Caring For Your Ceramics

Caring For Your Ceramics

by on May 26, 2017

Save money by following these tips to prolong the life of your ceramics:

Using your ceramics

  • Wipe off leftovers with a paper towel – do not scrape!
  • Using cutlery that is made from a high grade steel can reduce marks on your ceramics. Low grade steel is softer in nature and will therefore mark your plates more easily.
  • Metal utensils can also mark your ceramics so try and use plastic where possible.
  • We all know that metal cannot be put in the microwave, however it’s easy to forget when
    metal is used in small amounts in ceramic decoration. Plates and bowls with any kind of metallic decoration should not be used in a microwave.

Washing your ceramics

  • New ceramics should always be washed thoroughly before being used for service.
  • For effective cleaning, we recommend that the dishwashing temperature and the final rinse be set between 55 to 60°C. Operating at higher temperatures can be detrimental to all tableware.
  • Stack ceramics separately to other items in the dishwasher such as cutlery or pans and ensure items do not vibrate against each other during the cycle.
  • If handwashing, wash your ceramics separately to your cutlery and pans.
  • Do not overdose on detergent as this can cause the glazed finish to deteriorate.
  • Do not use abrasive cleaners or pot scourers as this can damage the surface of your ceramics.
  • Try to wash your ceramics as soon as possible after use to avoid staining.
  • The majority of our ceramics are dishwasher-friendly, however please hand wash if instructed. If you are unsure whether a product can be put in the dishwasher, please contact us for information.

Storing your ceramics

  • Placing plastic or rubber mats on stainless steel surfaces usually found in industrial kitchens can help reduce metal marking to ceramics.
  • Plastic or rubber mats can also be placed in stacking areas, trolleys or sinks to further reduce the chance of metal marking.
  • Replace or repair any plastic-coated racks that may have become worn and the metal underneath exposed, as this again could cause damage to your ceramics.