Tableware Care Guide: Porcelain
Applicable collections: CERAMIC LAB、FOG、NEST、NORI、RIM
Compared to "ceramics" which are porous, "porcelain" is said to be hard, dense, and durable. The composition of raw materials and the high temperature at which they are fired also make porcelain resistant to water. KINTO uses porcelain as a material for many products, giving careful consideration to the balance between usability and aesthetics.
Wash with a neutral dishwashing detergent and a soft sponge, making sure to dry thoroughly after washing. When using a dishwasher, please store in a way so that the dishes do not come into contact with each other.
After use of metal utensils, gray marks may become noticeable on the surface of tableware. These are called metal marks, and they are caused by the friction between porcelain and metal. If the porcelain products have a clear glaze, these marks are not easily noticeable. In light color or matte glaze products , they may become more apparent. We recommend cleaning the traces of metal with citric acid.
1. Sprinkle citric acid on the metal marks and cover with a paper towel soaked in hot water.
We recommend soaking and washing with a solution of baking soda or oxygen bleach.
The glaze is carefully applied by hand, one by one. As a result, there may be some variations in the texture and finish. We celebrate the subtly varying expressions among pieces as their charm and beauty.
Some products may take on scorched-like appearance on the surface due to a unique glaze effect called "yo-hen" in Japanese. Factors such as temperature and humidity affect the color transformations that appear on each piece after firing. If pieces are from different production runs, they may also take on slightly varying shades of color.
Some products intentionally use clay or glaze that is mixed with "teppun" or iron powder. It appears as black dots when fired and gives the products a depth of expression.
When using in a microwave, do not overheat or heat without water.
▼Oven and Direct Fire
Do not use in an oven or over a direct fire as it may cause products to crack and break.