Eat Every Meal Outside with Food Network's Melamine Collections

Get gorgeous, unbreakable plates, serving bowls and even straws at Kohl's.

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May 17, 2022
By: Allison Russo

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Summer is basically here and if you've been stuck inside all winter, you're probably itching to spend as much time outdoors as possible. So, whether you have a petite patio or sprawling backyard, why not dine al fresco whenever you get the chance?

One easy way to ensure you take your meals outside is to upgrade your outdoor dining game with melamine dinnerware. Food Network's collections at Kohl's are affordable and durable, as well as dishwasher-safe, BPA-free, and backed by a 1-year warranty. Whether you're looking for a simple dining set for your family or need some outdoor-friendly serveware, these collections feature beautiful patterns and vibrant colors that are sure to brighten up any space.


Available in four colors, Kohl's shoppers love these plates for more than just dining al fresco: One reviewer says they're perfect for bringing on RV trips, too. These plates have a textured, ceramic-inspired design that's so on-trend, but since they're made of melamine, you won't have to worry about them breaking.

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Available in white or aqua, these dinner bowls have a speckled, ceramic-inspired look that we're loving right now. And with 50+ five-star reviews, this is a dining set you can feel good about adding to your cart. One Kohl's shopper writes, "I love these bowls. They look like stoneware but they're melamine and very light. Great for eating outside by the pool and they are dishwasher safe…a win-win."

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Aside from a beautiful, colorful design, Kohl's customers love this roomy bowl for its amazing versatility. Shoppers love it for serving salads, chips, and pasta dishes (Asian noodle salad, anyone?). The inside of the bowl features floral flourishes with a hand-painted feel, sure to bring some Mediterranean flair to your patio.

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If you're loving Mediterranean-inspired design, add this affordable, compact tray to your shopping cart. Use it to serve snacks, hors d'oeuvres, and sweets when you're entertaining on your deck or patio. One shopper writes that these trays are "Cute and handy. They're so good for serving smaller foods and breads. They have such a cute pattern, too…it's multicolored and goes with many [kinds of] decor."

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This dip bowl trio is a favorite among Kohl's shoppers. One writes that they're the perfect size for dips, nuts, and candy, and another says that she uses this bowl set for dips and small snacks around the pool. Each of these bowls is a little bit different, but all three have a Mediterranean motif that feels cute and coastal.

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Add some vibrant color to your outdoor serveware collection with this chip-and-dip server. It has a floral-inspired pattern that reminds us of south-of-the-border ceramic ware. Whether you use this platter to serve chips and guac, antipasto, or a sampling of salty snacks, it's sure to come in handy all summer long.

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These plates are the perfect size for appetizers, salads or snacks — and the vibrant, Mexican-inspired design is sure to delight anyone who dines on your patio this summer. Snag this plate set to bring instant sunshine to your dining table.

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They're not melamine, but you can't go wrong with some sustainable straws. Whether you prefer to sip sweet tea or sangria by the pool, upgrade from regular plastic straws with this reusable set. These straws are made from stainless steel and come with silicone straw tips for more comfortable sipping — a cleaning brush is also included for easy care.

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