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Best Side Dishes

Table settings can make all the difference when entertaining guests. Perhaps you’re looking to impress your in-laws, wow your neighbors, or entertain friends from work who are coming over. For these situations, the table settings, including side dishes, utensils, tablecloth, and the lighting are all going to be important in creating the overall ambiance. With serving dishes, you might be looking for a particular pattern or design that shows your unique style. Or, you may want to select dishes based on a particular material, like ceramic or porcelain. Also, you’ll definitely want to ensure that they’re the right size for the side dishes you’re serving. Lastly, you’ll want serving dishes to be free of any toxic materials. Take a look at our top picks for serving and side dishes.

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Best Serving Bowl Set

DOWAN 2 Quarts Porcelain Serving Bowls

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Pair of Stylish Serving Bowls. This pair of porcelain serving bowls will lend a quiet elegance to formal or casual gatherings. 

What We Liked

This is a pair of wide, shallow serving bowls that are made of top-grade porcelain that is FDA-approved. They are safe for use in the dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, or even in the oven at low temperatures, and each bowl is ten inches in diameter and holds 60 ounces. These are the perfect bowls for serving salads and side dishes to accompany a main course. You could even put them in regular rotation if you like to have some fruit on hand. The bowls can be stacked one on top of the other to save cabinet space, too. In simple white, they’ll match nearly any color scheme. What’s really nice is that these bowls come as a set of two, so you can always have a pair handy for different occasions, without needing to buy the bowls separately. Order Yours Today.

Most Eco-Friendly

Zoneyila 40 Oz Porcelain Serving Bowls

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Multipurpose Serving Bowls. This pair of bowls is easy to grip and can hold a wide variety of both hot and cold food items. 

What We Liked

This is a set of two porcelain serving bowls, each of them measuring ten inches in diameter. They hold 40 ounces each, and you can use them for ice cream, salads, soups, fruit, sauces, desserts, and more. They are ergonomically designed, providing a secure grip in the midst of cooking in a busy kitchen. They are dishwasher-safe, too, and can be hand-washed as well with a little soap and hot water. They stack inside one another to take up as little space as possible in a cabinet or on a shelf. In addition, these serving bowls are also lead-free and made of only FDA-approved, non-toxic materials. Buy Now.

Most Attractive

Bakeware Set, Krokori Rectangular Baking Pan Ceramic Glaze Baking Dish for Cooking

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Set of Three Multipurpose Pans. This is a set of three ceramic-glaze baking dishes in different sizes that make a stylish addition to any kitchen.

What We Liked

Aesthetics count for a lot with serving bowls, and these have a unique design that’s sure to bring a lot of compliments from guests. This is a set of bakeware in aquamarine that has a distinct wavy pattern on it. You get three pieces in different sizes, including a small, medium, and large version. They are baking dishes, but you can also use them for serving. They’re suitable for desserts, meat dishes, side dishes, and also storing or reheating food. They have non-slip handles, and they can be used in the oven at a temperature of up to 500 degrees. They are also coated in an eco-friendly glaze. Buy Yours Here.

Most Durable

Rachael Ray 58314 Cucina Casserole Dish Set with Lid

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Set of Two Casserole Dishes. This set of two casserole dishes by Rachel Ray exhibits her trademark rustic charm touched with modern details. 

What We Liked

This is a set of two casserole dishes of different sizes (one and a half quarts and two quarts) from Rachel Ray. The chef-to-the-stars has a full line of cooking and food products, and these particular dishes are super tough, capable of handling hot contents such as stews, chili, soups, or gumbo. They come in a warm, earthy blue tone that is reminiscent of what you’d see at a comfy bed and breakfast or on a farmhouse table. They are oven-safe up to 500 degrees, and they also do fine in a freezer or microwave. Plus, you can wash them in the dishwasher or by hand. Purchase Here.