Old White Whale Plate | ON THE TABLE | Yoshizawagama

330 kr

This plate is shaped like a whale, the largest animal in the world that lives in the sea.

There are various types of whales, but this one seems to be a splendid baleen whale because it has a fine set of mustaches. It's a fun dish to use with children while enjoying conversations about whales.


The color is an old-fashioned "oldwhite" with a somewhat faded atmosphere. Overall, it lacks gloss and has a two-tone combination of cream and dark brown or reddish-brown, making it very expressive.


Perfect for individual appetizer plates or snack plates. The slightly raised edges make it suitable for dishes with some moisture as well.



size | D12 x L25-25.5cm (including tail) Body: H9 x L21.5 cm Height: 2.5-3 centimeters
material | pottery, Mashiko yaki
Made in Japan


Remarks | Microwave oven OK  / Dishwasher OK /

* It is advisable to handwash for optimal durability.
* You can use the microwave, but please refrain from using it for a long time.

 

Due to its handmade nature, individual differences are to be expected, leading to variations in sizes of approximately 5mm to 1cm. Additionally, slight irregularities in shade, small iron dots, and color variations are inherent characteristics of handmade items.



Care instructions

Before you start using pottery, it's important to know a few things to keep it in good condition.

Pottery absorbs water. This means if you start using it right away, liquids like oil, soy sauce, or tea can soak into it. Even washing won't completely get rid of these stains, especially in colored pottery where the dirt isn't as visible but can still cause smells and mold.

To prevent this, soak your pottery in clean water for about 30 minutes to an hour before using it for the first time. Then make sure to dry it thoroughly for 2 to 3 days before using it again. Even if you're using a bowl that hasn't been used in a while, it's a good idea to give it a quick rinse before serving food in it.

While in the past, boiling pottery in rice soup was suggested to prevent stains, it's time-consuming. Soaking pottery in water for 30 minutes to an hour is a simpler alternative that works well.

Remember, pottery absorbs water, so stains may gradually build up with use. However, this is considered part of its charm, as pottery changes over time with use.

When it comes to using dishwashers, ovens, and microwaves, be cautious. These machines can stress pottery, possibly leading to dirt buildup, chipping, or cracking. Scratched or cracked pottery may even break in dishwashers, so it's best to avoid using damaged pottery altogether.

Pottery is sensitive to sudden temperature changes, so avoid placing hot pottery in cold water or exposing it to extreme temperatures.

While dishwashers won't break pottery with their high temperatures and pressures, be careful not to bump or drop your pottery inside. Metal dishwasher baskets can also cause damage if bumped. It's best to hand wash pottery to avoid this risk.

Using a microwave or steamer is generally safe for pottery, but avoid sudden cooling of hot pottery to prevent damage. Also, refrain from using scratched or cracked pottery in microwaves or steamers to prevent breakage.

Avoid using bleach on pottery, as it can be absorbed and cause harm.

Lastly, pottery from this kiln isn't fireproof, so it can't be used directly on an open flame.

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