Longevity is often a decisive factor when purchasing any product. Essentially, a product's life span will depend on the material it is made from.
Elegant dinnerware elevates any dining table and should be treated with care. Here are some tips for extending the life of your melamine set.
Restaurant staff are required to be alert and speedy, especially during peak hours. This means bussing and washing should be done fast to keep the operational flow. Plates are often struck against surfaces and thrown in bus tubs while food is removed with sharp utensils.
Melamine dinnerware should be handled just like any other fine dinnerware. Educate the staff on the importance of properly handling the dinnerware to extend its lifespan.
Cleaning and Care
Never use bleach-based chemicals and abrasion pads on melamine because they will get damaged. To maintain the shiny finish of melamine, the dishes need to be soaked every 15 days in a non-bleach granulated detergent. Soaking the dishes will also help remove build-ups and stubborn stains that may appear.
Melamine is dishwasher friendly, but overloading the dish racks may lead to scratching, cracking, or chipping. It’s also good to know that high heat is deadly for melamine dishes. Never use them in a microwave or oven, or put them under a heat lamp which will cause the material to break, crack or become discolored.
Avoid Wear and Tear
Restaurants are busy places where one dish is the specialty of the day, and the same plate will be used numerous times. To be sure that the melamine dish will not be overused and show signs of wear and tear, a system should be established to maximize its lifespan.
A recommendation is to have three sets of the most frequently used dish - "in use" set, "in rest" set, and "in cleaning" set. The lifespan will be extended through the rotation of these three sets, and your guests will enjoy the fine dinnerware for a long time.
Maintain the Reputation
By purchasing melamine dinnerware, restaurants have already made a cost-efficient investment. Unlike ceramic dishes, whose lifespan is shorter because they easily chip, crack and break, melamine dishes have a long lifespan. If cared for properly, they will serve you for a long time.
However, it’s recommended to do regular visual checks to identify any chipping, loss of shine, knife marks, or cracks in the melamine. Remember, the dinnerware you use reflects your restaurant’s values and level of customer service. Using broken or chipped plates can leave a bad impression on customers.
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