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Why conside ASDA dinner sets?

Be it a glass bowl that you will use to have your morning cereal or fine china that you will bring out for the special guests, choosing your dinnerware is an important and huge decision. When you navigate through a sea of options, it gets hard to choose since everything seems very alluring.

With exotic dinnerware patterns and intricate designs, you are bound to get caught up in the sparkle, and buy something of lesser quality. Choosing dinnerware is not only about finding a dinnerware pattern that you love – but plenty of other factors also play a role in your selection such as weight, durability, affordability, etc.

White Luminarc Harena Dinner Set 19 Piece
White Luminarc Harena Dinner Set 19 Piece

Shopping at ASDA is not only a breeze because you can find all the things under one roof, it is also easy on the pocket. Not only will your products be 10% cheaper than those available at Morrisons, Tesco, Waitrose, etc., but you will also get the difference in the form of a voucher if they are not!

You can buy quality, affordable, stylish dinnerware from ASDA. But before you do so, let’s take you through a brief yet comprehensive buying guide that will help you know and choose your dinnerware better!

Without further ado, let’s get started!

How Much to Buy

Christmas dinner setBefore you go out to buy your dinner set, you need to decide how many place settings you are looking to get, and how much your budget is. If you are going to buy a dinner set for a two-person household, then 4 to 6 place settings are perfect.

If it is a household of 4 or 5, then you should get 8 to 12 place settings. Here is a beautiful dinner set from ASDA that would be perfect for you in this case. With a stylish print and a modern design, this dining set will be a great addition to your kitchen. It is microwave and dishwasher safe, and is very easy-to-clean and use. What else can you ask for?

How Much Should You ‬Spend

ASDA Sabichi 36 Piece complete Dinner Set - WhiteDinnerware costs vary – they range from a few dollars apiece to 100s of dollars for a set of fine china. Sometimes the plates and bowls are cheaper if you buy them in a box set, so you need to consider that as well. A decent, good-quality place setting costs around £30$ – £60.

At ASDA, you can find dinnerware in pre-assembled box sets, as individual place settings, or an open stock. Open-Stock dinner sets are a good option since you pick and choose the pieces as per your liking and requirements – having a few extra guests over? You can go and buy a couple of more plates and you will be good to go!

This marble effect dinner set from ASDA is a quality buy – not only does it look amazing, but you can also buy it open stock and control how much you spend on this quality dinner set!

Another way to embellish your dinner set is by use of candles within holders and strategically placed flowers. Not only are these low cost solutions but add an artistic flair to make an ordinary tablescape into an expensive and enchanting looking table that will thrill your guests.

ASDA Dinner Set – ‬Know Your ‬Materials

Before you buy a dinner set, you need to get acquainted with the materials that are used in the dinnerware. From ceramics to china to earthenware, the options are aplenty!

When it comes to ceramics, there are plenty of options from porcelain to bone china to stoneware. Not only are they affordable and sturdy, but they are also easy to care for. Fine China is made from higher-quality clay and is an elegant choice when you are entertaining. However, they often need to be hand-washed, and thus, are not ideal for daily usage.

If you are looking for a rustic and antiquated aesthetic, then you should get stoneware. However, you have to be careful around such dinner sets as they tend to break easily. You will also find plastic, glass, or metallic dinnerware.

You should choose a dinner set that is aesthetic enough to catch the eye of your guests, and durable enough so that it can withstand the strain of daily use.

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Choose the dinnerware according to your lifestyle

There is no need for you to buy superfluous pieces that you are not going to use – buy a handy, affordable, and useful dinner set that you will put to regular use. Are you living on your own? If you are, then you don’t have to buy huge dinner sets that will not even see the light of the day.

Do you have kids? Then this George Home Bambi dinner set would make your kids jump up and down in ecstasy! With the help of this magical Disney set, the kids will be polishing off their dinners in no time!

Choose a comfortable weight

Are you going to carry your dinner set a long distance from the kitchen to the table? Will your cupboards hold the weight of all the heavy china you are looking at? When it comes to weight, dinnerware varies a lot.

It’s better if you handle sample sets of various thicknesses and materials to get a sense of what feels nice to you. A heavier dinner set isn’t necessarily a high-quality one as well. Bone china is slightly translucent and lightweight, and as durable as stoneware or thick porcelain. Keep in mind the circumstances you will be using the dinner set in, and then make the final choice.

Keep the shape of the set in mind

You need to pay attention to the shape and size of each item in the dinner set to ensure that you choose pieces that are appropriately shaped and sized according to your cupboard space and eating habits. If you get large plates, they will dwarf your knives and forks and the place setting will look odd.

Wide-rimmed plates look good but they reduce the overall capacity of the plate. There are rimless plates as well that slope slightly from the outer edge. You can also get plates with flat surfaces.

ASDA tablescape party dinner set
Dinner sets come with different types of bowls – deep cereal bowls also known as rice bowls or shallow soup bowls also known as pasta bowls, which are perfect for small salads and different kinds of pasta. The cereal bowls are casual and have a larger capacity. It’s all up to your needs and requirements, in the end, folks!

And don’t forget the cutlery. You need to find a matching set that will go with all of your various dinner sets. And there has to be enough cutlery to give everyone on those special occasions when the whole family and guests get together for a large meal. A lovely dinner set with all matching cutlery makes the dinner table shine. Colours such as gold cutlery goes well with white dinner sets on a wooden table.

Viners Everyday Breeze 16 piece & 4 Extra Steak Knives
Viners Everyday Breeze 16 piece

Amefa Modern Eclat Gold 16 Piece Cutlery Set
Amefa Modern Eclat Gold 16 Piece Cutlery Set

You can choose mugs or teacups with your place settings. Teacups and saucers are more formal and are perfect for entertaining. Moreover, they keep your tablecloth stain and ring-free! However, teacups can feel a bit overwhelming.

Thus, you can choose mugs as they are a bit less formal and have a homey feel to them. You don’t have to buy mugs or teacups along with your dinner sets- you can buy them open stock as well. ASDA has plenty of beautiful mugs that you will absolutely fall in love with!

And to finish off an evening meal with a glass of wine or even champagne if it is a party then have a look at ASDAs range of glassware

Gold Chunky Stem Champagne Flute Glasses Set of 4
Gold Chunky Stem Champagne Flute Glasses Set of 4

Iridescent Wine Glasses 4 Pack
Iridescent Wine Glasses 4 Pack

ASDA Dinner Set – Final Word

The best thing that you can do is to look at the dining sets in person. ASDA has a lot of sample sets that are available for your perusal. You judge the quality, see how they look and get a feel of the individual pieces.

However, if you can’t leave your homes, you can buy dinner sets from ASDA online without worrying about the quality- ASDA is all about excellence and elegance! We hope that after reading the above guide about dinner sets, you will be able to make a better, informed choice.

Happy Shopping, Folks!

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