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4 Easy Steps to Extend Plastic Drinkware’s Service Life

Congratulations! You’ve decided to use plastic drinkware at your foodservice establishment due to the many advantages over glassware. With new designs available in plastic drinkware, your beverage service can look as good as glassware, but won’t shatter like glass if it’s dropped, increasing guest and employee safety. Plastic drinking glasses also tend to have a longer service life because they're more durable than glass, but it's important to note that they can break if the circumstances are right. 

To get the most out of your investment, you'll need to practice proper handling, care, and maintenance.

We’re going to walk you through 4 easy care and maintenance steps designed to help you extend the service life of your plastic drinkware. By the end of this article, you’ll be an expert at keeping your plastic glasses looking beautiful for as long as possible, saving your operation money and upholding brand standards. Let’s take a look, shall we?

Topics: Commercial Tableware Problems

6 Melamine Dinnerware Myths: Debunking Common Misconceptions

When you think melamine dinnerware, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Do you think of elegant, contemporary tableware, or do you think of poolside plates from 30 years ago? If you answered the latter you’re not alone, but you’re also not up to speed on modern melamine. Today’s melamine is anything but utilitarian: it’s modern, on-trend, and sophisticated.

As industry leaders of on-trend melamine tableware, we at G.E.T. know there are a lot of outdated perceptions about what melamine can and can’t do. Let’s debunk them, shall we?

Topics: Commercial Tableware Problems

Melamine Dinnerware and Staining: Reasons, How to Avoid, and Easy Ways to Remove

All dinnerware – china or melamine – can stain if you do not follow proper care and maintenance procedures. In this article, I will discuss why melamine dinnerware stains, how to prevent it, and if you do develop stains, how to easily remove them. You will also find that these tips are suggested for all dinnerware types as the same affect can occur if not taken care of.

Topics: Commercial Tableware Problems

How to Prevent Scratching on Your Melamine Dinnerware

Like all dinnerware options, your melamine dinnerware will be susceptible to normal wear and tear throughout its lifespan, and scratches will be a large part of that wear. Alternately, one of the benefits of melamine as an alternative material for dinnerware is its extreme durability vs. most traditional materials like ceramic and china. In the blog, I would like to share some easy tips you can follow to prevent and minimize scratching so that you can keep your melamine dinnerware looking like new for as long as possible.

Topics: Commercial Tableware Problems

What Is NSF and How NSF Certified Products Can Benefit Your Foodservice Operation?

If you’re in the commercial foodservice industry, chances are you’ve seen a little round blue NSF certification mark on some of your equipment or smallwares. In this article, I will explain "what is NSF" and discuss benefits of purchasing NSF certified products for your foodservice operation.

Topics: Commercial Tableware Problems