Washing Bone China
To keep our bone china looking its best we recommend that it is washed as soon as possible after use. Gentle hand washing without using abrasive scourers is the best way to keep it looking pristine.
Washing in Dishwashers
All of our products are suitable for use in the dishwasher and microwave.
To prolong the life of your product, please follow these guidelines.
Fine bone china products should not touch each other as it may cause scratching or cracking due to vibration. Do not overload the dishwasher. Use a delicate cycle. Maximum temperature advised is 60ºC (140ºF). Use mild and gentle detergents. Make sure there is a rinse cycle to wash away any detergent film.
Please be aware that, over time, the glaze and ceramic colours on bone china may deteriorate. Dishwasher use will speed up the fading process and will dull the glaze.
Wash your bone china as quickly as possible to reduce the possibilities of staining with strong tea or coffee.
Try removing stains by:
- Soaking in warm water before washing.
- Soaking a slice of lemon in water.
- Bicarbonate of soda - see manufacturers instructions.
- Use a cleaning solution like baby utensil sterilising solution.
Bone China Durability
Bone china is delicate but durable if used correctly. Fine bone china should last for years.
Bone china may be damaged by extreme temperature changes for example hot water poured rapidly into a cold bone china mug may cause it to crack - A metal spoon placed in the mug before the hot water will help. If you take milk then adding it before the hot water will also help.
Do not put bone china in the freezer, heat above 60°C (140°F), or put it in contact with a naked flame.
It must not be used for cooking purposes.
Bone china will be more likely to crack with hot water if at sometime in its life it has had an impact.
Storing Bone China
To avoid scratching the surface do not store bone china directly on top of each other. This will limit scratches and chips.