Ever consider buying new dinnerware for your home?

Well I was sick of my cheap old plates that I bought from Walmart 10 years ago. Every year there is one less plate or bowl from someone dropping them. So I decided to go with a more stylish Bone China as the replacement. I chose the graphite line from Noritake. I happened to get a 20% off all items at Bed Bath and Beyond in the mail, rather than the single item coupon so I took advantage of it and saved some money in the process.

3 months later…

After having used this dinnerware for some time now, there are definitely pros and cons but I’ll start with the pros. The color is great, the shape is unusual compared to a standard round plate but I really find it easy to deal with for cleaning sake. They are sturdy, well built and would be tough to break (yes I have dropped a plate it did not break).

However there are quite a few cons with the Noritake set. The price for a set of 4 is definitely too much in my opinion at $40. There is a lot of inconsistency in the color along the edges of the plates (meaning to many defects in the design work). I have found that the bowls get super hot when you put soup inside them and they stay hot for a really long time. This could be a good thing if you want your soup to stay hot for a longer period of time. The big beef I have is the coffee/tea mug condensates with cold and hot drinks. This is very annoying and I don’t enjoy using the mugs because of this.

Truth be told, I like the set but I would search for another brand/type of dinnerware if I hadn’t already dropped 100’s of dollars on a 12 piece set of the Noritake dinnerware. Quality control just wasn’t good enough and the condensation of the cups and super hot bowls annoy me to no end.


If you were/are going to be buying any new dinnerware, what would you buy? Leave a comment!

I’m always interested in seeing what is available and what interests people.


What is Bone China?

When making bone china, calcified bone is used as a refractory material and the firing temperature is lower. Bone china is usually thinner and the glaze is smoother than porcelain china. The glaze, however, is not as durable as porcelain china since it is softer. “Bone china” starts the same way as porcelain china but includes an extra ingredient, bone ash. This is a white powdery substance and the byproduct of incinerated animal bone. Bone ash gives the body of the plate a unique milky white color. Bone ash adds translucency to the body of the dinnerware, and makes the dish stronger by making it softer. It’s true! By making the dinnerware less brittle, the bone ash makes it more resilient and less likely to break.

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