The search for the perfect everyday white dishes is as hard to find as the perfect white paint color. We started our search for everyday white dishes over a year ago, with only a few criteria in mind: durable (microwave, oven and dishwasher safe), slightly organic shape (not perfectly symmetrical, with a handmade feeling) and deep bowls (we make a lot of ramen in our house). We found it best to buy a single set of your potential everyday white dishes (one setting: dinner plate, salad plate and bowl) to use for a few weeks before committing. This will give you an opportunity to see if the size, weight, durability, color and material meets your expectations. Are they too heavy once food is placed on them? Are they big enough for the food portion size you usually eat? Do they work well with your glassware? Do they wash well? Are they too delicate when thrown in the sink with other dishes? Does the color look nice on your dining table or favorite table-cloth? Here is a roundup of our top contenders.
HomeStories | Cast stoneware made in Portugal, the simple matte white dishes are oven, microwave and dishwasher safe. The slight grey-white color feels modern yet timeless.
Serax | Designed by Piet Boon, the bone white porcelain dishes have high thermal stability and is free of lead and cadmium.
Brickett Davda | Hand-made in the United Kingdom, the shapes of each dish are conceived and designed from pure, functional objects, cherished and worn by use. Dishwasher safe at low temperatures.
Mud Australia | Artisanal-made dishes made from porcelain sourced from Limoges, France. No two dishes are alike. Dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe.