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Aluminum is an Excellent Heat Conductor but Can also React Negatively with Certain Foods.
The Greeks are responsible for giving us the word "Ceramic" which translates as "of Pottery." Unsurprisingly then, Ceramic (or Ceramics) and Pottery both mean the same thing in the modern world, which is to say that they are general names for items made by from shaped Clay, a...
Earthenware is a type of Ceramic pottery that has been fired at lower temperatures. If not glazed, it is very porous, but glazing and a second firing in the kiln can make it water-tight. Earthenware is not usually a work horse in the kitchen. It more often has a decorative look and heavy,...
Melamine is a type of organic, nitrogen-rich Plastic that is flame-retardant. We run across Melamine in the kitchen most often in lightweight outdoor tableware, serving pieces like Bowls and Trays and in tableware designed for younger diners. It is used for these products because it is...
Porcelain is a type of Ceramic pottery also known as Fine China. The two terms are interchangeable because the earliest forms of Porcelain did originate in Ancient China during the Shang Dynasty around the 16th Century B.C. The slightly more modern, blue & white Chinese porcelain, with which...
Stoneware is a type of Ceramic Pottery that is made from a vitreous Clay (glass added to it) and then fired at higher temperatures (2,192˚ F plus) than Earthenware. The result is a stone-like, more durable end product that is water-proof after one firing, without glazing, though Stoneware can...