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On the table | outdoor & camping dinnerware

Our outdoor & camping dinnerware complies with the European laws and regulations for consumer products that come into contact with food and beverages and is therefore safe to use. Read more about the safety of our melamine products.

Yes, this is not a problem. When 'boiling hot' food (100ºC) is removed from the pan and put straight onto a plate, it will actually cool to between 60 and 80ºC in just a few seconds. The standard of 70ºC is only an issue when a product is subjected to prolonged heating for more than two hours. It's safe to use melamine products with food at a higher temperature as long as this is for less than two hours.

However, in practice, your food will never stay hot for more than a few minutes, so you can continue to use your dinnerware safely. All our products are safe for both children and adults and comply with European legislation and regulations for consumer products that come into contact with food and drink.

Yes, this is not a problem. The dinnerware may be exposed briefly (less than 2 hours) to a temperature above 70ºC, so a hot wash in your dishwasher won't cause any problems. The temperature of your dishwasher's hot wash program is usually only high for a short time. The standard we comply with is based on this practical situation, so our products can be cleaned in the dishwasher safely. All our products are safe for both children and adults and comply with European legislation and regulations for consumer products that come into contact with food and drink.

Here are some tips to help you remove coffee and tea stains from your cups and beakers:

Tip 1: Dissolve a denture tablet or dishwasher tablet in hot water and leave it in the product for 24 hours. You can repeat this process a few times if necessary. Never use anything abrasive like cream cleaners or scouring pads. This will damage the product and make stains build up even faster.

Tip 2: Add a squirt of lemon juice to the product and fill it with boiling water. Let it stand for 24 hours. You can repeat this process a few times if necessary. Afterwards, brush off the deposits with a washing-up brush.

We advise against pouring boiling water directly into these products. We recommend using water that is 'off the boil'.