4.4/5 (6,169 Views. 44 Votes) Surprisingly, most dinnerware contain lead or cadmium. One of the Vintage Mikasa’s fine china, Optima plate was found to have 45,300 ppm lead. One of Pottery Barn’s white ceramic plate was found to have 363 ppm lead.
Another thing we wanted the answer to was do Mikasa dishes have lead in them?
Surprisingly, most dinnerware contain lead or cadmium. One of the Vintage Mikasa’s fine china, Optima plate was found to have 45,300 ppm lead. One of Pottery Barn’s white ceramic plate was found to have 363 ppm lead. Levels in the 90 ppm range or below are considered lead-safe although it is not lead-free.
Also, are Mikasa swirl plates lead free?
However, that doesn’t mean they are lead free. One of the Vintage Mikasa’s fine china, Optima platewas found to have 45,300 ppm lead in the past. I am not sure if any lead or cadmium is found on Mikasa Swirl set. I have not found any testing information on the particular set. I have inquired at the company.
Why choose Mikasa fine china?
Our Fine China comes in array of classic and contemporary designs. Many customers buy fine china for everyday use, then dress it up for special occasions by adding elegant flatware, brilliant crystal stemware and formal linens. Mikasa Fine China is dishwasher and microwave safe*.
George Aratani, a Japanese American entrepreneur and philanthropist, founded Mikasa (then known as American Commercial Inc.) in California in 1948. The company started as a dinnerware importer then became a wholesaler supplying dinnerware to the finest retailers in the country. It was in 1957 when the brand name was officially changed to Mikasa.
Is Mikasa safe to use?
Mikasa, a Lifetime Brands company, stands behind the safety and quality of all of its products. All of our products are tested by accredited, independent laboratories and meet or exceed all federal standards relating to lead and other contaminants.
What is Mikasa dinnerware?
Initially a dinnerware importer, Mikasa grew into a dinnerware wholesaler over the next twenty years, supplying dinnerware to Bloomingdales, Macy’s, May Department Stores Company and other fine retailers. In 1957, the brand name Mikasa was introduced to the American public.
Mikasa dinnerware without precious metal accents can be safely warmed or heated in the oven. Place cool dinnerware in the oven and allow it to heat gradually when the oven is turned on. Never place cool dinnerware in a preheated hot oven or on the burner of a gas or electric range.