How to care for your new dinnerware?

 The right way to take care of dinnerware will depend on many things, including material, storing techniques, glaze, and dishwasher safety. This does not imply that we frequently eat off low-priced tableware and hide our nice plates and bowls. All we have to do to be safe is be aware of how to look after our dinnerware. Let's look at a few things you should keep in mind.

Jul 10, 2023 - 20:59
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How to care for your new dinnerware?

Stainless steel 

A fresh set of stainless steel tableware is a joyous occasion. Follow these cleaning and care instructions to protect your valuable dishes and bowls from discoloration, corrosion, and debauchery. The key to avoiding those pesky wet stains is to start drying as soon as possible, i.e. promptly. If you don't get to it quickly enough and the spots form, gently moisten the surface, wipe it with a wet cloth sprinkled with baking soda, and rinse. Also, ensure to use only non-abrasive cleansers and sponges. Sharp scrubbers and aggressive cleaning solutions such as bleach or household cleansers can scratch and ruin the finish of your stainless steel.

White Porcelain

The materials used to make white porcelain dinnerware are clay, silica, and feldspar, which fire at extreme temperatures. Because of its material, white porcelain does not require polishing and is generally dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe. The most crucial thing to remember while caring for white porcelain tableware is to avoid dishwashing detergent with a lemon flavor.

Decal Porcelain

These porcelain tableware pieces have hand-painted or decal-painted themes and are glazed with ceramic material. This coating protects the print, making the tableware safe for the dishwasher and microwave. Although it is recommended to check if the dinnerware consists of any metal, if it does, then do not use it in the microwave. 

Hand-Painted Porcelain

Although hand-painted porcelain tableware is identical to that made of white porcelain, it requires more gentle handling. The first and most crucial thing to remember is not to run the dishwasher with your hand-painted porcelain tableware. These are best to be hand washed with mild dishwashing soap. It would be best to verify with the manufacturer before placing them in the microwave. Keeping the dinnerware sway from their reach is best if you have little children at home. 

Glassware

Most glassware is dishwasher safe since it comprises silicon-based materials. Glass objects made by blowing are an exception. These must be hand cleaned since they are very delicate. Glassware should be allowed to drain any excess water before being air-dried completely. Unless otherwise stated, hand washing is advised for printed glassware products. It has the same strength, beauty, and dishwasher safety as the Summer Story Glass set.

Bone China

Unlike porcelain, china comprises bones; hence, it is fired at relatively lower temperatures. Certain food items may leave behind stains or discolor bone china; therefore, it is always suggested to stay cautious. Rising the extra food off the plate before leaving the dinnerware for the final wash. To prevent a reaction with ornamentation, low-chlorine detergents should be used. 

Now. that we've discussed how to care for dinnerware based on its materials, let's move on to some general advice: 

  • Ensure adequate space between each piece of dinnerware, so they do not scrape against one another in the dishwasher.

  • Broken glass fragments and anything that could vibrate and scratch the glazing shouldn't be present in the dishwashing base.

  • Fine china is damaged by hard water. Thus it should be softened before each dishwasher cycle.

  • To keep your dinnerware, put microfoam pads, paper napkins, or paper towels between each piece. This is so it won't scratch other plates or bowls as the base rim isn't coated.

  • Items made of glazed tableware shouldn't be kept in a place with frequent temperature changes, such as next to a window or over a stove—the glazing breaks as a result.

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