Melamine Dinnerware UK wouldn’t be as popular as it is if it wasn’t for its core, Melamine! Now, as obvious as it seems, we know the clue is in the title, but at the core of everything we are and do is Melamine.
We’ve dived into answering a few of the most commonly asked questions of Melamine Dinnerware UK and we thought we’d dive a little deeper into the world of Melamine. If you’re mesmerized by the versatility of this material as much as we are, you may be even more shocked when you’re made aware of how popular it really is.
Where is Melamine Dinnerware UK used?
Due to its durability, lightweight construction and adaptability, melamine is a popular option for a variety of settings, especially commercially and socially. When it comes to catering, melamine is one of the go-to choices. However, catering isn’t always an industry thing. Dining halls, assisted living communities and kitchens and homes are often found stocked up with elegant and stylish melamine dinnerware UK.
The reason why this material is so popular is that you can have the option for an upscale feel that looks like handcrafted ceramic with a more sophisticated and refined look. This material is more than a fashionable necessity. The low risk of breakage or chips makes melamine an ideal choice for restaurants and kitchens, especially for its ability to be used outdoors or in high-volume settings.
Is Melamine expensive?
This is one of those ‘how long is a piece of string’ question. You will always find a different pricing range for a number of products in the Melamine Dinnerware UK range. However, Melamine as a whole is very affordable and can, in fact, save you money over time and in the short-run. You won’t have to spend money replacing or replenishing your stock or dinnerware levels as you would with chinaware and other ceramic dishes. The reason for this is because whilst chinaware and other similar products are prone to shattering, Melamine is not; it stands up better to use, ware and abuse over time.
Can Melamine be recycled?
With more and more consumers becoming more conscious about global issues, we felt it was best to discuss the recyclability of melamine. Melamine dinnerware UK can not be melted for recycling like other plastics that fall into the classes #1-6 of Plastic Resin Codes.
However, we do have some good news. Melamine can be ground down and uses as a filler for other materials such as plastics or wood composites. So when and if you need to dispose of your melamine, you can speak to your local recycling centre for more details on how to do so, safely and environmentally friendly.
How to best clean Melamine?
We’re going to give you a rough guideline of how to best care for your Melamine Dinnerware UK products. By no means is the following information an extensive and detailed guide, but by trying the following simple guidelines, you can most definitely extend the life of your melamine products.
When you are washing your melamine products and keeping them clean, be sure to soak them in a high-quality presoak detergent if you need to soak your products before putting them in the dishwasher. You want to choose the best cleaning agents for your dishes and we would advise against using harsh abrasive cleaners like steel wool or metal scouring pages. Anything that can scratch your dishes should be avoided and be cautious when using knives too as serrated knives could scratch easily.
Melamine dinnerware UK products shouldn’t be placed in conventional or microwave ovens and do not use chlorine bleach at any time. If you want an alternative solution for tougher stains, warm water and dishwashing soap is always handy, but the use of white wine vinegar mixed in with a cup of warm water can help do the trick.
If you need more questions answering, we’re always on hand so feel free to give us a call.