Last Updated on March 4, 2022 by Andy
Ikea is a leader in India for the best kitchen products, since their products are affordable as well as elegant.
Although the majority of the Indian kitchens have stainless steel dinner sets, however, the demand for bone china and porcelain dinner sets is increasing exponentially.
If you are also interested in Ikea dinnerware, keep reading as we will discuss “Is Ikea dinnerware safe” in this post.
Is Ikea Dinnerware Lead Free?
Lead is a chemical element which is known to be highly toxic, especially when consumed in large quantities. Almost, all the dinnerware contains some amount of lead, however, for a safe dinnerware set, the quantity of lead should be below 90 ppm (parts per million).
When you see a golden trim or a glaze on the border of a dinner set, there is a very high chance that the dinnerware contains lead. This is why, dinnerware which comes in a plain white colour is the best choice for a safe dinnerware set.
If you see Ikea dinnerware, almost every Ikea dinner set comes in a plain white texture, without any glaze or gold trim. As a matter of fact, by 1994, Ikea stopped using lead in any of their glassware or dinnerware. Thus, it is safe to say that Ikea dinnerware is lead free and non-toxic.
In addition to the dinnerware, Ikea banned the use of lead in fittings in 2009 and in mirror backings in 2010. Ikea is a global brand with a huge brand value, and all their products adhere to the safety regulations, especially when it comes to the dinnerware.
In a nutshell, you can be assured Ikea dinnerware contains no lead or cadmium, and is totally safe.
How to Check if my Dinnerware has Lead?
Most of the dinnerware sets which comes with glaze on the surface have lead quantities. When you rub your fingers on this kind of dinnerware, you will feel the change in texture which means there is lead present in the dinnerware. Having said this, it can be difficult for beginners to identify if the dinnerware has lead.
There are 2 ways to check if the dinnerware had lead quantities.
1). You can send the dinnerware to a lab for testing, however this is a tedious and a time consuming process.
2). A better way is to buy a lead test kit and you can test the amount of lead in the dinnerware.
Be advised most of the dinnerware will always some amount of lead, which is usually a part of the chemical composition, but not an added component. The only thing you should check is the quantity of lead which should be below 90 ppm (parts per million).
Is Ikea Dinnerware Microwave Safe?
Ikea dinnerware is made of feldspar porcelain which is impact resistant and durable, almost every Ikea dinnerware set is microwave safe unless the product label says otherwise. Any dinner set which comes with a glaze should not be used with a microwave, as that can cause the food contents to contaminate. However, Ikea dinnerware sets are mostly plain white with no extra glaze or decoration, hence one can say Ikea dinnerware is totally microwave safe.
Is Ikea Dinnerware Dishwasher Safe?
Yes, Ikea dinnerware is dishwasher safe since most of their dinnerware is made from porcelain, ceramic, tempered glass, etc. You should always check the product label to see if your Ikea dinnerware is dishwasher compatible. As a general practice, when you put Ikea dinnerware in a dishwasher, make sure to not put steel dinnerware along with Ikea as that can cause chipping or flaking of the delicate dinnerware. Handwashing Ikea dinnerware is also a very safe option.
Is Ikea Dinnerware Oven Safe?
Unfortunately, most of the Ikea dinnerware is not oven safe, unless you see it written on the product label. Ikea’s products that are made from stoneware and tempered glass are usually considered oven safe as they are designed in a way to absorb higher oven temperatures. Any kitchenware which is oven safe will have a symbol at the bottom of the dinnerware indicating it is safe to be used with the oven, hence you should always check this.
Are Ikea Mugs Lead Free?
There is something so unique and classy about Ikea mugs, that you do not get anywhere else, such is the beauty of Ikea mugs. But are Ikea mugs lead free? Yes, all Ikea mugs are lead free, non-toxic and totally safe for human consumption. In fact, in 1994, Ikea decided to phase out the use of lead crystal glass, since it contains lead, a highly toxic heavy metal. As of 2022, all Ikea mugs and dinnerware are lead free, and totally safe.
What are Ikea Dishes made of?
Ikea dishes are made from feldspar porcelain, which is fired at a very high temperature of 1300 – 1400°C, making the dinnerware extremely tough and durable. Feldspar porcelain is white with a slightly greyish blue tone and with a slight translucency, as the body has a high percentage of glass phase. Due to the composition of Ikea dinnerware, it is naturally strong and can be used for years without having to replace or buy a new dinnerware set.
Are Ikea Plates & Mugs Made in China?
I usually shop from Ikea India and as of 2022 they have 2 stores in India, one in Mumbai and another in Hyderabad. Ikea mugs and plates are made in China, which is not a surprise considering China is a manufacturing hub for some of the major companies in the world including Apple. Having said this, the quality of the Ikea dinnerware and mugs made in China is top notch.
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