This is the second time I purchase these (first time I purchased elsewhere for my little one). I got these for my sister because I was happy with the first purchase I made. These are a very sturdy melamine; good for the handling of small children or for special needs persons; since they are not breakable. I rated it four stars because these tend to stain inside with certain foods; but I guess it's to be expected with this type of material. I would still recommend.