Presentation is everything when it comes to dining. The right dinner plate sets complement the different foods you serve to your guest and add your home dining experience.
However, it will give you much less impression if your dinner plate sets you served are chipping, scratching, breaking or staining. Then how to care your dinner plate so it can be last and look presentable longer.
1. First of all, please consider for the material used for your dinner plate sets. Commonly, plate sets are made from ceramic material such as china, porcelain and stoneware, as well as other material like plastic, melamine, or glass.
– Pottery and Stoneware are made from clay that is fired at a high temperature to create a dense and scratch-resistant material. Pottery and stoneware dinner plates are great for either casual or formal place settings, depending on their color and design or how you decorate the table.
– Melamine is made of plastic resin and is a popular choice for casual dinnerware.
– Bone china is porcelain made with bone ash and refined clay. It is very strong, very white and translucent. Traditionally, the finest formal dinnerware is made of bone china.
2. Always read the manufacturer label before putting your dinner plate sets in the dishwasher or microwave.
– All fine china dinnerware should be hand-washed and hand-dried.
– Never put any piece of dinnerware in a microwave oven if it has metal bands or metallic paint in its design or decoration. It may destroy the microwave oven.
3. Store your dinner set carefully between uses. You can store your formal dinner plate sets safely in an attractive padded dinnerware storage case and keep it in your cupboard. If you don’t wish to use storage cases, you can place a piece of felt between each piece to protect it from scratches.
You may also display your formal dinner plate sets in a beautiful china cabinet as part of your home decor. Casual dishes may be carefully stacked in a cupboard to be on hand for everyday use.