When you go shopping for dinnerware sets (whether new or replacements), you would surely be inundated with a thousand and one products. There is one thing we have discovered that would always help you make the right choice. Always look out for the best dinnerware brands; that way, 70% of your fears and concerns are taken care of.
In today’s post, we would give you a review of 10 products from notable brands. Note that this is not an assertion that these brands are the only reputable brands that make dinnerware. It is however the number of brands that we have the time and space for per time.
Product Name – Corelle Service for 6 Dinnerware Set
Product Rating – 4.8 out of 5 stars
- Comes with 18 pieces that’s enough to serve 6 persons
- Made with glass with triple layer strength
- Light weight of the plates makes for ease of handling
- Nonporous therefore ultra-hygienic and easy to clean
- Highly durable due to its chip and crack resistance
The Corelle Service for 6 Dinnerware Set is a highly rated dinnerware set from the stables of Corelle.
Corelle is an iconic company that’s home to a line of brand names such as Corelle, Snapware, Pyrex, Corningware and Chicago Cutlery. The ethos of this brand is to develop kitchenware and utensils that would meet the need of its customers while staying on the cutting edge of technology. It constantly researches to discover ways of bringing the best products that would help make cooking, entertaining and family time memorable for its numerous customers.
With over 100 years of experience under its belt, Corelle is still committed to delivering excellence in all its products. That is why we have the confidence to present this Corelle Service for 6 Dinnerware Set for your purchasing consideration.
This set is beautifully designed with sketched trees with black and gray shadows on a canvas of pure white. The classic white design allows it to fit into any theme or table setting whether it is formal or casual. You can pair this set with other pieces from Corelle to get a perfect mix and match setting.
The Corelle Service for 6 Dinnerware Set comprises of 6 pieces of 10.5 inch dinner plates, 6 pieces of 9 inch salad plates and 6 pieces of 22 ounce soup bowls. All these pieces are square shaped.
With this set you can serve your entire family without fear that anyone would drop any piece. This is because the pieces are lightweight and easy to handle. In addition to that, it is chip and crack resistant.
What’s more is that you can stack these plates safely so that they do not take up much space in your kitchen cabinet. And they are also safe for use in a pre-heated oven, microwave and dishwasher.
Finally, this set is proudly made in Corning, New York.
Product Rating – 4.6 out of 5 stars
- Chip and crack resistance makes it highly durable
- Can be used in a preheated oven and in a microwave
- Is easy to clean because it is dishwasher safe
- Consists of 18 pieces for service of 6
- Easily stackable which makes for ease of storage
The Corelle 18-Piece Service for 6, Classic Café Blue Dinnerware Set is another great set from Corelle. We present this set as a cheaper option for those who love the corelle quality. This set has all the features of the first one we previewed except that it is less expensive and comes in a different shape and design.
Although it is made with a less elegant design that the first set reviewed, it is still a great classic. The first set however, has more aesthetic value and would add a higher touch of class to your table. So if you want a set from corelle but can’t afford to pay as much for the first one, you can consider this one.
This set comprises of 6 pieces of 10.5 inch dinner plates, 6 pieces of 6.75 inch salad plates and 6 pieces of 18 ounce soup bowls. All these pieces are round shaped.
Finally, note that this set is not to be used on or close to any direct source of heat; only use in a microwave, pre-heated oven and clean in a dishwasher.
Product Name – Pfaltzgraff Venice 16-Piece Stoneware Dinnerware Set
Product Rating – 4.6 out of 5 stars
- Comprises of 16 pieces that’s adequate for a service of 4
- Designed with whimsical seashell and starfish patterns with bright teal exterior for a coastal effect
- Made from top quality stoneware
- Adaptable for formal and casual events
- Easy to use and clean as they are microwave and dishwasher safe
The Pfaltzgraff Venice 16-Piece Stoneware Dinnerware Set is a beautifully crafted set from the stables of Pfaltzgraff.
The Pfaltzgraff brand is a name that’s has been on the horizon of ceramic products for home use for over 200 years. This brand is known for its top quality ceramic products. Starting from the humble beginning of a pottery shop that made salt-grazed crocks, simple earthenware and flower pots, it has evolved into a world class maker of a wide range of products, utensils and accessories for the kitchen and home.
Some of its patterns in dinnerware grace many American tables and are well loved all over the world.
This Pfaltzgraff set is crafted with top quality stoneware that can stand the test of time so you can rest assured about the durability. It consists of the following pieces:-
4 pieces of 11 inch dinner plates
4 pieces of 8 inch salad plates
4 pieces of 6 inch soup bowls
4 pieces of 14 ounce mugs
All these pieces are dishwasher and microwave safe. You can also use them in conventional ovens to either bake or warm your food.
Product Name – Pfaltzgraff Farmhouse Dinnerware Set (32 Piece)
Product Rating – 4.6 out of 5 stars
- Made of high quality stoneware that makes it durable
- Beautiful and elegant design fit for any family gathering/entertaining
- Comes with 32 pieces that’s adequate for a service of 8
- Dishwasher and microwave safe
The Pfaltzgraff Farmhouse Dinnerware Set is another option from Pfaltzgraff dinnerware collections. This set follows in the tradition of quality as the previous set we reviewed. It comes in handy for those occasions when you have friends or family over and need to put out your best.
With this set, you can be sure to add a dollop of class to your dining table. So be it thanksgiving, Christmas or a visit by the in-laws; you can’t go wrong with this set.
Included in this set are 32 pieces of dinnerware and they are as follows:-
8 pieces of 10 ¼ inch dinner plates
8 pieces of 8 ¼ inch salad plates
8 pieces of 32 ounce soup bowls (6 inches wide)
8 pieces of 13 ounce mugs
These pieces are perfectly safe to be used in conventional ovens either to bake or warm your food. They can also go in the microwave and dishwasher. This makes the set easy to use and clean but note that they may not be very handy for young children and seniors.
Product Name – Tudor 30-Piece Porcelain Dinnerware Set
Product Rating – 4.8 out of 5 stars
- Made from top quality porcelain
- The patterns on the pieces are top quality undergalze decorations that would last for a long time
- Scratch resistance gives the set a lasting beauty
- Microwave and dishwasher safe
- Comes with a warranty of free replacement if you receive a damaged/defective product
The Tudor 30-Piece Porcelain Dinnerware Set is a high end set from the stables of Tudor England.
The Tudor England brand is a brand that’s steeped in tradition. This tradition started in the 18th century when the famous English porcelain was born in Stoke-on-Trent. The city popularly known as the Potteries was the birth place of the pottery industry in England.
Tudor England started producing original Tudor ware in Stoke-on-Trent around 1828. And till date, all its products have the combination of the expertise and skills of generations of potters in addition to the spirit of excellence. To this end you can rest assured that any original Tudor England product would deliver that rich heritage of sophistication and class.
Though each product is crafted with tradition, Tudor England still combines modern designs with the personal touch of the skills handed down since the 18th century. Its products are durable enough to become family heirlooms if handled properly.
This Set comprises of the following pieces:-
6 pieces of 10.2 inch dinner plates
6 pieces of 8.1 inch salad plates
6 pieces of 9 inch soup bowls
6 pieces of 6.1 inch saucers
6 pieces of 8 ounce mugs
Each of these items is made with fine porcelain that has smooth glazed food to reduce the risk of scratching your table. Additionally, the patterns on them are of high quality and would last as long as the plates.
This set comes predominately in red (crimson flower designs) but has pieces with a touch of blue and other pastel colors. This combination makes your table colourful and can free you to have simple tablecloths and centrepieces. Note that there are about 10 designs/colors to choose from in this category.
Every item in this set is tested and passed the FDA test and proves to be BPA free. Furthermore, they are also certified Halal tableware. What’s more, it is packaged carefully so that it would get to you in one piece and if it doesn’t, you would get a replacement.
Finally, this set is easy to use and clean as you can put it in a freezer, use in the microwave and clean in a dishwasher.
Product Name – Tudor 16-Piece Porcelain Dinnerware Set
Product Rating – 4.8 out of 5
- Comes with unique designs
- Crafted in timeless British royal style(Authentic Tudor Ware)
- Chip resistant and highly durable
- Made with BPA free FDA certified materials
- Microwave and dishwasher free
The Tudor 16-Piece Porcelain Dinnerware Set is a second option that we bring you from Tudor England. This set is for those who don’t want as many pieces as the first choice.
As you would notice, both products from Tudor England received a 4.8 star rating out of 5. Many verified customers have only good things to say about Tudor England products.
This set has all the features as the first one with the exception of no of pieces, size, design and of course price. The multi-design and color of this set would also add fun and beauty to your table. It comprises of the following:-
4 pieces of 10.7 inch dinner plates
4 pieces of 8.1 inch salad plates
4 pieces of 9.3 inch soup bowls
4 pieces of 12 ounce mugs
All items are packaged with care so that they arrive to you in good condition but if any piece is damaged or defective, you would receive a replacement.
Product Rating – 4.3 out of 5 stars
- Comprises of 5 pieces for a place setting
- Designed with beautiful roses, Christmas tree and other holiday accents
- Made with top quality bone China and bordered with 22 carat gold accents
- Chip resistant and long lasting
- Not to be used in the microwave or dishwasher
The Royal Albert Old Country Roses Christmas Tree Place Setting, 5-Piece is a high end individual setting dinnerware set. This set is from the stables of Royal Albert.
Royal Albert was established in 1896 and inspired by everything English; it started making bone china ware in 1904. It takes pride in the high level of creativity and craftsmanship that goes into the production of all its tableware. Starting out with tea sets, Royal Albert went on to begin the production of everything that would make tea time and every dining date a memorable experience.
It employs only the use of the best quality of materials to make products with great attention to details and exceptional designs and styles. Its products are also delivered to customers in exquisitely wrapped packages both for aesthetic appeal and safety.
The set we are reviewing today is from the Old Country Roses range which was launched in 1962. It was designed Harold Holdcroft and the Old Country Roses has become one of the most popular china patterns in the history of the company (which by the way is over a century old now). The company has sold over 150 million pieces in this range since its launch in 1962.
These dinnerware sets in the Old Country Roses range is sure to elicit admiration wherever they are used. You can start out with this set and build up a collection of timeless classics for your home.
No matter the set you choose in this range, you are assured of eye catching place settings, durable sets and value for your money.
This Royal Albert Set in review is one of those Old Country Roses design. it is a 5- piece place setting for an individual but it can be paired with other Royal Albert tableware and accessories. It is a really high end dinnerware set that would make your guests feel special.
This set comprises of a 10.5 inch dinner plate, 8 inch salad plate,6 ¼ inch bread and butter plate, 5 ½ inch saucer and 6 ½ ounce teacup.
Note that as with all types of high quality bone chinaware, you are advised to wash these items by hand. This is set is not safe for use in the microwave or dishwasher. Careful hand washing would further prolong its durability.
Product Rating – 4.4 out of 5 stars
- Has 20 pieces for service of 4
- Made from highest quality fine bone china
- Old Country Roses design is embellished with 22-carat gold borders
- Has enough pieces for a full course meal
- Creates a perfect atmosphere for family time or entertaining
The Royal Albert Old Country Roses Collection has many options that you can choose. If you are not keen on buying individual place settings, you can consider the Royal Albert Old Country Roses 20-Piece Dinnerware Set.
This set follows in the Royal Albert tradition and has all the features of the first option we presented. We therefore feel no need to belabour the facts but would only tell you what to expect in the box upon purchase of this item.
Included in this set are the following:-
4 pieces of 10 ½ inch dinner plates
4 pieces of 8 inch salad plates
4 pieces of 6 ¼ inch bread and butter plate
4 pieces of 5 ½ inch saucers
4 pieces of 6 ½ ounce teacups
So treat your family and friends to a full course meal like royalty with this 4 place setting of 5 pieces each.
Product Name- Spode Blue Italian 12 Piece Set
Product Rating- 4.7 out of 5 stars
- Manufactured with top quality Earthenware and Porcelain
- Designed with rich blue patterns that are inspired by Chinese art
- Lithographs underglaze is applied by hand to deliver vibrant color and longevity on the white porcelain body of each item in the set
- Each item in the set is temperature adjustable which makes it safe for use in the freezer, microwave and dishwasher
- Comes with guarantee against manufacturer’s defect
The Spode Blue Italian 12 Piece Set is a beautifully designed high quality earthenware dinnerware set. It is one of the items from the extensive, imaginative and eclectic line of tableware from Spode.
The Spode brand is a company that has a rich history and century long heritage that can be traced back to Stoke-on-Trent; the birth place of pottery in England. The founder Josiah Spode started a pottery factory in 1760 and this later morphed into the Spode Pottery Company in 1770. He established the company based on his wealth of experience about the pottery business.
The Spode brand has consistently drawn from its rich heritage to deliver to its customers top quality products that range from tableware to cookware, textile and gift items.
Each product that comes from Spode goes through various manufacturing processes to ensure the highest quality. And only when a product is certified by highly qualified inspectors who are very thorough does it make it to the market.
The set we are reviewing today is from the Spode Blue Italian line. This line was launched in 1816 and has been going strong till date. The signature design of this line is the finely detailed 18th century Imari Oriental border that surrounds scenes that are inspired by the countryside of Italy.
This Spode Blue Italian 12 Piece Set is made up of 4 pieces each of 10 ½ inch dinner plates, 8 inch salad plates and 10 ounce mugs.
The care and attention to details that went into the crafting of this set ensures that you would get value for your money.
Product Name – Spode Christmas Tree 5-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 1
Product Rating -4.7 out of 5 stars
- Made from long lasting earthenware
- Designed with Christmas trees in a canvas of milk-white background with rich green borders
- Perfect as a Christmas gift
- Adds more festivity to family gatherings or entertaining at Christmas
- Comes with a complete set for a full course meal
The Spode Christmas Tree 5-Piece Dinnerware Set is another beautiful set from Spode. If you are already thinking of how to make this Christmas special for you and your loved ones, then consider buying this set.
Though this is a set that serves one person, you can buy multiple sets and or pair it with other plain white dinnerware set.
The Spode Christmas Tree 5-Piece Dinnerware Set is one of the Christmas themed products that was introduced to the market in 1938. From that time till date, it has maintained its quality and continues to bring joy and cheer to customers every holiday season.
Made with top quality earthenware and porcelain just like all of Spode’s dinnerware it is individually made with care and precision. The designs are handmade with superior pottery techniques that ensure that last for a long time.
This set comprises of a 10 ½ inch dinner plate, 7 ¾ inch salad plate, 6 ¼ inch bread and butter plate, 5 ½ inch saucer and a 7 ounce teacup.
All the items in this set are microwave and dishwasher safe which makes them easy to use and clean.
Choosing a dinnerware based on brand is one sure way of getting exactly what you want. If you are looking for high quality porcelain, you can confidently shop from Corelle. Pfaltzgraff and Spode are noted for stoneware/earthenware, while Tudor England is noted for high quality porcelain and Royal Albert for bone china.
These are just examples of what we mean by the ease of getting what you want in a dinnerware set by shopping brands instead of randomly.
Now that we have established this fact, how would you go about knowing the brands that can be trusted and those that should not be trusted? Should we just go by brands that we see in ‘bourgee’ stores or products that are outlandishly expensive? We think not! That is why this segment is dedicated to helping you identify brands that offer products that deliver value for money.
So the following are the factors to consider when looking shopping for dinnerware set by brand:-
History Of The Brand
If you want to build a collection with your kitchen or dinner ware, one place to start is to study the history of the brands in existence. The history of a brand would go a long way to showcase the kind of heritage they bring to the marketplace. In the same vein you would be able to establish whether they are a fly by night /flash in the pan brand.
Notice that all the brands we showcased in this review have histories dating back at least a 100 years. You’ll also notice that they have all consistently retained the high standard on which they were founded. Even for those that changed ownership at some point still maintained the ethos of the founders of the brand. They all have a track record of consistent quality delivery.
Are we now saying that brands that are less than 100 years are not solid? We dare not! If you are considering a young brand, you can check out how consistent they have been in offering good quality products in the years that they have been in existence.
For those who are not really into building dinnerware collections, you need not bother with timeless classics. You can make do with products from unknown brands but ensure that they have great reviews from verified purchases.
One other factor that would help you in determining whether to start collecting dinnerware from a brand is their customer relations.
Some brands would promise or give warranties but wouldn’t live up to them. Others would never be available to answer customer enquiries while others still would have very incompetent customer care personnel. You would know brands that have great customer relations by the kind of review that customers give.
You may wonder why this is necessary. Let’s give you an example…
Assuming you are building a collection from a certain brand and one of the pieces in a set gets broken and you want to replace it, you would need to speak with a customer care person. How about mixing and matching pieces? Or ordering sets for themed events? Or registering for gift items? That should explain why the brand must have great customer care relations.
The Pfaltzgraff Farmhouse Dinnerware Set (32 Piece) is one item where both brand and product got rave reviews. Customers were so pleased about the great customer care service that they rated the product a 5 star. The Tudor 30-Piece Porcelain Dinnerware Set is another product where reviews rated customer service highly.
Look out for companies or brands that back their products with warranties. This shows you that they have confidence in the quality of their products. What a warranty does is also that in this case, it motivates the seller to ensure that the product they are sending out is well packaged. This is because no brand wants the hassle of replacing damaged products.
Brands such as Tudor England would place their dinnerware in double walled corrugated boxes that would be packaged by experts. Each item in the set would be separated in the box by corrugated cardboard sheets so that they can withstand the rigors of the process off delivery. Check this out in the product description for the Tudor 16-Piece Porcelain Dinnerware Set.
Well! We hope we have helped to make your foray into the world of shopping for dinnerware by brand a bit easier. Truth be told, these brands are not the super luxurious or ‘bourgee’ brands. They are brands that any lover of good quality and timeless classics can afford to collect. And they have a wide range of tableware (dinnerware, cutleries etc) that you can choose from.
Apart from examining the brand that you are considering buying their dinnerware, you would of course examine the products too! We do not want to assume that everyone reading this post is a consummate homemaker. So for those who are just setting up home or want more information on how to choose dinnerware, we got you covered.
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