One of the things I have made a concerted effort to do over the past few years is to make sure that our dishes and cooking ware is greener and healthier for us to use. While many of the dishes you see at big-box retailers and online are great looking, they are often made in China and have no certification that the paints used are lead and cadmium-free.
If you think about how often you use your plates, it’s pretty scary to think of them containing lead and cadmium. What happens when you put them in the microwave or dishwasher? Scary! When I started researching dinnerware that is lead-free and cadmium-free, I stumbled upon Fiesta Dinnerware.
I always associated Fiestaware with my grandmother, because she had such an extensive collection! What I didn’t know at the time is that it is made in the USA and is lead and cadmium free. Fiestaware for the win! It had me at made in the USA and lead and cadmium-free, but I also love the funky colors and the fact that it has a 5-year chip resistant warranty (huge bonus!). I promptly bought myself 6 place settings of Fiestaware and have never looked back. It’s microwave and dishwasher safe, and it’s held up very well!
If you are interested in purchasing Fiestaware, you can find it at most department stores (I got mine from Macy’s), specialty shops, online, and at www.homerlaughlin.com.
30 Something Mother Runner received 4 square bowls from Homer Laughlin China (maker of Fiesta Dinnerware). I personally purchased six place settings of my own, because I truly believe in the quality and safety of this dinnerware.