Hefty Serve ‘n Store

After seeing how the Hefty Serve ‘n Store interlocking plates and bowls work, I now have a better understanding of how two adolescent teens with braces making out behind the library could easily get stuck together.

Unfortunately, the Serve ‘n Store plates and bowls didn’t give me a better understanding of how to separate two adolescent teens with braces that got stuck together while making out behind the library. I think only an orthodontist could help me with that.

The purpose of the Serve ‘n Store plastic disposable tableware is to allow you to serve, store, and eat leftovers. Every plate is a lid, and every lid is a plate, locking together like Legos or two adolescent teens with braces making out behind the library.

The whole plate-lid thing sort of confuses me, much like every time I see Latoya Jackson and wonder if it’s really Latoya or if it’s Michael with plastic surgery that makes him look black again. How do I know the lid is actually the lid and not the plate? Someone could easily flip it on me and mess with my mind.

Locking together the Serve ‘n Store plates and bowls are significantly easier than solving a Sudoku puzzle and they are also not as addictive to play with as Sudoku puzzles.

I found the Serve ‘n Store plates very convenient when I wanted to pack away food in single servings, but I also found them inconvenient because they weren’t microwaveable. I could serve, store, and eat food, but I just couldn’t warm it up.

However, after some extra research I found that I may not be able to warm up food with the Serve ‘n Store, but I could entertain with them. If you combine two Serve ‘n Store plates they make a decent frisbee. If you add some bells to your frisbee, it turns into a decent tambourine, and you can pretend to be Cher or any female singer from the 1960s or 1970s.

Besides not being able to put the Serve ‘n Store in the microwave, another thing that bothered me was the irritating sound that the locked plates and bowls made when pulled apart.

But I guess I should be glad that the irritating sound won’t make Biggie and Tupac want to roll over in their graves like Kevin Federline’s upcoming rap album will.

Although when I added an 80s dance beat to the irritating sound, it sounded much better.

It also sounded better when I added an edgy rock beat and a weird house beat.

But the irritating sound became even more disturbing when I added an 80s dance beat, plus a video of me stripping.

(Editor’s Note: Thanks to Charlie Kondek from Hass MS&L for sending me the Hefty Serve ‘n Store to review.)

(Editor’s Note 2: Our friend at Cheap Eats also did a review of this product, which you can read here.)


Item: Hefty Serve ‘n Store
Purchase Price: FREE (suggested retail price $2.69)
Rating: 3 out of 5
Pros: Convenient way to store stuff. Better than Kevin Federline’s upcoming rap album. Combining two plates make a decent frisbee. Combining two plates and some bells make a decent tambourine.
Cons: Can’t microwave. Separating the interlocking plates and bowls causes an irritating sound. Ten-inch plates come in a 15-count pack, so one plate will be lonely. Kevin Federline’s upcoming rap album. People who buy Kevin Federline’s upcoming rap album, all two of them, including his mom and Britney.

31 thoughts on “Hefty Serve ‘n Store

  1. That sound makes me want to gouge my ears out.

    And that stripping was the best I’ve ever seen! Poor lighting, horrible music, pseudo-reviewer taking his clothing off!
    What more could a girl want?

  2. They make them microwavable now. The white ones are, the red ones aren’t. I use them all the time, and they expensive as all get out, but nice and study compared to paper plates. And they (the white ones) can be thrown in the dishwasher.

  3. If Latoya is staring at little boys, then it’s probably Michael wearing makeup. This product sounds fairly cool except for the non-microwavable thing.

  4. If your job doing quasi-reviews doesn’t work out, I see a future for you as a stripper and you would have to use the irritating soundtrack! Although I don’t know how many bills you would get but I would give you all of mine!

  5. That sound is not nearly as irritating as the fact that you linked that horrible k-fed sound bite. Don’t people realize that if you IGNORE a brain-challenged celebrity he’ll disappear?

  6. I’ve listened to that Kevin Federline thirteen times today, making various people listen along with me. It never stops sucking in such a wonderful way.

    You stripped! You know you’re just opening up a huge can of stripping worms, don’t you? SEXY.

  7. Can liquid leak out of the gaps in the interlocking bits? Was that question suggestively dirty enough for you?

  8. I love the part about pretending that Cher is a female singer. You’ve got a great imagination! 🙂

  9. Wonder if you can combine the red plates with the white ones ga girl wrote about earlier. That way we can pay homage to our friendly neighbors to the north here in mainland U.S.A. and have 30 plates. A better number to use in pairs than 15. James at 15? Speaking of which, 6 Nov. is the 45th birthday of one Lance Kerwin. Where did the time go?

  10. KT – What more could a girl want? Looks and personality?

    ga girl – Oh man, white trash tableware. Oh wait, I’d use these.

    Chuck – Oh yeah, that’s a good indicator.

    Sasha_Kitty – I would definitely win an award…For the Best Stripper for the Blind Award.

    Muneer – Sorry, but I gave you fair warning. 😉

    Mir – Oh selective reading.

  11. Jenn – But who will the late night talk shows and quasi-product review blog editors make fun of?

    Aarika – I was thinking about doing a video of me dancing, but believe it or not, that would’ve been worse than the stripping video.

    klew – Liquid leaking out of the gaps in the interlocking bits is how babies are made. Now if you’re talking about the Serve ‘n Store, liquid does leak out of the gaps.

    Caroline – That my idea of a night out, if I was on acid, because it makes everything so much better.

    Perkins – I don’t think I have a great imagination. I just live in my own little world, in my own little bubble.

    Karen – Lance Kerwin…I have to go Google Lance Kerwin.

  12. Great review for so many more reasons than the product. Although I’m betting these turn up at my next family reunion, giving my grandmother plastic flatware and utensils she can snatch away from us when we try to throw out, with the insistence that they can be washed and used again. Anyway, for someone who consistently dumps on their own appearance, you manage to work that stripping video into plenty of reviews.

  13. I didn’t think about the sound it made when I pulled them apart but I just tried it and you’re right. well, considering all the other noise at the family gatherings I go to, it’s not too bad. Yep, liquid does leak out but it shouldn’t be too bad as long as you don’t hold the plate sideways like i did. Oh yeah, Bottom feeder reviewed the white ones which are indeed microwavable.

    I was going to frisbee them with food off the top of my roof but it was raining so I decided not to…

  14. I heard about this advertising scheme on a another blog, that gives away free computers. It sounded like a scam, but after I googled it, it was legitmiate. You have to sign up for an offer from one the sponser companies. I did the free credit report one and canceled before the free trial time was up. Here’s the link, check it out.

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  15. I dont know how well it’d work, but I guess you could fill it with rancid leftovers and throw it like a frisbee at your selected target. Or put a DVD with your seductive strip-tease. Whichever one will cause more emotional damage 🙂

  16. I always see those plates and think of buying them, but then I think, “Are the microwaveable?” and now I know! Thank you for helping me avoid the non-microwaveable lid-plate dishes!

  17. I saw this on TV and burst out laughing. What happened to plastic wrap and ceramic plates?
    Then again, I was intrigued to try it myself to see how it works out. But I was too lazy to go to the store to buy it but now I got a good review!

    btw, do you get Kirin Supli in that rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean?

  18. Alas, I cannot view your spectacular video Marvo. I only saw a teeny, tiny bit of it when my computer locked up. Damn you Quicktime!

    As for the locking plates, I first heard about this a couple of weeks ago and I thought to myself, “It’s about freaking time!” Seriously, how many times have I come from a party packing some food and I’d have to tape/staple the plates together? I haven’t bought these plates, but they definitely seem to be an improvement.

  19. Genny From the Burbs – Like some people at bars, in the light I’m homely, but in the dark and as a silhouette I’m extremely hot.

    Jay Nickola – I’ve learned that if I have a computer, ears, and music creation software, I can be a musical hack.

    Bryan – How come we didn’t get the microwavable ones? Damn you Bottom Feeder! Damn you!

    Jen – Free computers!?! Holy shit! I bet they get you on the shipping, right? You know what, I’m going for it and when I get my free computer, I’m going to donate it to a needy village in a third-world country. Oh shit! I forgot. Most villages in third-world countries don’t have electricity. Maybe they could use the computer as a paper weight or a bookend. Oh shit! I forgot. Most people in villages in third-world countries are illiterate. You know what? Screw the third-world country. You know what I’m going to do with my free computer when I get it? I’m going to do this thing where I tell people I’m going to give away a free computer, and to get that free computer people have to sign up for stuff like free credit reports or a free month of Blockbuster. Someone gets a free computer and I get paid from these free credit report companies and Blockbuster. Oh man, that would be total cool!

    Daniel – The rancid leftovers will only cause damage on the outside, but a DVD of my striptease will cause damage on the inside.

    Kayleigh – But there are microwaveable versions of this product. Just look for the white ones instead of the red ones.

    jinhamasaki – It probably is at one of the many Japanese food stores here. Is it a beer? Doesn’t Kirin make beer?

    Toni – Eh, the video isn’t very spectacular. It’s just me stripping. If you’ve seen one stripping video you’ve seen them all.

  20. i’ve microwaved these with no trouble. i don’t know why you couldn’t. maybe there was a warning about microwaving naked, which i’m sure you probably did – to an 80’s beat.

  21. Yeah Kirin makes beer, but Kirin Supli is a sports drink, kinda like gatorade. Only it has FIBER and Vitamins!

  22. what a rip! I mean, if you can’t microwave them, they’re pretty much useless…why would I bother putting them in one of those only to have to transport it to yet ANOTHER bowl that can be microwaved before heating it up? That’s way too much work for lazy peeps like me.

  23. “I also found them inconvenient because they weren’t microwaveable. I could serve, store, and eat food, but I just couldn’t warm it up.”

    Hefty made real smart move there. Considering most people warm up leftovers with a microwave, what the hell were they thinking?

  24. To prevent the dreaded two-plate-add-foil-or-plastic-wrap fiasco, I went and actually bought foam take away trays with the lid attached (much like most 1 choice, 2 choice places give out on your rock). Works like a charm.

  25. mai – Don’t worry, I don’t microwave naked. I don’t want to scramble my eggs.

    jinhamasaki – Those crazy Japanese folks. Robot dogs, poop water, and fiber sports drinks. What will they think of next?

    Webmiztris – Tambourine!!!

    plastic peeps – Well there is the microwaveable version, but it’s only for the white plates. Hmm…Colorism?

    Gia on Guam – Holy crap! I have a reader in Guam! Anyway, as bad as styrofoam is for the environment, Iove my plate lunch.

  26. I have been viewing the commercials on this product with some interest, but not sure about spending the $$. But this seems like it these might be good to have on hand for Thanksgiving or barbeques, we are always making plates for absent neighbors or guests’ family members.

    Has anyone determined whether they can indeed be washed and reused? My husband will say I am crazy and not go for that idea, but I’m just asking.

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