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Never 3 14.29%
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Sometimes 14 66.67%
Care to elaborate? 5 23.81%
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Old 02-25-2018, 03:50 AM   #1
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Question Do you use paper plates?

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Old 02-25-2018, 04:49 AM   #2
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I only use paper plates as cake or cookies trays for giving away at Christmas, Easter or Birthdays.
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Old 02-25-2018, 09:20 AM   #3
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Only for cookouts.
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Old 02-25-2018, 09:28 AM   #4
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Depending on what it is..I like to use them for take out, like pizza, fried chicken or chinese in front of the tv, but, if it requires a knife then we go to regular plates..
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Old 02-25-2018, 11:27 AM   #5
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I use them in the obvious places... when we are having a crowd in an informal setting or gathering and don't want to have 2 or more loads for the dishwasher. I hate it when I'm still working on the aftermath of a party a day after the event.

We also use them occasionally when camping - like if we are having a quick breakfast before packing up to move to a new campground. Easier to just rinse out the CI pan and toss a couple of forks in the sink to wash later at supper.

We don't use them a lot. We had 50 or 60 plates and some plastic cups and utensils left over after a big yard party about 20 years ago. 14 years later we gave the last of it away when we were packing to move to the Bahamas. I do try to minimize my landfill contributions when possible.
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Old 02-25-2018, 11:28 AM   #6
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Old 02-25-2018, 11:45 AM   #7
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I use the same paper plate for sandwiches several days in a row. If it's something sloppy, it goes on a real plate.
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Old 02-25-2018, 11:50 AM   #8
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Should say in Sweden paper plates are put in the recycle bin for cardboard so I dont add to the landfill.
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Old 02-25-2018, 12:21 PM   #9
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I keep coated paper plates at arms reach in the kitchen. I don't buy expensive paper plates. I look for very inexpensive.
There are so many other uses for them besides eating on them.
They are great for cooking utensils as I'm cooking.
I use them a lot at lunch time.
Work great in the microwave.
We have those basket type (weaved type) plate holders so they can be used for some meals. Some, but not all meals.

I use plastic baskets and bi-fold wax sheets for many things as well. I just had pot stickers in one. Enough room for the food and a small dipping bowl.

Anything to make kitchen chores easier, I'm totally up for. I love to cook, but hate to wash dishes.
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Old 02-25-2018, 12:24 PM   #10
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We never use them for our dinners, but almost always for lunch. Like PF, if it's for a sandwich sometimes for several days.

I find them very useful for food prep (mise en place).

I keep the heavy weight paper plates between skillets for storage, the very thin ones for between fine china plates.

I'm not concerned about landfills with paper plates but I think styrofoam plates should be outlawed.
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