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Your dinner set is a reflection of your cooking and sets the ambient tone for the meal. Set up your home with quality dinner sets from Kitchen Warehouse suitable for all your dining occasions.
Materials: What is your dinnerware made from?
Stoneware pottery is fired at a high temperature for durability and is completely non-porous. Constructed from naturally occurring clay it has an earthy look resulting from the presence of iron or carbon. Stoneware dinnerware is generally heavier and thicker than porcelain or fine bone china.
Porcelain was first developed in China around 2,000 years ago. This kind of ceramic dinnerware is fired at high temperature and has a strong and translucent finish as a result of vitrification. Its delicacy, strength and white colour make it the most prestigious form of pottery. Combined with glaze and paint, porcelain can be decorative as well as practical.
Fine Bone China:
Thinner and lighter than most porcelain, the addition of bone ash to the composition of fine bone china results in a highly translucent finish as well as providing strength and chip resistance. The first commercially widespread bone china was developed by the English potter Josiah Spode in the early 1790s and has been almost exclusively an English product.