Browsing through Dishware Options at El Corte Inglés

Ideas and tips to choose the right set that you'll get the most use out of.
Browsing through Dishware Options at El Corte Inglés

Last update: 05 June, 2019

Finding the perfect dishware set isn’t easy and it gets even more complicated when you’re starting from scratch. There are many stores and places where you can buy dishware. It comes in all kinds of materials, colors, and patterns. That’s where deciding gets tricky.

Depending on where you buy your pieces, prices will vary. Because you’re looking for everyday utensils, we recommend making an investment. At the end of the day, you’ll be getting a better deal and they’ll last for a long time.

In today’s post, we’ll give you some ideas and options for choosing the right set of dishware that you can use both for every day and for fancier meals as well.

Tips on choosing the right dishware

Plan your purchase

First off, you need to examine your current dishware as well as think about the reason why you want to replace it.

Taking the time to think about these things is important because there might be various deciding factors for your new dishware. For example, if you’re tired of the colors or design, you’ll have to look for a new set that won’t you won’t get bored of over time.

If your dishware is damaged, now might be a good time to buy higher quality products that’ll last longer, withstand more washes, etc.

Thinking about what you’re going to use your new dishes for is essential. Think through if you’re planning to use them for every day, more formal meals, special occasions, outdoors… The material that you should choose will depend a lot on their future use.

More often than not, dishes come in sets. This is practical because they include everything that you need. However, if you’re one of our more creative readers and you like to be innovative with your dishes, mixing and matching individual dishes will work better for you.

These days, mixing and matching is a very trendy idea for adding some flair to your meals and surprising your guests.

You should have two sets of dishware. One should be for every day as it will be used often. You should reserve your other set for more special occasions, thus keeping it in better condition. Having two separate sets is key for creating a stylish setting for your formal meals and always having a spare set on hand.

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Materials and textures

We can choose from various kinds of materials for our dishware. It all depends on our preferences or needs. Porcelain dishes are the highest quality and last the longest. Another great option is bone china, which is the strongest choice thanks to its components. Both are rather expensive but they’ll last for a very long time.

More economical dishware options are made with stoneware and fired clay. They’re not as strong as the previously mentioned materials, but if you’re looking for a nice design there are plenty to choose from.

Regardless of which dishware set that you buy, make sure that the pieces are suitable for microwave and dishwasher use. Ideally, you want them to withstand 200/260ºC. By making sure that they’re resistant to high temperatures, you can spare yourself from any problems.

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The options at El Corte Inglés

Organic dishware set

This is a very delicate set that will add a cozy factor to your table. It’s a set made up of pieces with irregular textures, artisan finishes, and a lovely rustic feel. You can use it every day or for informal events.

The pieces in the Organic set are earthenware, which is a strong material that’s safe in dishwashers and microwaves.

In addition, this line is available in a variety of colors. Our favorite, hands down, is the turquoise blue. The color options allow you to mix and match your own dishware set, adding a pop of color to your table.

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Silver Ring dishware set

This set is perfect for Nordic or classical style homes. It creates a special, harmonious ambiance thanks to the silver edge. It really radiates the elegance to decorate your table in a delightful way, full of sophistication.

As for the material, these are bone china pieces. It’s the highest quality porcelain available that makes dishes as white as possible.

To keep the silver trim in perfect condition, you should avoid washing these pieces in the dishwasher.

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18-piece Bamboo dishware set

With its green detail, this set is perfect for those who like a little color on their plates. We’re seeing this color everywhere in accessories. It takes us to somewhere tropical, which couldn’t be trendier at the moment

This set harbors the age-old essence of Eastern bamboo, in full vegetation. One dish can bring tranquility and comfort to your table via the simple countryside and garden motifs.

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Don’t forget about placemats

If there’s something hot right going on right now in table decor, it’s using placemats. They create a more chic ambiance for meals. In addition, the textural contrast that they create with the plates and tablecloth is spectacular. We have three round, Boho placemat recommendations for you from El Corte Inglés. You can’t go wrong with them.

  • Our first recommendation is mantel individual redondo troquel (round cut-out placemat). It’s round and has a cut-out design along with a composition that looks like wood. You could use them for your normal meals or more special events.
  • Another option is mantel individual redondo Mat Room (Mat Room round placemat). This option has a detailed edge that’ll add a special touch to your table. It keeps things sophisticated and contemporary, making an ideal choice for your dinners.
  • Lastly, we recommend mantel individual redondo Oslo (round Oslo placemat). This option features a lovely braided design with natural fibers. They’re sure to be the main stars of your table. You won’t need much more to create a modern, vanguard ambiance for your special events.

Wrapping up, you’ve read all of our pointers for choosing your perfect dishware set. Now you just need to worry about the menu!