Wedgwood & Vera Wang for Wedgwood Care Guide

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Wedgwood and Vera Wang for Wedgwood dinnerware is crafted from bone china; we therefore suggest that the utmost care is taken when using, storing and cleaning all dinnerware items from these brands. These care instructions have been suggested by Wedgwood and we advise that they are followed to ensure your bone china dinnerware remains at its best.

Heating/Cooling

Bone china is sensitive to sudden changes in heat which can lead to breakage or cracking of the surface, therefore do not expose dinnerware to direct heat from naked flames or immerse suddenly in cold water if the item is hot. Please note that dinnerware collections are not ovenproof, not microwave safe or freezer safe, however items can be warmed to 100°c.

Storing

Ensure bone china items are kept separate when not in use to avoid scratches and chips occurring. Do not stack items on top of each other without inserting a napkin or another form of padding between each as buffer to protect the piece below.

Cleaning

Many bone china dinnerware items are dishwasher safe, however we advise to always check the care instructions included on the packaging of each item before cleaning for the first time. Wedgwood suggests that only certain washing detergents are used on their products, please see the ‘Approved Dishwasher Detergents’ list below.

When hand washing bone china, ensure that no abrasive materials are used and certain stains/marks should be removed in the following ways:

  • Tea stains can easily occur on both tea cups and teapots but can be removed with cleaning solutions such as baby utensil sterilising solution. Ensure that items are washed and rinsed thoroughly before use after using this cleaning method.
  • Grey marks can also occur on dinnerware due to the china coming into contact with metal utensils. For these stains use a cleanser that has been formulated to remove metal marks from ceramic products like Barkeepers friend.
  • Each item will come with a barcode, ensure that this is removed before washing any dinnerware in a dishwasher as due to the heat the label will become harder to remove afterwards. If a barcode leaves a residue when removed or is proving stubborn to remove, soak the item in a small amount of hand wash detergent for approximately one hour before attempting to remove again.

Advised Dishwasher Detergents

Please see below for detergents approved by Wedgwood for use with their bone china dinnerware.

Country Type Detergent Name*
Australia Liquid Finish Liquid
Australia Powder Finish Powerball All in 1
Australia Tablet Cussons Morning Fresh Complete Tabs
Canada Liquid Finish Liquid
France Liquid Sun Liquid
Germany Liquid Somat Perfect Gel
Germany Powder Dalli Alles in 1
Germany Tablet WS Tabs
Greece Liquid Sun Liquid
Holland Powder AH Vaatwas Alles in 1
Italy Liquid Finish Liquido Svelto Liquido
Japan Liquid Cucute
Norway Liquid Sun Liquid
Norway Powder Sun Extra Powder Alt in 1
Norway Tablet Unik Maskin Oppvask Tablet 5 in 1
Portugal Liquid Sun Liquid
Spain Liquid Finish Liquido
UK Liquid CO-OP Liquid Gel, Finish Liquid, M&S Liquid, Morrisons Liquid, Sainsburys Liquid, Waitrose Liquid
USA Liquid Cascade Gel, Finish Gel, Palmolive Liquid
  • IMPORTANT: The information set forth herein is presented in good faith however WWRD make no warranties or representations as to its completeness or accuracy. Since the conditions and methods of use of the products referred to herein are beyond our control, WWRD expressly disclaims any and all legal liability as to any results obtained or arising from any use of any such product or from reliance on such information. No representation or warranty, express or implied, of merchantability, fitness for any particular purpose, or any representation or warranty of any other nature are made hereunder with respect to the information or the products referred to herein. Reference to a specific commercial product by trade name, trade mark, manufacturer or otherwise, does not constitute and should not be taken to imply, an endorsement, recommendation, or favouring of such product by WWRD. Views and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect the opinion of WWRD and may not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.