Melamine plates are very durable and made with a unique process where the artwork is embedded in the process. This prevents chipping and flaking so your plates will last for a very long time. These decorative plates make great gifts, loaded up with your favorite treats, or get a set for every day dining or for picnics. These plates come in both 8 inch and 10 inch sizes. The smaller plates are ideal for children or as salad plates, dessert plates or for hors d'oeuvres when entertaining. The larger plates are the perfect dinner size and they can go right into the dishwasher, too!