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Old 11-04-2018, 05:13 AM
 
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as long as they are clean....and not paper plates it doesn't matter to me
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Old 11-04-2018, 10:43 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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All I know is, my DIL has square white plates and they are about twice as heavy as most plates. For that reason, I dont like them.
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Old 11-04-2018, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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I prefer circles to squares.
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Old 11-04-2018, 12:23 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Last time I bought plates, a couple years ago, I got square. My reasoning was that I wanted to use smaller dinner plates, but with the square I still get enough real estate for asparagus or corn on the cob.
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Old 11-04-2018, 12:27 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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I don't care about the plate, just the food. At home I have only round ones.
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Old 11-04-2018, 12:56 PM
 
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The shape of the plate does not change the flavor of the food.
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Old 11-04-2018, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Location: Location
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Since the kitchen cupboard is squared off, the square plates fit nicely in the corners.

I'm using Corelle that my son and his then-fiancé, now wife, won on the Boardwalk in Wildwood years ago. It was stored in my attic and they never claimed it so one day, I hauled it down and replaced an old silver=trimmed (unusable in the microwave) set. I like the Corelle because it's light but if I ever wanted to replace it, I would go for the square stuff.

As far as restaurants are concerned, square isn't the only (perceived) aberration; I've been served meals on oblong platters, napkin-lined baskets and wooden plank with a metal insert. Sometimes, the plate looks like it will overflow with the food it carries and other times, I wonder they didn't serve it in a teacup! That's when the bill seems out of proportion to what you get.
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Old 11-04-2018, 03:04 PM
 
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Guess I'm a traditionalist. I like round plates without a lot of art work on them. I want the food to be the focus of the attention.

But I have been served appetizers lined up in a row on a longish narrow rectangular plate and liked the way that presentation looked.

Maybe a little something different at the table to catch the eye? It IS important to me how the set table looks.
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Old 11-04-2018, 03:25 PM
 
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Well, with a square plate in a restaurant, it is hard to hold it up to your mouth to drain those last bits of juice. With a round plate, it is much easier as the juice comes to a point.
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Old 11-04-2018, 08:04 PM
 
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My sister in law was just telling me that she loves those long oval plates that we used to get delicatessen sandwiches on and she has a nice batch from Fish's Eddy.
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