We lasted a week with our one new perfect plate. Turns out I am much too lazy to hand wash the plate between every meal and I much prefer having one in the dishwasher and one clean and ready to go. So while minimalism is a noble cause, I only like the kind of minimalism that makes my life easier not harder. So the update is we bought another perfect $3.50 plate and now we have two. I still think it is the best plate going for toddlers!