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What Is Melamine Dinnerware?

Melamine Dinnerware

Popular Melamine Dinnerware

Tableware made from melamine resin, a type of plastic, first became popular in the 1950s and ’60s due to its colorful style and inexpensive price. But back then, melamine was subject to staining and scratching, so it gradually fell out of favor.

Today, melamine’s back! That’s because modern melamine dishes are much more durable—difficult to scratch and break during regular use.

Why use melamine dishes?

While you wouldn’t use plastic plates in every circumstance—your fanciest dinner party, for example—it’s fabulous for most everyday scenarios. Here are a few reasons to stock your kitchen with melamine tableware:
  • It’s casual. For a quick bowl of cereal in the morning or a snack after school, melamine offers the perfect, low-maintenance vehicle for your favorite foods.
  • It’s fashionable. Just because melamine is casual doesn’t mean it’s drab! We offer dishes in a range of colors, and designs ranging from bold solids (our Ella and Solid Dinnerware collections) to ultra-modern patterns (like our Birdcage and Gala collections).
  • It’s kid-friendly. We mentioned how durable melamine is. But it’s also lightweight, which makes it perfect for meals with the family. Plus, children will love our fun designs featuring their favorite characters.
  • It retains heat. Melamine makes a good insulator, so you’re less likely to burn yourself when you serve hot food in a melamine dish.

Is melamine safe?

While some people may question using plastic dinnerware, the FDA has determined that melamine is food safe.

Where can I buy melamine dinnerware?

Here at Zak! Designs, we offer a complete line of melamine dinnerware that match your kitchen’s décor and your family’s taste. Plus, you get easy returns within 30 days, and free FedEx® ground shipping on most orders over $50—read more about our shipping options.

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