We can’t think of any good reason why you need to own a set of four appetizer plates. And with that said, we just bought our own set of these because we can think of a ton of reasons why we want them. They’ll make great snack trays for poker nights. They’ll look ominously cool with sausage and cheese (charcuterie if you’re fancy pants) arranged on them. One could function as a soap dish. One could function as a place to put your keys by the door. Another could be for loose change. Even after addressing all of those things you’d still have one 4.5″ x 6.5″ plate to use for whatever else.