Whether you are looking for something exquisite to display your perfume collection on, or simply want a fine serving tray to compliment your meals, a mirrored vanity tray is one of the best ways to do this. These kinds of trays have made a resurgence in recent years thanks to sites like Pinterest, which have show how quick and easy it is to spice up your home with one of these trays. There are many different models for sale on the market today, so how do you go about separating the good from the bad? In this post we are going to talk about what to look for, and have a closer look at some of the better trays we have come across a little. However let’s start by talking about what to keep an eye out for before making a purchase.
What should you consider when choosing a tray?
Before you pick out your ideal model, there are a few factors you should take into consideration. The first is your intended usage scenario. Most people like to use these kinds of trays in the bathroom, so the first question you should think about is the finish of the tray. Is it going to hold up to the humidity and water exposure in the bathroom? It could be is a little hard to say whether it will or not, so this is something you might have to gamble on. If the model you are interested in has some user reviews, then it is certainly worth your while to read through some to see if any kind of rusting is mentioned. Most stainless steel made trays are a safe bet for retaining their finish in a wet bathroom, so keep this in mind.
Next up will be the size of the tray. This is quite an important factor, especially if you have a close fitting area where the tray will sit. Being too big is not the only issue, as you may end up with something smaller than you hoped. We’ve noticed that some of the cheaper Chinese made models look suspiciously larger in their promotional photos than real life, which is to give off the appearance that you are getting something bigger than you really are. Almost all the models will have the tray size in the product listing, so if the size is a concern then you should use a tape measure to ensure you are getting something adequately sized for what you require.
And finally you should also consider how easy the tray is to clean. If you intend to use it as a serving tray, then it will likely need to be cleaned more than a stationary bathroom tray for example due to potential food and liquid spills. If it is an intricately designed tray that has lots of nooks and crannies, then that may not be ideal for serving food and drinks. Of course if you aren’t a clumsy person, then this shouldn’t factor too much in your choice! But we do like to mention this as not too many people consider this when looking at using them as serving trays.
Now that we have an idea what to look out for, let’s take a look at some of the more popular models you will find on the market.
Alexis Silver Mirror Vanity Tray
Home Studio Fine Vanity Tray
Taymor Chrome Oval Vanity Mirror Tray
So that is a look at some of the more popular models you will find for sale. We’ve listed three different, yet unique designs to give you a rough idea what is available. All three of them are decent choices, so it all boils down to what kind of style you are after. Remember to do your own research though, to make sure you are getting a quality product at the end of the day.