New Delhi: Special occasions need special tableware. And special things need special care. Here is how to care for your dinnerware.
If you regularly throw dinner parties then you probably know how important it is to have the right dinnerware. Dull, chipped crockery can ruin even the most perfectly planned dinners. On the other hand, beautiful dinnerware will always impress your guests and can truly enhance your mealtime.

These days, different kinds of dinnerware are available in the market. But no matter what kind, it needs to be well maintained and cared for.

Here are a few easy tips to keep your dinnerware sparkling.

Too hot to handle

Do not use dinnerware on a stove-top and avoid sudden temperature changes. Dinnerware is not meant to be used for cooking food or prolonged heating in the microwave. The temperature change may cause it to crack or break.

No more ugly scratches

Avoid using abrasive cleaners, scouring pads or anything that will create scratches. Soak your dinnerware in warm water and a mild detergent to effectively remove food stains. Wash metal cutlery separately, as they may damage the surface of your dinnerware.

Right storage

Store you crockery carefully and try to stack items of similar sizes together. Consider placing a soft cloth or tissue paper between layers of items you use less often to prevent abrasion. Never store cups in an inverted position as this may chip the rims.

Follow these few important guidelines and be assured, you will be enjoy your meals every day, without any hassle.

The author, Dawn Lee, is the director marketing and head of Asia Design and Innovation Centre at World Kitchen Asia Pacific, Corelle.

Courtesy: City Plus