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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 be glazed as well. Stoneware tends to be thicker and more opaque than Porcelain or Fine China.

Culinary Uses

Stoneware is typically used in casual, everyday tableware because it is typically Microwave-Safe, Dishwasher-Safe, Oven-Safe and Freezer-Safe. Of course, you should check with your manufacturer before putting your specific Stoneware through its paces.

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