View Full Version : I got new plates and they stink... help
11-14-2008, 03:43 AM
First, I had no idea where else to post this so I hope it's in the right section.
Today I bought these new charger plates. They are large, black, square and plastic. I thought they would look nice under a set of square white plates. I know that these plates can't be eaten off of but I didn't expect this horrible smell. I got them home and took them out of the package and noticed that they smell like fresh paint. I washed them really well and they still smell bad. I can't imagine having them on the table if they are going to smell so bad. I'm torn though because I can't seem to find any other plates like this anywhere and I have looked all over the place.
Does anyone know how to get the smell off of them so that I don't have to take them back?
11-14-2008, 04:44 AM
I would send them back. If they smells like that it means that they are made out of a material that you dont want any were near you food or drinks.
Just my two cents :D
11-14-2008, 04:51 AM
take them back. Ive had no luck getting the "plastic" smell out of things. thats the plastic chemicals outgassing. maybe save up your money and invest in a set of similar ceramic ones when you can afford it.
11-14-2008, 06:41 AM
So Many things you get in plastic material smells for a while and then it goes away. I haven't gotten plates but I find this happens with Luggage. Everything we use comes from some other country and they have such low standards and we let them in our ports anyway.
11-14-2008, 07:58 AM
to me if they dont serve a purpose beyond looking ' stylish ' theyre useless , thusly my votes return them .
11-14-2008, 08:40 AM
I've got some clear GLASS plates, cups, glasses, and bowls that I have confidence in. You can see right through them and they don't have any coloring or smell. They are totally transparent and don't distract from the food.
11-14-2008, 03:10 PM
awww man this sucks lol
I really like the look of these plates and I've even tried to find them in glass or ceramic, I would pay the money if only I could find them. I'll probably try to wash these a few more times and if they still smell bad then I'll return them. There has got to be a place that carries them in ceramic... guess I just have to find them.
Thanks for your replies
11-14-2008, 05:41 PM
join a pottery studio and make them? ;)
11-14-2008, 06:52 PM
If you like them that much and you're having great difficulty finding replacements then consider keeping them and hoepfully over time the smell will go away.
It's probably best not to keep them boxed up though.
11-15-2008, 04:29 AM
If you don't want to take them back, then take them out of the box and let them "air out" in your garage if you have one, or outside on a patio or yard. This might take a few weeks up to several months, depending on the material.
I do this with many things that have an odor when I buy them. Or free gifts I get.
I also do this with books I get from people in a freecycle group. Some of the people giving things away smoke, so the smell is in the books. I air them out for 6 months to a year, then bring them inside to read. Works pretty well.
11-15-2008, 05:07 AM
The chemicals are toxic or they wouldn't smell so bad. Washing them repeatedly won't get rid of it because the smell isn't ON them it's IN them!
I personally wouldn't spend the time, money and spiritual energy creating beautiful, living food for your table and then serve it with those plates underneath.
Do you have a World Market near you? They have great dinnerwear.
11-15-2008, 09:35 AM
Just return them....they're PLATES. Sorry, but...they're material objects. There are far more important things!
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