Storing your Wedgwood tableware
To avoid scratching, when plates are stacked together they should not be slid out
from a stack - always lift them out carefully.
Washing by hand
We suggest that, as a matter of hygiene, you always wash any new purchases of
tableware before first use, in a mild solution of liquid detergent.
Washing-up is one of the occasions when tableware can be damaged if it is not
properly handled during both washing and draining. Even in water, the glazed sufaces
can become scratched if rubbed against each other with any force. So avoid putting too
many plates into the water at any one time.
Normal dishwashing products used in hand-hot water will not harm your tableware.
Tea and coffee stains can be removed with any tea/coffee stain remover. Bar Keeper’s
Friend or tooth powder will remove ‘pencil marks’ which can be caused by minute
deposits of metal from certain types of cutlery. Abrasives and harsh scourers should
not be used on your Wedgwood tableware.
Washing Wedgwood tableware in a dishwasher
Follow these simple guidelines for items marked 'Dishwasher Safe' on this
website, and you can be totally confident that your Wedgwood tableware can be
washed in an automatic dishwasher with no adverse effects to its appearance and durability.
- Load the washer so that pieces do not touch each other, to avoid the risk of scratching,
and do not overload.
- Follow the manufacturer's instructions on quantity of detergent to be used.
- As soon as the wash water has drained away, there should be an immediate rinse
cycle to flush away deposits of detergent that will form a film if allowed to dry
on the tableware.
The Wedgwood laboratory carries out an extensive testing programme on currently
available dishwasher detergents to ensure that the detergents endorsed by Wedgwood
meet the highest possible standards in caring for your tableware.
In hard water areas, deposits may form on your tableware in time if the water
is allowed to dry on the ware. These soluble deposits can easily be removed with
a dilute acid such as vinegar.
Most Wedgwood tableware has gold, silver or platinum edge decoration that
would be damaged by microwaves. If there is no precious metal decoration, your
Wedgwood tableware can be used in a microwave oven.
Wedgwood tableware can safely be used in freezers. Care should, however,
be taken when re-heating frozen food. No matter how strong the tableware,
sudden changes of temperature (e.g. taking from the freezer and placing
directly into a hot oven) are likely to cause thermal-shock that will
damage the ware.
Warming your Wedgwood tableware
It is perfectly safe to warm your tableware gradually and evenly to 100°c.
However, it should never be exposed to direct heat from a naked flame or to
rapid changes of temperature.