Updated May 16, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Disposable Plates

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This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in April of 2020. Whether you are planning a neighborhood barbecue or an outdoor wedding reception, utilizing all the throw-away supplies you can find will help make cleanup quick and easy. Fortunately, there is a wide range of choices available that are sure to meet your party needs, from basic and economical to sturdy and stylish. These days, it is easy to find environmentally-friendly choices, too. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Stack Man Compostable

2. Dixie's Everyday

3. Stock Your Home Fancy

Editor's Notes

May 14, 2020:

There are times in your life when you need your best dinnerware, and times when you need the best throw-away option. Using regular plates is fine for intimate evenings at home, but may not be the right choice for a child's birthday or another event with more than a handful of guests.

In choosing the best disposable options, we looked beyond the price tag, although our selections are all affordable. We focused on the durability offered, such as AmazonBasics Clear, which has a sturdy, plastic construction that holds up well under weight, and Glad Tabletop Square, which is comprised of 5 layers for strength.

We also kept the environment in mind for our "green" readers, and we included the Stack Man Compostable that is both strong and eco-friendly, as well as the Chic Leaf Party Pack, which is also compostable and quite stylish at the same time. Design played a part in our choices, like IOOOOO's Lacy Rim, which has a fancy cut-out design that works well for formal events, and Aya's Cutlery Kingdom Premium with its simple, elegant design that mimics fine china. As you make your final selection, do not forget the flatware your guests need to enjoy your party foods.

4. Glad Tabletop Square

5. AmazonBasics Clear

6. Chic Leaf Party Pack

7. Aya's Cutlery Kingdom Premium

8. IOOOOO Lacy Rim

9. Lillian Tablesettings China

10. Stack Man's Lunch Tray


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on May 16, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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