Find answers to queries on melamine dinnerware

Melamine is a kind of plastic that is versatile in its uses - from crockery and cutlery to cabinets and furniture. Inexpensive and attractive-looking, melamine is a popular choice among those looking for attractive dinnerware. Though not microwavable and with some doubt about safely consuming hot food from it, it continues to score high in popularity. Read on to find out more about melamine dinnerware.

Answered By Connor Marsh | 4 years ago
  • Q: Is melamine BPA-free?

    This depends on the brand. Do check the kitchenware for a BPA-free mark. But if the dishes are heated beyond 160° F, then it isn’t safe.

  • Q: Is melamine microwave-safe?

    When melamine is heated, the plastic becomes unstable allowing the resin to go back to its original state which can be highly toxic. Heating food in melamine containers or dishes can make the plastic leech into the foods contaminating it.

  • Q: What is melamine?

    Melamine resin or melamine formaldehyde (also shortened to melamine) is a hard, thermosetting plastic mataerial. It is made by the polymerization of melamine and formaldehyde. Available in various thickness and sizes, melamine can you used in making utensils or for cabinets and furniture.

  • Q: When is the best time to buy dinnerware?

    June is the best time to buy dinnerware because wedding season is when most retailers will promote their latest models. The older designs can be bought for much less.

  • Q: Where can I get melamine dinnerware?

    Melamine dinnerware can be bought online or in any conventional local shop or large retailer that sells dinnerware. The varied prints, colors and designs will give you ample choice.

  • Q: Where do melamine dishes come in handy?

    Since melamine is easier to clean and maintain and is almost unbreakable, they’re very handy for outdoor use for barbecues, camping, picnics and patio parties and in homes where there are young children.

  • Q: Why is melamine so popular?

    The colors, prints and designs on the melamine are innumerable, vivid, pretty and very attractive. They are also more durable than ceramic and chinaware. Kitchenware made from this material is also heat-resistant and cold insulated which make them great for serving. Melamine is also practically unbreakable.

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