Product not up to par or what they advertise
I purchased these dishes in August, 2009 and they were a nightmare from the very beginning. I have well over $600 into these dishes and they are not microwave or oven proof. Then they give you these specific directions as to heat slowly in the oven and not to put in the microwave if they are not fully dried out. I had one bowl crack when it was washed in the dishwasher. They chip easily and started chipping within a week of purchase. I had their dishes for 20 plus years previously and sold the set and am sorry I did so. They were an awesome set of dishes that they made over 30 years ago. They did not chip easily and were microwave safe. This company will not be around for very long with quality like this. As soon as I have enough money I will be replacing but will review the dishes before I purchase them this time. Also have the hand painted glasses and the paint comes off them and mine have only been used 2 - 3 times because I am afraid about the peeling. They also need to be hand washed which is a bummer. Hope this helps someone.