Wik & Walsøe uses high-fired feldspar, which is characterized by its whiteness, beautiful glossy glaze, translucency and pure surface. All Wik & Walsøe china, eg. Alv, Alveskog, Whitewood and Woodstock, is oven, microwave and freezer safe. Do not, however, take a dish straight from the oven and put it into a cold, wet surface or put it on steel. Do not put a dish straight into a hot oven from the freezer.
A dish filled with liquid is not freezer safe, as liquid expands when it freezes. Do not use the dish if it has a crack because in a sudden temperature change the dish can break. And finally if you cook frozen food in the microwave it should be cooked in low-heat.
When in the oven, the bottom of the dish must be completely covered with liquid or food throughout the heating process. It can stand 250 celsius degrees and must be at least 10 cm away from the grill elements. Cool before placing in freezer, do not put in a hot oven directly from the freezer.
As it is mainly knives that are pressed hardest against the surface of plates, the majority of cutlery manufacturers now make serrated knives from tempered steel. The stainless steel of cutlery is relatively soft and can cause black spots on the porcelain if pressed hard against the surface of plates. The spots can not be removed with regular washing, but gently rub a metal scrubbing agent onto the surface. To maintain the durability of the glazed surface, avoid friction while piling the plates.
Hot dishes and foods should be cooled before placed in the freezer. Similarly frozen dishes should not be placed in a hot oven or microwave oven. Do not freeze liquids as they expand when frozen.
Wik & Walsøe porcelain items are oven safe. The base of the dish should be covered with liquid or food while in the oven. The distance to the oven grill should be at least 10 cm. Do not place a hot Wik & Walsøe plate in the freezer or a cold dish in a hot oven.
Wik & Walsøe porcelain items are microwave oven safe and can be used for defrosting, re-heating and cooking in the microwave oven. However, do not defrost frozen porcelain dishes, i.e. dishes with food recently taken out of the freezer, on full effect in the microwave oven.
Wik & Walsøe porcelain items can be washed in the dishwasher. Place the dishes in the dishwasher so that they do not touch each other during the wash cycle, as that may result in shipping. Fill the dishwasher evenly on both levels. Rinse very dirty dishes before washing them in the dishwasher. Rinsing for example milk glasses before washing in the dishwasher is rec-ommended as dairy products may create a cloudy film on the glass when washed in high temperatures.
Tableware in bone china is fine tableware for the big occasions. Our bone china is sometimes decorated with real gold or have complex illustrations and therefore is not microwave oven safe or oven safe, eg. Lys, Fnugg and Julemorgen.
Otherwise, the guidelines for porcelain explained in the paragraphs about Feldspar porcelain apply.
Porcelain with metallic decor
All items which are handpainted with metallic glaze, eg. giftware Alvespeil, should be washed by hand. They are not microwave oven safe.
All of Wik & Walsøe’s crystal and lead-free glasses can be washed in the dishwasher. The glasses should be positioned in the top rack of the dishwasher so that they do not touch each other during the wash cycle. The surface area of glass expands when heated and therefore glasses should not be stacked while still warm from washing as they then may stick together and break. Delicate stemware, pitchers and jugs, mugs, large-footed dessert bowls and objects with glass of varying thickness should be washed by hand.
Wik & Walsøe’s crystal glasses are made of an innovative and new glass material created with a special mix of the purest raw material. Because only the purest raw materials are used in the manufacturing process, the result is a unique transparency. Our glasses have an index of refraction of 1,5425, which is very close to that of crystal; 1, 545.
The glass material is light and brilliant, but has a level of hardness that gives great stability and resistance in the dishwasher. Last, but not least, the material makes our glasses perfect for everyday use. Wik & Walsøe always recommend using a rinse aid.
New production technology ensures that Wik & Walsøe glassware is of the highest quality, with the least environmental impact, the latter being one of our company’s core values.
Delicate vases and jugs, mugs, large-footed dessert bowls and big objects with glass, eg. Falla, should be washed by hand. All other of Wik & Walsøe’s glass can be washed in the dishwasher. The surface area of glass expands when heated and therefore glasses should not be stacked while still warm from washing as they then may stick together and break.