Choosing your tableware should be much more than a matter of taste and aesthetics. We buy crockery for everyday use and entertaining, to put the small dishes in the big ones when necessary. The plates are the center of attention because they receive the starter, the main course, the dessert or any sweetness. When we think of tableware, we think of porcelain, but is this the benchmark ? What about stoneware and earthenware ? What material for the choice of your dishes ? Read all here.
Choose your porcelain tableware
Porcelain is made from kaolin. Originally, in the 15th century, the first models of porcelain dishes came to us from China. Porcelain plates is formed from an alloy of pure mineral materials, molded and then fired at very high temperatures, which gives it many properties. Porcelain tableware has several advantages.
They are non-stick, that is to say that they have a smooth surface that is easy to clean, even in the dishwasher. They are non-porous. This means that there is no risk of greasy stains or absorbed odors. Their resistance makes them tableware that does not crumble, scratch or chip. They have a refined, elegant and timeless style. For the choice of your dishes, it is therefore better to favor a material according to its properties and your use (for entertaining or on a daily basis) !
Choose your earthenware tableware
Earthenware is a ceramic made from clay. It is fired in two stages : at a high temperature but lower than porcelain, then at a lower temperature so that it is watertight. It was discovered in the 9th century in Iraq before spreading to Italy and the West during the Renaissance. A new type of pottery then appears, with the realization of more aesthetic and neat designs, and the use of paint. It is a fine, light tableware and offers several styles. However, it is less translucent than porcelain. It is a dish that scratches easily. In addition, it is a porous dish that shrinks or expands when the temperature changes.