Plates are a wide and slightly concave type of tableware in which food is served and eaten. Plates typically have a large surface to hold food, a flat bottom, and are often circular. They also have raised edges that either curve up or have a wider lip. Some plates are also disposable and meant for single use. Plates are made from all kinds of materials and are surfaces be made with different shapes, colors, patterns, and textures to fit the needs and the style of the user. Plates can also be used for ceremonial or decorative purposes.
Dinner plates are typically made of ceramic materials like bone china, porcelain, glazed earthenware, or stoneware. Dinner plates can also be made from other materials like glass, wood, metal, plastic, and even on occasion stone. Some plates are made of disposable materials like paper pulp or plastic-coated paper.
A good dinner plate has a timeless style that will fit in with the style of any dining room or kitchen where it will be used, can easily be picked up, and is durable to withstand daily wear and tear. A good dinner plate should also be highly functional and easy to clean.
The different types of dinner plates include the common dinner plate that is used to serve the main dish, the dessert plate that serves desserts, and the appetizer plate that is utilized to serve appetizers. Other types of dinner plates include the bread and butter plate, fish plate, salad plate, and soup plate.