The Most Common Questions about Cutlery and Crockery
What is the basic level of cutlery and crockery in single households?
We recommend a minimum of six items of both cutlery and crockery. This allows you some extras for visitors, and also doesn’t mean you are constantly washing up. For cutlery you should buy six forks, knives, tablespoons and teaspoons. It is also recommended to add a set of really good kitchen knives. Also, make sure that you are sufficient serving dishes:
- Breakfast dishes and cups
- Soup plates
- Large flat plates
- Small bowls
In the case of glasses, you can start with water and wine glasses.
How can I judge if the items are good quality cutlery?
Compared to basic cutlery, which you can often buy in the supermarket, high-quality is characterized by the following points:
- Dishwasher safe
- Grounded fork spaces
- Smooth polished spoon edges
- Knife blades made of harder steel than the handles
In general, nickel makes the cutlery more resistant to acids and makes it shine.
Is there an additional guarantee for crockery and cutlery?
Although the term "after-sale guarantee" is now outdated, you can obtain service parts that belong to the porcelain brand for several years after purchase. The same goes for high-quality cutlery. Many manufacturers offer an after-sale service. This gives you the opportunity to request the desired part via the online form. Alternatively, you can search for available cutlery in your online account and then place your order.
Can I safely place my dishes in the dishwasher?
If you intend to clean your dishes mainly in the dishwasher, the plates and cups should also be excellent quality. Dishwasher-safe dishes should retain their color for many many cycles. If you are not sure, we recommend that you keep to hand washing, sorry. Valuable glasses (such as crystal) should always be washed by hand anyway.
What is the best way to take care of crockery and cutlery?
Decide on well-divided kitchen cabinets that have, for example, cutlery inserts and plate racks. In any case, you should ensure that the daily necessities and dishes are placed near the sink or the dishwasher. Then you have the necessary pieces handy before, and after, washing up. Sundries and silverware may be placed outside the kitchen, as they are rarely used. Regularly polishing the silver will help it to retain its sparkle.