I'm planning to upgrade from the homely dish set that I bought as a college student ($12 at Goodwill, so I feel I've gotten my money's worth out of them by now). I'm drawn by the clean-cut look of square plates, but I am wondering if there is a trade-off in functionality. Will they be a pain to put into cupboards or the dishwasher? Will dinners look undersized on a plate with all that extra real estate on the corners?
I'm interested in others' opinions on square vs. round plates; I don't want to "go square" without knowing what I'm getting into!
Sent by Emily
Emily, first of all, we say that if you like it, go for it! And secondly, we have a few square plates that we love for taking photos of food and for serving cheese and baked goods.
Other than that we don't have a lot of experience with square plates, so we'll open it up to the crowd: what do you think of square dishware?
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(Image: White Square Dinnerware from CB2)