Updated: Sep 2
Among many types of ceramic materials out there, porcelain and stoneware are the most widely used. You can find crockery or tableware made from these materials in almost every household and in most classic restaurants.
Though most people consider both these types of tableware to be the same, they are really not. Apart from the fact that stuff made from these materials is highly vitrified, durable and that they both are prepared at high temperatures, there are many differences between the two.
In this article, we will discuss what makes porcelain and stoneware so different and give you some valuable insights so that you can make a more informed decision as to which tableware to go with.
Porcelain usually refers to a type of vitrified pottery which is highly translucent, non-porous, and has a smooth white surface. It is used to prepare Arita ware, many kitchenware and tableware, and other dining utensils.
Porcelain is prepared by heating clay or the raw material at a very high temperature of about 1200 to 1400 degrees Celsius which gives it a very smooth and non-opaque look.
The main features of porcelain include its translucent nature, resonance upon being struck, high-temperature resistance, and the freedom to use in both freezers and microwaves without any damage.