The Italian dinnerware is made very precious; this calls for caution when handling them as they are very fragile. Extra care should be taken to prevent breakage. When the ceramic dinnerware drops and hits the ground, there is a high chance of it breaking. If proper care is taken, Italian pottery has a history of being the most long-lasting. Various handling precautions are to be an observer.
The precautions are as follows below:
Should not be subjected to a sudden temperature change
Italian ceramic wares should not be subjected to sudden temperature changes like from cold to being serving extremely hot food. The sudden change in temperature can lead to thermal shock which results to cracking. This should be prevented by if, when serving hot food, poor some warm water to the plates or dip them in a basin of hot water. This precaution preserves your dinnerware as well as prevents the disappointments of losing your sumptuous dinner if it happens to crack while you are enjoying the food.
Italian ceramics should not be used for cooking
Although Italian dinnerware is made to withstand high temperatures, they should not be used for warming food or being placed on a burner directly. There is a risk of cracking if used to warm food in a microwave. When you place it directly on a burner, you will most likely forget that the dinnerware is very hot and attempt to hold it with your bare hands, you will eventually drop it down, the end results is a double tragedy, you’re burned, and the ceramic is broken.
Never use scouring powder while washing
Scouring powder and other harsh scourers will damage the glaze of your ceramic. It is advisable to use warm soapy water for cleanups. After soaking for a few minutes, it will be easy to remove the dirt by use of a plastic scrubber. The vitreous coating in Italian pottery made be damaged by washing them with scouring powder, one should be very careful, and if this precaution is taken, the beauty and charm will be retained.
Avoid placing large sized ceramics in an oven
When placed in an oven, large ceramic plates may not heat up evenly. This can result in cracking because the unevenly distributed heat will cause a thermal shock to the ceramic hence cracking will be obvious.
Removing black marks
Tarnished cutlery may leave some black marks. These marks can be removed by a non-abrasive ceramic cleaner. Use of abrasive metal cleaners will leave some scratches in your dinnerware.
Use chlorine bleach to remove tea stains
To remove tea stains in ceramic cups, use exactly 2 tablespoons chlorine bleach per ¼ of water and soak thoroughly for at least two minutes. After the stains are removed, rinse promptly with much water to remove the chlorine smell.
When you think of perfect artistic ceramic dinnerware, the Italian dinnerware should top your list. However, proper can has to be observed to maintain and preserve the glaze of the Italian dinnerware.