You may have heard us say “palm plates are durable” and that they’re “much stronger than paper plates,” but if you need to see it to believe it, we tested the strength of these palm plates and filmed it for you to see.
Justin volunteered to hold a round palm leaf plate by its edge, and we piled more weight on it than you could probably consume in one sitting. Just how much, you ask? A whopping 13lbs.
The plates really will hold 13lbs of weight. And remember, this test was performed while holding the plate from its side – not from underneath, thereby supporting the full weight – so these plates really are tough. The plate didn’t bow or bend, like a paper plate would. Palm plates are anything but flimsy.
The plate did finally crack when we tried to put another jar of beans on it, so we’re putting the maximum weight for these plates at 13lbs – if you go higher, you do so at your own risk.
We hope this test answers your questions about how strong these palm plates are, but if you have any more questions, we’ll be happy to do another experiment in our kitchen.
For another demonstration of how strong these plates are, see Are Palm Plates Strong Enough to Withstand a Steak Knife?
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