Looking for the best outdoor dinnerware? Stop your search because we got you covered with this complete buying guide that can help you choose your perfect dinner set for a perfect meal al fresco.

Having an outdoor dinner or lunch with family and friends is such a delightful and refreshing experience but imagine your mood when someone (accidentally) breaks one of your favorite plates from that expensive dinner set.

That doesn’t sound good. Right? And that’s why you need a reusable, affordable, and yet stylish-looking outdoor dinnerware.

But before you check out the 9 best outdoor dinnerware that we have hand-picked for you, it’s better to know some details about outdoor dinnerware.

1. Melamine

Melamine is a quite common material for outdoor dinnerwares and it is considered food-safe. The thing that makes melamine perfect for outdoor use is that it is quite light in weight and is chipping resistant.

The only drawback with melamine dinnerware is that it is not advised to heat food so you can use it to serve food but use it in the oven only when it is oven-safe.

2. Vitrelle

Vitrelle is a unique tempered glass, also known as laminated glass. It is getting quite popular in outdoor dinnerware materials these days due to its durability. Vitrelle dinner sets are light and thin yet surprisingly strong and breakage-proof and hence perfect for outdoor use.

3. Porcelain Enamel Coating

Porcelain enamel is a safety coating that is done on steel dinnerware to make it long-lasting and elegant looking. People often tend to confuse porcelain and porcelain enamel but these two materials are not the same.

Porcelain dinner sets are entirely made up of porcelain only. On the other hand, porcelain enamel is a safety coating used on steel or other materials. This material is literally break-proof and lightweight.

Though it is not microwave safe but can be placed over direct heat. So if you are planning a camping trip this could be your best outdoor dinnerware option.

4. Acrylic

Acrylic is another material that you can use for your outdoor meals. It is quite affordable, light in weight, and can be found in a variety of designs and colors. But its drawback is, this material can not bear high temperature so avoid heating or serving hot food in it.

5. Polypropylene

This is basically a food-grade plastic material used to make light-weighted, reusable, and low-cost dinner sets that can be a great fit for the outdoors.

This material gives a rubbery look to dinnerware and you can find it in many vibrant colors and designs but make sure to check before buying that it is microwave-safe because not all polypropylene tablewares are safe for heating.

6. Bamboo

Bamboo is another material that is gaining popularity in modern kitchens especially when it comes to outdoor dining. But this eco-friendly material doesn’t last more than 1½ – 2 years as the water can get into its structure.

Top Outdoor Dinnerware

Here is a list of 9 top outdoor dinnerware with all their details so that you can choose your perfect dinner set for your outdoor events.

This Amazon original melamine dinnerware comes in beautiful design and print to compliment your kitchen and is fit for outdoors as it is light in weight and high on durability.

Made with food-grade melamine this dinner set is fridge safe and can handle boiling water too without any discoloration. Also, it is easy to clean and dishwasher safe. And it is fit for 3-5 people servings.

Specifications

Material : Melamine

Pieces : 18 pieces including 6 pc Round Dinner Plate 11″ 6 pc Rnd Side Plate 7.5″ 6 pc Round Veg Bowl – 4.2 “

Microwave safe : No

Dishwasher safe : Yes

Fridge Safe : Yes

Ratings : 4.5 Star

Price : Check current deal on Amazon

This dinner set can fit both indoors and outdoor settings as it is light in weight, affordable and stylish in design. Plus Maharaja is a trusted Indian brand for kitchen utilities.

It can be used for a medium-sized family of 6 members or less and it is a complete set with full, medium-sized plates, serving bowls, casseroles, serving spoons, and small spoons.

Specifications

Material : Melamine

Pieces : 40 pieces including 6 Full Plates, 6 Half Plates, 12 Bowls, 1 Serving Tray (Rice Plate), 6 Spoons, 3 Serving Spoons and 3 donga with lids

Microwave safe : No

Dishwasher safe : Yes

Fridge Safe : Yes

Ratings : 4 Star

Price : Check current deal on Amazon

Gibson is a well known brand for tablewares and other kitchen utilities. This Gibson 12 piece dinnerware set is so stunning in colors that you can not resist the urge to show it off to your family and friends on an outdoor meal.

The chip resistant melamine gives it strength and durability. You can use it for both indoor and outdoor meals. It can be perfectly suitable for a family of 4.

Specifications

Material : Melamine

Pieces : 12 pieces including 4 10 ½ inch dinner plates, 4 8 inch salad plates, 4 6 inch bowls

Microwave safe : No

Oven safe : No

Dishwasher safe : Yes (top rack)

Ratings : 4.4 Star

Price : Check current deal on Amazon

Corelle brand is well known for its vitrelle glass work in dinnerware sets. Made of high quality tempered glass this dinner set is chip resistant and long lasting.

Its qualities like uber light weight, ease to handle, ease to clean, and non porous material makes it a perfect fit for your outdoor picnics and adventures. You can use it for 6 servings

Specifications

Material : Vitrelle Glass

Pieces : 18 pieces including 6 dinner plates, 6 appetizers plates, 6 soup bowls

Microwave safe : No

Oven safe : Yes

Dishwasher safe : Yes

Ratings : 4.7 Star

Price : Check current deal on Amazon

Borosil is one of India’s trusted brands in kitchenware and Larah by Borosil is an opalware dinner set series. Opalware is another type of tempered glass that is break resistant.

Made of a high quality toughened glass, it is perfect for outings 

and everyday use. You can even use it to heat food in the microwave directly from fridge.

Specifications

Material : Opal Glass (tempered glass)

Pieces : 35 pieces including 6 Full Plate, 6 Mini Veg Bowl, 6 Veg Bowl, 6 Quarter Plate, 2 Serving Bowl, 2 lids(For Serving Bowl), 6 Spoons, 1 Multiutility Bowl

Microwave safe : Yes

Oven safe : Yes

Dishwasher safe : Yes

Fridge Safe : Yes

Ratings : 4.2 Star

Price : Check current deal on Amazon

It is another Corelle dinner set in this list because vitrelle glass is so popular these days and it comes in such a stunning design and color that we have to put it in this list twice.

And this model by Corelle comes with 4 stoneware mugs. Its chip resistant, break resistant and ease to handle makes it a great choice for an outdoor dinnerware but you can also use it indoors everyday.

Specifications

Material : Vitrelle Glass

Pieces : 16 pieces including 26cm Dinner Plates, 17cm Bread & Butter Plates, 16oz Cereal Bowls and Stoneware Mugs

Oven safe : No

Dishwasher safe : Yes

Ratings : 4 Star

Price : Check current deal on Amazon

Yanshine is an international tableware brand and this dinnerware set is specially designed for outdoor adventures like picnic, camping and outdoor get to gethers.

It is made with pure food grade Melamine that gives it light weight and durability. And the bright color gives it a perfect outdoor yet elegant  look.

Specifications

Material : Melamine

Pieces : 12 pieces

Microwave safe : No

Dishwasher safe : Yes

Fridge Safe : Yes

Ratings : 4.5 Star

Price : Check current deal on Amazon

Cello is another well known Indian brand for tablewares and all types of home appliances. This Cello dinner set is made of opalware glass and that is why it is chip resistant, break resistant and durable.

It looks simple, elegant, classy, and can be used outdoors and indoors as well.

Specifications

Material : Opal Glass (tempered glass)

Pieces : 35 pieces including 6 full plate(10 inch), 6 quarter plate(7 inch), 6 veg bowl (150ml- 4 inch), 6 soup bowl(6 inch), 2 serving bowl(7 inch), 1 round platter(11 inch), 2 salt and pepper shaker, 6 spoon

Microwave safe : Yes

Oven safe : Yes

Dishwasher safe : Yes

Fridge Safe : Yes

Ratings : 4.2 Star

Price : Check current deal on Amazon

This bright colored dinner set can suit every outing from family reunion in your backyard to campings and picnics. Plus it is super affordable and easy to clean. And you don’t have to worry that will it survive the heat as it is microwave safe.

Specifications

Material : Food grade plastic

Pieces : 24 pieces including 6 big plate (28 cm),  6 quarter plate (20.5 cm), 12 bowls (11.6 cm )

Microwave safe : Yes

Dishwasher safe : Yes

Fridge Safe : Yes

Ratings : 4 Star

Price : Check current deal on Amazon

Editor’s Pick for Best Outdoor Dinnerware

In the end I will conclude, all the dinnerwares in this list are the 9 best outdoor dinnerware in India for 2022 but if you ask me to pick I would say, Gibson Brist Outdoor 12-Piece Melamine dinnerware is the overall best.

Frequently Asked Question

Some of the most durable dinnerware material for outdoors are

  • Melamine
  • Vitrelle
  • Opalware

Yes, Corelle dinnerware sets are made of high quality tempered glass which is also called vitrelle. It is chip resistant and totally safe for outdoor use.

Melamine dinner sets are made of high quality food grade plastic that is why these dinnerware are highly durable, break resistant and chipping free. Which means all in all great for outdoors.

Generally, outdoor dishes and tablewares are made up of melamine which is a food grade plastic. Other than that tempered glass is also used for outdoor dinnerware as it is break resistant.

Vitrelle, opalware, and melamine dishes are chip resistant but still one should handle these with care because if dropped on hard surface these can break too.

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