Choosing right dinnerware for your home can be a big overwhelming. Think of the options for instance – porcelain, melamine, earthenware, stoneware, and bone Chinaware. Then, of course, there are a bunch of brands, with names like Vietri standing out. Buying dinnerware is also confusing because you would want the crockery to match your home and dinner table. In this post, we are reviewing different types of dinnerware that we just mentioned.
- Bone china. Easily one of the most common choices, bone China dinnerware has been around for the longest time, and unless and otherwise mentioned, the products can be used in microwave and dishwasher. If design and style matter more than other things, go for this choice.
- Another recent trend in dinnerware is the earthenware, which again is not a new concept, but has some good advantages. Earthenware is not the regular normal, and you can expect some really good designs. The only downside – products may not withstand temperature fluctuations as nicely as bone china, and therefore, you have to avoid using such dinnerware for the microwave.
- Porcelain is designed to withstand high temperatures and is non-porous, which makes it an ideal choice for dinnerware. You can clean your dinnerware in the dishwasher easily, and the products are typically safe for microwave and oven use. Note that if the product has any embossed metallic accents and designs, do not use or expose them to high temperatures.
- If you want to buy dinnerware that’s not expensive and is designed for heavy and extensive daily use, melamine is your best pick. While melamine products can break, but you don’t have to worry about dropping the plate and breaking it into to. Also, melamine dinnerware can be used in the dishwasher, but not safe for microwave use.
- Stoneware. The last one on the list is stoneware, which is great for regular use but can be expensive. Compared to earthenware, stoneware still needs maintenance, and shouldn’t be exposed to extremely high or low temperatures. Some designs are painted by hand, and therefore, you have to clean them on your own and not in the dishwasher.
Keep in mind that you need at least two sets at home – one for the guests, and one for regular use. It is also wise to consider the design, which must match your table settings, but more importantly, ensure that you don’t have to go an extra mile for maintenance.