Oh Vanity plates are super durable, microwavable (as long as they're not plastic), and holdup under Italian salad dressing. The only reason I don't buy this brand too often is because it's a little more pricey and you don't get as many as, say, the store brand. When I lived alone I would buy Vanity Fair plates, especially the large ones so I have room for my bulky lettuce, but I live at home and we pick up the more bargain priced ones, which require that you hold your plate carefully or even double up your plates. These are things you don't have to ever worry about with Vanity Fair plates. .