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Letsdorevenge · 05/10/2022 15:58

So boring but why oh why do dinner sets come with cereal bowls and not pasta bowls?? Who tf cares if your cereal bowls match?
Any ideas where I can get a decent set with pasta bowls included and not break the bank?
All my dishes are mismatched and I'm tired of pretending it's on purpose when people come over but i cant afford much at the moment.
Am I the only one who would rather pasta bowls br included?

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HappyHamsters · 05/10/2022 16:00

John Lewis, Wayfair, Argos.

FallSky · 05/10/2022 16:00

I got some from George Asda

Deliaskis · 05/10/2022 16:01

Agree we love our pasta bowls! Good for pasta, curry, stir fry....anything that doesn't need a knife! We just have everything white though so we can get a set of 4 pasta bowls very cheaply to supplement whatever else we get in a full set.

HappyHamsters · 05/10/2022 16:04

Tesco, ikea and dunelm too but like pp says it might be cheaper to go for the basic white to get a matching set

NugsNotDrugs · 05/10/2022 16:04

I just stick to plain white so it easy to replace if anything gets broken.
I have nice, cheap pasta dishes from ikea.

Cheeselog · 05/10/2022 16:05

Most people probably use cereal bowls more than pasta bowls. We bought Denby pasta bowls from Harts of Stur though.

ShirleyPhallus · 05/10/2022 16:05

Buy the bits individually from ikea instead of a matching set

Xmasbaby11 · 05/10/2022 16:05

I love our pasta bowls! They came in our dinner set, but this was 12 years ago when we got married. Agree with others - we use them for any fork food so probably every other day.

Bookaholic73 · 05/10/2022 16:05

I love my pasta bowls, I rarely actually use plates anymore.
mine were from Tesco and just plain white.

M0rT · 05/10/2022 16:05

I get all my crockery from Ikea, they do ranges with all sizes of plates and bowls. Not expensive and can get what suits rather than what comes in the set.

Elerandooo · 05/10/2022 16:10

Ikea do loads of lovely white dishes, all relatively cheap so you could pick up a 4 person set of plates, bowls, side plates etc.

Also Asda are quite good for buying a big set and then getting matching pasta bowls separately- not bad prices either, probably be about 30-40 quid for the lot.

kingtamponthefurred · 05/10/2022 16:22

My pasta bowls came from M&S and I eat practically everything out of them. I have dinner plates but rarely use them.

chesirecat99 · 05/10/2022 16:27

Aren't the bowls in dinner sets meant to be pudding bowls? Can't you find a range that has matching pasta bowls that you buy separately?

FirstFallopians · 05/10/2022 16:27

I’d get a plain white set from Asda or somewhere (not IKEA- I found their cheap range scored really easily with v obvious knife marks) and then some patterned, individual pasta bowls.

I love a good pasta bowl. V underrated.

We had v cheap crockery for ages- I’m gradually replacing everything from Cornishware’s seconds sales, and the pasta bowls were my first buy!

CMOTDibbler · 05/10/2022 16:29

We have Denby and they do loads of different bowls which works for us. The noodle bowl is particularly good for a big soup

NotLactoseFree · 05/10/2022 16:29

Agree. Love pasta bowls.

My plates are generally fairly mix and match. My core sent is a Royal Doulton one that comes in multiple colours and then I can supplement with other plates as long as they are versions of the same colours. Works for me as I can update with cheaper plates from Sainsbury's or TK Maxx.

FangsForTheMemory · 05/10/2022 16:29

I’ve got a Maxim set from M&S. I bought it because the soup plates are the wide shallow kind with broad rims. Excellent for pasta and salad. I use them more than the plates.

Hellocatshome · 05/10/2022 16:29

What is the difference between a pasta bowl and a cereal bowl and a pudding bowl? We just have one set of bowls and use them for whatever we want.

TastesLikeFlavourlessFizz · 05/10/2022 16:30

I eat nearly everything out of a pasta bowl. No idea why. But the moral of the story is that I would not be without mine. Grin

Soproudoflionesses · 05/10/2022 16:30

Habitat at Sainsburys

Needmorelego · 05/10/2022 16:30

Errr... what's the difference between a pasta bowl, cereal bowl and a desert bowl.
Are they not just bowls?

Damnautocorrect · 05/10/2022 16:30

Roasts in your pasta bowl.
that’s the future

SalviaOfficinalis · 05/10/2022 16:30

I use pasta bowls for most meals! Definitely not just pasta.

All our crockery is from the John Lewis Anyday range - we’re really happy with it.

Just beware the £12 set of 4 “pasta bowls” are tiny - we use them for our toddler. They do have bigger pasta bowls in the range as well though.

purplecorkheart · 05/10/2022 16:30

I bought plan white bowls in Tescos.

bridgetreilly · 05/10/2022 16:30

The ‘cereal bowls’ are for pudding!

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