Informal Luxury Porcelaine de Limoges & Faïence Tableware

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Care guide

Porcelain dinnerware
Penelope Penzo’s quality porcelain is actually the strongest ceramic dinnerware materials. They are fired at the highest temperatures and are made of the strongest ingredients.

Porcelain dinnerware is known for its elegance, as well as its fragility. Due to these qualities, many people choose to use their porcelain dishes only on special occasions. Other forms of dinnerware, such as stoneware, are quite durable due to their ability to withstand the extreme hot and cold temperatures of the microwave, oven, refrigerator and freezer; many porcelain dishes cannot tolerate such conditions. In fact, most porcelain dinnerware needs to be used and cared for in a gentle and specific manner in order to preserve it.

Feel free to use your “good china” whenever you want to make an occasion special, or any time at all. Most Penelope Penzo Porcelain dinnerware is safe for use in the microwave, refrigerator, freezer and dishwasher. Decorations with gold are NOT suitable for the microwave. Detergent-safe means that Penelope Penzo Porcelain technology has protected the delicate decorations from the effects of the harsh chemicals present in many detergents.

Keep this in mind about all of your dinnerware, glassware and tableware: treat them with the respect that high quality, beautifully crafted products of any kind deserve. Although very strong, these items are still breakable if abused. We recommend to avoid using a microwave and dishwasher.

Cleaning your porcelain dinnerware
The majority of Penelope Penzo Porcelain is dishwasher safe. Check the pattern description on to see if your pattern is dishwasher safe; if you cannot locate this information, please contact our customer service at

Proper loading and unloading of your dishwasher will extend the life of any dinnerware. Follow the dishwasher manufacturer’s instructions for correct placement, detergent levels and wash strengths to insure optimum cleaning and care of your dinnerware.

Lemon or other citrus-scented detergents are not recommended as they may damage metallic elements of your dinnerware.

Use of the air dry setting is recommended. Metallic bands of gold should be allowed to cool to room temperature before removing from the dishwasher.

As always with any dinnerware, avoid any sudden temperature change, such as putting a hot item into cool water.

To avoid scratches, steel wool, caustic liquids and abrasive cleansers should never be used to clean your dinnerware or stemware.

Microwave and oven safety tips
Metallic bands of gold should never be put into a microwave oven.
Use caution when removing any item from the microwave containing hot liquid.
Never put a cold item directly taken out of a freezer or refrigerator into a preheated oven.
Items going into an oven should be placed into a 200 degree preheated oven for the first 8 to 10 minutes – after such time the temperature may be raised to 350 degrees, maximum.
Do not use regular tableware (dinner plates, salad plates, cereal bowls, etc) as bake ware.
Be careful not to put dinnerware or bake ware taken from the oven into water.
Always use hot pads or oven mitts when putting items into and out of the oven.
Do not expose your dinnerware to direct flame either on the stove top or in the broiler.

Care advice for stored porcelain
When taking your dinnerware out of storage, you may find that the gold or platinum banding has discolored. A good cleaning in warm soapy water using a soft cloth should clean this discoloration and restore your dinnerware to its former beauty. Gold does not tarnish and polish should never be used on your dinnerware as it could seriously damage the metal banding.

We hope this information will help you keep your Penelope Penzo Porcelain beautiful and long lasting for generations to come. When you choose Penelope Penzo Porcelain, you choose exceptional quality dinnerware of unsurpassed beauty and value from a name you can trust.


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