VIETRI stands behind all of its products for quality and safety. Independent laboratories regularly test VIETRI's dinnerware lines to assure FDA standards for lead and cadmium. VIETRI is also in compliance with California's Proposition 65.
For stoneware products, VIETRI uses stoneware clay that is indigenous to Italy. Stoneware clay is less porous and fired at higher temperatures to make it oven, microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe, and highly resistant to chipping and breaking.
Dishwasher Safe: We recommend using a non-citrus, non-abrasive detergent on the air dry cycle and not overloading the dishwasher. Hand washing is recommended for oversized items.
Microwave Safe: The temperature of handmade, natural clay items may vary after microwave use. We recommend allowing items to cool before taking them out of the microwave or using an oven mitt.
Freezer Safe: Items can withstand freezing temperatures, but please allow them to return to room temperature before putting them into the oven.
Oven Safe: VIETRI's casserole and baking dishes can be used in most conventional ovens and dishwashers. They are handmade of very dense clays and fired at extremely high temperatures, making them heat resistant to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
It is important that all terra cotta baking pieces be cured. Italian stoneware collections do not require curing. To cure servers, fully submerge and soak in water for 15 minutes prior to each use. This soaking prepares the dish, reduces cooking time, and prevents the food from sticking. As the Italians do, place baking dishes in a room-temperature oven and then bring the oven to cooking temperature.
NOTE: The handles of these pieces are decorative and should not be used for support. Do not use casserole lids in the oven.
A mother and her two daughters took a trip to Italy, and their enchantment with Italian dinnerware lead to the creation of VIETRI. Today, VIETRI is the largest importer of handcrafted Italian tableware and home decor products, working with family owned and operated factories throughout Italy. A leader in design, craftsmanship and customer service, VIETRI complements the American lifestyle and celebrates all that is irresistibly Italian: a love of life, people, nature, and good living.
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Returns: Returns are accepted within 15 days of delivery. Please note, we will only accept returns for items in their original condition: new, unused, unwashed, and undamaged in its original packaging with tags still attached. A restocking fee may apply. For more information on returns, please read our Return Policy.