So much food, so little time. Have you noticed just how much of the day you spend on food? We start and end the day with thoughts of what to eat and what to drink. The selection of foods revolves around groceries and shopping, then once you have all the ingredients, you start with the preparations and cooking. It’s no wonder there are so many restaurants, diners and cafés to satisfy the hunger and different tastes. Knowing the importance of food, no matter whether you have a commercial kitchen that you run or it’s your home one where you’re the chef in charge, you also know the role of kitchen utensils, so how and what you serve the dishes in can make a world of difference.
It’s safe to say this puts the serving tray in the spotlight, assisting you with carrying all of the food from room to room. Even if you think you can make it by without one, trays have withstood the tests of time and have been around since antiquity – they can turn any gathering or party into a classy one making guests feel welcome. Simply said, a host isn’t a good host without one. Even if you don’t have guests, you can give your loved ones a treat or pamper yourself with breakfast in bed. You know what they say, the way to a man’s heart (and any person for that matter) is through the stomach, so it’s always a good time to look up new recipes and use your lovely tray to serve them. Though the functional purpose of serving trays is predominant, you shouldn’t underestimate their decorative role either. That’s why you can find plenty of trays for sale in all shapes, sizes and designs to suit your needs and occasions.
Serving trays come in many forms and are made from a variety of materials. When looking through the trays for sale, you will come across the elegant stainless steel options that are very easy to maintain and will serve you for years to come. Wooden ones can bring warmth to your living area, increasing the homey feeling, whereas the all-time favourite in most Australian homes have always been the melamine models. When design is concerned, there are many colours and patterns you can find, and in terms of preferences you have to decide on whether you’ll better use trays with handles for more stability, or those without that can be stored in cupboards easily.
Though we might say that serving trays don’t have more of a purpose other than being used in the kitchen and at the dining table, there’s more to them than meets the eye. If you don’t have that much space in your living room as you wish you did, you can instantly create a coffee table by placing a serving tray on your ottoman chair. If you need an item in particular to help you with staying organised, serving trays can come in handy since you can use them on a kitchen or bathroom counter for more storage of utensils and accessories. When you are in search for decorative pieces, just place some plants and herbs in the serving tray or use it as a centrepiece to show off your collections. Find your ideal tray and have fun getting more ideas on how to use it.