Tabletops Unlimited® Cascade Bone China 16-Piece Dinnerware
simple, sophisticated, great value
Clean lines, and sturdy. Great dinnerware that can be dressed up or down.
November 10, 2014
I bought 4 sets of these boxes for everyday use. After half a decade of use, here is my review.
Style wise, it is modern and minimal. Especially on the cup, with its straight lines and no unnecessary lip.
Construction wise, the bone china is strong but brittle. The bowl and cup are especially prone to developing hairline cracks in their sides, from minor clanks with metal while scrubbing in the sink. The thin, hard material doesn't chip, it simply fractures.
Quality wise, there are a few imperfections, such as black specs embedded in the finish here and there.
Cleaning wise, the bottom of the cup interior is convex, meaning it is a challenge to scrub down into its crease mark to reach stains from dried beverages. Also, the bottoms of all pieces are not flat but have an unglazed ring as a support base, meaning they absorb stains and need to be scrubbed on the bottom.
Long term wise, although it is bone china, it does pick up the dreaded grey lines from silverware when slicing steaks. Anyone who says bone china is impervious to staining from stainless eating utensils is lying or not eating enough meat. Fortunately, I can scrub them off with bar keeper's friend, which recently became a daily routine of mine. After a month of scrubbing though, the finish became dull. It is no longer shiny and reflective, but matte textured from daily scrubbing.
You have to choose the lesser of two evils. Either shiny white plates with extensive silverware marks, or clean white plates with a dull finish.
October 6, 2014
I purchased this product on-line Aug. 2014 based upon prior reviews that I had read. They were correct.. This product appears to be very strong and a very nice true white color, not an off-white. Of the two sets I ordered, one cup arrived broken. I called BBB and they sent another one within a matter of days, no questions asked / no charge. You can't go wrong with this product. The only downside for me, is that you can not buy individual pieces should you break a piece. I'm thinking of buying a third set as a back-up set for the future just in case.
September 13, 2014
Great value....I would have given them 5 stars except the coffee cups are too hot once filled.
September 12, 2014
My husband and I received three boxes (so 12 place settings) of these dishes for our wedding shower and I am SO glad we listened to the reviews and registered for them. I love them! I was having a difficult time finding white dishes that we both liked that also came in a set; the everyday white were nice looking but I didn't like the individual pieces. All of these dishes fit in our cabinets and stack so nicely, except the mugs which I expected. We haven't dropped any yet but we have granite countertops and nothing has broken or chipped either. I love these dishes! They look nice enough to use when guests are over for dinner but are also sturdy enough for everyday use!
August 11, 2014
Truly Bright White + Durable
I have had these dishes for about one year. Zero issues. They are not scratched or chipped and get heavy use. They are not too big or heavy - issues I had with other choices.
They are truly bright white - compared to other "white" dishes, the others look gray, which I do not like. Food looks good on the plates.
I bought four sets on sale + coupon so I would 12 of each piece and won't need any dishes for quit some time. YEAH!
I wish they sold pasta bowls and smaller bowls to match. The bowl in the set is quite large - good for salad, ice cream, not so much. I purchased some of the Fitz and Floyd Everyday White Nevaeh rice bowls and use those when I need a small bowl. Almost a perfect match.
December 8, 2013
This product is great! I love the durability of the plates and bowls. I don't have a dishwasher so when I'm washing them in my tiny sink I bang them a lot on the faucet and they have no cracks or chips at all! I haven't broken a single one of these dishes and I've had them for almost 3 months! I would highly recommend this product!
December 4, 2013
This is the set I've been searching for! These dishes are delicate-looking yet sturdy and they're the most beautiful crisp & clean white. I find the size of the dinner plate to be perfect (10.75") and I love the shape of the bowls and mugs (great for tea). I'm so glad the SA pointed me to these as I originally walked right by them on the shelf. I was considering getting some of the open stock bone china but wasn't in love (plus I would only get 20% off ONE piece with my coupon!) so she led me to these. I didn't know I could be so happy with plain white dishes but I'm completely in love with them!
November 24, 2012