The [5 Best Dishes for an Airbnb or Vacation Rental] (And Dishes You Should Avoid)
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When it comes to dishes, hosts want something that is attractive, durable and not super expensive. Through trial and error at our rentals, we have come up with a list of dishes that have worked well for us. Keep reading to see our list of recommended dishes, utensils, and glasses that we think will suit your rental well.
So What are the Best Dishes for Your Airbnb or Vacation Rental?
- Our Top Choice: 24-Piece Classic Square Dinnerware Set
- Our Recommendation for Mugs: 16 Oz. Glass Coffee Mugs
- Locale Mugs: 14 Oz. Cabin Mug
- The Best Glasses for an Airbnb: Heavy Base Ribbed Durable Drinking Glasses Includes
- Our Selection for Utensils: 53-Piece Elegant Silverware Set
We’ll go into more detail below on each of our selections, giving you more insight into why we chose these products.
Best Dish Set for an Airbnb:
If you’re looking for a dish set that will truly impress your guests, get these square-themed ceramic dishes. We have these in all of our rentals, and guests love them. In addition to being quite striking and elegant on the dining room table, they are also very sturdy and quite durable. There haven’t been any food stains like you get with some plates.
- Upgraded machine-produced inner styrofoam acts as strong cushion, 3-mm recyclable polyethylene foamed cotton between each piece of plates and bowls ensures intactness; BREAKAGE RATE as LOW as 3‰
- 30-day WARRANTY for your purchase at ease if any scratch, chip, breakage or other defect happens
- Featuring 6 sets of AB-graded porcelain 9.7" DINNER PLATE, 7.25" DESSERT PLATE, 6" BOWL(20oz) and 3.3" DIPPING SAUCER; dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe
These are our go-to plates and bowls for all of our rentals. Durability and a sleek look of modern make for a great guest dining experience.
- Perfect Size for a Dinner Plate
- Dishwasher Safe
- Great in Microwave
- Bowls are Smaller in Size
- A Little Uneven When Stacked
Colorful Plates to Add Some Fun
We like to throw in some pizzazz with our dishes. This is just fun for guests and makes a guest’s dining experience a little more memorable. We use these plates in several of our rentals. They are durable, and provide a pop of color on the dining room table. We wanted plates that were somewhat gender-neutral, so that they’d work for a girl’s weekend, or a guy’s fishing trip. We felt that these fit the bill.
What are the dishes you should avoid for your Airbnb rental?
- Anything plastic
Melamine is manufactured using formaldehyde that can leach into acidic foods when placed in the microwave. These plates could also melt or off-gas, so it’s better to stick with ceramic dishware.
We tried melamine dishes for a short time, until we realized that guests were microwaving the dishes. This led to misshapen dinnerware, and also some lovely plastic smells permeating out rental.
Our Choice for the Best Airbnb Coffee Mugs
We love these coffee mugs. The clear glass really elevates the coffee experience, especially with a big dollop of foam on top. In addition, they are really sturdy/ durable and hold a lot of coffee.
We also like that the base of the cup keeps the hot liquid away from the bottom. So there are less heat marks on your wood Airbnb coffee table. We know that guests won’t use the coaster!
- 16 OUNCE OF PURE JOY: As you sip your morning brew, or evening cuppa it’s only natural to feel a little instant joy as your hot drink passes your lips. But the Declan Glass Cup with its comfy handle, satisfying rim, and shatter-proof, lead-free glass means the more you sip, the more you sink into pure joy.
- EASY GRIP HANDLE: If you prefer to wrap 2-3 fingers around your coffee cup handle instead of barely even one, the Declan 6 Piece Coffee Mug Set with its 2 x 1 inch gap was made for you. And you’ll also like that you can grab the handle straight from the microwave without touching the hot glass sides.
We also like to keep a couple fun mugs in the cabinet that are specific to your locale.
If you have a logo for your Airbnb, you might consider adding a logo to the side of your mug. This would definitely make guests aware of your short-term rental brand.
- HEAVY DUTY - These small, durable, high quality, 9 oz. Coffee Clear Mugs are perfect for your favorite cup of joe, tea, or orange juice.
- PERFECT FOR - businesses such as restaurants, bars, lounges and hotels. These mugs are also great for giveaways, coffee tastings, get togethers, and more.
- CLASSIC DESIGN -These mugs would be a great fit for your home, coffee house, or in your favorite display case. These glasses will want to be shown off! These mugs have an easy to grip oversized handle.
The Best Glasses for an Airbnb
We have had great success with these ribbed drinking glasses. The three main characteristics that we appreciate are the elegant look of crystal, really durable, and easily replaceable. The set comes with eight of the 17 oz. glasses and 8 of the 13 oz. rocks glasses.
The smaller glasses can be used for orange juice in the morning or a cocktail in the evening. After ordering multiple boxes of these glasses, we have never had a glass show up broken in the box. They have had no problems with hot drinks or being microwaved.
The glasses don’t have any tight spaces inside, so they are easy to clean as well.
- Durable 16-piece set includes 8- 17oz highball and 8- 13oz DOF drinkware set is perfect for casual or formal use Layers beautifully with a variety of dinnerware and table settings.
- Glass beverageware straight-sided silhouette features a durable heavy base to help prevent spills
- Glass cups is a healthier choice over plastic; glass does not discolor, retain smells, or leach chemicals into drinks
- Glass Solar Drinking Glasses is straight-sided from outside and ribbed from inside
The Best Utensils for Airbnb (We’ll Include these Since They are Related to Dishes)
For Airbnb utensils, we prefer the less expensive variety, as utensils seem to wind up disappearing over time. Our rentals all have a sleek yet somewhat traditional look like these ones.
- Service for 8, the 53pc silverware includes 8 each dinner knives, dinner forks, salad forks, dinner spoons, teaspoons and steak knives, plus 5 serving piecesof serving spoon, slotted serving spoon, pie server, butter spreader, ice cream spoon
- Plus steak knives and serving utensils, the steak knife set of 8 with sharp serrated edges allow you to slice through foods easily, ergonomic triple riveted handle offers a comfortable grip, the 5 pieces stainless steel hotness set, suitable for serving cake, pizzas, steak, salad, vegetable, cheese, ice cream