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Never heat food or drinks in melamine, including in the microwave (the risk of migration is higher when heated). Only ceramic or other microwave-safe dishes should be used to heat food. Avoid serving highly acidic foods, which also increases the chance of migration. This risk is higher when heated.
Despite its fragile presentation, bone china is actually the strongest and most durable ceramic dinnerware. Most bone china is dishwasher-safe and, unless it has metallic banding, can go in the microwave and oven as well. Bone china, as with porcelain, can be used daily or reserved for a more formal dining occasion.
Ceramic and porcelain are two materials that are strong and smooth, but breakable. They are often used in making tile, dishes, and figurines. … Ceramic pieces are less dense and absorb more water than porcelain, which makes them more suitable for indoor, low-traffic areas.
These products are made in Britain and do not have lead paint. They are dishwasher and microwave safe. There are a few items that are “made in China” but I don’t buy them unless they are servings spoons or desert forks etc., where only the stainless comes into contact with your mouth. I Love My Portmeirion!