Stoneware: why choose it for your restaurant

There are many types of tableware to choose from, and finding the right one for your restaurant may not be as easy as it seems: there are several factors to consider. Not only colors and shapes, but above all the material is a key element to consider.

The MPS Stoneware line is ideal for cooking and presenting dishes in an original way, taking advantage of all the features and benefits of stoneware material.

What is stoneware?

Stoneware is a type of non-porous porcelain composition based on clay, fired at a high temperature. It is composed of a mixture of natural materials, not necessarily valuable, and non-white color due to the presence of impurities in the clay used for preparation. This color differentiates it from feldspathic porcelain.

Because of its appearance after firing, it takes its name from its resemblance to the word “stone” in English. Stoneware gives a rustic and natural look, perfect for informal restaurants, but also to create an old-fashioned and familiar atmosphere in the most modern environments.


The colors of the round pan w/ lid of the Stoneware line recall a natural effect

Differences between stoneware, porcelain and earthenware

Among the differences of stoneware compared to porcelain we find the firing temperature, higher for the latter, and the composition of the mixture.

Stoneware is also not to be confused with earthenware, which is similarly derived from clay, but has a much more porous surface and is fired at a lower temperature.

Earthenware is definitely the most casual choice, but if you’re looking for something more durable and classy for your tableware, it is better to consider stoneware and porcelain. Preference also depends on matters of aesthetics and personal taste.

The advantages of stoneware tableware for your restaurant

Similar to porcelain, it has the same advantages, such as being able to be used in the oven and microwave.

MPS Stoneware products are also suitable for storing food in the freezer: you can also move the dishes from the freezer to the oven, always after reaching the room temperature of the piece, in order to avoid thermal shock.

Knowing these advantages is useful for a more complete evaluation and to choose the most suitable tableware to make the typical dishes of your restaurant: from simple omelets to tasty cakes.

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The cake plate, Stoneware line, can be used in the oven and is also elegant for a unique presentation

Stoneware efficiency and ease of cleaning

Stoneware pieces retain heat very well and distribute it evenly.

Furthermore, the excellent heat retention makes it perfect for serving from oven to table, keeping food warm during meals.

If you have any doubts about the use of the MPS Stoneware line pans, don’t hesitate to contact us: we will be happy to advise you on how to make the best use of your pans and dishes. 

Stoneware is easy to use and clean: MPS quality products are greified, and, in addition, the absorption of water is 0%, a characteristic that allows to maintain unchanged the flavors of the food served. Dishwasher safe, grease can be easily removed.

Stoneware, a complete and stylish range

The MPS Stoneware Line offers a wide range of tableware: round, oval and rectangular pans, cake plate, round cupping, pots, and fondue dishes. 

The handcrafted and natural style of the Stoneware line is enhanced with warm, elegant colors: black, brown, honey and white. Choosing the shape for the pan becomes an art and a science, depending on personal taste and preferred use. The rustic yet elegant classicism of the cake plate or 5 compartments plate guarantees presentations that make a difference.

Casseroles are offered with a lid, which brings with it unquestionable advantages.

The lid is useful to prevent excessive browning of the food: it is known that a long cooking time can make the surface dark or dry. Covering the casserole dish helps to maintain the food warm and is useful for storing unused food, putting it in the refrigerator.


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The pot with lid, Stoneware line, is ideal for keeping the heat of the food.

Choose your stoneware

Stoneware has several advantages that make it an ideal type of tableware for caterers, not only for its resistance and durability, but also for its versatility.

Colorful and classy, Stoneware enhances everyday meals, making even the most humble casserole seem luxurious, but served with all the warmth and professionalism you seek for your business and your kitchen. Let the Stoneware line surprise you.