Sturdy build quality, as the metal rack supports the porcelain trays well. Each of the 3 platters measures 14-inches wide and can hold plenty of items. Entire frame folds down for storage.
Pricey. Requires more space on the table than others.
Plenty of space between the tiers, so guests can access the items easily. Round trays have different diameters, which looks nice and simplifies loading the tiers. Food-safe plastic.
Plastic, so it's not the most durable. Won't handle heavy items.
Entire stand pulls apart quickly and easily, and all of the pieces fit inside a carrying bag for convenience. With 4 inches of space between the 4 tiers, accessing the items on display is easy.
Not stable enough to hold heavy items without wobbling.
Excellent build quality, consisting of galvanized metal. Has a large handle at the top, so you can carry it anywhere. Large lower tray at 16-inches in diameter, so it will hold quite a few items nicely.
Expensive. Trays have tall lips, which can make it difficult to grab small items.
Good value in a set of 2 multi-tier stands. Both trays have decorative round handles at the top, making it easy to move the trays after they're loaded. Gold color of both units sets them apart.
All 3 round tiers have a slightly smaller diameter than some other units.
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Tiered serving trays consist of multiple serving platters, stacked at varying heights. By stacking the platters, you can save space on a serving table versus laying platters on the table separately. It also provides a nicely organized way to serve complementary foods, such as nuts, fruit, crackers, and cheese that go well together. You’ll see tiered trays used at parties, weddings, self-serve buffets, and cookouts. A well-designed unit will have plenty of space between the platters, so people can easily reach the items they want without touching other items. Frames should consist of sturdy materials, so the platters won’t wobble. Trays should consist of food-safe materials and be easy to clean after the party. Many multi-tier serving trays will pop apart, making all of the pieces easy to store after use. If you want to serve any foods with a liquid or messy component, look for trays with an edge to keep it from spilling off the tray.