Types of Crockery and Their Uses Part 1

Crockery is a term used to describe a variety of plates, bowls, mugs, and other items used for serving and eating food. The tone of your crockery used for a particular meal can range from informal and casual to formal and sophisticated. Every culture mentions the importance of using the right type of crockery of food. Knowing the different types of crockery and their uses can help you select the right pieces for everyday dining. Dive with us and explore everything imaginable!

Dinner Plates

Dinner plates are the largest and most frequently used type of crockery. They are used for main courses, from salads to steaks. Dinner plates typically measure between 10 and 11 inches in diameter and have a shallow depth.

Salad Plates

Salad plates are smaller than dinner plates and are used for salads, appetizers, and side dishes. Salad plates are usually between 7 to 9 inches in diameter and have a shallow depth.

Cereal Bowls

Cereal bowls are deep and wide, making them perfect for serving oatmeal, cereal, and soup. They are typically between 5 and 8 inches in diameter.

Pasta Bowls

Pasta bowls often referred to as Soup Plates are larger than cereal bowls and are used for serving large portions of pasta, stew, and chili. They typically measure around 7 to 12 inches in diameter.

Cups and Mugs

Cups and mugs are used for serving hot or cold beverages, such as tea, coffee, and juice. Most cups and mugs measure between 2 and 5 inches in height.


Saucers are small plates that are used to hold cups and mugs. Saucers are typically around 5 to 6 inches in diameter.

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