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How to wash Ceramics? [message #52107] Mon, 30 July 2012 20:13 UTC Go to next message
avatar Aquillyne  is currently offline Aquillyne
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I note that the ceramic material should not be placed in a dishwasher - what will happen?

This aside, I assume it can safely be handwashed?

I assume it is indeed made suitable for the purpose of bearing consumable food and drink and hence needs to be washable?

By the way, the parts that remain unglazed - do we try to avoid getting them wet, or something?

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Re: How to wash Ceramics? [message #52109 is a reply to message #52107 ] Mon, 30 July 2012 20:36 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar nancyliang  is currently offline nancyliang
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Hi there, the part that is unglazed actually do have preglaze treatment applied. It is safe to get them wet.

The reason we don't recommend dishwasher is because some dish detergent can be abrasive and bad for the material. Hand washing is generally speaking, more gentle. Also, some dishwasher use high pressure water and it might breakage the ceramics (this like a lot of things depends on the geometry of the part).

I hope that clarifies our recommendations regarding ceramics!

Thanks,
Nancy



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Re: How to wash Ceramics? [message #52137 is a reply to message #52109 ] Tue, 31 July 2012 09:22 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Aquillyne  is currently offline Aquillyne
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In other words, I can safely go ahead and make e.g. a mug, and be sure I can actually use/handwash it for some time?

Do the products have an expected shelf life through normal use?

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Re: How to wash Ceramics? [message #52147 is a reply to message #52137 ] Tue, 31 July 2012 15:09 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar nancyliang  is currently offline nancyliang
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The one big caution about this ceramics vs. store bought ceramics is this ceramics is much more brittle. So please handle with care!

We have cups that we made at the time of launch (more than one year ago) and they still work dandy. If there are any issues (cracks, water getting under the glaze) please let us know and we'll take care of you (reprint or refund). I haven't seen the water under the glaze issue for a while now, but in full disclosure there were a handful of cups before that had that issue.



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Re: How to wash Ceramics? [message #83132 is a reply to message #52147 ] Mon, 13 January 2014 16:07 UTC Go to previous message
avatar SaschaBose  is currently offline SaschaBose
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Is there a way to get the ceramic prints diswasher safe?

I like shapeways very much but this is a problem, i.materialise says that their prints are dishwasher safe.

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Sascha


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