Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Be careful using a thick piece of old pottery in the microwave. If it has been in water and absorbed some in its "pores," it may break. When heated in the microwave, the water may expand into steam and crack the dish. I know this from sad experience.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the tip. I love to use my wide collection of vintage dinnerware and serving items no matter the composition. Just to be safe, I use them to serve and hand wash only.No oven, microwave, dishwasher, etc, so I treat my pieces like it's 1870 - 1970.If a piece was not made in China, treat it carefully because it will increase in value especially, I believe, if "made in the USA". Otherwise, be extra careful since products from China are hazardous.

Anonymous said...

It's happened to me too!