Stoneware is some of the best stuff around for serving and eating food. What makes stoneware one of the best dinnerware material is it is clean, safe and it doesn’t really cause allergic reactions to anyone using it.
Best Stoneware Dinnerware for Your Budget
If You Have only $50 to Spend
Not only does the Gibson Spring Grove 16-piece square set look beautiful with its elegant rims and sides, it is also cheap when you compare it to other stoneware on the market.
Unlike melamine, stoneware dinnerware such as this is not safe to drop and can be expensive to replace. Perhaps that’s why cheaper sets such as this one, are just so popular.
If you are in love with stoneware type of dinnerware but yet worry of the high cost of replacement (maybe because you have young kids in the house), this set from Gibson may be the best proposition for you. Check with Gibson Overseas for more information about this product and others they are offering.
If $100 is what You’ve Got
For less than $100, my best dinnerware pick goes to Yardley 16-Piece Dinnerware Set by American Atelier. This stoneware dinnerware set boasts a one of a kind look and it comes in a few different colors, though red is definitely the most popular.
These are safe for the dishwasher and microwave and you could even use them in the oven if you have something to heat. With this package you will get service for four, probably enough to suit your family or invite some guests over for a classy meal not served on melamine dinnerware.
The Best You Can Get with $150
The Johnson Brothers bring the next best selling stoneware dinnerware to this list. Their 20 piece Blue Willow set is especially popular and you can make it yours for less than $150 with the right kind of deal.
Anyone who picks this up might also be interested in finding the complementary pieces, such as the Blue Willow platter and sugar/creamer set for making tea. If you are already in love with this set, the next hurdle will be to ask yourself how much would you be willing to pay for such beautiful design?
They are not the cheapest option available but if you have the budget, I’m sure you will just go with it. If you can, wait for a sale as these household items are often discounted.
The Best You Can Get with $200
If you’re a real fan of the solid colors and simple designs which were hallmarks for melamine dinnerware back when that was popular, you might really like Le Creuset Stoneware Dinnerware Set. Their 16-piece sets come in a range of colors.
Don’t be mistaken: while they make look a lot like melamine, if you drop one of these on the floor it might just shatter into a hundred pieces. But Le Creuset stoneware dishes can withstand temperatures as low as -65F or as high as 500F without being in any real danger of breaking due to extreme heat or cold.
This set is solid and it can also double down as pasta bowls set.
If $$$ is not an Issue
It’s no secret that Pfaltzgraff makes some of the best dinnerware everyone would love to own. Their designs are unique.
I’m not sure if they use the same stoneware pottery material as other manufacturers. However, I feel that their stoneware plates, mugs and bowls are much sturdier and less fragile.
The 40-piece Pistoulet set puts melamine dinnerware to shame with its great beauty. In addition, these pieces just feel right in the hands. Because stoneware dinnerware doesn’t conduct heat very well, your foods will actually stay hotter on the serving trays for longer period of time when using these beautiful stoneware dishes.
It’s Shopping Time
So, if you have been wanting to get a stoneware dinnerware but fear that it would blow your budget, there is no more excuses now.
As with everything in life, best is about relativity. Everyone would certainly love to have Pfaltzgraff’s stoneware set but not everyone would be willing to spend the kind of budget.
Each one of us has different priority when it comes to spending. So, for whatever budget you have, it is only wise that you choose the best dinnerware for that price category.