textures. But make sure you already have at least a few dinnerware items that’ll go well with your new stylish plates.
Pick the right size
Dinner plates are generally 10 to 12 inches in diameter. Before you settle for a particular size, make sure to measure your dishwasher and your kitchen cupboard or shelves. Those huge designer plates may look so good but they’ll soon lose their charm if you can’t find a space to store them.
Planning to buy tempered glass or ceramic plates online in India? IKEA has one of the most extensive collections of ceramic plates online in India that come in a range of sizes.
Side plates by IKEA - a tasteful addition to your table
Your dinner set is not complete until you add a few side plates to go with your new dinner plates. IKEA offers a range of designer side plates that come in single pieces as well as sets. Match them with your dinner plates or pick a completely different style for a more quirky table setting, the choice is yours!
Don’t forget to check out our collection of decorative and versatile small plates that also double up as coasters, trays, or serving dishes.
Taking care of your dinner and side plates
Given the right care, your dinner plates will remain as good as new for years, even after regular use! Here are a few tips to help you out:
- To get rid of tough stains and fork marks, rub a mixture of baking soda and water over the stains before you rinse the plate.
- Hard water spots can be removed by soaking the plates in white vinegar for a few minutes before rinsing and drying them.
- Store your ‘special occasion’ dinner plates by placing a microfoam pad or a napkin between each plate before keeping them in the cupboard.
- When arranging the plates in the dishwater, make sure there is ample space between each piece. They should not be rubbing against each other.
- Line your sink with a dish towel or place a drying rack in it before you place your dinnerware. This will help prevent clinking and breakage.
What are the things to consider in choosing plates?
While choosing crockery plates, factors like purpose/occasion, design, material, budget, shape and size should be taken into consideration.
What is a normal dinner plate size?
On average, a round dinner plate is usually 10 inches in diameter. This size offers ample space for all the items usually served at lunch or dinner. Rectangular dinner plates are usually around 12 inches in length and 10 inches in breadth.
What is the best material for everyday dinner plates?
Every day dinner plates are usually made of porcelain or stoneware. These are dishwasher safe, microwave and easy to care for. Ceramic plates are quite sturdy and affordable as well.
What colour plates does food look best on?
Perhaps the most common colours that dinner plates come in are white and off-white. A lighter background makes the food on the plate look more vibrant and appealing. Black plates are also pretty much in trend. If you are looking for colourful plates, choose muted shades over bright ones for a more elegant vibe.
Are tempered glass plates good?
Plates made of tempered glass are generally thinner, lighter and sturdier than ceramic dinner plates. These are also microwave and dishwasher-safe. The best part is, they have the same classy look as bone porcelain plates but cost much less.
Are round or square plates better?
While round plates remain the most popular option, square plates and rectangle plates have gained a lot of popularity in recent times. These look uber chic and modern and offer more surface area. The shape also makes it easier to store them in your crockery cupboard. But unlike round plates, square or rectangle plates are more susceptible to chipping at the edge.