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Noritake Product Care & Use
Noritake’s quality porcelain and bone china are actually the strongest ceramic dinnerware materials. They are fired at the highest temperatures and are made of the strongest ingredients.
Although very strong, these items are still breakable if abused. Keep this in mind about all of your tableware: treat them with the respect that high-quality, beautifully-crafted products of any kind deserve.
Microwave and Oven Safety Tips
Metallic bands of gold and platinum should never be put into a microwave oven.
Do not use regular tableware (dinner plates, salad plates, cereal bowls, etc) as bakeware.
Do not expose your dinnerware to direct flame either on the stove top or in the broiler.
Bakeware items in the Colorwave collection can be used at temperatures up to 475°. Never put a cold item directly taken out of a freezer or refrigerator into a preheated oven. Items going into an oven should be placed into a 200 degree preheated oven for the first 8 to 10 minutes – after such time the temperature may be raised to 350 degrees, maximum. Be careful not to put serving items taken from the oven into water.
Cleaning Your Dinnerware
Extensive tests show that majority of Noritake bone china, fine porcelain, and stoneware dinnerware is dishwasher safe.
Proper loading and unloading of your dishwasher will extend the life of any dinnerware. Follow the dishwasher manufacturer’s instructions for correct placement, detergent levels, and wash strengths to insure optimum cleaning and care of your dinnerware.
Lemon or other citrus-scented detergents are not recommended as they may damage metallic elements of your dinnerware.
Use of the air dry setting is recommended. Metallic bands of gold and platinum should be allowed to cool to room temperature before removing from the dishwasher.
Avoid any sudden temperature change, such as putting a hot item into cool water.
To avoid scratches, steel wool, caustic liquids, and abrasive cleansers should never be used to clean your dinnerware or stemware.
Grey marks and rust spots
Grey marks appearing on your dinnerware are most often caused by flatware or other metal utensils leaving deposits on the surface. These grey marks may appear on your dinnerware and build up over a period of time. These marks are not a defect in the product and can be easily removed. Noritake’s glazes are extremely durable, and while they appear to be very smooth, microscopic variations exist in the depth of the glaze. Metal utensils are often softer than the glaze, and so when they come into contact with the variations in the surface, they can leave tiny particles behind. These deposits are generally causing no damage to the dinnerware items and can be successfully removed by using special cleaning materials.
Rust spots are almost always caused by dishwasher rack prongs that have worn to expose the metal. Special cleaning materials can be used to remove these rust stains.
The adhesive is water soluble. Soak in warm soapy water for approximately 1 hour for ease of removal.
Make sure your china is washed and completely dry before storing.
Paper plates or coffee filters may be used to separate your items and store them in a safe place. If your china is very old and delicate, do not make a large stack as the weight could crack or damage your pieces.
Once your items are stacked with separators in place, it is recommended that you wrap the stacks in plastic wrap, recycled dry-cleaning bags or other available plastic. If your china is exposed to extreme temperatures, let the china come to normal room temperature before heavy handling or cleaning.
Care advice for stored china
When taking your dinnerware out of storage, you may find that the gold or platinum banding has discolored. A good cleaning in warm soapy water using a soft cloth should clean this discoloration and restore your dinnerware to its former beauty. Gold and Platinum do not tarnish and polish should never be used on your dinnerware as it could seriously damage the metal banding.