Plates & Bowls

A stunning selection of dinner plates & bowls to make your kitchen & dining experience better than ever! Explore Spotlight's range online or in-store.

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Your Tableware Buying Guide Provided By Spotlight

Since we have a large collection of tableware to offer you, it is no surprise that we also provide a detailed tableware buying guide. If you are uncertain how to select your new tableware, and want the best value for money, be sure to check out our guide below.

What Should I Do Before I Look At Tableware Designs?

Before you start looking at designs, it is important to ensure the tableware is the right size for your kitchen. Since you store your bowls and plates in your kitchen or dining room cupboards, you need to make sure your cupboards are big enough to hold that tableware. So, make sure to measure your cupboards before you place any order.

When you shop for tableware, don't forget that some sets can include plates and bowls in different sizes. If you have a maximum plate size you need to stick to, be sure to check each of the items in the set before making your purchase.

Finally, we also recommend choosing a design that is relatively modern. By doing so, you can easily find a replacement plate or bowl when one of them gets damaged. If your plates and bowls are outdated in terms of design, it will be much harder to find a replacement. Fortunately, you do not have to worry about that at Spotlight, as we provide a big collection of tableware that all have contemporary and modern designs.

What Materials Are Best For Tableware?

That depends on the occasion. For special occasions, you may want to consider materials such as fine bone china and porcelain. These are a little more expensive than other materials, but they look incredibly fancy. Of course, you will use other materials for your everyday tableware. Let's take a look at each of the materials in more detail to discover the best choice for you.

Porcelain - Porcelain are characterised by their extremely white, glazy appearance. As the material is not reactive as some other materials, you can serve any foods with porcelain. Most plates and bowls made from porcelain are completely safe for the dishwasher, freezer and microwave.

Bone china - This is considered one of the strongest materials for plates and bowls, but also one of the most expensive. It is a non-porous and chip resistant material, but it is made from bone ash. As this material is more difficult to source, you can expect to pay a little more for plates and bowls made from genuine bone china.

Fine china - Fine china has more in common with porcelain than bone china. It is actually a different form of porcelain, but a form that is a little thinner. In most cases, it has a translucent property, making it look more delicate than other types of tableware. However, this does not mean that the material isn't strong. Quite the contrary, because fine china does have good durability and is made to last.

Earthenware - Earthenware is made by fired clay, which is done at lower temperatures. As a consequence, the material needs to be coated with a special glaze to make it non-porous. This kind of tableware always needs to be washed by hand.

Stoneware - Are you looking for tableware with a more unique texture? If so, you may want to look at stoneware. Stoneware is made at lower temperatures, giving it the unique texture that it is known for. Of course, this material is made in quite the affordable manner. As a results, consumers can obtain stoneware for quite the attractive price.

The Stunning Tableware Collection From Spotlight

Spotlight has a stunning catalogue with tableware, which expands far beyond our range of plates and bowls. If you need some new tableware for your home, or if you are looking for some lovely tableware to gift to friends or family members, be sure to check out the other sections on our website. We provide tableware with the best designs and at the sharpest prices. So, be sure to check out everything we have to offer to give your tableware an upgrade and save some money at the same time!



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