Care of Your Mikasa Dinnerware
Can I put Mikasa dinnerware in the dishwasher?
All Mikasa dinnerware may be placed in the dishwasher, using proper
care, although Mikasa recommends hand washing formal china. Load the
dishwasher carefully so that pieces do not bump into each other and
chip. Use a reputable, non-abrasive dishwasher detergent.
Will the dishwasher harm gold or platinum
bands on dinnerware?
When washing gold or platinum banded dinnerware in the dishwasher,
use a gentle cycle and turn off the dishwasher before the drying
cycle, or allow the dinnerware to cool before handling it. The high
temperature of the heated drying cycle can cause the precious metal
bands to soften.
How should I hand wash my fine china?
When hand washing china, rings and other jewelry should be removed.
A soft brush or sponge is recommended. Wash your dinnerware as soon
as possible after use. Avoid using abrasives such as steel wool or
"gritty" cleansers. Wash flatware and cookware separately from
dinnerware to avoid scratching.
How quickly should I wash or rinse my
Coffee and tea cups should be rinsed immediately to avoid staining.
Acidic foods such as vinegar, mayonnaise, tartar sauce, and eggs can
damage the glaze and the color of china if left for long periods.
Is my Mikasa dinnerware microwave safe?
All Mikasa dinnerware without precious metal accents (24k gold or
platinum) is safe for the microwave. While using our dinnerware in
your microwave will not harm the microwave, the items may become
hot. Please use caution in handling hot dinnerware. Do not put
frozen items directly on your dinnerware to heat in the microwave.
The extreme heat variation may cause the item to crack.
Can I put my Mikasa dinnerware in the oven?
Mikasa dinnerware without precious metal accents can be safely
warmed or heated in the oven. Place cool dinnerware in the oven and
allow it to heat gradually when the oven is turned on. Never place
cool dinnerware in a preheated hot oven or on the burner of a gas or
electric range. This rapid heat change may cause the item to crack.
Can I put my Mikasa dinnerware in the freezer?
Allow your dinnerware to cool before placing it in the freezer to
avoid thermal shock. Hot ceramic items should not be placed directly
into the freezer.
What causes small gray lines on my dinnerware?
These marks are common for stoneware with a hard glaze and are
caused by residue left by flatware. They can be easily removed with
special cleansers. Mikasa recommends a product called
Bon Ami Cleanser.
When warming food in my stoneware, at what
temperature should I set the oven? What other tips should I follow?
Please keep in
mind dinnerware is sensitive to thermal shock, which means
that extreme variations in temperature may cause dinnerware
to crack. Therefore, do not take dinnerware from the freezer
and place directly into a hot oven/microwave or take hot
dinnerware from the oven/microwave and place it directly
into the freezer. A cool plate should be placed in a cool
oven and warmed slowly.
When using the
oven, set it no higher than 225 degrees for the first 10
minutes. You may then raise the setting to the desired
should only be done in pieces specifically made for cooking,
such as bakers, lasagna dishes and covered casseroles.
Handling a hot
dish with a wet cloth or setting a hot dish on a wet surface
may cause it to break.
A potholder or oven mitt should always be
used when removing dinnerware from the microwave oven.