Posted by on May 29, 2013 | 14 comments

Featured Customer | Porcelain Enamel Dinnerware for a Stylish Central Park Picnic

Back in March when we were simply dreaming of summer picnics, we featured the Manhattan studio of The Jewels of New York. Diana Yen, the creative force behind this catering and food consultation service, installed two Ivanhoe® Avalon Warehouse Porcelain Pendants to brighten up her busy work space. And as it often happens with customers browsing our website, something else caught Diana’s eye.

“I thought the Porcelain Enamel Dinnerware collection was delightful and would make a fun spring picnic,” Diana says. So in spite of the recent spate of rainy weather on the East Coast, Diana and her staff created a lovely picnic lunch in Central Park featuring Spring Quiche and Pickled Radishes all served up on our beautiful porcelain graniteware plates and bowls.

Just like the porcelain enamel lighting hanging in Diana’s kitchen, these plates and bowls are handcrafted from commercial grade steel by our own artisans. They are heavy duty, American made originals, not to be confused with lightweight, imported adaptations. Flexibility is key to this collection as you can build your own Graniteware Bowl set. Choose five of the same size bowl or one of each size to build a nesting set. The bowls are available in small, medium, large, extra large, and salad bowl sizes. Four different color combinations from our porcelain palette are available and again, you choose which bowl has what color — all the same or all different for an eclectic look.

You can also build your own Porcelain Graniteware Plate Collection with the same colors as our beautiful graniteware bowls. The set includes four plates and you choose the color combination to suit your style. All of our graniteware products are lead and cadmium free and will bring a vintage look to any meal whether served on a formal table or on a blanket in the park!

Photos courtesy of Diana Yen

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14 Comments

  1. I love these dishes and bowls! And I’m so happy to know they are made in the USA. What I would really like is a bowl large enough to mix bread and let it rise, but the largest bowl I see here is 10.5″x5.5″ which is on the small side. Will there be any larger bowls added to the collection?

  2. Betty

    Hi Billie — thanks so much for your comment. We’re glad you love our new American made porcelain plates and bowls. While we don’t offer a larger size bowl at this time, we are always open to suggestions from customers so we’ll keep your idea of a larger mixing bowl on the table!

  3. Would also love a larger bowl for mixing cakes and bread dough. These are beautiful, but too small for a lot of what I would want them for.

  4. Betty

    Thanks so much for your comment Kathy. And, as you can see, you’re not the first person to wish for a larger mixing bowl. We will definitely keep that in mind as we expand our offerings in this line.

  5. I love the look of these dishes and that they are made in the USA. However,I have 4 little children and was wondering if the enamel will chip off easily. Thanks!

  6. Betty

    Hi Deborah,
    Thanks for your comment. While porcelain enamel glass is a very tough finish, nothing is indestructible. Porcelain enamel is a glass application, therefore you would handle them like a set of pottery or glass bowls. If you are using them in the kitchen for food preparation or having an adult picnic in the park, you should have no problem. In a two-year-old’s hands, well, that might depend on the two-year-old!

    Hope that helps. If you have any more questions, please feel free to call our sales staff at 800-407-8784 or via email at sales@barnlightelectric.com. They will be more than happy to talk with you. Thanks for stopping by the blog!

  7. I wondered if the same sized bowls will nest within each other? Can you stack say 4 small bowls? or 4 medium bowls? This aspect affects how much storage room the bowls might need. Thanks

  8. Betty

    Hi Chris,
    We had a discussion about nesting vs stacking but yes, these bowls will nest inside each other even if they are the same size. If you have any other questions, please contact our sales team at sales@barnlightelectric.com or via Live Chat from our website during regular business hours. Thanks for your interest in our American made dinnerware!

  9. I am assuming these bowls cannot be used in a micorwave?

  10. Hi Maria,
    Yes, you are correct that these bowls cannot be used in a microwave. They are hand spun from commercial grade steel. You can see our expanded collection of Porcelain Enamel Dinnerware at this link — http://www.barnlightelectric.com/porcelain-enamel-dinnerware/

  11. Hi! I was wondering if you knew what size bowls are shown in food52.com recipe Japanese Milk Bread.
    Thank you!

  12. Hi, are these bowls oven safe?

  13. Betty

    Hi Lita,
    Yes, these bowls are oven-safe up to 450ᵒ F/232ᵒ C.

  14. Betty

    Gale,
    The bowls used in the Food52 blog post about milk bread are the small sized bowls.

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