This was the only thing my 3 year old wanted for Christmas and it killed me to spend that kind of money for plastic utensils. I thought for sure they’d be a pain to use and wash and that they’d break easily and be tossed sooner than later. I was so wrong. I love these as much as my son does. They are solid and sturdy and very easy to wash, even by hand. I haven’t tried to put them in a dishwasher, so not sure how they’d hold up. I also thought they’d be too small to really eat a decent amount of food, but he does just fine and finishes his meal around the same time as everyone else. Totally worth it.