Dishes cleaned by peeling

Someone obviously spent time to develop these peelable plates. So I wonder what advantage they saw in sticking the plates together, as opposed to just having a stack of cheap, paper plates?

Popular Mechanics - June 1924

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Dec 24, 2019
     Category: Inventions | 1920s

We have a bunch of bamboo paper-plate holders. Works great! Gives the stiffness necessary to the cheap (500 plates for $2!) plates, but have the ability to just peel them off. If you run into a really creatively messy child, the plate holders are dishwasher safe, so no need to toss them.

We got a whole bunch at junk stores and garage sales in the 200x's since they somehow went out of favor then, I really dpn't know why.
Posted by mjbird on 12/24/19 at 06:50 AM
My parents had a set of wicker paper plate holders that they would break out for summertime dinners. However, I don’t think they were washable. They were definitely more of a thing in the 50s and 60s, presumably before the development of Chinet and sturdy disposable plastic plates.
Posted by Brian on 12/24/19 at 09:54 AM
Got a set of the wicker holders. We use 'em on boat trips, where we don't want to spend the H2O for washing. No way to putting them in the dishwasher.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 12/24/19 at 11:56 AM
One of the better painting gizmos I've had was a roller tray with a bunch of compressed, flexible liners. After the paint has dried, pull off a layer and you're ready to go again.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 12/24/19 at 12:01 PM
@Virtual: Those are great; I’ve also seen the same principle used with artist’s paint pallets.
Posted by Brian on 12/27/19 at 09:06 PM
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