Apilco Tradition Blue-Banded Porcelain Dinnerware Collection

Apilco builds on its tradition of exceptional dinnerware by embellishing these pristine white porcelain dishes with classic blue borders. As with the Apilco's signature white dinnerware, these restaurant-quality pieces can be dressed up or down with formal or casual linens, flatware and glassware. They're crafted at the family-owned factory in France, where ceramic artisans have been producing fine porcelain for culinary professionals since 1906. Each piece is microwavable and freezer, oven and dishwasher safe. 11" dinner plate, 8 1/2" salad plate, 9" soup/pasta bowl, 8-oz. cup and 6 1/2" saucer. A 6 1/4" bread plate, 16-oz. cap., 6 1/2" diam. cereal bowls and 11.5-oz. cap., 3 1/2" high mugs are also available in sets of four.
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Review 1 for Apilco Tradition Blue-Banded Porcelain Dinnerware Collection
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2 out of 5
December 27, 2012
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Beautiful, but heavy as rocks
December 27, 2012
OK - if you're looking for a beautiful, durable and elegant set, this will satisfy. But, but, BUT - the pieces are extremely heavy. When you consider that a single teacup weighs in at half a pound (without the saucer), you know you're in for some serious weight-lifting at the breakfast table. The dinner plate is an unbelievable 2 lbs 1 oz. Don't drop this plate if you value your toes; it won't break, but they will. One final word: the soup bowls are extremely shallow - barely deeper than the sandwich plate. Good for cooling off hot soup fast, but for most people, maybe too fast. If the soup bowl is not sufficiently warmed in advance, you will have cold soup before you take your first spoonful. Ditto for the dinner plates. Overall, I think there are better options out there - sigh.
Pros: beautiful, elegant, Durable, Versatile
Cons: really heavy, soup bowl is way too shallow, expensive, makes food cold fast
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Milwaukee, WI
Posted September 21, 2014
French porcelain is slightly heavier because...
...It is denser and of higher quality; hence more durable--so yes, it will be slightly heavier than lesser quality dinnerware. And yes, it is designed to last, aside from being elegant. The great thing about Apilco is that it can be easily warmed in advance--a small sacrifice for elegance and superior quality, if you ask me. (And a shallow soup plate is simply a very traditional design. Since soup is meant to be a light course, you serve it hot, and the design of the soup plate cools the soup so that it can be consumed comfortably. That's how it's suppose to work.)
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