Just built new house. So far as I know the upper cabinets are standard size. That means 11-1/4" from back to front interior cabinet measurements. These plates are 11-1/2". They also do not fit in our new Kenmore Elite dishwasher. Disbelievingly, we packed them up for return. Meanwhile we have read this is becoming more and more of a problem as plates have gotten bigger from 9" or so in the 1950s to 11 to 12 inches today.
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The actual product wasn't so bad. Much greener than I'd anticipated. The 'black' look comes mostly from the edging on the plates. It's actually a very dark brown that kind of overlays the 'greenish black' glaze that covers the bowls & mugs. This border is not on everything, so some things are the greenish color entirely; plates & salad plates have the border. Both look nice, but I'd have preferred more uniformity.
The bowls are big also. SOme may like; some may not. We'd have preferred smaller, but at least we knew that going in. Never dreamed the plates would be to large for modern dishwasher (and cabinets)
I was a little worried about the color but loved them when they arrived. The texture gives character. They are great for every day use or elegant enough for a dinner party. They are heavy and seem durable so far. I will say, the dinner plates are a little large. These may not fit in a small dishwasher. The bowls are large also, but I would prefer large bowls to small ones.
I ordered 5 cases, when they arrived I only had one bowl broken. Excellent packaging!! Overstock took care of the situation quickly and to my satisfaction. I would recommend these to anyone!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? yes, the website is hard to see true color but it is similar
Please tell us about the quality of the product. heavy, good quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
Hello oshoppercw, we appreciate your inquiry. Yes, as with most dinnerware, this item will heat up in the microwave. However, it is safe to use in the microwave, and as long as it is not allowed to be heated for too long or heated empty, it should not get too hot. We hope you have found this information helpful. Thank you for shopping with us. Have great day!overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 24, 2013
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