Care of Benjarong

Benjarong contains metallic gold paint and must therefore never be placed in a microwave oven It is safe to warm your Benjarong tableware, provided that you place the Benjarong in a cold oven and heat gradually up to 100 degrees C or, in a gas oven, to gas mark ‘one quarter’. Alternatively you can warm your Benjarong in a hostess trolley or plate warmer. Avoid direct exposure to sunlight for long periods – however, due to the colors used in making your Benjarong being good quality and having undergone several baking’s in the kiln after hand painting, they should not fade

To clean Benjarong ceramics such as a vase, lamp or jar, wipe frequently with a soft dry cloth or soft brush. Make sure there are no abrasive materials on the cloth or brush You can also use a lightly moist cloth to wipe any dirt away from your Benjarong. However, if frequent cleaning is done with a dry cloth or brush there should not be that much need to use a damp cloth To avoid scratches ensure that your Benjarong pieces do not rub against hard surfaces. We recommend that plates are stacked with tissues separating them.

Do not slide plates over one another, they can scratch, just as one diamond will scratch another To clean a Benjarong dinner service piece such as a dinner plate, platter, sauce boat or tureen, it is advisable to hand wash only, as you would do with any other bone china Use a plastic basin as a cushion against a hard metal sink Don’t overload the basin or sink Use a gentle dish soap and soft sponge Never use abrasive pads, cleaners or scouring agents

Don’t let your Benjarong sit in the sink or basin for a long period of time Wash separately from other dinner items such as cutlery Do not wash with any silver because any rust from the silver could cause a grey mark on a piece of Benjarong dinner ware Keep out of reach of children Your Benjarong pieces are to be used as crockery and food may be eaten or drink may be drunk from them