We were tired of plastic dishes - and they started turning black! I looked for so many options and found these! I was a bit skeptical but after the first set, we just had to get more! Kiddos love pasta, yoghurt and small bowl plates for snacks; they are so easy to clean! They also started using the spoon and fork, and now they dont want anything that doesnt belong to the ahimsa set! Remember to wash them the first time as indicated! I dont put them in the dishwasher, they are my precious plates!