Serve a mouthwatering feast on weekend barbies or showcase your hot and cold culinary creations while catering at a company event on nifty melamine platters. Part of melamine dinnerware collection that also includes bowls, mugs and plates, food-safe melamine platters are ideal for both serving and storage and come in a variety of shapes that include rectangular, circular and square.Advantages of Using Melamine
Cut down on the cost of repairing or replacing crockery by investing in the extremely durable and hardwearing melamine foodware. Serve piping hot snacks on melamine platters without any worries since its heat-resistant nature or low thermal conductivity means that the heat is not transferred quickly or easily. Due to its lightweight form, carrying around a melamine platter during service does not weigh down your arm or tire you easily.Disadvantages of Using Melamine
Unfortunately, melamine dinnerware stains easily and is susceptible to acid, so acidic food may cause it to peel. Because it is a type of plastic, melamine is unsuitable for use in heating food, whether in the microwave or a conventional oven as it may cause potential health risks. In addition, it is not biodegradable, and thus may contribute to landfill waste.Style and Presentation
Imitating the elegance of chinaware but without its delicate construction, pretty melamine platters come in a host of eye-catching colours and designs. Select from brands such as IKEA, Epicurean and Kate Spade New York, or go for unbranded melamine platters to serve with panache while complementing your chosen style.Caring for Your Melamine Platters
Melamine platters are low maintenance and easy to clean both by hand and in the dishwasher. Although they are almost impossible to break, any rough handling may cause them to chip. When handwashing, keep the scratches off your melamine platter and maintain its lustrous finish by washing with a sponge or woven pad instead of abrasive scouring pads. Also, avoid using sharp knives that may nick the surface.