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Melamine dinnerware is a convenient, versatile option for everything from buffets to large parties, hospitals, nursing homes and more. Superware is the world’s leading manufacturer of melamine tableware and has been perfecting its collection of plates, mugs, bowls and other crockery since 1963. Featuring durable designs with a porcelain-look glaze, Superware melamine delivers tasteful, convenient and reliable dinnerware to businesses Australia-wide.
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As one of the most affordable dinnerware options on the market, Superware melamine is used across a range of industries thanks to its convenient design, versatile uses and extreme durability.
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Why is melamine dinnerware used in hospitals and nursing homes?
Melamine dinnerware is extremely durable and difficult to break. This is handy for care facilities, hospitals and nursing homes because it minimises the risk of injury for patients who may have difficulty using traditional ceramic or glass dinnerware. Melamine dinnerware is also much lighter than its ceramic or glass counterparts, making it easier for patients to handle.
Maintaining a high level of cleanliness in nursing homes and hospital settings is important to prevent the spread of infection. Melamine dinnerware can be cleaned easily with soap and water or a disinfectant solution, which is not the case with ceramic or glass dinnerware. Plus, unlike other plastics, melamine is dishwasher-safe for quick cleaning.
Finally, melamine dinnerware is often less expensive than other dinnerware and is a great option for budget-conscious settings like nursing homes and public medical facilities. Despite its affordable price, melamine dinnerware has a glossy porcelain appearance that combines durability with a stylish, inviting appearance.
Superware melamine is available in a selection of vibrant or classic colours including vibrant green, blue, red, yellow and white that will liven up any hospital, nursing home or care facility. Explore our full range online today.
How is melamine dinnerware made?
Melamine dinnerware is made from a substance called melamine resin. This resin is created by combining melamine and formaldehyde, giving melamine its glossy, porcelain-like appearance. The melamine resin is moulded into the shape of plates, bowls, and cups.
Melamine is a thermosetting polymer and is only moulded at extreme temperatures. Because of this, melamine will permanently hold its shape once moulded, making it a safe choice for long-term commercial or hospitality use.
What’s the best way to clean melamine dinnerware?
Cleaning melamine dinnerware is quick and easy: wipe down your melamine crockery with a damp cloth or sponge and wash it in warm, soapy water. Rinse the piece with clean water to remove any soap residue. Melamine dinnerware is also dishwasher safe and is suitable for a gentle cycle.
Does melamine dinnerware change the taste of food?
No, melamine dinnerware does not change the taste of food. Melamine material is non-porous and does not absorb any flavours or odours from food.
Can melamine dinnerware go in the microwave?
No, you should not use melamine dinnerware in the microwave as it can cause cracks to form on the surface. We recommend reheating your food on a separate surface and transferring it to your melamine dinnerware.
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