Melamine Dinnerware

Melamine Dinnerware Is Perfect for Year-Round Use!

Posted on August 08, 2023

Delicious meals are one of the simple pleasures of day-to-day life. Not only do they act as the sustenance that keeps us feeling healthy with a full stomach, but meals are also a creative medium that allows us to explore the wonderful tastes that exist in the world. From hearty breakfast foods like pancakes and scrambled eggs and beefy lunch foods like burgers and burritos to delectable dinners of fine sushi and comfort-food pizza, there’s practically no end to what you could serve on your table at home throughout the year. But one thing is for certain: the need for quality melamine dinnerware.

Three square meals a day means that you’ll need at least three pieces of dinnerware to get through a day’s worth of meals. Now, equating to your significant other, children, other family members, and guests, that number skyrockets! That means you’ll need a decent stock of dinner plates, salad plates, and bowls to make sure everyone at your table can enjoy a fine meal. It also means that they’ll need to be well-designed and made of only the highest-quality material. As you can imagine, this daily use can easily wear down cheaper dinnerware, as frequent use will do to anything we use routinely. And your best bet to find melamine dinnerware that will last you for years and years of use is to shop right here at Zak!

For over 45 years, Zak! has been a leading provider of top-notch drinkware and melamine dinnerware. That could simply be a testament to the quality of our products here—which is certainly a fact—but we believe it’s something much more than that. Our goal here at Zak! is to bring smiles back into homes around the world, whether that’s through our countless children's options, which are adorned with their favorite cartoon characters and themes, or simply by offering adults of all ages one less stressor in their life by ensuring that they always have a quality plate to eat on.

In this blog, we’d like to go over exactly why melamine dinnerware is the perfect option for year-round usage. Once we’re done with that, we’ll throw in a few timely tips that will help you get the most out of your melamine dinnerware, no matter the season. So, let’s jump right into it!

What Makes Melamine Dinnerware So Long Lasting?

In order to answer this question, we’re going to have to answer a few others first. Doing so will ensure that you can fully understand and appreciate why we love our selection of top-of-the-line melamine dinnerware so much!

What Is Melamine?

The melamine chemical used to create our melamine dinnerware is an organic compound that is primarily nitrogen-based. It is found in a wide variety of household items such as paper products, plastic products, dry-erase boards, certain countertops, and—of course—dinnerware! And don’t worry—melamine is considered safe by the FDA for serving and eating all of your go-to meals. 

With that said, it is essential that melamine products such as melamine dinnerware are not heated in the microwave or oven, as this can possibly melt and ruin the melamine products.

Why Does It Work So Well for Dinnerware?

There are a variety of reasons why melamine works so well for dinnerware, which makes it hard to narrow it down to just a few. Here are a few of the most prominent that we could think of:


The melamine material used in our melamine dinnerware is highly durable, meaning that it can withstand years upon years of heavy use. Plus, it is tough against utensil scratches and won’t get bent out of shape from big falls or intense dishwashing.


Speaking of big falls, our melamine dinnerware won’t break, making every meal far less stressful than if you were to be using fine china. Did your child accidentally knock their plate off the table? Or maybe you dropped one by accident while cleaning? Well, that’s no problem—your melamine dinnerware will be just fine!

100% Dishwasher Safe

As we hinted at just above, melamine dinnerware is also completely dishwasher-safe! That makes the clean-up after every meal simple and stress-free. Just collect the dishes, place them in the dishwasher, and you’ll have a clean set of melamine dinnerware again in no time at all.


Melamine’s durability makes the dinnerware that it’s used in perfect for a wide range of meal-related activities. Whether you’re looking for a set that the whole family will use at home, one just for the children in your life, or a set for outdoor activities such as beach trips, camping, and picnics, melamine dinnerware can get the job done.

It Feels Like Ceramic, Not Plastic!

One of the best parts is that it barely even feels like plastic. We know that when folks hear “melamine” or “melamine plastic,” they immediately think of the flimsy and soft plastics used in to-go containers and bottles—but melamine dinnerware is nothing of the sort. Melamine would fool most people into thinking it was actually ceramic if it wasn’t so lightweight!

FDA-Approved and BPA-Free

Most importantly, melamine is a safe material to hold and store food on—just so long as you’re not leaving it in intense heat. Approved by the FDA and designed to be entirely BPA-free, you can eat every healthy meal with a peace of mind!

What Kind of Dinnerware Can It Be Used to Make?

Because melamine is such a versatile organic compound, it can be molded and shaped into practically any shape you’d like. As such, it can be used for basically everything dinnerware-related that you can think of, including:

  • Dinner Plates
  • Salad Plates
  • Bowls and Saucers
  • Platters and Trays
  • Cups
  • Chopsticks
  • And More!

To get an even better idea, be sure to check out our great selection of melamine dinnerware for both children and adults!

Styles of Melamine Dinnerware

Melamine dinnerware isn’t just versatile in its functionality—it’s also highly customizable and can be set with a variety of colors and designs.

For example, our standard melamine dinnerware sets come in a variety of color schemes, like our eye-catching confetti designs that feature splashes of blues, yellows, and reds of all shades or our solid-color designs that stand out boldly in one strong color. 

Plus, the sets themselves can vary from a six-piece set of dinner plates or a four-piece set of bowls to one that is a combination of both and more! Just check out one of our best-selling sets here! This soft blue confetti-designed set comes with everything you’d need to set a dinner table for a whole family, from small bowls and salad plates to full-sized dinner plates.

And we can’t forget our even more popular sets of children-themed melamine dinnerware. Our kids' sets of dinnerware are the perfect way to make mealtime fun for all of the youngsters in your family. Thanks to our partnerships with some of the most popular children’s shows out there today, we can bring their favorite cartoons right to the dinner table! Don’t take our word for it—check out a few of our available options for kids' melamine dinnerware right here.

Happy Eating All Year Round

Investing in a set or two of our Zak! brand melamine dinnerware will give you a set of dishes that you can use no matter the weather or time of year! As we mentioned earlier in this blog, melamine dinnerware is durable and versatile, and that is crucial to remember as the seasons change. So, without further ado, here’s a bit of advice on how you can use your new melamine dinnerware from Zak! throughout the changing seasons and their many holidays!


Summer is a time of fun, outdoor adventures, and vacationing. As such, it’s the perfect time to let your melamine dinnerware spend some time outdoors as well! Whether you’re setting up a table of snacks for some poolside fun, packing food for your beach-bound road trip, or simply enjoying an outside meal with the whole family, there’s no reason to waste money on disposable plates and bowls when you’ve got melamine dinnerware!

4th of July

What better way to make your 4th of July grilling a breeze than with a set of melamine dinnerware? You’ll be able to self-serve the perfectly grilled hotdogs, burgers, and other meats right onto your melamine plate and dig in! Plus, the bowls will be perfect for holding all of your favorite dips to dig your chips into.


When the fall rolls around, the summer excitement begins to die down—but that doesn’t mean your use of melamine dinnerware has to as well. During the fall, schooltime for your children will be well underway, and the intensity of your work will begin to pick up as the holiday season approaches. That means that you’ll want to spend more time relaxing and enjoying your time away from the stress of work and less time dealing with meal prep and dishwashing. And with melamine dinnerware, you can do just that, thanks to all the benefits we’ve already brought up earlier!

Labor Day

Speaking of appreciating your time away from work, Labor Day is the perfect celebration to get your melamine dinnerware a few more outdoor uses before the winter weather begins to set in. Just like our 4th of July recommendations, use your melamine plates and bowls to host an entire table of easy-eating snacks and grilled foods that are sure to satisfy everyone at the party!


As winter sets in, you’ll likely spend more time inside, staying warm from the cool weather outside. But just because your melamine dinnerware will be stuck inside with you doesn’t mean that they have to collect dust in the cabinets! Since they’re so easy to toss into the dishwasher and clean—and sturdy enough to let your children handle with peace of mind—they make for the perfect winter snack plates for all of your favorites, like warm chocolate chip cookies, soft brownies, and even softer fudge!


We know that Christmas dinner—or any other winter celebrations you may participate in—usually calls for your best dishes and dinnerware. But sometimes, kids are too young or rowdy to handle those delicate dishes. So, the next holiday season that you have your extended family over, you’ll be able to set up a kid's table with ease thanks to your shatter-proof sets of melamine dinnerware from Zak!


Once spring has brought life back into the world and warm weather to your neighborhood, it’s time to get back out into nature to enjoy the pristine weather. Melamine dinnerware is the perfect alternative to wasteful disposable dishes that you might usually bring on a springtime picnic. When you’re done enjoying the outdoor meal with your loved ones, you can just tuck them away and run them through the dishwasher once you’re home!

Cinco de Mayo

Spring isn’t at a loss for reasons to celebrate, either. Whether you’re grilling up beef, chicken, fish, and vegetables for some mouthwatering tacos and burritos or setting up salsa and queso for some crunchy tortilla chips, melamine dinnerware will help make any Cinco de Mayo fiesta go off without a hitch!

Get Your Melamine Dinnerware at Zak!

So, does a set of dinnerware that is durable, shatter-proof, aesthetically pleasing, and immensely versatile sound like a good purchase to you? If so, then there’s no reason not to get your very own set of melamine dinnerware from right here at Zak! Every product we make—from our Kelso tumblers and adult barware to our melamine dinnerware and kids' plates—is made BPA-free with the highest quality materials and uniquely designed with longevity in mind. And as long as they bring a smile to your face and the faces of anyone who uses a Zak! product, then we’ll keep doing what we do best.

Feel free to browse our selection of melamine dinnerware and other products—Happy shopping!

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