Italian ceramics are precious, and can last a very long time with proper
care. Here are some suggestions to preserve your majolica for years to
- We do not recommend microwaving any Italian majolica products. Although microwaving will not brake an item, it may "craze" the glaze, causing tiny cracks.
- Majolica is sensitive to extreme temperatures, specifically boiling or freezing liquids. Pouring water with a rolling boil directly into a teapot, for example, may lead to cracking or breakage. To avoid this, temper the object, by placing it at a low temperature in the oven for a few minutes.
- Majolica is dishwasher safe, but many people choose to hand wash their pieces as a precaution.
- Because majolica is a porous material, some pieces are not meant to hold liquid for a long period of time. Check for warning labels before ordering a product, as the pieces that are most notorious for "sweating" are appropriately labeled.