Made In Cookware Review: Tabletop Serving Platter

We’re always hunting for quality plating and serving platters that can show off salads and main dishes. And we’ve been excited to try the new Serving Platter by Made In Cookware. What we didn’t expect was something way more than a serving platter.


When it arrived we were immediately struck by the packaging quality. Smartly designed, no wasteful materials used for shipping. A basic black box with white lettering to let you know what’s inside. When you open it, you’re greeted by the Made In logo cut out on the cover over the platter. That’s the beginning…


Inside the box was the Made In 13” oval Serving Platter in plain white. It's part of their Tabletop collection and also comes in white with red rim, or, white with blue rim.

Right away I was aware of the apparent quality. The simplicity of the design is paired with the heft (weighing in at 2.5 pounds). It's sturdy. So what gives this tabletop server immediate appeal?

  • Construction: The platter is fully glazed on front and back. It creates a uniform appearance and protects it from scratches when stacked. Made In also utilizes a construction process called vitrification. Basically, it involves high-heat that gives the platter it’s gloss and strength, making it ideal for restaurant use and for reducing the potential for chipping.

  • Beauty Mark: What’s that you say? A platter with a beauty mark? Actually, yes. A sign of high-quality. The marks are the place where the pins suspended the platter so that it could be glazed all over.

  • Stoke-on-Trent: The serving platter is made in Stoke-on-Trent in the United Kingdom. Stoke-on-Trent is the world capital of ceramic making and has b