Best plate bowls 2024 - the plowls that make dining more stylish

Prefer eating out of plate bowls? Us too. Here are our favourites for pasta, noodles, dessert and more

Image of Our Place Plate Bowls
(Image credit: ProCook)

So many dinner occasions call for a plate bowl. Whether it's to serve up a homemade carbonara or to tuck into an apple crumble, things just taste better when they're served in one of these dishes. With a wide surface area (like a plate), but raised edges (like a bowl), these hybrids are the perfect match for pasta, stir-fried noodles and so much more. 

It's not just us who have noticed that there's been a huge rise in the popularity of plate bowls. The quality cookware brand ProCook has noticed a 108% rise in the popularity of its Oslo range, which features plate bowls, in the past year with people choosing to invest in homeware that really suits their eating habits.

With that in mind, we've rounded up our pick of the best plate bowls so that you can add a set to your dinnerware collection, all of which will make serving up once you've dazzled with the best cast iron cookware a whole lot prettier. Our standout favourites are from Our Place, John Lewis and Homesense, but there's a whole host of plowls to use from, so get scrolling to find your new dinner-time match. 

How we chose the best plate bowls 

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Image of plate bowls during testing

(Image credit: Future)

We love plate bowls at Ideal Home and have covered how we think they are going to be the next big thing in dinnerware in 20223. We've tested a selection of these plate bowls ourselves, even using the Our Place midi bowls at our test centre to showcase foods that we've cooked up. We will endeavour to test as many of these products as we can in the coming months so that we can report back on the value for money and longevity of each purchase.

To collate this edit, we also looked at user reviews, guarantees and the specifications of each product, so that you know that you can trust us before you click ahead to buy one of these plowls. Below you can read more about who put this edit together, as part of our commitment to how we test the products we feature on Ideal Home.

Molly Cleary
Molly Cleary

Molly is the Ecommerce Editor for Ideal Home and is always on the lookout for the next must-buy product for your home. Covering all things appliance related, with an emphasis on small appliances, she regularly joins Millie at Future's Test Facility in Reading to thoroughly put products through their paces. She also covers cookware and dinnerware, as is the case with one of her favourite homeware buys: plowls.

From this list she owns the Our Place midi plates, which are quite rightfully the pride of her kitchen table at every mealtime.

Molly Cleary
Kitchen Appliances Editor

Molly is Ideal Home’s Kitchen Appliances Editor and an all-around baking and cooking enthusiast. She joined the team in September 2022 as an Ecommerce Editor after working across Real Homes, Homes & Gardens and Livingetc. She's been reviewing products for 4 years and now specialises in weighing up kitchen essentials' pros and cons, from air fryers to bean-to-cup coffee machines. 

She's always been a keen reader, so after graduating from the University of Exeter in 2020 she was thrilled to find a way to write as a full-time job. Nowadays, she spends her days at home or the Ideal Home test facility trying out new kitchen innovations to see if they’re worth a space on your worktop. Her most beloved and hard-working appliance is her Sage coffee machine though she also takes the title of Ideal Home’s in-house air fryer expert after writing about them religiously over the past few years.

When she's not thinking or writing about kitchen appliances, she loves getting around London exploring new places, going for a dip at the Ladies’ Pond and consuming every bit of pop culture she can get her hands on.