Generally, dinnerware consists of dinner plates, soup bowls, salad plates or serving dishes, a soup tureen, and gravy container. A standard dinnerware set includes a setting for 6 individuals, but additional settings may be added in order to accommodate 6 more dinner guests. The final addition to complete your Polish tableware is the tea/coffee set, which is comprised of 12 cups with saucers, tea/coffee pot, sugar bowl, and creamer bowl, a total of 27 pieces. At Dom itp we carry complete collections of standardized dinnerware, additional setting pieces and tea/coffee sets.
All of our Polish dinnerware is imported from Poland, and it is made of genuine porcelain. Once you purchase a complete dinnerware along with the extra place settings and tea/coffee set, you want to make sure that the treat your porcelain tableware with the utmost care.
Here are a few tips to ensure that you Polish porcelain set lasts you for a long time.
– Handle each piece with caution and care (if you just happen to damage or break a single piece of the new porcelain, you can generally purchase a replacement. But if it is an older set, then you might have a hard time (if any) trying to locate a replacement.
– Do not try to scratch off dried food that is left after a meal. Soak the stained piece in a warm (never hot) water, and let the dry residue come off naturally.
– When serving hot dishes on your porcelain, make sure that dinnerware is at a room temperature. This way you will avoid “TEMPERATURE SHOCK” along the possibility of cracking the porcelain when placing hot food on cold plates that you just pulled out from the basement or storage.
– Don’t use you porcelain to reheat food in microwave or conventional ovens. Although porcelain can handle high temperatures, there is a change of cracks or deformities if exposed to such conditions.
– It is not recommended that you wash you porcelain dinnerware in a dishwasher.
– Use your Polish porcelain tableware for special occasions and holidays.
In order to remove tea or coffee stains on cups, mix 2 tablespoons of chlorine bleach with a quart of water and soak the cups for about 2 minutes.Rinse them thoroughly, but make sure you do it gently. For black marks from cutlery, you can remove the stains by using non-abrasive and good quality metal cleaner.
When it comes to storing you porcelain dinnerware, it is really important to follow few rules.
– Place a protective layer between the cups and plates to avoid unnecessary bangs and scratches
– Keep the dinnerware in an uncluttered area to avoid breaking it
– Avoid storing the porcelain in an area that is subject to frequent temperature changes
Remember, the complete set of Polish porcelain from Dom itp is an investment, as with other investments you should treat your porcelain the best way you can.