The set of plates is definitely the star when it comes to dishes in the home or in a restaurant, because, beyond utility, they also have a special meaning, if you want their appearance, together with the quality of the material, to blend perfectly for a more refined air.
In other words, dishes are a symbol of your kitchen. If you are their host, you will certainly want to offer your guests the very best, which is why the detailed table setting should be a priority, as the impact that the overall image will have on your guests is important when you want everything to turn out well.You want to spoil your guests with exquisite delicacies, but also with a special set of plates and glasses, as well as the usual meals, organised in a warm, family atmosphere.
From this perspective, the choice of tableware is very important, and the criteria you should take into account are not only related to the aesthetic aspect, but also to the quality of the materials from which it is made.
Next, we invite you to discover the answer to this question:
Ceramic vs porcelain
We know that the choice of plates, bowls or platters can become difficult without concise information about the materials from which they are made. Ceramics and porcelain are known for their quality and durability, so you may consider such an investment beneficial to your kitchen, but to begin with, it is absolutely necessary to be aware of the key difference between these two materials which can be explained below. The differences between the materials result from their clay composition and varying firing temperature. If the clay is dense and the firing temperature high, the crockery becomes strong and durable.
When choosing between ceramic and porcelain tableware, orient yourself not only by aesthetics, but also by significant details such as:
The event you want to use it at:
Typically, ceramic tableware is considered warmer, invites a casual attitude and can be used frequently at family meals; porcelain is, by definition, elegant and is suitable for special events; therefore, it might not hurt to have at least one set of porcelain tableware and several ceramic ones;
Durability and density:
Porcelain dishes are often family heirlooms that have stood the test of time. Not because they’ve been in the shop window longer, but because they have a really good resistance. According to the density criterion, it is important to know that porcelain is more resistant because it has a higher density, even though it is thinner. Ceramics, on the other hand, have a greater capacity to absorb moisture because they do not have a very high density;
How to maintain :
With ceramic pots you will have to pay particular attention to the cooking temperature if you want to put them in the oven and to sanitising the pots in the washing machine, but with porcelain, you don’t have these worries;
Finally, we present our porcelain collection for the kitchen:
How do you properly maintain the set of dishes from your kitchen?
Although porcelain is much thinner than ceramic, it has the major advantage of being very durable, even if it is normal or fine. So a porcelain dish without metal inserts, for example, can be put in the microwave or the stove. You can also clean porcelain dishes with a dishwasher without damaging them.