My stoneware tableware is a durable and versatile choice for your dining needs. It's sturdy and doesn't chip easily. Here are few tips to ensure your plates and bowls remain in excellent condition even after hundreds or uses:
Hand-washing recommended but dishwasher is okay too!
While stoneware tableware is generally dishwasher safe, hand-washing is recommended to prolong its lifespan.
Use warm, soapy water and a soft sponge or cloth to clean the tableware.
Avoid abrasive scrubbers or scouring pads, as they can scratch the glaze.
Dishwasher use (if preferred):
If you choose to use a dishwasher, ensure that the stoneware pieces are spaced apart to prevent them from knocking against each other.
Use a gentle, non-abrasive dishwasher detergent.
Avoid the high-heat drying cycle, as extreme temperature changes can stress the stoneware and potentially cause cracking.
For stubborn stains or food residues, soak the affected piece in warm, soapy water before washing.
Baking soda and water paste can be used to remove stubborn stains. Apply the paste, let it sit for a short time, and then gently scrub.
Avoid sudden temperature changes:
Stoneware can withstand oven and microwave use; however, avoid subjecting it to extreme temperature changes.
Do not take stoneware directly from the freezer and place it in a hot oven or microwave, as this can cause thermal shock and lead to cracking.
Preheat stoneware in the oven (if desired):
When using stoneware in the oven, preheat the oven with the stoneware inside to prevent thermal shock.
Avoid placing frozen stoneware directly into a preheated oven.
Stacking and Storage:
When storing stoneware, stack pieces carefully, using soft cloth or felt liners between them to prevent scratching.
Avoid nesting stoneware pieces tightly for long periods, as this can lead to glaze wear.
Avoid Abrasives and Metal Utensils:
Use wooden, plastic, or silicone utensils to avoid scratching the glaze.
Avoid cutting directly on stoneware surfaces, as this can damage both the tableware and your knives.
Periodically inspect the glaze for any signs of wear, cracking, or chipping. Discontinue use if you notice significant damage to the glaze.