Steelite Distinction Fine China

Steelite Distinction fine china crockery boasts elegance, style and strength.

Elegant presentation with practicality from Steelite International.

Steelite Distinction crockery is manufactured at Steelite International in Stoke-on-Trent. Distinction ensures elegance and style with hidden body strength for lasting durability. These combined properties ensure a truly unique and memorable dining experience, time after time.

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

Steelite Distinction crockery offers 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 Distinction fine china 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 Distinction crockery
  • By Steelite International
  • Fine china
  • Extensive range of shapes, patterns and colours
  • Stylish and elegant
  • 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
  • Made in britain
Steelite International Plates

Steelite plates are fired through the glostkiln. 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. 

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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