by Emily Lloyd
Most people, when they think of a buffet immediately picture long lines of food at a restaurant. In this case, buffets refer to a piece of kitchen or dining room furniture used for serving food, dish storage and decoration. A buffet is also known as a sideboard or credenza. This versatile piece of furniture is quickly gaining popularity. However, some confusion over its purpose still exists. Keep reading to learn more facts about buffet tables.
Buffet tables are a type of furniture. While this type of buffet is not a type of meal at a restaurant, its purpose is related to serving food. A buffet or sideboard is a piece of furniture with a flat tabletop where food can be served to guests. Buffets come in many different shapes, sizes and styles, which make it easy to find a buffet to match your home decorations perfectly.
Buffets are used mainly for storage and decoration. These pieces of kitchen and dining room furniture are perfect as decoration or as serving tables. Use one as storage for your dishes after your dinner party is over. It's also a perfect for home decoration during the holidays or other special occasions. Show off your special dishes in your dining room by choosing a storage buffet with glass doors or decorate the top with family photographs and other art. Using your buffet for storage purposes will help your home stay clean and organized.
Buffets aren't limited to one particular room. You can put your buffet anywhere you'd like, although they are traditionally found in a kitchen or dining room. This piece of furniture looks at home whether set against a wall or out in the middle of a room.
Buffets can be used to serve a variety of things. You can serve any meal on a buffet, from a fancy dinner to a light luncheon. A popular use for buffets today is to fill crystal bowls with colorful candies for wedding receptions or other parties. This is your chance to be creative.
Buffets are easy to care for. Since most buffets are made of wood, they're quite simple to clean. Just dust it with a clean rag and some furniture polish. Be sure to remove everything from the top and inside of the buffet before you start; then simply follow the directions on the bottle of furniture polish. One way to prevent spots is to use a tablecloth when serving food from your buffet. This helps to prevent water rings and other stains as well.