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What are the types of tableware? How to choose tableware?

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Tableware refers to non-edible tools that directly contact food during meals, and utensils and utensils used to assist food distribution or ingestion. There are many types of tableware on the market. What are the main categories? Want to choose the right tableware, what do you need to start from? Today we will talk about the types and selection of tableware.


What are the types of tableware?


1. Bone China Tableware

It is more common nowadays. The texture of bone china is advanced. Compared with ordinary traditional porcelain, it has better texture, good light transmittance, and can present an elegant, bright and clean texture like jade. In addition, bone china has the characteristics of high plasticity, can make the glaze smooth, colorfully painted, and hard and durable. It is suitable for reunion of relatives and friends, for the whole family to have a drink, or as a gift for the newlyweds and housewarmings of relatives and friends.

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2. Ceramic tableware

The main component is made of long soil, the color is brown or gray, the texture is thick and loose, and it is easy to break. There are mainly Chinese and Japanese teapots or tea sets, suitable for people who like tea.


3. Strengthen glazed porcelain tableware

Kaolin is mixed with silica, strengthened by high temperature above 1250℃, it is not easy to break, the texture is hard, light and thin. It has the dual characteristics of strengthened glass and strengthened porcelain. More suitable for young people, the market price is generally higher.


4. Strengthen porcelain tableware

Containing magnesium, it has the characteristics of high strength, acid and alkali resistance, lead-free toxicity, and not easy to damage. It is an ideal product for various families, and the market price is relatively moderate.


5. White porcelain tableware

Porcelain that is also fired at high temperature is the most common porcelain and is relatively easy to break. Mainly used for general household tableware, such as mugs, etc., and the market price is lower.


6. Glass tableware

Glass products are also silica composites, although they do not have the radiance of crystal products, they are naturally clear. Like crystal, glass products are easily broken, and the market price is relatively cheap.


7. Heat-resistant glass tableware

Heat-resistant glass products are based on glass products, adding more heat-resistant materials. Mainly used for teapots, etc., the market price is mid-range.


8. Metal tableware

Do not mix iron tableware with aluminum tableware. Excessive accumulation of aluminum in the human body can easily lead to symptoms such as mental decline, memory decline, and senile dementia. Iron tableware is safer, and the use of iron pans, shovel, and iron spoons should be encouraged. Mixed use of iron and aluminum tableware may cause aluminum scraps to fall off, and aluminum ions will enter the human body, which will endanger health over time.


9.Paint chopsticks

Using painted chopsticks has the risk of chronic poisoning. Paint contains toxic and harmful chemicals, especially yellow paint. Long-term use of painted chopsticks, the surface paint will enter the human body after peeling off, causing the risk of chronic poisoning.


10. Copper tableware

Many people now use copper tableware, copper pots, copper spoons, and copper hot pots. On the surface of copper tableware, you can often see some blue-green powder, which people call patina. It is an oxide of copper and is non-toxic. But for cleaning, it is best to polish the surface of the copper tableware with sandpaper before loading food.


11. Bamboo and wood tableware

Its biggest advantage is that it is convenient to obtain materials and has no toxic effects of chemical substances. But their weakness is that they are easier to stain and mold than other tableware. If you do not pay attention to disinfection, it is easy to cause intestinal infectious diseases.


12. Plastic tableware

At present, the commonly used plastic tableware is basically made of polyethylene and poly internal ene. This is a non-toxic plastic approved by health authorities in most countries. When using plastic products, you must pay attention to the use of its raw materials. If the hand feels sticky, hard to burn, green flame when burning, and the plastic with a nasty smell is polyvinyl chloride, it cannot be used as food utensils.

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How to choose tableware?

1. Ceramics

At first glance, take the tableware to a place with a light source and look at the refracted light on its surface. If the patterned part refracts the same light as the unpatterned part, it means that it is inferior, and vice versa. At the same time, check whether the shape of the device is regular and whether there are obvious defects on the surface; stack several tableware of the same specification and size together, if the distance is found to be uneven, it means that it is inferior.


Second touch, touch the part of the meal with and without patterns by hand. If the two parts are the same smooth, it means it is inferior; if there is a pattern part that is obviously jerky, it feels like the pattern is stuck on the surface of the tableware is a good product.


Three scratches, the outer layer of the tableware is very hard, no matter how hard it is scraped, it will not damage the glaze. If you find that the glaze pattern of the tableware can be easily scraped off, it must be inferior.


2. Alloy

When buying alloy tableware, there are two key points: one is to watch and the other is to listen.


The first look is the texture of the tableware. It is mainly reflected in the exquisite workmanship and exquisite workmanship; the edging process is delicate and smooth, and the hand feels comfortable; the chopstick head and mouth are neat and full; the surface matte effect is fine and shiny; the chopstick body is straight and straight, well-proportioned, and tightly closed.


It can be seen that there are many types of tableware. We are familiar with glass tableware, ceramic tableware, bone china tableware, etc. Each tableware has its own characteristics. When choosing tableware, people need to consider the characteristics of these tableware, and at the same time pay attention to their own needs, choose one by one.


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