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Old 04-04-2014   #1
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Kitchen box plates

Im putting together my kitchen and having trouble coming up with plates. What are you guys using and where to find them? Several trips to Target and Wallyworld and didn't find anything.

Anyone use the GSI enamel plates? How do you feel about the weight?

Would like something in the 10" range or even large oval ones.

Thanks for the input!

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Old 04-04-2014   #2
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Salvation Army. Goodwill, thrift store. Melmac from the days of my youth. Cheap.

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Old 04-04-2014   #3
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Bought some cheap ones at the Family Dollar. Plastic.
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Old 04-04-2014   #4
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Aluminum pie plates found at thrift stores last longest but are cold on spring and fall trips. GSI Lexan plates work well.
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Old 04-04-2014   #5
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I prefer the GSI or REI Lexan plates. Just don't get the ones with the dividers. I was on a trip one time were we used them and if you weren't careful, it was easy to leave crap in the corners when doing the dishes. As you will find out, some are not as diligent with their washing as others.
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Old 04-04-2014   #6
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My kitchen box is setup for 25 people. Was going to go with GSI Enamel until I picked up 25 plates and felt how heavy they were. I use the GSI lexon plates. The sportsmans wharehouse in GJ always has a big stack of them. They nest well in a 10gt pot. Spend alittle extra money and stay out of the thrift stores. I always know I'm in deep shit on a trip when the person with the kitchen box brags about he only spent fifty bucks at Goodwill to equip his kitchen box.
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Another vote for GSI lexan. They hold up pretty well, and are light weight. Big enough to hold a goodly amount of grub and clean up well.
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Old 04-04-2014   #8
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Paper plates. Throw them in the river when you are done or use them to start your ground fire.
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Paper plates. Throw them in the river when you are done or use them to start your ground fire.
Use paper plates to start a fire--on doughbutte...
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I found square plastic orange plates at Wal-Mart a few years ago. I can't tell you why they are so great but I wish I had bought more. Somehow they are easier to hold while holding more food and they pack up great inside my rectangular kitchen box.

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