You face a number of choices when it comes to choosing a serving tray. In addition to shapes, sizes, and colors, you'll need to choose what material you want your serving tray to be. This is possibly the most important choice you'll make. Depending on what you'll be using your serving tray for, you'll need to choose your material accordingly. Below is a short rundown of the different types of materials available for serving trays.
- Wood - wood is always a great option when it comes to serving trays. Wood is clean, durable, and goes with almost any decor, whether classical or modern. When used for serving trays, the wood is often specially treated for easy cleaning as well as nonstick and non-slide purposes. You have your choice between a number of different sturdy woods such as cedar, pine, oak, walnut, and cherry.
- Plastic - Plastic serving trays are often highly resistant to breaking, stains, sliding, and water absorption. Plastic serving trays are extremely easy to clean and often work well with more modern decors.
- Metal - Sterling silver and stainless steel are among the more popular metals used in serving trays. Sterling silver, obviously, has much appeal due to its style, elegance, and old-world tradition. Sterling silver serving trays are an excellent choice for formal dinners. Stainless steel, on the other hand, is more commonly used in modern and contemporary homes because of its sleek appearance. It also has the added advantage of being lightweight and extremely easy to clean.
- China - Of course, fine China is a wonderful option for your serving trays. The beautiful designs alone make this material hard to resist. As an added bonus, China is reasonably easy to clean and break-resistant. However, items this pretty come with equally pretty price tags.