China Care

If you notice many rim chips on your china:

  • Do not stack cups on one another
  • Check for improper washing racks
  • Line your soak sink
  • Watch for overlapped plates in rack or on belt in dish machine
  • Be careful about mixing heavyweight and lightweight bodied china in dish room
  • Look for improper bus tub loading

If you notice a lot of surface wear:

  • Minimize use of metal sponges.
  • White plastic sponges are made for ceramic and glass dinnerware.

If you notice too much breakage:

  • Avoid placing in soaking tubs roughly
  • Always hold an item by using its handle
  • Check for improper rack height
  • Use compartment racks
  • Use trays to carry plates to the table (do not carry them by hand or on your arm)
  • Watch over-stacking self-levelers
  • Avoid thermal shock conditions
  • Do not heat dinnerware over an open flame

Traditional Sizes & Plate Names

  • Charger 13-1/2"
  • Service Plate 12"
  • Dinner Plate 10"
  • Luncheon Plate 9"
  • Salad Plate 8"
  • Dessert Plate 7"
  • Bread & butter 6"

Dinnerware Care

Unload dinnerware one piece at a time from the dish machine. This prevents chipping and rims clicking together. A quiet dish room is evidence of longer dinnerware and glassware life. Keep an adequate supply of dinnerware in stock. Proper rotation and careful handling will extend the service life of your dinnerware and keep replacement costs down.