When thinking about food and dining, what concerns us the most regarding safety is focused on the food or beverage that we are served. You might always ask questions such as “Is the food safe?”, “Does it taste right?”, but there is one important concern that we overlook most of the time. This important issue and concern is the safety of the material to make the tablewares that our food is served on.
It is important to take into consideration of the lifestyle that you are current living, the material and safety of the tablewares before buying them. Hold off one second and let’s check for these 4 things before buying the tableware of your choice.
We are presented with variety of tableware materials options to choose from such as plastic, melamine, glass, wood, ceramic and etcetera. Compared to all of these materials, ceramic tableware is by far the most durable and most popular choice due to the fact that it is highly resistant to stains and microwave-safe unlike like melamine and plastic. The term “Ceramic” can be broken down to include stoneware, earthenware, fine china, bone china and porcelain. Each of the types can vary in durability, appearance, texture and porosity.
These are the options of ceramic you could choose from depending on your needs, lifestyle and concerns.
Some tableware may not be suitable for your lifestyle choices. For instance Bone China tableware that contains animal bone ashes which will not be suitable for those with religious concerns nor is it an ethical choice especially when the origins of these ashes are questionable.
Toxic metals like cadmium or lead might be found in some cheaply made ceramic pieces. These metals may be found in its raw material or glazes which may seep and leach into food and beverages served on these pieces. It is important to invest in a quality set from a brand that is transparent and credible in their manufacturing process. Make sure the tablewares that you choose to buy are made in a safe, environmentally conscious manner.
If your tableware is easier to maintain, it will have lower possibility of chipping, staining or getting dulled. This is important as these possibilities can pose a couple of health risks such as bacteria contamination or causing physical harm.
This is why it is vital to check a tableware set’s care instructions before using or before even purchasing. If you are not able to find care instructions, here are some general do’s and don’ts to prolong the lifespan of your tablewares:
Have a piece of mind with Kopin Tableware as we create high-quality tablewares that not only completes your dining experience but also puts your safety and the concerns of sustainability as the main priority during manufacturing. For further information about products from Kopin tableware, reach out here!