Steelite International Performance

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The Steelite Performance collection is comprised of smart, functional and affordable crockery.

Strength, practicality and presentation from Steelite International.

Steelite Performance crockery is manufactured at Steelite International in Stoke-on-Trent using an Alumina Vitrified clay body. The unique clay produces sleek and elegant pieces with the security of durability and lasting product excellence.

The Steelite International lifetime edge chip warranty is an assurance that all Distinction and Performance products manufactured in the UK will withstand the rigours of the modern commercial kitchen and remain chip free.

Steelite Performance products offer complete versatility and are microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe, withstanding temperature fluctuations of up to 350ºF. Fantastic heat and chill retention will keep piping hot main courses up to temperature and ice-chilled desserts cool.

Many of the pieces in this collection will stack, saving you space in back of house. The fully glazed foot will minimise any abrasion damage and wear. The Performance range also benefits from great stain resistance and glaze damage resistance.

For all handled ware, seven different quality checks are carried out to ensure that all handles remain firmly in place.



Key Features:

  • Steelite Performance crockery
  • By Steelite International
  • Extensive range of shapes, patterns and colours
  • Combines presentation and durability
  • Practical and stunning designs
  • Outstanding reliability
  • Functional and durable
  • Secure handle adhesion
  • Stackable design
  • Freezer, dishwasher and microwave safe
  • Thermal shock resistance
  • Heat and Chill retention
  • Stain resistance
  • Glaze damage resistance
Steelite International Plates

Steelite plates are fired through the glost-kiln. To ensure an even and complete glaze coverage, plates are placed into cranks, supported under their rim on three small refractory pins.

After firing, a small amount of the refractory may remain in the fired glaze layer, this residue is removed by grinding to leave a smooth finish.

Occasionally, the grinding process may result in a small area of the underlying body becoming exposed. This is not detrimental to the performance of the product since the biscuit fired body is fully vitrified. Vitrified products are defined as having zero porosity and, as such, will not strain or become unhygienic when in use.

The alternative to the use of pins is to support the product under its foot. To do this the glaze must be removed from the whole of the foot prior to glost firing. This is quite acceptable for products destined for use in the home, where the frequency of use is low and a greater degree of care is exercised in handling crockery.

For commercial crockery, foot-placing flatware items have serious negative implications for product performance; the large area of exposed biscuit body remaining around the foot will result in problems due to foot-to-face abrasion of the glaze surface when plates are stacked together.


'Conscious Dining' From Steelite

Steelite International has long advocated a view in helping the dining and hospitality industries become a more sustainable market.

The company works closely with a number of suppliers and organisations, continually monitoring, developing, and improving procedures to create minimum impact on the community and environment

In 2007, Steelite became one of only five companies in the UK to install a Lamella system; a machine (which uses fewer chemicals than conventional methods) to separate clay from waste material. 

The material saved during this process is enough to make 15,000 cups and saucers per week.

Catering Crockery

Catering equipment suppliers, Stephensons offer a wide range of professional catering crockery designed specifically for the catering and hospitality industry.

View our complete selection of catering crockery for options to suit all establishments and budgets. Contact our Customer Services team on 0161 483 6256 for more information or advice.

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