Selecting new crockery for your kitchen gives you the opportunity to purchase something both practical and decorative. From simple and durable crockery, built for everyday use to elegant crockery, for special moments, these essential tableware pieces not only make it possible to eat your creations but to elevate your table setting and define the mood of the occasion.
At Kitchen Warehouse, you can discover high-quality crockery sets and individual pieces in inspired designs and colour palettes to enrich your dining for years to come.
Factors to consider when buying crockery
Crockery is an essential part of your tableware and can greatly enhance the presentation of your food and the overall dining experience. With so many options on the table, you’ll need to spend some time thinking about which items are right for your needs. Some important considerations include:
Type - Consider the specific type of dinnerware you need, from dinner plates and side plates to cereal bowls, rice bowls, soup bowls and more.
Design - Crockery comes in all different colours and designs to suit every kitchen decor. Consider your existing space and whether you require crockery that’s classic, minimalist, earthy, arty, modern or something else.
Storage space - The amount of crockery you purchase needs to fit comfortably into your storage space when it’s not in use.
Sets or individual - A four-piece or five-piece dinner set is an easy and convenient option for families, while individual pieces let you mix and match your colours and designs.
Lifestyle - Will you be using your crockery for casual, everyday use or reserving them for special occasions? Do you prefer to dine indoors or alfresco?
Shape and size - This will depend on the type of crockery you choose, from large dinner plates to small condiment bowls. Think about whether your chosen crockery size will fit into the available storage space.
Material - Crockery can be made from various materials, including bone China, porcelain, stoneware and earthenware. Melamine crockery is best for outdoor dining and kids as it is virtually unbreakable.
Dishwasher and microwave-safe - Dishwasher-safe crockery makes cleanup a breeze while microwave-safe crockery allows for easy reheating.
Price - Have a clear budget in mind when it comes to crockery and stick to it. A dinner set can be a cost-effective option to get everything you need in the one product.
Essential dinnerware to have at home
The dinnerware you place on your dining table needs to be functional as well as elevate your table setting and tie everything together. From plates and serving bowls to glassware and accessories, check out these must-have items to include at your next meal:
Dinner plates - These plates are a must when it comes to dinner. They are large with enough space to contain the main course of a meal.
Side plates - Side plates are smaller in size which makes them great for entrees and salads.
Bowls - Bowls are essential pieces for almost every meal. You can find cereal bowls for breakfast, salad bowls, rice bowls, pasta bowls, small condiment bowls, deep soup bowls and more.
Serving bowls - These bowls are larger for holding piles of delicious food ready for serving up individual portions around the table.
Drinkware - Don’t forget about drinkware to enjoy your favourite beverages while dining. This can include everything from espresso cups and mugs in the morning to wine and cocktail glasses at night and teacups and saucers for afternoon treats.
Cutlery - Choose cutlery that will complement your chosen crockery and drinkware. A stainless steel cutlery set will combine knives, forks and spoons into one package and is highly durable and shiny for maximum aesthetic appeal.
Luxury crockery sets for special occasions
Take your special occasion or romantic evening to the next level with classy dinnerware, platters, glasses and cutlery. We have exquisitely crafted crockery sets to wow your guests in various colours, styles and materials.
Discover Salisbury & Co stoneware 12 piece dinner sets in earthy tones or go classic with the Royal Doulton Gordon Ramsay Maze Dinner Set in white. We have retro modern Noritake sets for minimalist dining decor and vibrant Ecology Watercolour Dinner Sets in Ocean Blue for adding a pop of colour to the table. Choose a dinner set that contains the items you need, from coupe bowls and dinner plates to mugs and entree plates.
Safety and storage when moving with crockery
Crockery sets are vulnerable items when it comes to moving house. Extra care needs to be taken when packing, so here are some helpful tips:
Use medium/heavy duty packing boxes
Use bubble wrap to line the inside of the boxes
Wrap each plate in tissue paper
Pack the plates into the box on their side
Fill gaps in the box
Seal the box securely
Label the boxes clearly
Must-have servingware and accessories to match your crockery sets
Matching your crockery sets to your other tableware items is a great way to create a cohesive kitchen and dining space. Consider adding these products to complement your chosen crockery:
Salt and pepper shakers
Food storage canisters
Brands we know and trust
Master impeccable presentation at the dining table with crockery from the best homegrown and international brands at prices lower than RRP, including Ecology, Tablekraft, Maxwell & Williams, Salisbury & Co, Serroni and Noritake.
Buying online with Kitchen Warehouse
At Kitchen Warehouse, we make it easy to buy crockery online that will elevate your food, tabletop and home decor. All you need to do is browse our extensive crockery category - while you’re there, why not discover the latest in kitchenware, bakeware and cookware, too?
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What are the different types of crockery?
Crockery is a part of your tableware and generally means any item that you use at the dining table to hold your food. You can purchase crockery as part of a dinner set or as individual pieces. Some of the most common types of crockery you’ll find include:
What is the difference between crockery and cutlery?
Crockery refers to the items you use to hold your food, while cutlery refers to the items you use to serve and eat your food. Dinner plates and serving bowls are popular types of crockery and can be crafted from various materials, including earthenware and stoneware. Cutlery includes knives, forks and spoons, commonly made from stainless steel.