Buying Guide For Kitchenware

Submitted by: Louise Barlow

Our aim is to make it as easy as possible for you to find what you re looking for in kitchenware, so we ve put this guide together to help you make your choice





Cutlery & Utensils


Kitchen Textiles


Most modern dinnerware is dishwasher safe and can be split into four separate areas as follows:

Bone China: Extremely strong and doesn t chip easily so it s great for everyday use; however, its smooth appearance makes it ideal for special occasions too.

Earthenware: A heavy duty style of pottery with a rustic appearance

Porcelain: Extremely strong and incredibly smooth with a translucent appearance. It s the finest of all ceramics

Stoneware: A heavy ceramic, dense in structure and suitable for everyday use


Aluminium Pans

Non stick


Suitable for use with gas, electric or halogen hobs

NOT suitable for use on induction hobs

Heats food quickly and evenly

Stainless Steel Pans

Suitable for use with gas, electric or halogen hobs

NOT suitable for use on induction hobs

Corrosion resistant

Easy to clean


Ceramic oven to table ware is suitable for use in ovens at high temperatures and is all completely microwave and dishwasher safe

Pyrex is heat resistant glassware suitable for oven use, serving and storage. All Pyrex items are both microwave and dishwasher safe

Cutlery & Utensils


There are a lot of cutlery ranges to choose from; three that stand out are listed below, all of which are stainless steel and completely dishwasher safe




Kitchen Knives

A lot of kitchen knives are made from forged stainless steel; they re completely dishwasher safe and carry a lifetime guarantee. They are full tang which means that the blade extends the full length of the handle improving the weight and balance of the knife.

The range includes:

Paring Knife a small knife used for preparing fruit or vegetables

Bread Knife a serrated blade knife designed for cutting through crusty bread

Utility Knife a serrated blade knife for general use including preparing meat, vegetables or sandwiches

Chef Knife (also known as a French knife) a specialist knife sharp enough to slice very finely

Cheese Slice a utensil used for preparing very thin and even slices of cheese

Plastic Utensils

Most plastic utensils sets combine modern style with easy to clean materials. They have nylon grip handles for easy use and are completely dishwasher safe. The range includes:

Slotted Spoon

Slotted Turner

Solid Spoon

Potato Masher


You can buy glasses for all types of drink and all types of occasion; they are durable, high quality and completely dishwasher safe. Some notable ranges include:

Tulip a range of everyday glassware suitable for most uses

Twilight a sophisticated range of smoke tinted glass

Vinello an elegant range of fine rimmed glassware

Bianco Hand made contemporary shaped glasses with a fashionable frosted stripe

Kitchen Textiles

Kitchen textiles are used for both protection and decoration. Most items form a range so everything will match in your kitchen or on your table. Some notable ranges include:

Vintage Blue





Mother of Pearl

Leaf Cutwork


Linier Aqua


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