Plastic cutlery helps save valuable time and money both before and after a party. With normal cutlery you’d waste time and effort ensuring you have enough and that they are clean. The same routine after the party – clean them and then store them and keep worrying in between that they do not get stolen or lost. Including plastic flatware and cutlery in your tableware would be a great option to eliminate such issues. You can conveniently throw them away after use.
Unlike other types of utensils made of stainless steel or wood, plastic cutlery can be bought at economical rates. It can also save considerable storage space in your kitchen.
Variety Of Designs And Features
Knives, spoons, forks, soup spoons and a host of other kitchenware are required for food preparation and serving activities. Today, those made in plastic are available in a variety of colors, designs and sizes. You can go for bulk packs or single packs as per your requirement. Small, medium, large size or whatever be your need, there are suitable substitutes available in abundance in the market. For parties and other functions special heavy weight plastic cutlery and an affordable food container or two that has the appearance of real silverware can up the style quotient.
If you’ve got a party caterer for your party then you don’t even have to go out looking in the market. Most caterers supply a variety of feasible and attractive plastic flatware.
Re Use Value
A cutlery set was first used in 5000 B.C. Clay and stone were the materials employed then. With time, table ware changed into a status symbol and steel, silver and gold came to be the preferred materials for those who could afford them. Plastic cutlery however, transcends these status barriers and comes in handy for people of all social strata. Initially it was designed as a lightweight alternative for picnics and camping. But it has now found use in our day-to-day life. Following are a few typical uses of such kitchenware.
* Carry On Lunches- cheap and disposable cutlery is perfect for school and office lunches.
* Picnics – when you don’t want to be bothered rounding up your utensils and checking their count. Something not too expensive is the best on a picnic, especially when with children. A spoon or two lost won’t hurt so much then.
* Toys – plastic is a safe material for children to play with. Plastic spoons and plates can be used to teach table manners to children and can also be a part of dollhouses and play kitchens.
Many hosts do not like to use plastic cutlery on grounds of its being environmentally unfriendly. For such environmentally conscientious people biodegradable utensils are a good option. You should ask your caterer if he can supply them to you.