Melamine truly is a long-term investment. Unlike other options, such as china or ceramic, melamine is more durable and fairs better in the long run after repeated use. Since it stands up so well, you won’t need to constantly replace your items, hence the savings! Not only is it a long-term investment, it’s also a pretty great short term investment since melamine products tend to be a bit more inexpensive to begin with.
Options, Options, Options
If you’re looking to save some money on dinnerware, but still want something that looks relatively expensive, then you should consider melamine dinnerware that has a china-like appearance. If you’re looking for dinnerware that adds color and vibrancy to your foodservice, then you should consider melamine fiesta dinnerware. To get to the point, melamine tableware is designed for many occasions, applications and environments.
Shatter and Break Resistant
Thanks to its design, melamine is virtually indestructible. Created by combining melamine resin with a mixture of strengthening materials, melamine can withstand a number of scenarios. Whether you accidentally drop a melamine bowl or hastily toss your melamine trays in the dish tub, there’s a good chance they’ll be perfectly fine. Melamine is also relatively scratch resistant, so marks from knives or forks shouldn’t cause too much of a problem.
Great Insulation Properties
Melamine is ideal for cold food displays because of its great cold insulation properties. It’s ideal for any cold application – salad bars, buffets, deli displays. Melamine also stays cool to the touch, so it’s perfect for waiters who serve hot entrees.
Some more reason to make the move to melamine?
- It’s food safe
- It’s BPA free
- It’s dishwasher safe
Care Instructions for Melamine Products
- Handle melamine dinnerware, display ware and serving ware like any quality dinnerware.
- Do not use serrated knives on melamine products.
- Do not use melamine products in a conventional oven.
- Do not use melamine products in a microwave oven.
Cleaning Instructions for Melamine Products
- Avoid abrasive or copper or brass scouring pads when removing stains. A woven plastic pad will yield the best results without dulling the lustrous finish.
- Avoid chlorine or chlorine based products when attempting to remove stains. A brief chlorine rinse to disinfect is safe, but soaking in chlorine for stain removal process can cause a film deposit.
- For best results, use a high-alkaline base solution for regular dishwashing.
- If unusual staining occurs, before placing dinnerware in dishwasher, pre-soak melamine in a sodium perborate base solution such as Dip-It by Economics Laboratory. For maximum results, have water temperature between 200 degrees and 210 degrees (close to boiling).