Product Care & Use

Formal Dinnerware

Noritake’s quality porcelain and bone china are actually the strongest ceramic dinnerware materials. They are fired at the highest temperatures and are made of the strongest ingredients. After conducting extensive tests on several of our porcelain and bone china patterns, we found that they are every bit as dishwasher safe as our casual dinnerware. Feel free to use your “good china” whenever you want to make an occasion special, or any time at all.

Casual Dinnerware

Most casual Noritake dinnerware is safe for use in the microwave, refrigerator, and freezer. Detergent-safe means that Noritake 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.

Cleaning Your Dinnerware

  • The majority of Noritake bone china, fine porcelain, and stoneware dinnerware is dishwasher safe. For more details to verify your pattern please contact the legend Noritake Sri Lanka.
  • 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 and platinum should be allowed to cool to room temperature before removing from the dishwasher.
  • For both dinnerware and crystal stemware, 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
  • Grey marks and rust spots: grey marks appearing on your dinnerware are most often caused by flatware or other metal utensils leaving deposits on the surface. These grey marks may appear on your dinnerware and build up over a period of time. These marks are not a defect in the product and can be easily removed.
  • Noritake’s glazes are extremely durable, and while they appear to be very smooth, microscopic variations exist in the depth of the glaze. Metal utensils are often softer than the glaze, and so when they come into contact with the variations in the surface, they can leave tiny particles behind. These deposits are generally causing no damage to the dinnerware items and can be successfully removed.
  • Sticker removal: the adhesive is water soluble. Soak in warm soapy water for approximately 1 hour for ease of removal.

Microwave and Oven Safety Tips

  • Metallic bands of gold and platinum should never be put into a microwave oven. There is a small number of active patterns that have metallic elements that are microwave safe. Please check the description of each pattern on for information on the status of each pattern/item. If you cannot locate this information, please contact us via mail.
  • Use caution when removing any item from the microwave containing hot liquid.
  • Bakeware items in the color wave collection can be used at temperatures up to 475°
  • Casual dinnerware labeled oven safe should follow these six simple rules to prevent thermal shock:
    • 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 bakeware.
    • Be careful not to put dinnerware or bakeware 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 China

Storage section for instructions on storing your fine china.

Do not place any products with a gold or platinum rim upside down on any soft or rough surface to prevent scratches and damage to the design.

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 and platinum do 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 Noritake tableware beautiful and long lasting for generations to come. When you choose Noritake, you choose exceptional quality dinnerware of unsurpassed beauty and value from a name you can trust.

Do not place any products with a gold or platinum rim upside down on any soft or rough surface to prevent scratches and damage to the design.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding product care and use, do not hesitate to contact us.