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5 Tips For Choosing the Perfect Dinnerware Set For Your Tucson Home

A casual dinnerware set can still be beautiful, timeless, and even retain its value. Ceramic tableware can bring new life to a table setting in the form of pure white dinnerware or colored dinnerware while still being dishwasher safe and durable enough for everyday use.

Below, we'll discuss the difference between a few common dinnerware materials to help you choose the set that's right for your home.

The Difference Between Porcelain and Bone China

Dinnerware material is an important aspect when buying dinnerware. China is often considered the choice for more formal gatherings, while porcelain is appropriate for everyday use, but what is the difference between these two materials?


Porcelain is a type of ceramic. The strength, and translucence of porcelain, relative to other types of pottery, gives it its defining features.

Porcelain can be divided into three main categories: hard-paste, soft-paste and bone china. The category that an object belongs to depends on the composition of the paste used to make the object and the firing conditions.

Bone China

Bone china, often thought of as the first choice for formal dinnerware, is composed of natural materials and is more resilient compared to porcelain due to the addition of bone ash in its raw materials.

In the United States, a clay body must contain at least 25 percent bone ash by weight to be classified as bone china. There's very little practical difference between the appearance and function of contemporary fine china and porcelain, and the two terms are often used interchangeably by manufacturers.

Is Porcelain or Bone China better for Dinnerware Sets?

As discussed above, the bone ash in bone china makes it stronger than its porcelain counterpart, and therefore a better choice for dinnerware sets. Bone china is even microwave safe, dishwasher safe, and oven safe.

However, before you invest in a bone china set for your next dinner party, consider ceramic. Ceramic, like bone china, is extremely durable and resilient, while also requiring a lower up front investment.

5 Tips for Choosing Dinnerware


As with any purchase, budget should be your first consideration when choosing dinnerware type. The best dinnerware for your home includes not only a beautiful dinner plate or soup bowl, but something that can be fully enjoyed without reservations about how much it cost.


Will your set be used for Christmas dinner or taco Tuesdays? The occasion for which your dinnerware will be used will help to determine the budget, style, and type of set will be the best fit.


Beautiful plates can quickly become unusable if they're constantly chipping. A delicate set may have a place in special occasions, but will inevitably go underused if hand washing isn't an enticing part of your daily routine.


Pristinely white or colorfully hand painted, dinnerware comes in a wide variety of aesthetically pleasing styles. By choosing a set that will accompany both your home and intended use, you can get the most out of your tableware.


Size, both in the quantity of dinnerware desired and diameter of each piece, will play a role in your decision as well. Keep in mind your family size and amount of available storage space before settling on your table setting.

HF Coors Ceramic Dinnerware

We hope our five helpful tips make your journey to the perfect dinnerware set ! HF Coors has been in the business of making hand painted ceramics since the early 1900s, with a large selection drinkware, bowls, butter plates, platters, and more, HF Coors has the dinnerware for any occasion.

Additional benefits of HF Coors Dinnerware

  • Vitrified ceramic

  • All of HF Coors ceramic pieces are lead-free

  • Will not absorb moisture or odors

  • Broiler Safe, Oven Safe, Microwave Safe

  • Dishwasher Safe, Freezer Safe

  • Highly resistant to staining, cracking, and crazing

  • Two year guarantee against chipping under normal use

HF Coors Dinnerware

HF Coor Dinnerware is 100% made in the USA and is a certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business as well as a HUBzone certified dinnerware manufacturer located in Tucson, Arizona. Shop local, or have your pieces carefully packed to ship.

At HF Coors, we pride ourselves in providing high quality products and services to our customers. If you have any questions please contact us by phone at 520-903-1010, or by e-mail at info@hfcoors.com. We’d love to hear from you!