Buying dinnerware may sound easy as it looks in hindsight however, there are a number of factors that need to be taken into considered for it to be called a successful purchase. Here are a few tips that can help make your dinnerware acquisition a success.
One of the very things people consider when looking for dinnerware is their durability. For those who are looking for dinnerware for everyday use, going with Earthenware and Stoneware are greatly options as they are more likely to chip and/or break than Porcelain or Bone China. With that being said, does not mean that Porcelain or Bone China are fragile as they are quite sturdy as well. Earthenware and Stoneware however, has durability and quality to back them up making them great for everyday use.
How Can I Buy Dinnerware?
People are given plenty of options on how to acquire dinnerware for themselves. Buying dinnerware is relatively fast with them being made easily available to the public, there are even websites like www.slateplate.com. Dinnerware can be bought in three different categories: place setting, open stock and boxed sets.
Place setting offers a huge amount of convenience as all the pieces you’d need for a single person’s seat at the table will be sold to you. This includes a dinner plate, salad plate or dessert plate, bread and butter plate, teacup and saucer, and soup bowls. Buying dinnerware in a place setting saves people a fair amount of time as there is no need to look for other items.
In contrast, open stock means that dinnerware is sold by the individual piece. This is great for those who are looking to purchase a few number of dinnerware items adding variety to what they already have. You may have to spend more time when opting for open stock especially since some great items can be found in different stores.
Last but definitely not the least are the boxed sets. Buying dinnerware in boxed sets offers the greatest value for your purchase. The most common ones are the 16- and 20-piece sets. Most stores offer discount to customers who decide to buy dinnerware in boxed sets. This can be a very good opportunity to purchase these items for first time buyers. Customers if possible should ask if they can open the boxed sets to see the condition of the items. If not, then make sure that the dinnerware that you have purchased has warranty even just for a few days.