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dinnerware? what kind do you have? Sausalito?

Posted by wmjc (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 19, 07 at 12:47

I am trying to find new dinnerware that is durable. I looked at fiestaware, I do like it but I have more muted colors in my house. Does anyone have Sausalito from Pottery Barn and know if it is durable, chip-resistant.


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RE: dinnerware? what kind do you have? Sausalito?

The best most chip resistand, most durable and coincidentally one of the lightest weight stuff is porcelain fine china. The clue is to find something that looks "kitchen-ey" and as informal as you like.
Fiesta ware is notably "chippy". I also love Waechestersbach...it's heavier than a fine china, but it wears well...and I really love the solid color stuff!
Linda C


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RE: dinnerware? what kind do you have? Sausalito?

We have a white set for 12 that we got on sale at Boomingdale's for about $100 that is fabulous!


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RE: dinnerware? what kind do you have? Sausalito?

I think I remember the chippiness difference is between products that are
earthenware vs. ceramic vs. ?
Glazes probably have something to do with it too. You could google it.
Denby doesn't seem chippy but its heavy and expensive.


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RE: dinnerware? what kind do you have? Sausalito?

We bought just about every piece of Apilco white porcelain dinnerware a few years ago and have never looked back. It's not inexpensive, but not one piece has even the slightest chip, and it looks wonderful. I use it for everyday and for company. I'm partial to the clean look and versatility of white dishes.

We bought ours at Williams-Sonoma, but maybe it's available for less elsewhere. One advantage to buying it at WS, though, is their amazing customer service regarding returns.

Here is a link that might be useful: Apilco Dinnerware


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RE: dinnerware? what kind do you have? Sausalito?

Just get Denby. I still love the pattern I picked out 12 years ago and out of 12 place settings and lots of serveware, one chip. It's the Le Creuset of plates....


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RE: dinnerware? what kind do you have? Sausalito?

Hi!

I have Sturdyware by Fishs Eddy. It is diner ware, does not chip and is almost impossible to break. They have some plain white and also some fun patterns. You can find it at fishseddy.com It's also oven, microwave and dishwasher safe. We love ours.

Lori


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RE: dinnerware? what kind do you have? Sausalito?

I would like to find oval dinner plates that are durable? Or 10" dinner plates. Need smaller,oval to be able to fit into dishwasher. Thanks for any suggestions.


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I bought a bunch of durable oval plates from a restaurant supply place. You could call and ask for a catalog because the website does not show everything they have.

Here is a link that might be useful: Superior Restaurant Supply


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RE: dinnerware? what kind do you have? Sausalito?

look for stoneware ... it is fired at a higher temperature than earthenware and doesn't chip as readily. The clay and the glaze are specially mixed to fire at the higher temperature. (In pottery talk, most stoneware is fired at Cone 10 and earthenware at Cone 06...big difference.) Porcelain is fired at the higher temps. High fire colors are much more muted than those fired at the lower temps. If you see really bright colors, it's probably earthenware.
There's also midfire (Cone 6) that has brighter colors, but is not as chip resistant as Cone 10. Community centers and home potters often fire at the mid-fire temps.


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