Our pieces are mostly porcelain or stoneware which are made at a high-temperature thus allowing our pieces to be durable and long lasting. However, like all ceramic, our dinnerware pieces are still breakable and must be handled with care.
Do check on the individual listing to see if the piece is safe for dishwasher, microwave, freezer and/or oven!
How to care for Matte Glazed Pieces:
(collections include DeTerra, Base II)
Matte finished porcelain is susceptible to superficial marks from your flatware. Not to worry should you see markings, this residue can sometimes be easily removed using a wet cloth. For more severe scratches, we recommend using a piece of 2000 Cw abrasive paper together with a few drops of oil to rub and remove the scratches. Glaze marks and scratches will never affect your usage.
How should Earthenware with Crazed Glazes and Unglazed Vessels be cared for?
Storing these items before properly caring for them (while still wet either on the surface or from liquid that has been absorbed by crazing) can result in malodor or moulding.
● Before these items are used for the first time, they should be boiled for 30 minutes in water that has been used to rinse rice with.This will seal the crazed and unglazed parts and prevent cooking liquids, oils and water from seeping in.
※ When using rice-rinsing water, do not boil the water before immersing a vessel. Place the vessel in cold rice-rinsing water
● Dip the vessel in water before each use.
Letting the vessel absorb water first helps prevent cooking liquids and oils from seeping in.and gradually heat the water to let it reach the boiling point.
※ Instead of using rice-rinsing water, you may let the vessel sit in a solution of flour and water.
● Wash and dry the vessel thoroughly after each use.
Drain water and wipe off surface moisture using a dry cloth kitchen towel. Let the vessel dry completely before storing.
※ Areas around the foot require special attention. Please be certain to invert the vessel to dry.
● When the vessel becomes stained while in use:
Soak the vessel in a solution of bleach in lukewarm water.
※ If the vessel has a gold or silver glaze, wash it using dish washing detergent. An example of staining, caused by soy sauce seeping into crazing
Grayish stains developed on the glazed surface of the tableware. They do not go away when washed with a sponge.
These marks are called metal marks and are caused by tiny bits of metal from the tips of forks and spoons that are shaved off by a glazed surface and are deposited on the minutely uneven surface of the glaze.
A commercially available metal mark remover may be used. The tableware may also be soaked in acid to dissolve metals.
Metal utensils are shaved down when rubbed against a glazed surface. Shaved particles are deposited in the tiny dents of the glaze, creating metal marks.