Care of Ceramics
CARE AND USE OF CERAMIC DINNERWARE
Not Safe for Microwave or Conventional Oven Use
Avoid High Temperatures: Due to its characteristic thickness and earthenware porosity, ceramic dinnerware may be damaged by exposure to extremely hot temperatures. Our dinnerware, like any other Deruta's product, are "Serving" pieces and they are NOT meant to be used for cooking or re-heating.
Protect Against Chips and Cracks
Majolica is low-fired earthenware and chips more easily than vitreous-china dinnerware. Careful hand wash is recommended although Geribi's dinnerware items are electric dish-washing safe.
When using electric dishwashing, it is recommended to load your ceramic dinnerware far apart to avoid touching each other during the high pressure dish-washing.
Characteristics of Majolica and low fired Ceramics
With repeated use, Majolica has a tendency to "craze" (forming minuscule lines in the glazing).
The crazing is the nature of Majolica, and has no significant effect on the ceramic item.
All Geribi's Dinnerware and Tabletop Products are Guaranteed to be 100% Food Safe.
Our manufactures do NOT use any glaze or color pigment with lead content in our dinnerware and tabletop products.
Furthermore we independently inspected and test these products to comply with FDA standards and U.S.A. import regulations for" lead and cadmium.